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Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant

€€ - €€€Mexican
3510 Valley Centre Dr, Del Mar, CA 92130
+1 858-350-1468
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good27%
  • Average39%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“carnitas” (2 reviews)
“flan” (2 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
€€ - €€€
3510 Valley Centre Dr, Del Mar, CA 92130
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We ate here due to its proximity to the Double Tree we were staying at. The service was good, but the chicken tostadas had no flavor at all. Mr friend enjoyed a margarita and said it was fine. I wouldn't bother unless you need to...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Great chips and salsa, the mark of a good Mexican restaurant. I had the chicken tortilla soup, it was excellent and only $7.50, and came with soft warm corn tortilla and ton of chicken - couldn't eat it all and they gave us a take...More

Thank Maria B
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Very generous pours on the drinks. Really good handcrafted margaritas. My husband and I shared the appetizer sampler and it was plenty for the two of us. I wish I could remember our servers name, she was really great. Fast service and really friendly.

Thank MaxMidnight
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This place is awful and the service is also awful I had to wait for 35 minutes before a server took my order and then they just through the chips basket at me and didn't care or even apologize to me not only that but...More

Thank Nathan P
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Good food, good service, moderate prices. Just a little hard to find. My wife and I eat here all the time.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I sat at the bar for dinner,solo. I was staying at the Hampton Inn and walked over. It has a good beer selection and good nachos and salsa. I had a California roll which was awesome and overwhelming only finished half of it. Overall a...More

Thank BrianLSchmidtMD
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I decided to go to this restaurant because it was an easy walk from my hotel. They have a very large selection on the menu. Many drink options to choose from as well. That said, the food was average at best. I liked what I...More

Thank travelmaven_7
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Food was very good. Chile Relleno (my Mexican food yardstick) was very good. Great value, dinner plate with rice,beans and such was $14 and pints of Dos XX were $6.00. Also right across the parking lot from my hotel.

Thank jdarbysh
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Sat at the bar to have dinner and enjoy a basketball game on the TV. The bartender, she was very nice and took good care of me. Had a nice glass of Ballast Point Sculpin and some chips. I ordered the chicken fajitas which were...More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Limited menu, but decent quality. Good, pleasant service. Fair prices. A short walk from the Marriott hotel.

Thank TimeTravellr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3510 Valley Centre Dr, Del Mar, CA 92130
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-350-1468
  • E-mail
Welcome to Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant! Tio Leo's has been one of San Diego's most loved Mexican Restaurants for over 32 years. We love our guests, and offer a variety of menu options to suit all walks of life! And for your special event, see our famous Mexican Catering Menu. Tio Leo's Del Mar has lots of meeting space for large groups and we can accommodate everything from Corporate meetings to Quinceaneras!
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