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“one of the oldest places in Tijuana!”
Review of Cafe La Especial

Cafe La Especial
Ranked #75 of 741 Restaurants in Tijuana
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

I love this place!! The chain has been a Tijuana staple for more than 50 years. their food is great, place is relaxed and a bit noisy. come over for a quick bite with friends!"

also, the steamed tacos are the house dish! try them!!!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank MarvinD300
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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

you can have pretty decent tacos + veggies for 20 pesos. nice snack. also there are chairs to stay or of course the regular restaurant

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Christoph R
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Outside is only Tacos, inside is the full menu. Carne Asada was excellentwith nice Guacamole and Salad

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Christoph R
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

I've been a customer at La Especial since I was a 7 year old boy in 1956...when they used to be located below Revolucion Ave in an arcade. Although some items on the menu seem to have gone downhill in preparation, their tacos are still the most amazing...a blend of finely shredded beef and potato wrapped in double corn tortillas, steamed and just slightly oily...their zahanoria are the best anywhere, and their salsa is too...all unchanged since the 50s. They add some fresh radish and green onion and it is the perfect taco. They are still owned by the same family and the service is always stellar. I cannot recommend any traditional Mexican restaurant more highly than La Especial. If you really like American versions of Mexican food, drowning in cheese, you may not like this...it is a true Mexican flavor that is quite different from the Americanized version...everyone we've ever taken agrees that La Especial is better than the best they've ever had!

Date of visit: September 2017
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Thank Rogeopirate
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

This is a Tijuana Iconic restaurant. It started at the Historic Revolution avenue. The new place is very nice and kinda rustic.
We go here for breakfast mainly and all the food is very good with large portions. All the sauces, beans and rice are really good. The most traditional plate at this restaurant are the "tacos al vapor" (steam heated tacos).
The restaurant is very easy to get to. Just be patience if you go on a Sunday after 10:00 am; the place is packed.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank arturosbaja
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