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El Guero Canelo

#120 of 1,561 Restaurants in Tucson
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5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706-2339
(520) 295-9005
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Great food and large portions. I've been coming here for a while and the food is great. Would recommend to anyone looking for Mexican food. PROS: -Food taste great -Large portions -Reasonable prices CONS: -Seating area could use some work (Not really weather friendly) -Sometimes there are veg rants that walk in looking for money

Thank Chaoticpuppy
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

On vacation in Tucson, we stopped in to try the famous Sonoran hotdog, as we saw it on the show Man v Food. Hotdog wrapped in bacon, beans, cheese, mayo, and more. Pretty good tasting. My wife had a couple of street tacos. Nothing special, could have got them at home in Oregon. Get a plate of chips and Guacamole,... More 

Thank BigBill65
Salt Lake City, Utah
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660 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Really enjoyed my hot dogs and tacos. Self service condiment bar is a nice touch. Great for a quick sit down lunch or just for take-out.

Thank James B
San Jose, California
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

My teen and I stopped off here for lunch to try a sonoran dog. Wow! It was much better than expected with an awesome balance of flavors. We were focused on trying the dogs, though we did order some chips and guacamole too, which were good. We liked the salsa bar, with a variety of tasty add-ons, like salsa, limes,... More 

Thank Anne M W W
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

Everything is delicious. The Sonoran hot dogs, the tacos, and the burritos. Fresh and delicious and a wonderful salsa bar with fresh cucumbers, radish, grilled onions and jalapenos and salsa. Definitely recommend!

Thank stretke
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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213 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

First place I stop when arriving in Tucson. The Sammy dog is my favorite. The guac is top draw! Real can sugar soda pop. enjoy the traditional setting. Will not go wrong here if you like traditional Mexican food

Thank Brent V
Mesa, Arizona
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152 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

Can't say much but if you like hot dogs your in for a treat! Super yummy! And NOT overpriced either. Had homemade guacamole and beef tacos. Nothing disappointed. Let full and happy. Has to be great food the place was full of locals during mid week lunch time!

Thank Bill85210
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

I do not eat hot dogs. I saw this on TV and was curious. OMG! I believe they make their own buns and they are delicious. The Sonoran hot dog is unique and delicious! It is also quite pretty. The price $3.00 are you kidding?!? So good and inexpensive!

Thank cgilmart2014
Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

Wow! My husband and I heard so much about this place, we had to try the Sonoran hot dog. Boy, we're we surprised! It was awesome! This location is self serve it is located open air but have coolers/mister on hot days. For the best experience, go on a Sunday -early afternoon. This is very much a family place and... More 

1 Thank Connie C
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

This was our second visit to this location and it continued to satisfy. The Sonoran style Hot Dog is wrapped in bacon and topped with goodies. There are all kinds of salsa's available to garnish it with as well. For a no frills treat I'd recommend it any time!

Thank Brian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706-2339
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: (520) 295-9005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?