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“Relaxed Mexican”

El Indio Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #135 of 4,770 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
Eldersburg, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Relaxed Mexican”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

A relaxed and casual eatery not far from the San Diego Airport. Walk up front, browse the menu on the wall above the counter, and place your order. Then get your drinks and find a table. When you good is ready your name will be called. No muss, no fuss, and good Mexican food to boot. Not outstanding, but worth stopping in.

  • Visited October 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best pork tamale with chile verde in the world.”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

You order at the counter and pick up there. El Indio is noisy and I've yet to see someone in there who is sad. Orcheta in the drink dispenser. They have tortilla chips baked in cinnamon and sugar. You can buy the sauces to go.

  • Visited August 2013
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Coronado, California
Level 6 Contributor
353 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great Mexican Food!”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Parking can be tough at times, there are lines you may need to handle, but the reason is that the food is THAT GOOD, eat in, take out, get added stuff to eat at home or take to a party. If you can handle the issues that come with the unbounded popularity of the food here, you have a real winner!

  • Visited July 2013
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Flagstaff, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

El Indio is one of our "new favorite places to eat while visiting San Diego.
The service is friendly, and don't be intimated by the lines they move quick!!!
The food is so good,and their is plenty of parking in that area.
We will be back on our next visit.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Shirley P
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Daytona Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Eating there since 1970”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

El Indio is my first stop when I come to SD. Started eating there in the 1970's and is has always been great. A very clean and well run restaurant with two great outdoor eating spots. Always get a bag of their chips to go. If you are a by the airport look El Indio up and stop in.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Macman448
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