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“Great Mexican!”

El Cuervo Taco Shop
Ranked #1,159 of 4,724 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Mexican, Fast Food, Spanish
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
San Diego, California
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Mexican!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Been going to El cuervo for over 20 yrs! Its our local restaurant/ take out when we feel like really good Mexican food! Wide range on menu, even have a " healthy option" menu with grilled chicken or fish and salads. Family run. I know many people who have been eating there as long as my family has. Just good food!!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank DIF10
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Salem, OR
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Best Taco Shop on Planet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

I was born and raised in San Diego, lived there until I was 31 yrs old. I now reside in Oregon past 11 1/2 years, first place I stop to eat when returning to San Diego is El Cuervo, there is absolutely no better Baja style Mexican food on the planet! Don't expect fancy, colorful with Margaritas and a lady in a glassed enclosure making homemade tortillas. You want that overpriced crap go to Old Town section of San Diego! If you want mouth-watering, delicious, affordable food you will keep going back for then give El Cuervo a try! It's a small hole in the wall but they make the best Carnitas burritos, the best fish burritos and tacos, the best Carne Asada burritos...hell they make the best EVERYTHING. Don't miss out, this place is authentic Mexican/Baja food at its ABSOLUTE best!!!

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Thank ZippyO
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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best burrito”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012 via mobile

Was able to stop by during a vacation. The place is small and you order at the counter. They have a lot of options and I noticed lots of people getting a burrito when I came in. I went with the California Burrito and it was the best I have ever had. Very fresh, tasty and an overall wonderful burrito at a very reasonable price. Hope I can try again to visit and try the tacos next time.

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Thank Jason C
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San Diego, California
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29 reviews
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“Good Cheap Mexican Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

El Cuervo Taco Shop is at the corner of Washington St. and 1st Ave in the Hillcrest section of San Diego, with their own free parking lot right next to the building (enter on 1st Ave, just north of Washington). It's very good for the price. I've eaten there many times and never had a bad meal. This is not a fancy, expensive place, but a typical neighborhood Mexican joint with authentic food at very affordable prices. You order at the counter, which also saves you some on the tip. Well worth a visit if you're in San Diego.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank AlanSanDiego
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Seattle
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214 reviews
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“If you like tacos, you MUST try these”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2012

My wife and I have been in San Diego for a week craving Mexican food. We have tried several that had ambiance, but the food was lacking. El Cuervo is a simple place with wooden tables and chairs, high ceiling and bright painted walls but not fancy. You order at the rear counter and they call your number. The menu is on the wall and has lots of choices. I had a beef taco and a chicken taco; they were fantastic -- real shredded meat in fried tortilla shells that tasted the way they should. My wife had fish tacos and they were delicious. There's a bar at the back with four choices of self-serve salsa from mild to pretty warm. Prices were very reasonable. This is the kind of place I could go back and make a project of trying everything on the menu.

  • Visited March 2012
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