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1266 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3312
+1 619-294-6810
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San Diego, CA
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122 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I haven't had a better grilled fish taco in San Diego. The fish is grilled perfectly, a little crust but amazingly soft inside. The perfect amount of cabbage and pick and then the creamy sauce that makes this taco the very best.

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Thank prkittysd
San Diego, California
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

They have 2 locations and both are good, Hillcrest and Ocean Beach, I prefer the one in Ocean Beach because they have the best Broasted Chicken I have ever have...and GREAT fish tacos !

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Thank TheCaptainofDelMar
Parsippany, New Jersey
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We enjoyed our dinner from Lalo's. It wasn't the best Mexican food we had on our trip to California, but it was good enough. I ordered a steak fajita wrap and the steak was a little bland. My wife however enjoyed her tamales. The staff was very accommodating to us with a cranky child who only wanted pizza or McDonald's.

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Thank perun99
Malibu, California
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I was actually disappointed in the food here - I have tried it maybe 3 or 4 times total and none stood out especially with so many fantastic Mexican food options in San Diego. The service is GREAT and the people very friendly so I wish I enjoyed the food more.

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Thank SandyQTraveler
San Diego, California
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

I am spoiled and they used to be better....Beans dry, tamales...not so good. Try other things...stick with their basics....

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Thank KnoxAnn A
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Great place to have breakfast burritos, lunch specials, and dinner specials. $5 lunch specials as well as a nice menu of many different Mexican meals!

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Thank Sidney Y
Los Angeles, California
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107 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2013

The food at Lalos is pretty good and it has a better than average décor with indoor and what resembles patio seating...OK it is a wide sidewalk. We have gone to Lalos for years and always enjoyed the food. The salsa bar is good and you should try the pickled onions. Some of the food is good for the price,... More 

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Thank SDLightpainter
Seattle
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013 via mobile

The food here is fine, but really nothing special. Adequate for hunger, but I wouldn't choose it again. The chile relleno was actually pretty good and the nachos were tasty, but the beans were too wet, the carnitas were over-boiled, greasy pork and the tamale had a very thick cornmeal wrap. Everything was covered in a red sauce that tasted... More 

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Thank Tommy M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2013 via mobile

Seriously. If you never have satiated you morning breakfast crave with Mexican food then you are missing out! This is a little walk up quick serve place in a shopping center. With magnificent food! Authentic. Friendly. Delicious! Friends had the Birra Carne and Breakfast Buritto, I had the Chiliquiles com Huevos! A platter of smothered tomato, onion pepper sauce over... More 

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Thank ChampagneKissez
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2009

good healthy mexican food

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1266 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3312
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-294-6810

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