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El Paisa Mexican Grill

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2494 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92102-3917
+1 619-696-0494
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I live in Mexico and can say this place fills all expectations in terms of quality, flavor, variety and service. Food is great, I went twice, one for lunch another for breakfast. Service extra fast. Salsas and nachos are so great that we order to take home.

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228 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Son's Fiance' recommended this place. I must say she was so right! We ordered the Carne' Asada Fries and the Carne' Asada Burrito. Staff was friendly and professional. Dining available inside and out on the patio. Liked the patio. Music volume is good, you can hear it, but it doesn't hinder conversation. Meal arrived, the fries were a heaping pile... More 

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SF, CA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We stopped by here by accident because we saw the restaurant while visiting another store down the street. I was hungry for lunch and as they say, "if you see a crowd rushing to a restaurant, there's a good chance that it is a good place to eat." So I googled the restaurant name and it had great reviews. We... More 

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Thank NovGrl
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

My wife spit out a human tooth that was in her Taco. We went into the drive through on February 19, 2016. We feel sick to our stomachs. This is so nasty. I can't believe they would have employees loose teeth in the food. I am scared we are going to get sick or catch something. I live in Golden... More 

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Thank Daniel A
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Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

I have had something different each time I have been there and everything has been very good. The prices are good and you get a lot of food.

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Thank Ryan E
San Diego, California
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

This place is very informal, located in Sherman Heights, near Barrio Logan. The tacos are delicious, well seasoned with good corn tortillas. I found the soups are amazing, very true to Mexican tradition and abundant. They also have Aguas Frescas, delicious and refreshing. The best part is the staff, those folks are really hard working and efficient. Orders come out... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Was looking for a place to eat carne Asada fries, searched this location and took a chance!!!! Amazing fries, tacos, burritos....etc. pretty clean. Way authentic, and friendly. They even bring you a tray of salsas and veggies!!!! With chips. El pastor is yummy and carne Asada is great.

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2012

This little place is a neighborhood gem! My last visit I had the best enchiladas I've had anywhere in San Diego. They have lots of varieties of Tijuana-style tacos(small-size tacos) that have about as much meat in them as a regular-size taco. Every table gets tortilla chips and a circular tray with about four types of salsas/sauces/guacamole, and sliced radishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2494 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92102-3917
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-696-0494

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