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Rudy's Taco Shop

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7662 El Camino Real # 102, Carlsbad, CA 92009
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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rolled potato tacos were very good, they came with a healthy amount of guacamole and fresh pico de gallo. The kids enjoyed the loaded nachos. The prices were so reasonable that my husband two veggie burritos.

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Thank Kristi K
Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This was on my walk near the Omni La Costa. I stopped for a late breakfast/early lunch and was astounded by the quantity of food for such a low price. It was very good.

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Thank RyanfromIowa
Carlsbad, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I have been here before and the food was good. I know Cinco is a super busy day so maybe I just picked a bad day. I called and told them my order was not correct when I go home and they did give me a credit for the next visit. I went back and had their chicken rolled tacos... More 

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Thank Regina T
Highland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

We discovered Rudy's on TripAdvisor a few years ago. The prices are reasonable and the food is spectacular. The staff is friendly and patient. Some days during the week, they have "happy hour' specials as well.

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Thank Suzanne D
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Rudy's Tacos in La Costa is consistently good. The Menu is Large and the food is prepared very nicely and service is quick! What sets it apart is managements attempts to expand the menu with home style cooking . I love their bean and egg burritos and people rave about their chile Rellanos and carne Asada. Tortilla soup, chicken Tacos... More 

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Thank Tattalat
Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

We stayed at the Omni La Costa (1 minute away), and when we didn't want to pay the big bucks for a fancy meal, we headed to Rudy's. Almost every day for breakfast - the breakfast burritos are huge! Everything we had was excellent, service was quick and friendly. Exactly what we love!

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Thank TacoCity
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

I have been here as often as I can, and I recommend it highly. The large family is always happy with their food. They have a wide variety of sauces. You can count on great food here.

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Thank Nancy882
Orange County, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

This little hole in the wall is legit! There enchiladas are bomb and tacos are huge. You get a great portion of meat in them! And don't get me started on their chicken soup! Full of flavor and all that chicken! Need the recipe!

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Thank Daveflan-x
Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Rudy's Taco Shop is located in the back of a neighborhood shopping mall at the corner of El Camino Real and La Costa Avenue. It is a fairly small place with a few tables inside and some picnic tables outside. The extensive menu is on the wall and you place your order at the counter. The food is good and... More 

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Thank DarylJ552
Carlsbad, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

We used to go to Rudy's on a weekly basis. It was our neighborhood go-to place for Mex. However, after several ownership changes and a recent remodel, the food quality has plummeted. From the once-great Carne Asada tacos to several burritos, the food simply isn't as good as it used to be. Sad.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7662 El Camino Real # 102, Carlsbad, CA 92009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad

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