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Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana

Taco Place and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Central Chula Vista, Chula Vista
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  • This taco place is famous for their Mexican food. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Laura R.
    "Try the Adobada Tacos - (via @Foodspotting)"(11 Tips)
    Gerry A.
    "Mulas are delicious."(4 Tips)
    Julia W.
    "... tounge) and abodaba (spicy pork) tacos with everything on it!"(3 Tips)
    Asian L.
    "The Tacos De Lengua Tacos are SOOO Dank."(3 Tips)
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  • marc m.
    marc milanDecember 20, 2014
    the food here is just amazing! some of the best mexican food i've ever had. not just the adobaba, either. don't be afraid to work your way across the menu, you'll be rewarded with unexpected treasures
  • Chris C.
    The food is delicious. The ordering process is crazy. Hard to eat a variety of 🌮 if you're by yourself without them going cold. Seating is a challenge when it's busy
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SJanuary 18, 2013
    Get Adobada! I tried chorizo but Adobada is significantly better and it's not overloaded with avocado. Be sure to ask for hot sauce when you check out and add it to your tacos!!
  • Aki P.
    Aki PieJuly 2
    Tacos are really delish but it is the most inefficient system I have ever seen... for those who come for the first time: get into the line of which ever sort of taco you want most.
  • Mario C.
    Mario CastilloJuly 7, 2015
    Adobada and asada tacos are awesome, the only problem is the lanes you need to do to ask for your tacos, even in Mexico we have waiter on the taco places!
  • Yvonne P.
    Yvonne PaoAugust 25, 2016
    It can get pretty hectic here, so it's best to come with multiple people to wait in different lines. Favorite tacos: adobada and lengua. Sopes are good too.
  • Gabe C.
    Gabe CruzApril 3, 2015
    The meat was awesome! Real Busy, but if you are in San Diego make the trip at try it once! Read more
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LimOctober 24
    Separate lines for each taco. Asada is great. Adobada (spicy pork) bit over cooked. Next time, get 3 Asada. No line on Tuesday at 10:30am
  • Jennie D.
    Jennie DinhJuly 3, 2014
    So good that I had to wait 45 min in line at 9:45pm on a Wednesday!! I always get the lengua, adobada, and cabeza.. Yum!
  • Fran
    FranAugust 27, 2014
    You can't go wrong with anything here. My usual are the cabeza, buche, adobada, and azeteca tacos.
  • Krys R.
    Krys RonquilloSeptember 11, 2012
    The adobada pork is delish! If you aren't a pork fan, then the adobada beef is the way to go.
  • Edgar S.
    Edgar SarmientoAugust 11, 2015
    Great tacos, especially the al pastor. Quesadillas leave something to be desired, cheese is only half melted and are super messy.
  • Hector Z.
    Hector ZermenoOctober 23, 2016
    Bomb tacos at this joint. Not to thrilled about having to go in different lines for different meat, but the taste makes up for it.
  • Melissa 💋
    Melissa 💋September 7, 2014
    Didn't disappoint! The asada has a smokey BBQ flavor...a nice twist on your basic street taco. Guacamole was a nice touch ;)
  • Luke W.
    Luke WangApril 2
    Authentic tacos but with a long wait if you come at the rush hour. Get the tacos de lengua (tounge).
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelFebruary 15, 2015
    The al pastor is amazing. This is the Mexican food I miss in SF...
  • Justin K.
    Justin KimOctober 9, 2016
    The absolute best tacos. Ate 13 tacos my first time here because I didn't know when I'd be back
  • NikkiG
    NikkiGJanuary 2, 2016
    Best tacos ever but be prepared for a long wait, standing room only and a possible walk because of minimal parking.
  • Andy F.
    Andy FrancoMay 26, 2016
    Adobada tacos with everything. Also try an adobada quesadilla with flour tortilla with everything!!!!
  • Giovani D.
    Giovani DelgadoSeptember 15, 2014
    The tacos are really good! Service is really bad, anyone can order anything on designated lines, employees don't care, prepare to wait up to 15 min on a bz day.
  • Mohsin
    MohsinMay 2, 2016
    Bring an appetite, and maybe your passport. Carne Asasa might be the best taco I've ever had
  • Kat F.
    Kat FukuiAugust 7, 2014
    Adobada tacos were amazing. That sauce. Three was enough for me.
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LaraApril 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Tacos are solid, but be adventurous and check out the mulas and quesadillas too!
  • Elvis P.
