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Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant

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3510 Valley Centre Drive, Del Mar, CA 92130
+1 858-350-1468
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

My husband and I were looking for some place with live music, he loves to dance and found this Tio Leo's. So we decide to give it a try and have mexican food for dinner. I'm a Mexican living in Canada so I know the limitations about the ingredients so you have to be creative in order to serve Mexican... More 

Thank Tugabiota
San Diego
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I will never eat at tio Leo's Mexican restaurant again it's awful the waitress was not attentive at at five minutes later I had chips and salsa just tossed to me the food is awful and the service is awful

Thank Nathan P
Harare, Zimbabwe
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

From the moment one gets in you feel relaxed. The food is fresh, spicy and just the right taste. If you love your Mexican food, this is the place to eat out. Their portions are very generous and staff is relaxed and courteous

Thank muodzit
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you're near Tio Leo's do yourself the favor of trying their carnitas. Best I've had. Tacos and burritos are good but my favorite is the the carnitas enchilada plate--two enchiladas with a rich dark sauce. It's not that spicy but the salsa can fix that. I always look forward to the next visit.

Thank Coot-5
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

It was close to our hotel, so we tried this restaurant. Waitress was pleasant and attentive, but food was nothing special. Probably wouldn't visit again if I lived in the area,

1 Thank mommydanc
San Diego, California
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

For a party of 8 the service was just minimal. Food was at least up to par. As for the waitress she was something else. What a glaring face of why am I here. Because of her we will not be back.

1 Thank noteatinghere
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I am staying near here and didn't want to go far for dinner. I wish I had not been so lazy. Walk in and no hostess, wait, wait and then a busboy tells me it's probably best to sit in bar. So I do. Then I wait, wait...until I get chips tossed on the table and then two minutes later... More 

Thank Sean H
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

My daughter and I stopped here after Legoland because it was close to our hotel. I ordered a tostada and margarita and was disappointed. The margarita tasted like it came from a bottle mix and the drink was warm. It took a while before the ice cooled it down. I ordered beef on the tostada and aside from being a... More 

Thank ftgillini
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We asked to watched the Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid Soccer game championship and they did not have it available and so manager either paid for the channel for us to stay "excellent service". food was good but what we loved the most was their Flan, simple delicious 😋

Thank Hisela L
Bangkok, Thailand
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249 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We like this mexican restaurant for its taste and variety particularly their fajitas with lots of veggies and good rice. Price is reasonable and service is good.

Thank Suwatss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3510 Valley Centre Drive, Del Mar, CA 92130
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-350-1468
Welcome to Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant!

Tio Leo's has been one of San Diego's most loved Mexican Restaurants for over 32 years. We love our guests, and offer a variety of menu options to suit all walks of life! And for your special event, see our famous Mexican Catering Menu. Tio Leo's Del Mar has lots of meeting space for large groups and we can accommodate everything from Corporate meetings to Quinceaneras!

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