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“Authentic Taqueria That Hits a Homerun”

Taqueria San Julian 2
Ranked #69 of 988 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Authentic Taqueria That Hits a Homerun”
Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

The last 4 reviews were spot on. Pretty much a non Gringo hole in the wall. Menu is on chalkboard. Tacos are freshly made in front of you. Not to be missed are tacos al pastor. Tacos de bistec, and best of all tacos de lengua. We also had a shrimp quesadilla that was amazing. A trio of homemade sauces is served at the table. Of you are searching for authentic great tasting Mexican food, this is your place.

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Chicago
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Awesome food! Great price!”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

Tacos are authentic and delicious. All 6 of us left full and happy! It was busy at lunch time, and with one server/cashier you will have to wait a bit, but so worth it. I want to go back! I had the pork tacos (2) traditional with just onion & cilantro and the ceviche tostada, shared guacamole with chips and was full. Flavors were great.

  • Visited March 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Really good food at a great price”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

On our way from Big Cypress Swamp to Tampa, we couldn't handle fast food options, so we drove the 20 miles out of our way to eat here. We love local restaurants and this place was great. Don't expect anything fancy, but you will get delicious food at a great price and good service.

  • Visited March 2014
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Ave Maria, Florida
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Afer lunch, you want to return for dinner.”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Hands down the best hole in the wall, mom and pop, honest and simple place to go in Naples. I will simply say... Don't expect much and they will deliver way beyond your wildest dreams. You will drive by a few times before you believe it is a restaurant. Parking is dismal. You will think they are closed more often than not. When you open he door... Aye Caramba! Locals... I always see a friend here. Plates are full and faces are happy. Unpretentious. The menu is clear on a black board with a few more enhancements on weekends, like beef tripe soup and cammarones del diabla.. My senses are going crazy with the flow of sizzling meats and veggies dancing in my nostrils. You will have a peace in your heart if you just observe the caring they put into their product. I always seem to spend $5-6 and leave content. I do a bunch of take out here and a few sit downs without my wife. She wants silverware and more refined. I want what's good without waiting and worry about consistency. This place delivers! (Not literally, folks) The sauces are tomatillo, medium smoky and HEAT! I will say this. Try EVERYTHING over many visits. I LOVE the tostada de ceviche with the limed and spicy snapper. I cried it was so good. Every type of taco here with double wrap with onion, cilantro and lime. plenty of flavor. Choices are, pork, chicken, steak, beef, sausage, head, tripe and tongue. love the bistec and al pastor. The shrimp and lengua are out of this world as well. TRY IT ALL!!! Tons of offerings of Mexican beverages. Horchata is the one you want. Rice water and cinnamon basically. You just have to sacrifice to your senses and enjoy this experience.
A diamond in the rough. A true gem indeed!
This is not Taco Bell folks. So don't complain that you have no cheddar cheese and sour cream. Mexicans never did either.

  • Visited February 2014
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Laid back delicious food... Authentic”
Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Great little place! Quesadillas are awesome plenty of melty cheese and the shrimp cocktail is loaded with shrimp and fresh avocado! We also had the ceviche tostada n it had great flavor nice and juicy :) micheladas are deelish! Very quaint atmosphere super casual good place to head after the beach for a quick bite.

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