    Elvis PriettoJune 16, 2013
    Tripas tacos love this place I noticed the food in USA side isn't as good as the tacos across the border but it will have to do
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GordonFebruary 11, 2013
    Great tacos. You should eat here, but be aware that everything about this place is a cluster. You've been warned.
  • Julia W.
    Julia WuJanuary 26, 2012
    Make sure you try the lengua (beef tounge) and abodaba (spicy pork) tacos with everything on it!
  • Moo J.
    Moo JuJanuary 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Corn tortillas handmade right before your eyes... is beauty you'll never forget.
  • Nathan L.
    Nathan LeeAugust 12
    Tacos adobada/al pastor is the best! Cabeza is also good if you like soft meat.
  • Sofia D.
    Sofia De la GarzaMay 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Instead of *tacos* de Adobada, try *tostada* de Adobada. It's more meat and less greasy. Thank me later.
  • Allen W.
    Allen WuSeptember 12, 2014
    Adobada is a must. Beef head is surprisingly tender and delicious!
  • Mattress M.
    Mattress ManMarch 12, 2016
    This is the place you go to when you can't go to Tj for the real thing. Expensive and cold meat with fake guacamole. You can tell ownership changed several times increasing profits while quality lol
  • Chris A.
    Chris AquinoApril 18, 2013
    Bring 2 people so you don't have to wait in the other line for different tacos.
  • Spencer W.
    Spencer WiseAugust 8, 2014
    Best tacos in the world. The Adobada tacos are to die for.
  • Elviana T.
    Elviana ThioNovember 1, 2011
    I tried one of every taco and the adobada tacos were defiiiinitely the best!!
  • Moris B.
    Moris BNovember 26, 2011
    Best traditional Mexican tacos outside Mexico ... no place like it anywhere else in the US!!!!
  • Matt W.
    Matt WahlNovember 23, 2012
    Tacos de adobada (pork) are out of this world.
  • Soojin S.
    Soojin SouMay 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sunday afternoon is super busy! Be prepared to wait in line for at least 45 min
  • Raul O.
    Raul OjedaAugust 13, 2015
    Las salsas no pican pero están sabrosas. The hot sauce is not hot but very tasty indeed...
  • Javier A.
    Javier AlvarezDecember 1, 2016
    I love the Tacos! don't need to cross the border any more Just to get tacos..
  • California Travel Tips - V.
    Vegetarians can get the quesadilla loaded with guacamole, cilantro and salsa!
  • Ken D.
    Ken DavidsonSeptember 16, 2013
    I'm a fan of tacos and these are the best tacos I've ever had
  • Susan L.
    Susan LaceJune 24, 2013
    Carne Asada Mulas. Less talked about than the adoboda, but even better IMO
  • Jonathan G.
    De Adobada is amazing!
  • Cecile N.
    Cecile NJanuary 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tripa quesadilla and a side of onions. Best thing everrr
  • Angela B.
    Angela BoydMay 12, 2013
    Must try the Adobado tacos they are awesome!
  • Jason A.
    Jason AmansecApril 15, 2016
    Some of the best carne asada tacos I've ever had!
  • Scott R.
    Scott R.February 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Does it get any better than the pork adobada tacos? Where are my car keys?
  • Anthony 'Grumpelstiltskin' C.
    Anthony 'Grumpelstiltskin' CalderonDecember 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Leave a tip as you order. The tacos seem to be a bit fatter when you do.
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamkissoonAugust 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Adobada Tacos - (via @Foodspotting)
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KnappMay 3, 2013
    So good the workers from other Mexican restaurants are eating here.
  • Suzie
    SuzieAugust 31, 2014
    The Adobada is a must try.
  • Troy L.
    Troy LakeyMarch 20, 2014
    Get the Tacos Adobada O All Pastor
  • David S.
    David SeeryDecember 7, 2014
    Great tacos, quality meat.
  • Mari G.
    Mari GonzalezMay 10, 2014
    Gets packed hard to find parking at times
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaSeptember 10, 2014
    Get their Mulitas with buche! 👌
  • Gus
    GusAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretty much any taco is going to be great
  • Stanley S.
    Stanley SanchezJune 23, 2015
    Adobada & asada best in town
  • Laury U.
    Laury UrrutiaAugust 12, 2014
    Best Tacos chain in town
  • Brian C.
    Brian CarltonMarch 30, 2013
    Add pineapple to your adobada tacos! They're the bomb!!!
  • Rico
    RicoMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you come here and order anything other than al pastor, then you wasted your time.
  • Steve W.
