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“Fast and easy”
Review of Rico's Taco Shop

Rico's Taco Shop
Ranked #62 of 300 Restaurants in Encinitas
Cuisines: Mexican
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
237 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Fast and easy”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Rico's makes good food, but not great food. This is a 'volume' store and they get a great variety of customers. The food is fairly priced and the service is all counter. Not the cleanest place in town, but worth the try for a very filling burrito, great salsa and a quick fill up.

Visited October 2012
Thank Mal H
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English first
Encinitas, California
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“So Cal Mexican”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

We've been eating here for 15 years - It's a great local taco shop with friendly staff. Everyone in the neighborhood comes here and most of the locals grow up eating Mexican at Rico's. Over school breaks you will see all the local graduates are back in town from college eating here to get their Rico's fix before heading back to college. Great chicken tacos; tostada surpremes, and of course burritto's.

Visited January 2013
Thank Keith431
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San Diego Ca
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“The Best Mexican Food Around”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

Love this place. The food is great and on the healthy side. You can't beat the price. The owners are awesome and lots of fun. This restaurant has a very loyal customer base and is often busy. But you never wait long. The sign on the wall "Ricos loves you" really rings true every time you walk into this establishment. Love the veggie burritos. They also have great breakfast.

Visited March 2012
Thank destinationdoc
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San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best breakfast burritos in Southern California”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

Maybe there are better breakfast burritos in Northern California, I don't know because I haven't had one up there, but in Southern California I've had a lot of breakfast burritos and these are the best. We typically order breakfast burritos from Rico's every other Saturday. Ask for a breakfast burrito, with avocado, black beans, and bacon added. Or substitute the bacon for chorizo. Heavenly. They mix their eggs with pico de gallo and seasonings that really make this breakfast burrito superior to others we have had. Be warned, though: they are huge. My husband can just barely finish one. I split mine with my two kids.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Andie-and-Rob
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