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Tacos El Gordo

711 1/2 Oliver Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-5000
+1 858-272-9133
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lengua” (5 reviews)
“tacos” (24 reviews)
“pineapple” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 16:30 Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
711 1/2 Oliver Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-5000
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Most desperately sad street tacos I've ever had. Dry tortillas topped with bland chicken speckled w/ a few cilantro leaves and onion. Asked for lime just to help choke it down. Pretty sure the hot sauce bottle was filled w/ watered down Tapatio. Lame.

Thank jessncase22
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Went there for a daytrip from LA during our wesr coast vacation as recommended by our foodie friend who used to live in San Diego during his uni days. it was not hard to find the pink building on the street side with a clear...More

Thank Bunga J
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I was considering giving it a 4 but there were a couple of things that bothered me about this experience. The service was outstanding, however I noticed that my tortilla was dipped in oil before being warmed and when the meats were added there was...More

Thank Mydailyobsession
Reviewed 6 November 2016

did you ever think that you kind love through food? at this place you can find a whole lot of love. from carne to polo from tortilla I love this place

Thank mrsbrownsugar1509
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Apparently, Tacos el Gordo is always crowded with several long lines that move fairly quickly. The tacos are delicious and they top them with lots of guacamole. You can also add pineapple and other condiments. They are small in size, so the five of us...More

Thank DeeFry
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great authentic experience. It's a taco shop in San Diego near the border. I believe they originated from TJ. We ordered one of each of the tacos they offer and they were quite flavorful. Some were a bit salty. The fountain drinks they were were...More

Thank Adrian C
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Great Fish Tacos from a little stand right next to the beach. Great value from this little spot right off the water.

Thank Rich C
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Great food! TJ style tacos, with Mexican sodas. Go for a great experience. get the adobada, lingua and tripas tacos.

Thank gogo h
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

I had the boiled shrimp tacos with cilantro and onions. I was told I had to wait 5 minutes for it which must be a stage act since I was the only customer at the end of the day...but ok. Expensive (2 tacos for $9)...More

1  Thank AmandafromVancouver
Reviewed 22 March 2016

This place is a must go. We went there after dinner (yes after dinner, because it was the last chance to go) and the place really deserves. Tacos are basically awesome and tasty here, with this mexican flavour so characteristic. Such a good tacos for...More

1  Thank Fran_Toro_ZH
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 1/2 Oliver Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-5000
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-272-9133
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