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Tacos El Gordo

689 H Street, Chula Vista, CA - (619) 691-8848
If you are passing through town and have time for one Mexican eatery then Tacos El Gordo should top your list for a quick bite. While they serve a delicious beef and pork adobada, consider stepping out of your comfort zone and try beef head or tongue. Both are braised for hours in a simmering broth until they are moist and tender.
100% Approval Rating (1 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Tacos De Adobada (spicy pork)
Tacos De Lengua (beef tongue)
Tacos De Cabeza (beef head)
Chorizo Taco Azteca
Tostadas

Highlighted Reviews

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Stephen Rushmore - Photos (13)
Roadfood.com Editor
"It’s nearly impossible to cruise a couple blocks in the San Diego area without passing a taco shop. If you are passing through town and have time for one Mexican eatery then Tacos El Gordo should top your list for a quick bite. The original taco stand started south ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

689 H Street, Chula Vista, CA
(619) 691-8848

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Taco de Adobada dressed with a homemade avocado sauce
"Taco de Adobada dressed with a homemade avocado sauce"
Stephen Rushmore





Tacos de adobada being carved
"Tacos de adobada being carved"
Stephen Rushmore


Beef head, tripe, tongue, and brains can be found stewing in this broth.
"Beef head, tripe, tongue, and brains can be found stewing in this broth."
Stephen Rushmore


The adobada tostada is served on two fried tortillas and drenched with a homemade avocado sauce
"The adobada tostada is served on two fried tortillas and drenched with a homemade avocado sauce"
Stephen Rushmore


Homemade tortilla being pressed
"Homemade tortilla being pressed"
Stephen Rushmore


Homemade tortilla being grilled
"Homemade tortilla being grilled"
Stephen Rushmore


Lots of tacos to choose from
"Lots of tacos to choose from"
Stephen Rushmore


The taco de cabeza (beef head) is fatty, tender and succulent.
"The taco de cabeza (beef head) is fatty, tender and succulent."
Stephen Rushmore


Taco de lengua (beef tongue)
"Taco de lengua (beef tongue)"
Stephen Rushmore


Chorizo taco with a generous helping of avocado.
"Chorizo taco with a generous helping of avocado."
Stephen Rushmore


Peppers and onions are served for snacking or to top your tacos.
"Peppers and onions are served for snacking or to top your tacos."
Stephen Rushmore


Tacos el Gordo is pristine clean.  They received an
"Tacos el Gordo is pristine clean. They received an "A" grade on a recent health inspection."
Stephen Rushmore


Carne Asada Taco
"Carne Asada Taco"
Stephen Rushmore



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