Best Tacos In San Diego

May 17, 2016
close-up of tacos

While San Diego has a lot to offer, one thing that really makes this city shine is its food – specifically its tacos. Being so close to the border has its perks, and one of these is that San Diego knows how to make great tacos. If you love Mexican food, then here are some of the best tacos places in San Diego that you can’t miss.

Luche Libre Taco Shop was first started in Mission Hills and has recently opened up a new location in North Park. Known for its funky decor, the real gem is its menu. They offer tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and even breakfast! If you really want to go out, try the Tap Me Out taco, which can be served with fries, fajitas, jack cheese, avocado and poblano sauce. That’s right, they’ll serve you french fries in your taco! What’s not to love? Visit for more information.

Lolita’s Taco Shop has been a staple in San Diego for over 30 years and has won multiple awards including Best Burrito in San Diego in 2014 according to San Diego Downtown News. The appeal of Lolita’s is that they keep things simple and classic. For your taco choose from carne asada, fish, shrimp, chicken, carnitas, shrimp, adobada, or potato. If you go during the week, try out the lunch special where you can get the taco of the day paired with rice, beans, and a drink for only $7.50. Visit for menu selection.

Tacos El Gordo is a family owned and operated business that has been offering their services since the early 1970s. Starting in Tijuana, the business headed north and opened a branch in San Diego, which means you can be sure you’ll enjoy authentic Tijuana tacos. One of the best things about this establishment is that there tortillas are made by hand and the guacamole and salsa are made from scratch each day. Tacos El Gordo is located in Chula Vista. For more information visit

Be sure to enjoy some delicious and authentic tacos here in San Diego!