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Lalo's Tacos Etc

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1266 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3312
+1 619-294-6810
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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't had a better grilled fish taco in San Diego. The fish is grilled perfectly, a little crust but amazingly soft inside. The perfect amount of cabbage and pick and then the creamy sauce that makes this taco the very best.

Thank prkittysd
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

They have 2 locations and both are good, Hillcrest and Ocean Beach, I prefer the one in Ocean Beach because they have the best Broasted Chicken I have ever have...and GREAT fish tacos !

Thank TheCaptainofDelMar
Parsippany, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We enjoyed our dinner from Lalo's. It wasn't the best Mexican food we had on our trip to California, but it was good enough. I ordered a steak fajita wrap and the steak was a little bland. My wife however enjoyed her tamales. The staff was very accommodating to us with a cranky child who only wanted pizza or McDonald's.

Thank perun99
Malibu, California
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

I was actually disappointed in the food here - I have tried it maybe 3 or 4 times total and none stood out especially with so many fantastic Mexican food options in San Diego. The service is GREAT and the people very friendly so I wish I enjoyed the food more.

Thank SandyQTraveler
San Diego, California
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

I am spoiled and they used to be better....Beans dry, tamales...not so good. Try other things...stick with their basics....

Thank KnoxAnn A
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Great place to have breakfast burritos, lunch specials, and dinner specials. $5 lunch specials as well as a nice menu of many different Mexican meals!

Thank Sidney Y
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

The food at Lalos is pretty good and it has a better than average décor with indoor and what resembles patio seating...OK it is a wide sidewalk. We have gone to Lalos for years and always enjoyed the food. The salsa bar is good and you should try the pickled onions. Some of the food is good for the price,... More 

Thank SDLightpainter
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013 via mobile

The food here is fine, but really nothing special. Adequate for hunger, but I wouldn't choose it again. The chile relleno was actually pretty good and the nachos were tasty, but the beans were too wet, the carnitas were over-boiled, greasy pork and the tamale had a very thick cornmeal wrap. Everything was covered in a red sauce that tasted... More 

Thank Tommy M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013 via mobile

Seriously. If you never have satiated you morning breakfast crave with Mexican food then you are missing out! This is a little walk up quick serve place in a shopping center. With magnificent food! Authentic. Friendly. Delicious! Friends had the Birra Carne and Breakfast Buritto, I had the Chiliquiles com Huevos! A platter of smothered tomato, onion pepper sauce over... More 

Thank ChampagneKissez
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2009

good healthy mexican food

Thank klkid969

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    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: 1266 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3312
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-294-6810

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?