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El Indio Mexican Restaurant

3695 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-4749
+1 619-299-0333
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“taquitos” (62 reviews)
“tortillas” (45 reviews)
“burrito” (51 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
3695 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-4749
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been going here since I was a kid and they still remain my favorite Mexican food place. They have the best rolled tacos around. Everything they have is amazing and the atmosphere is great for a fun and busy taco shop. You can't...More

Thank Leslie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent three summers in San Diego when I was in college in the 70's and I ate here a lot because of the quality of the food and the low prices. Three rolled tacos with guacamole, lettuce, salsa, and cheese for a little over...More

Thank kimcheeboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our neighbors recommended El Indio. "It's near the airport!" they said. Only point 4 of a mile from the car rental facility!!! Ambiance, no, not really. Good eats. Yes. Really! I thought I was ordering something smaller, but it was really really good. Very authentic....More

Thank Stu B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had tried to go to Bluewater but the line was crazy and luckily we were next to El Indio, so we tried this instead. Fish tacos and fresh churros were amazing! It had a line but the line moved quickly and the food was...More

Thank cincyfoodsnob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been a family owned and operated restaurant since the 1940's. The food is prepared wonderfully with some large portions when ordering the "Grande" version of the meal. My biggest complaint is the difficulty of navigating the menu. I also felt that prices are a...More

Thank TheoKojack
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Saw it was voted best Mexican food in San Diego, in a magazine in our hotel lobby.. Turned out to be like a Jim Boys, plastic plates and all! Not worth the price they changed. We were really hungry from our long drive and were...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This family-owned restaurant is a landmark in San Diego, located on India street near Washington and the 5 freeway. This isn't a fancy place to take a date...more for a stop in casual clothes or after the beach. The food is very fresh, tasty, down-to-earth...More

Thank Sue A
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to San Diego for years but I have never been to El Indio Mexican restaurant it is a great little spot right close to the freeway and the San Diego airport. There is free parking in the small lot at this...More

Thank FoodandWineReviews
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We ate here twice in 4 day while in San Diego; the food is that good. Excellent salsa, enchiladas, tamales and burritos. It's an "order at the counter and wait for your name to be called" type place; but there is adequate seating in the...More

Thank Y5350XSkathyc
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

When we visit San Diego, we always stop here for breakfast. They make their own tortillas from scratch! Everything i’ve had was really good, will defiantly be back

Thank Matt K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3695 India St, San Diego, CA 92103-4749
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-299-0333
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