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El Guero Canelo

#99 of 1,558 Restaurants in Tucson}
Mexican, Fast food,
5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706-2339
+1 520-295-9005
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“carne asada” (23 reviews)
“tacos” (21 reviews)
“beans” (19 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food, Southwestern
5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706-2339
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We always have a Sonoran hot dog here when we visit Tuscon. I am never disappointed or left feeling hungry. Definitely a must visit when you are in Tuscon. The buns are my favorite part of the hot dog.

Thank blandis2016
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the restaurant on S. 12th Ave. We had the chicken tacos and my hubby had the sonoran dog. They serve the tacos like street tacos. We had the flour tortillas. They grill them on the griddle, no oil so very good. Make sure...More

Thank Dee B
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The food is wonderful, the employees pleasant and helpful, and the dining room and condiment bar all immaculately clean. Don't miss the Sonoran hot dogs and the tacos caramelos. The owner, "el güero canelo" (light-skinned redhead) is a conscientious businessman and a gracious host. Don't...More

Thank tijuanade
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I travel for work.. this place is the only reason I don't mind going to Tucson! Incredible carne asada Tacos, great Tortas as well. They have a nice little "Fixin's bar" so you can customize your food to your taste. If I had one knock...More

Thank Jay N
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

For the last six months, my wife has been bragging about and craving a Sonoran hotdog. She even attempted to make some at our home in North Carolina. While visiting our children and grandchild in Arizona, we had the pleasure of eating lunch at El...More

Thank hardman62
Reviewed 30 May 2017

All is was advertised to be. We went to the origia=nal location. There is fans/coolers, but no real aircondtining. It didnt matter! The hot dog was delicious and reasonably priced.

Thank bmunoz1
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

They serve a number of authentic dishes but if you come here, order the sonoran dog. They have the best! Taste fresh with all if the extras you might want. Nothing fancy, just good food and friendly people. Do not judge this book by its...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The definition of a sonoran hot dog.Home made bun, all the right stuff.If your in Tucson stop by and have a great hot dog

Thank miket406
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Yum! Stopped in for a quick snack while sightseeing in Tucson. I'm hooked! Found out there is one in Phoenix- thank goodness! Only tried the Sonora dog, will definitely go again and try some other menu items. Tons of extras for your dog. Just ate...More

Thank Chinsx5
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Has been a while since I visited. Brought a new companion with me. I know I will always order the Sonoran Dogs. And as always, yummy. Love the fixings/salsa bar too. Girlfriend ordered the beef tacos. She approved. So another dish gets thumbs up. Easy...More

Thank kwtaper
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Fast food, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:59
08:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706-2339
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-295-9005
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