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Taqueria El Grullense J & G

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3636 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
+1 650-251-9317
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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waked by this place in many occasions. Looking for a late night snack and a cold beer and Palo Alto closes down by 9 PM on weeknights. This place was a beacon in night. Great tacos, nice people and cold beers. What more is needed.

Thank Chris H
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed the wet green burritos and chimichangas here. Very inexpensive given the meat to filler rice ratio. Large selection including huevos dishes available all day.

Thank Michael K
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Their veggie burrito is delicious (and cheap). They also have a good variety of salsas. There is outside seating in the back, perfect for lunch.

Thank t0uristin
Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

this is a neighborhood taqueria that offers a variety of casual Mexican food. The prices are very modest. Odering is done at a counter and pick up the food at the other end of the counter when your order is called. the quality of the food was great. It had excellent flavor and cooked nicely. I was visiting Palo Alto,... More 

Thank Soupman30
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Been traveling on business to the Bay area for the last 6 months. My per diem barely covers the price of meals in this town. Add a couple beers and it's coming out of pocket. Anyway, I grew up in AZ. Spent a lot of time down in Sonora, MX on weekends, doing what you do down in Mexico and... More 

2 Thank Ned H
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

I have had the green wet burrito. It was amazing. Big portion. It is not a chique ambiance, but who cares the food is great.

Thank Ivan O
San Jose, California
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84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

So not gonna lie, the food wasn't horrible, but the atmosphere was a little scary. It was dirty everywhere, and the little side buffet with salsas and what not in it were super not appetizing at all. And omg, that place had a smell to it that was less than pleasing. If you want a cheap burrito though, this is... More 

Thank MrsRojas26
Edison, New Jersey
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Great food amazing portions Authentic Mexican food a must visit Restaurant for sure try their burrito Even the staff are warm and friendly

Thank synergy58
Ogden, Utah
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

Stopped here because they were open late and seemed to have a good crowd, a vote of confidence. Order at the counter, English seems to be the second language, but that's what I wanted, authentic! Self serve fresh chips and salsa bar to accompany your entree. If you want good food at a good value, this is it. If you... More 

1 Thank nitrousedEdB
Palo Alto, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Good range of burritos, tacos, soups. Order at one end of the counter, pick up at the other. Food generally what it should be. Serve-yourself embellishments (chips, sauces, chilies) rare. Fast service eat in or take out. Good value. Atmosphere it does not have. If you want sombreros on the wall and chips on the table, go to Cecilias, one... More 

Thank Allan B

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3636 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-251-9317

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