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Rico's Taco Shop

165 S El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-4140
+1 760-944-7689
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“guacamole” (4 reviews)
“burrito” (9 reviews)
“taquitos” (2 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Fast food, Latin, Spanish
165 S El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-4140
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

We love Rico's! Their breakfast burritos are the best we've ever had (chorizo). The manager seems distant, but he's really friendly and adds a lot to the "ambience" of Rico's. You almost can't go wrong at Rico's! Give it a try!

Thank Diane O
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Authentic Mexican fast food. The tacos are good, and the guacamole is excellent. Order at counter and sit or take out.

Thank sandyaqh
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the best chicken/cilantro/lime soup ever! My crunchy chicken tacos were divine and my colleague had the chicken enchiladas. Beans and rice were superb! The place was clean although weathered! A definite yes!

Thank EmilyMarquez
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Best Mexican food in Encinitas. Justin burritos are huge, filling and tasty. Taquitos are bomb diggitdy and the guacamole is on point. Never had a bad meal here.

Thank farang2017
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Best real, authentic Mexican fast food, great owners, always happy to help and joke around. Complimentary fresh fruit available and Brownies are always on the counter. Try the home made hot sauce, one of the better ones you'll taste .

Thank Moira D
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I was really impressed with Rico's. Prices are reasonable & the items we ordered were delicious. All of the ingredients were very fresh & well prepared. We were house-sitting just down the street & on a whim I decided to try Rico's. I probably would...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent Mexican food. Family owned place with great food. The carnitas and carne asada are my go to orders, but can also recommend the flautas and taquitos.

Thank johndentonca
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Excellent Tacos ¨place, simple but great with fresh meat and vegeis. Very cheap, for sure you will go back the day after !

Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here and it was okay. Not a horrible experience but I was hoping for more. Staff was friendly and place was clean but not super high on my return list.

Thank Ryan F
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is by far one of my favorite places for lunch, and Pavlos is always making improvements to the menu and to the restaurant. We love the new chicken salad, the meat is so tender (we substitute guacamole for the avocado slices). The whole wheat...More

Thank Marti R
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 S El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-4140
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-944-7689
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