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Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant

3510 Valley Centre Dr, Del Mar, CA 92130-3301
+1 858-350-1468
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good26%
  • Average41%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
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“hampton inn” (5 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
3510 Valley Centre Dr, Del Mar, CA 92130-3301
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OK spacious Mexican restaurant with blended margaritas, a big Tex Mex menu and prompt service. The food is just okay so I wouldn't make a point of eating here.

Thank Bearwife
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We were staying at the Marriott in Del Mar and found this wonderful Mexican Restaurant that we could walk to from hotel. Not only was it convenient but the food was Excellent. The Chips were fresh, hot and not one bit greasy. My husbands only...More

Thank PamShaw
Reviewed 26 December 2017

While visiting San Diego we stopped here for dinner Saturday evening. There are some pros and cons with this restaurant but, in general, it's only "okay". Pros: Staff: Nice bunch of people. Helpful, friendly, attentive. Chips, salsa and drinks were refilled regularly. They were also...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were staying right across the parking lot at the Hampton Inn. We were told we would get a 10% discount if we mentioned we were staying at the hotel. That proved to be a bit of an issue, as my husband...More

Thank JEankin
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We ate here due to its proximity to the Double Tree we were staying at. The service was good, but the chicken tostadas had no flavor at all. Mr friend enjoyed a margarita and said it was fine. I wouldn't bother unless you need to...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Great chips and salsa, the mark of a good Mexican restaurant. I had the chicken tortilla soup, it was excellent and only $7.50, and came with soft warm corn tortilla and ton of chicken - couldn't eat it all and they gave us a take...More

Thank Maria B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Very generous pours on the drinks. Really good handcrafted margaritas. My husband and I shared the appetizer sampler and it was plenty for the two of us. I wish I could remember our servers name, she was really great. Fast service and really friendly.

Thank MaxMidnight
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This place is awful and the service is also awful I had to wait for 35 minutes before a server took my order and then they just through the chips basket at me and didn't care or even apologize to me not only that but...More

Thank Nathan P
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Good food, good service, moderate prices. Just a little hard to find. My wife and I eat here all the time.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I sat at the bar for dinner,solo. I was staying at the Hampton Inn and walked over. It has a good beer selection and good nachos and salsa. I had a California roll which was awesome and overwhelming only finished half of it. Overall a...More

Thank BrianLSchmidtMD
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3510 Valley Centre Dr, Del Mar, CA 92130-3301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-350-1468
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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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