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Achiote Restaurant

) #1 of 33 Restaurants in San Ysidro €€ - €€€ Mexican, Latin, Spanish
4119 Camino de La Plz, San Ysidro, CA 92173-2961
+1 619-690-1494
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“chilaquiles” (4 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
“burrito” (7 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
€€ - €€€
4119 Camino de La Plz, San Ysidro, CA 92173-2961
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

i love the flavors of this place... you just have to come in really early or have patients to wait... excellent food... breakfast is alway a good way to start. we had the Achiote slam with the achiote omelet!!!!!! cant go wrong

Thank Mr M
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The Guacamole was good. I thought flautas were made with flour tortillas, these were corn. I chose the carnitas flautas thinking softer flour tortillas than corn. The meat was like dog food, not chucks of pork. Any why cover all the dishes with mounds of...More

1  Thank Phillip W
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This was a great place to eat. I visited mid afternoon and had a slight wait. I ordered the vegetarian burrito which came with a side of refried beans and rice. The burrito was excellent as were the beans. I did not care for the...More

1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 9 March 2017

food was delicious , good place to go with the family ... it was super busy , reason why waitress took long time in help us or at least bring the drinks , but we just try to relax en enjoy our breakfast

1  Thank Ana A
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Although I live downtown and rarely drive, on the weekends I will make the journey south just for this gem. Of San Diego is filled with great Mexican restaurants, but this one is in my top favorites. My favorite thing to order is their Caldo...More

2  Thank dship2020
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I tried the Quesadilla Gold with mushrooms and cilantro. It was amazing! I heard the guava cheesecake is amazing, I didn't try it, but my friend said it is a MUST so I will be trying it SOON!

1  Thank Drinab
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The Omelettes are delicious. You should try the Achiote and Espadana. Both of them delicious. Service very Fast.

1  Thank edson r
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We stopped for a late lunch here after shopping at the nearby clothing outlets. This lovely breakfast/lunch/dinner restaurant is not laden with “theme” as are so many American Mexican restaurants. The menu is a delightful has menu selections from different regions of Mexico such as...More

1  Thank lindymiles
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Went here for lunch after taking a break from shopping at Las Americas. The place is kind of like a Mexican Denny's. Everything we ordered was very good along with some cold beer. Service was quick and efficient and we were on our way back...More

1  Thank Pat M
Reviewed 4 November 2016

If you are looking for good authentic Mexican food, look no further. This place is as close to being in Mexico as you can get. The food is wonderful. Try the Torta or the Sopes for real Mexico. Prices are not bad, very affordable for...More

1  Thank Jon B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4119 Camino de La Plz, San Ysidro, CA 92173-2961
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Ysidro
  • Phone Number: +1 619-690-1494
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