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El Guero Canelo

5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706-2339
+1 520-295-9005
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“carne asada” (23 reviews)
“tacos” (22 reviews)
“beans” (20 reviews)
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09:00 - 23:00 Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706-2339
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Reviewed yesterday

I used to go to this place weekly. Maybe my memories were different but when I took the wife here on an AZ trip, I was kinda bummed. The hot dog or the bacon, could not decide...was not great. The beans and ingredients in the...More

Thank azroxx
Reviewed 12 May 2018

I was visiting friends who have just moved to Tucson. I read an article about Tucson's food scene that mentioned El Guero Canelo as a local favorite for Sonoran hot dogs. None of us had ever had one so we tried it out. What a...More

Thank k8b51
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Our son took us here for lunch on a visit to Tucson for the local specialty-the Sonoran Hot Dog. Had never heard of it before, but boy did we LOVE it! This is nothing like a regular hot dog...such great flavor and SO many toppings....More

1  Thank DiznyGirl
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Be coming here off and on for over 15 years. While they still offer high quality food, I miss the old days when it tasted better. I guess success has gone to their heads, in which growth trumps food quality (though still better than many...More

1  Thank Panglosian
Reviewed 23 March 2018

I was eager to head to El Guero's once I learned the Sonoran Hot Dogs had been given a James Beard award. We ventured to the original restaurant on the south side which has a nice covered pavilion for inside dining. It's an order at...More

Thank ReadRibbet
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We've been here a few times, usually with a group of about 40, specifically for their Sonoran hot dogs. They are excellent, and their wider selection of Mexican food suits those who prefer something other than the dogs. Prices are very reasonable and the staff,...More

Thank BroMattAz
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Saw this restaurant on the food network and had to try it when we visitied. We were definitely not let down. The actual hot dogs were a good size and the buns were incredible. Also they were well priced.

Thank Alyssa M
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Friend gave me name of this restaurant Said she takes all of her company there. Loves it- had to try when we were in Tucson. Was not what I expected. Food was good. But not up to hype. Place was very busy. Not in area...More

Thank cole543
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Friends suggested this diner. Everything they serve comes in size large. We split their burrito and our half filled each of us up. Can't argue with their pricing. And they have a toppings bar where you can load up your hot dog (or anything else...More

Thank culturevulture94
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

While on our way to Tucson, we noticed a local paper with a cover story about El Guero Canelo. We made the trek to the 12th. Ave location and weren't disappointed. Everything we ordered was delicious! Great tacos and especially tasty hot dogs. If a...More

Thank Rognlois
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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