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Cotija's Mexican Food

Mexican, Fast food, Southwestern
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17090 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92127
+1 858-487-7973
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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is not something you really want to eat, none of them have a clean kitchen or a good service, not even the ingredients are 'average' quality, better to go to any other well known fast food chain establishment for the same result in a safest way.

Thank N3k0m4n
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Salsa bar has hot, medium and mild/green sauces; 3 kinds of peppers; carrots; onions; and lime. Eat inside or out. Their fish burrito is excellent

Thank illinois travelere
Olathe, Kansas
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964 reviews
572 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

stopped by for lunch and was the only english speaker in the place - a very good sign in a mexican restaurant. low prices and freshly made food. worth a stop.

Thank JimOB1
San Diego, California
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Our go to for fast Mexican food. Fish tacos are great and a bargain. I have tried quite a few of the menu items and all good. Service is fast and friendly.

Thank C C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Loved the food. Asada Burrito was amazing! Will totally eat here again! Visited San Diego and wanted authentic Mexican food.

Thank ChristinaHeape
Escondido, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Fast Mexican food, done the right way. Portions are enough for two smaller appetites. This was my first stop when I was back in the area.

Thank LGA026
miami, fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We were visiting friends and had a late lunch at this location. Best carnitas I have ever had in my life. The food is cooked by someone who knows how to cook. The pork was soft & crunchy on the outside. I just had it plain so I could add the hot sauce to each bite. The hot sauce bar... More 

Thank lynus
Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

this was a surprise. we stopped in on a lark and found locals, workers and people in business attire all hunkered down. the food is fresh and really good. lots and lots to choose among.

Thank JimOB1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Get the El Grande Burrito, substitute lettuce for Guac, and you'll have a california burrito the size of a small child for under $10. And it's freaking amazing. Also the carne asada fries are quite good here too. One of my favorite places to eat in SD!

Thank Ryan B
San Diego, CA, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Cotija is a chain of Mexican eateries, but I have eaten only at the Bernardo Center Drive facility, so can't speak for the other outlets. This facility has the good, bad, and nasty. You walk up to the counter to order, and there is often a line, testimony to it's popularity. Prices have crept up, so it now can cost... More 

Thank Hanuman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17090 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92127
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-487-7973

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?