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Tacos el Gordo

Gypsy Jan Jan 17, 2013 05:02 PM

I am interested in any info about how this taco "chain" keeps popping up in San Diego and now on the Los Angeles Chowhound board,

From what I know, which isn't much, Tacos el Gordo in Tijuana is a legendary destination and I have seen at least one or twi versions open and close in Rosarito.

Also, I have seen various versions pop up in San Diego - Chula Vista especially. I have never bothered to visit them, because I live in taco paradise and when I go to San Diego, I want something different.

  1. foodiechick Jan 17, 2013 07:24 PM

    The SD versions are off-shoots from the TJ legend. There was a location in PB for a year or so, but they couldn't generate any traffic. Unfortunately, I think the Tijuana spot has lost its luster. Had a quick bite there in November with a fellow CH poster and the meat filling seemed dry and ordinary compared to my past, swoon-worthy experiences.

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    1. re: foodiechick
      Fake Name Jan 17, 2013 09:10 PM

      Had the very same experience.


    2. SaltyRaisins Jan 17, 2013 05:44 PM

      They basically bring the street taco and its basic varieties indoors, with separate ordering for the different types, i.e. pastor guy, cabeza man, mulita lady, chicharrón chief.

      I've only been to the H St CV location, but if that branch is any indication, it's very clean, well managed, and delicious with a competent ensaladera to boot.


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      1. re: SaltyRaisins
        cstr Jan 18, 2013 08:11 AM

        i agree, the food is good and it's a good value. They are opening up another location on 3rd and Palomar in CV.

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