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“No Frills, Just Good, Inexpensive Authentic Mexican Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Taqueria El Grullense J & G

Taqueria El Grullense J & G
Ranked #92 of 344 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Tucson, Arizona
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109 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“No Frills, Just Good, Inexpensive Authentic Mexican Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I took my kids (ages 11, 9 and 5) there. We got 3 tacos ($1.35 each), 1 wet green burrito ($7.75) and two vegetarian burritos ($5.75 each). Way too much food. My burrito was quite filling. I usually eat my food and help with the kids. Not thus time. Nine year old finished his tacos, but the 11 and 5 year olds could have shared a burrito especially since they are huge and we ate lots of free chips with a free toppings bar (two salsa types, pico de gallo, peppers and onions, etc. The service is order and pick up at the appropriate counter window. They saw me with my three kids and brought my two trays to our table. Nice service for a place that is really all about good, inexpensive food.

    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent Mexican food and so so affordable!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

My favourite Mexican restaurant outside of Mexico. The interior is cheap and nasty but the food is superb and a bargain. A must visit 9/10

Visited January 2012
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A great casual restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012 via mobile

Great food with a "locals" flair. While you order and sit at long tables with an open kitchen, the resulting food will please. Will certainly return.

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Hawaii
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3 reviews
“Epic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Authentic Mexican, "hole-in-the wall" kind of comfort food. The outside is a pink adobe style building with large black letters, inside has a huge picture menu, a cooler with cokes & Jarritos in ice. I LOVE the overall ambiance! It's all about the food! Which is what it should be :) Perfect place to come after work to relax & eat a great meal. Portions are large & prices are fair. Also there free tortilla chips & a salsa bar. I would definitely recommend! :D

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge MA
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good as it gets in Northern California”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Listen, this is just a little cafeteria/cantina on El Camino Real. For what it is, it's terrific. The tacos are good, service fast and helpful; I love this sort of place. Overall, you can do better at the right taco truck in Southern California, but given where it is, it's as good as it gets.

Visited August 2011
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