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Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant

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5302 Napa St, San Diego, CA 92110-2613
+1 619-542-1462
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, CA
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257 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Used to come here all the time. Hadn't been back in about 10 year. Definitely has gone down hill. Food was mediocre. Service was very slow. Restaurant wasn't even half full on a Friday night but our food took almost 30 min. They forgot one order and it took another 20 min. Server never checked back with us. Music was... More 

Thank SDTravelMom
San Diego, California
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

If you want delicious and affordable cocktails and Mexican food you will love this restaurant. We always go to the one on Napa Street so the others may be different. They have the best Margaritas and their chips and salsa rock. Our favorites are the cheese enchiladas, tacos both beef and fish, chimichangas and chili rellenos. The service is great... More 

Thank E F
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129 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Had a nice Sunday breakfast with my husband here. Bloody Mary's were delicious and the food was right on par with the price point! Love their chips and salsa!

Thank Babycakesk
San Diego
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Okay, with Old Town just blocks away it is difficult to give Tio Leo's a great rating. It reminds me of Mexican restaurants I would go to in the Midwest. It is very average Mexican food. It is not outstanding, but it is reasonably priced, very fast service (easy in/out for lunch in 40 min.), and the staff is friendly.... More 

Thank LovinSanDiego
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I can't wait to get back and have another $9 shrimp burrito. 10" in size, with a generous portion of shrimp. This was the best burrtio I've tasted. Mix that with a older mature crowd, great music, this is a great place for couples, with just a few singles. Tio Leos is happening from 9-12. If you want a table... More 

Thank djlightning93
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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131 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Came here for some Hispanic food. The free nachos were very tasty but the chimichanga was average at best. The cheese on top was not melted and the sauce was bland. I wouldn't say it was a bad meal or a great meal... Just a normal meal which is why I have it a 3 star. If they redecorated with... More 

Thank Matthew D
Long Island, New York
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305 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Slow service for drinks if waitress service, better if at bar?????? Just went to see a band with a friend. Plugs sucked for band as they had some technical issues due to bad wiring on stage, need more GFI outlets.

Thank MIZT13
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Ordered chili rellanos / cheese enchilada combo. Beans were good. Rice average. Enchilada & rellanos were doused in so much sauce & cheese couldn't tell one from the other until I cut into an under done poblano chili with cake like egg batter. Enchilada was unable inspired. Chips were served warm with a tasty salsa. Service started out good &... More 

Thank almann2000
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158 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

The dishes that came out for our table of five looked delish. Everyone enjoyed the meal and my personal favorite was the enchiladas.

Thank SummerRain67
San Diego, California
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We love this restaurant, it is our go to for Mexican food. They have the best Margaritas in town and the parking lot is huge so we never have trouble parking our car. We have used their catering service 3 times now and for each event it has been delivered on time and piping hot. The prices beat any other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Reservations
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Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5302 Napa St, San Diego, CA 92110-2613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-542-1462
Located near Old Town, our Mexican restaurant is a great place to bring the family or hang out with friends. The menu is filled with delicious Mexican comfort food like Enchilada Suizas or the Chile Relleno de la Casa. We also serve a wide variety of traditional favorites like fajitas, burritos and tacos. Of course everything is made fresh when you order and gets even better when you pair it with a margarita from our bar. Be sure to check out our events calendar to for all of our specials and the live music at the lounge. Don't forget about our Tres/Cuatro/Cinco happy hour special from 3pm to 7pm Monday thru Friday. We even offer catering services for you next event. Stop in today!

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