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Tio Chino

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3334 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92110-4233
+1 619-223-2100
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Ketchikan, Alaska
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Fajitas and chicken burrito very good. Red salsa and chips very good. Prompt service. Would visit again for sure.

Thank nnyliduj
San Diego, California
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Was expecting more , went with a friend at happy hour ( SAD HOUR) Very Pricey and would of had a better time at Old Town Mexican Café and a helluva lot cheaper for better food and drinks

Thank TheCaptainofDelMar
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Driving by on Rosecrans St., I saw the sign outside the restaurant that said "Pacific Mexican" cuisine. My wife and another couple decided to try it out. It was around 3 pm and there were only a few persons in the bar area. The service was prompt and courteous. We were never kept waiting or having to ask for service.... More 

Thank Luis N
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Had lunch here, although it looks a little bit on the questionable side, the food is very good. and service was fast as well.

Thank Victoria C
Oakland, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I ate here for lunch on our vacation to San Diego. You can't really tell from outside but the decor is nice and has a rustic island feel to it. We opted to sit "outside" which is a covered outdoor space with a bright and airy view of the street. I ordered the chicken flaunts with a... More 

Thank Ttori N
Austin, Texas
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126 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

I must say that I was very pleased with Tio Chino's service since we were hosting the John F Kennedy Mixer there. There were over a hundred people who attended and they were able to close the restaurant down for our event. The waitstaff was very professional and knowledgeable about the entrees and kept the food arriving warm and without... More 

Thank arlene b
San Diego, California
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

As residents of Point Loma we have driven past Tio Chino countless times. What fools we have been! We love Mexican food & Tio Chino is now our go to spot for it. Don't let the appearance fool you like it did us. This food is good, reasonable, very tasty. It took some friends from La Mesa to tell us... More 

Thank Walter D
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

It's a little old looking and I was hesitant to eat there but after looking at their menu..I was ready to EAT! Food was great and I would definitely go back!!! I ordered the shrimp kelugan which came with sweet flour titiyas(tortillas) My daughter had the Kaarage chicken and titiyas which was also delicious, it came with 2 sauces which... More 

1 Thank finderica
Rancho Mirage, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

A restaurant attached to Howard Johnson hotel. Quiet inexpensive and good. Friendly staff. If staying at hotel, ask restaurant for "hotel nachos". Very good and free. Large food servings for the low price.

1 Thank richard m
San Diego, California, Usa
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Guamanian / Mexican influence over the décor and food. Food was okay, nothing fancy but the price point was right for this quality of food. Honestly, if they increased the quality and did a slight remodel/upgrade, this place would be fantastic. I know locals like the way it is but business could be helped by this. Bartender was fantastic and... More 

Thank 582KevinW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Mexican, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3334 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92110-4233
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-223-2100

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