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Achiote Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4119 Camino de La Plz, San Ysidro, CA 92173-2961
+1 619-690-1494
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I tried the Quesadilla Gold with mushrooms and cilantro. It was amazing! I heard the guava cheesecake is amazing, I didn't try it, but my friend said it is a MUST so I will be trying it SOON!

Thank Drinab
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Omelettes are delicious. You should try the Achiote and Espadana. Both of them delicious. Service very Fast.

Thank edson r
San Diego, California
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245 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We stopped for a late lunch here after shopping at the nearby clothing outlets. This lovely breakfast/lunch/dinner restaurant is not laden with “theme” as are so many American Mexican restaurants. The menu is a delightful has menu selections from different regions of Mexico such as the Cochinita Pibil platter from Yucatan. The restaurant is near the border and you will... More 

Thank lindymiles
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232 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Went here for lunch after taking a break from shopping at Las Americas. The place is kind of like a Mexican Denny's. Everything we ordered was very good along with some cold beer. Service was quick and efficient and we were on our way back to shopping.

Thank Pat M
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

If you are looking for good authentic Mexican food, look no further. This place is as close to being in Mexico as you can get. The food is wonderful. Try the Torta or the Sopes for real Mexico. Prices are not bad, very affordable for a family. We go there so often they just know us and almost order for... More 

Thank Jon B
Tijuana, Mexico
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is authentic Mexican food with the original flavors. All the plates in the menu are served with vast amounts of food. The beef tongue, Menudo, chile relleno are awesome. If you like "cafe de olla" (sweet coffee) this is the place. Be prepared for an excellent meal.

Thank Arturo S
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

BAD SERVICE!!! Been going there for many years and it's been several times already that we have gotten bad service but nothing like today. Today was to the point that I honestly think I won't be back, to the point that I left ZERO for the tip. The server Jose Luis had a F'd up attitude and really rude. It... More 

Thank Juan M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I am sorry but this restaurant isn't that great....the service was very poor.....had to ask for salsa three to four times...got water without ice cubes...food was cold....my street tacos consisted of meat & guacamole. ..nothing special.....i dont like white rice...other family members thought the food was very fair....it was like eating at a Denny's.....we won't be going back

Thank carmerlgreco
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great customer service and great food waiters and hosted making sure that we where taking care, I would come again because of the service

Thank jesusva
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a great place, if you don't want to drive south of the border but you want to get Real Mexican Food, this is the place, and please please please don't use ketchup on the Chilaquiles.

Thank Ruben G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4119 Camino de La Plz, San Ysidro, CA 92173-2961
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Ysidro
  • Phone Number: +1 619-690-1494

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