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Cotija's Mexican Food

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17090 Bernardo Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-2500
+1 858-487-7973
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Walnut Creek
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My Mother and I were driving down to visit with family in San Diego. We had arrived in San Diego hungry and found this amazing gem! My mother is a very hard judge on what is really good Mexican food and this is one of the better places to go for very good Mexican food (and she agreed). Mind you... More 

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Good food at extremely reasonable prices. Many potential favorites, including all day breakfast items, tacos and quesadillas.

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Thank JosLoo
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Thank N3k0m4n
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902 reviews
644 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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

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Olathe, Kansas
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1,036 reviews
615 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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.

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Thank JimOB1
San Diego, California
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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.

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Thank C C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank ChristinaHeape
Escondido, California, USA
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125 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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.

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miami, fl
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168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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 

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Olathe, Kansas
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1,036 reviews
615 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast food, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17090 Bernardo Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-2500
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-487-7973

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