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Tacos El Gordo El Tijuana BC

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1940 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950-5833
+1 619-474-5033
10:00 - 00:00
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Thu - Fri 10:00 - 04:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great bargain for authentic Tijuana, Mexico flavor. I had two of the double hand made corn tortilla wrapped Spiced Beef "Adobada Carne Asada" and ice water which filled me up for $4.36. It was my first visit and I was told to be sure and have the green sauce which is a runny guacamole sauce & quite tasty. It's best... More 

Thank Chipsters56
Bakersfield, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Ordering here Is different from most taco places. You stand in line according to the meat that you want. So it can be a little confusing on your first visit. Specially if it's very crowded. The tacos are little pricey but we'll worth it. We ordered a large asada and pastor fries with tacos. The fries are big and filling... More 

Thank pau201337
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the best tacos I've had in a while and nearly identical to the Tacos El Gordo I went to in Tijuana Love this place, I recommend to anyone! And I highly suggest the adobada tacos

Thank Jose G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This has to be the worst El Gordo I have eaten at. Quality of food was sub par. Additionally the establishment was filthy. Save your money for the one on H street or just go to TJ.

Thank yadayada8673509
El Cajon, California
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

No return visit ever planned for this place! The meat was burnt & dry. Our order wasn't right. Salsa mostly liquid. Skimped on the guacamole which had no flavor

Thank Roma R
San Diego, California
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573 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

I am not a fan of Tacos El Gordo El Tijuana B.C. Unfortunately, I became sick of food borne illnesses more than once from the Taco El Gordo chain.

Thank Jiro_Kaneshiro
Ballwin, Missouri
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645 reviews
491 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

This place serves street style tacos about as authentically as can be imagined. The asada (grilled chopped beef) and adobada (spicy pork) tacos were about the most delicious I've ever had anywhere. The clientele is mainly local and Hispanic. The place even serves Coke with real sugar imported from Mexico. My wife's pollo (chicken) tacos were also superb. They also... More 

Thank John E
San Diego, California
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Thus place is mind boggling. It is so good, I am still stunned by the savory taste. How do they do that? The spicey pork on a shwarma spit was the best taco I have ever eaten in my long life. Trust me, just go.

Thank N0str0m0
Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Came with a group of 10 and the adobada tacos were a crowd pleaser. The adobada mulita was even better!!! Definitely coming back here next trip to SD

Thank friendly19
Tustin, California
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

Was in the area and stoped by this tacos el gordo I'm not sure if there affiliate with the tacos el gordo de BC as this location is not on there Web site, everything looks the same , tried the alpastor which is my favorite very delicious everything was very good, no campechana fries here at this location,it wasn't as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1940 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950-5833
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  National City
  • Phone Number: +1 619-474-5033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?