We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Tejate

205 W Mission Ave Ste R, Escondido, CA 92025-1733
+1 760-594-1231
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible12%
4 Jul 2016
“Fabulous!!! Authentic Mexican cuisine ”
24 Feb 2016
“Authentic Mexican food, ethnic Oaxacan style”
Closed Now
All hours
205 W Mission Ave Ste R, Escondido, CA 92025-1733
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (8)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Just by chance we ended up eating at El Tecaje Mexicans restaurant yesterday with a group of friends. Food is fantastic and authentic, order the mole, the fajitas and the tacos. We are retiring very soon.

Thank Adriana S
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Great service by only one staff in front during lunch! Menu is good and the food great, 3 people for lunch and ordered three different things, tasted all and they all were fantastic. Looks like the torta offered a great bang for the buck and...More

Thank Eduardo_TJ
Reviewed 15 February 2016

El Tejate my new discovery and a good one. Mexican Restaurants are a dime a dozen but this one stick out because it offers "Gastronomia Oaxaquena", the cuisine of the city of Oxaca in southern Mexico. Almost all of the items in their menu are...More

Thank G B Nino C
Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

The food was excellent and the service was great. The owner came to the table to make sure everything was good.

Thank Merle C
Reviewed 23 August 2013

You can’t judge a book by its cover – nor even by its location. El Tejate in Escondido sits in a small strip mall in Escondido, with a very unassuming store front that emphasizes karaoke. There is nothing Mexican or Spanish about the entrance which...More

2  Thank Kip W
Reviewed 23 September 2012

I have eaten here twice and both times were excellent. The Chile Rellano and pork Tamal were outstanding. The Tamal was prepared in a banana leaf was the largest, most moist and flavorful tamale I have ever had. The authentic traditional dishes brought back great...More

2  Thank Dwight D
Reviewed 3 March 2010

It's easy not to see the restaurant as you drive by. It was recommended for it's great food and we are glad we found it. We just returned from our 3rd visit. Each time we try something new and have not been disappointed. They start...More

3  Thank SanDiegoBarbara
Nearby Restaurants
Pho Truc Xanh
64 reviews
.43 km away
Pho Saigon Express
36 reviews
.36 km away
Golden Egg Omelet House
45 reviews
.35 km away
Chicken Plus Greek Cuisine
16 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
California Center for the Arts, Escondido
103 reviews
.71 km away
Grand Avenue
105 reviews
1.08 km away
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum
68 reviews
.71 km away
Grape Day Park
38 reviews
.71 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Tejate staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 W Mission Ave Ste R, Escondido, CA 92025-1733
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-594-1231
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing