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Cardiff State Beach Campground, 2050 S Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
+1 760-635-3595
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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Encinitas, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Greg has created a whole culture around his Inauthentic Mexican cuisine and let's face it, this restaurant may have the best location in all of North County. It is a casual, order at window and pick up affair but the homemade salsas (try the ghost pepper if you like some heat) and the great, if unusual combinations of flavors get... More 

Thank Kim Y
Torrance, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

My friends and I have eaten at Bull Taco for years. It's been a ritual with my kids and myself to always have a breakfast burrito once on our camp trip. Never, ever had an issue with the food- so good and always a large serving. This weekend, I ordered three fish tacos and one shrimp taco to go. We... More 

2 Thank Tarkingtons
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

I was Here a few years ago it was something to brag about, It changed not the same I would not recommend this place, be careful on what you order on special deals and salmon is horrible and ask what they have to offer on fresh And if you are looking for fresh wrong place. we had burrito, tacos they... More 

1 Thank agogowin
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I camped at the San Elijo Beach Park and ate all our meals at Bull Taco. We couldn't get enough of their delicious tex-mex. The view is spectacular and one of the days we spotted a whale early in the morning while we devoured our breakfast tacos. Laid-back beach shack with fresh flavourful food.

Thank GreenHippie
Encinitas, California
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140 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

This is a place you come as you are: You order at the shack and pick up you order, utensils and water and find a place at one of the out door tables. Food choiced are written on a blackboard: pick taco, burrito, meal; i chose curry shrimp taco: small and tasty. No fountain soda but shaved ice. Views up... More 

Thank bess32355
South Windsor, CT
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We were a little surprised that our burrito was cut in half but later I read reviews that indicate they are small. Food was hot and served fast. Table on the railing overlooking the ocean can't be beat anywhere!!!!

Thank ctwino_8
Sacramento, California
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

This is a small taco shop in the heart of the camp ground! Open to all (not just campers) it serves unusual burritos and tacos. Great place to eat and watch the ocean from the bluff - great view when whales are crossing by.

Thank claudia b
Encinitas, California
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

The location is perfect, literally overlooking the ocean. Absolutely perfect for sunset dining! The food is unpretentious, inexpensive and freshly delicious, cali/mex style, with fish tacos, burritos, salads; interesting ingredients like duck, elk, curried shrimp … Last night we parked on 101 a few hundred yards north (we could've parked closer but the dog wanted the extra walk!) and strolled... More 

Thank tommciver
Encinitas, California
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Terrific little taco stand in the campground on the bluffs over looking the ocean. Not a dream but reality! So cool to watch surfers catching the waves while enjoying fabulous tacos, burritos and salads. Plenty of outdoor seating except during the most popular, weekend days in the summer. Had dinner there last night while the sun set. Idyllic.

Thank Ann S
Escondido, California
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Never can tell what its going to be like here. It can be a great place to watch the sunset with good grub or like the other night when someone said they ran out of food 30 minutes before closing and we were told "too bad you came..we're going home." You go here and you take your chances. Can't beat... More 

Thank Bobert D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cardiff State Beach Campground, 2050 S Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-635-3595

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