    Steve WoodApril 26, 2011
    It's all about the lengua tacos. Adobada is bomb too.
  • Jay B.
    Jay BJuly 4, 2015
    Do not park at Carl's Jr. unless you like getting your car towed.
  • Jamen M.
    Jamen MartinNovember 23, 2015
    Neatly taco place in chaos vista
  • Manny C.
    Manny CruzMay 25, 2012
    The adobada beef tacos are to dye for bro
  • Joellen I.
    Joellen InesAugust 20, 2014
    Different lines for different tacos
  • Asian L.
    Asian LeeOctober 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Tacos De Lengua Tacos are SOOO Dank. No less than 4
  • Raul C.
    Raul CarbajalDecember 26, 2013
    Adobada Taco is addictive 6 & counting...
  • Rudy C.
    Rudy C.October 4, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The salsa is the best salsa anywhere!
  • LaTresia T.
    LaTresia TillettJanuary 24, 2014
    Everything is good
  • Crisstian V.
    Crisstian ValadezApril 11, 2012
    2 Mulas de adobada and a cup of Jamaica (x
  • Michael M.
    Michael MorenoDecember 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Lengua quesadilla's r da shit eat as many as u can I can eat @ least 5
  • Johaun S.
    Johaun SmithJune 5, 2014
    Best Tacos in San Diego !!!!!
  • Caitlin R.
    Caitlin R.December 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    omg carne ascada. 6 tacos is a must.
  • Jesse C.
    Jesse CasillasJune 5, 2010
    Make sure you eat the lengua. ...and get extra napkins! They are very thin.
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan SnodgrassNovember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Adobada = Mouth Orgasm
  • Tyler H.
    Tyler HowarthMay 27, 2015
    Insane tacos.
  • Edward M. O.
    Edward M. OlivosSeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great tacos de adobada
  • Joel M.
    Joel MeadorFebruary 2, 2013
    If you like tacos, you should eat here. Zomgs.
  • Raz H.
    Raz HollyNovember 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Classic across the border taco stand style carne asada.
  • Siram N.
    Siram Ngamkiree3 weeks ago
    Food and service very nice
  • Eddie A.
    Eddie ArchboldAugust 7, 2014
    Tacos and guacamole
  • daniel v.
    daniel villarrealSeptember 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    eat everything!!
  • C B.
    C BOctober 4, 2012
    Best TACOS!!!
  • Brandon F.
    Brandon FerrerJuly 29, 2010
    Adobada Tacos is all I fuck with. Order at least 4.
  • Bort R.
    Bort RAugust 30, 2011
    Adobada & Lengua tacos!
  • Chelsea K.
    Chelsea KennettFebruary 12, 2011
    Adobada tacos are the best tacos ever.
  • Mikey P.
    Mikey PauterFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It's all about Adobada
  • Roxanne T.
    Roxanne TruesdellAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Spicy pork
  • Mikeal Juli M.
    Mikeal Juli McDanielSeptember 16, 2015
    Adobada!!!!!
  • Brian G.
    Brian GiffenJuly 10, 2011
    Never get in between a man and his adobada.
  • Todd N.
    Todd NishonAugust 17, 2013
    Good Tacos!!
  • krmn g.
    krmn glzJune 26, 2015
    All tacos!!!
  • Anindya B.
    Anindya BasuSeptember 15, 2015
    adoada for days
  • Quang N.
    Quang NguyenFebruary 3, 2012
    best tacos EVER!!
  • Adam B.
    Adam BugaJanuary 3, 2010
    Adobada tacos are divine!
  • Gerry A.
    Gerry ArmendarizJuly 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Mulas are delicious.
  • Hector F.
    Hector FloresFebruary 3, 2015
    Its ok but not the same as TJ
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan SnodgrassApril 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the quesadillas.
  • Marco R.
    Marco RizoJune 1, 2015
    Los mejores de la zona estilo Tj los de Asada los mejores
  • Carlos H.
    Carlos HermidaMay 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    La mulita con queso es de los mejores tacos de San Diego!! Garantizado
  • Lourdes G.
    Lourdes GallegosMarch 19, 2012
    Mega. Buena la crema de aguacate
  • Jon Min C.
    Jon Min ChoiNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    tacos de adobada con piña
  • Chhay B.
    Chhay BuyDecember 6, 2014
    Tacos De Adobada ..
  • Diego R.
    Diego RavagoOctober 24
    Tacos De Adobada
  • Eddie N.
    Eddie NomuraSeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tres mulas con todo!
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