We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Guero Canelo

5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706-2339
+1 520-295-9005
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“carne asada” (24 reviews)
“tacos” (22 reviews)
“beans” (19 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Mexican, Fast food, Southwestern
5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706-2339
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (227)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 225 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While on our way to Tucson, we noticed a local paper with a cover story about El Guero Canelo. We made the trek to the 12th. Ave location and weren't disappointed. Everything we ordered was delicious! Great tacos and especially tasty hot dogs. If a...More

Thank Rognlois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard about this place and saw the truck around town, but this was my first dive in of indulgence. But the indulge button never did get satiated. Went to a wedding yesterday. It was held at a beautiful home on several desert 🌵 acres. They...More

Thank Tundrachoochoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need to stop in just for the local Tucson flavor and history. Born out of a taco stand it morphed into an interesting, enclosed outdoor dining area. And the food is delicious! Today I had one sonoran dog with everything and one taco. Quite...More

Thank Kirk H
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We always have a Sonoran hot dog here when we visit Tuscon. I am never disappointed or left feeling hungry. Definitely a must visit when you are in Tuscon. The buns are my favorite part of the hot dog.

Thank blandis2016
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the restaurant on S. 12th Ave. We had the chicken tacos and my hubby had the sonoran dog. They serve the tacos like street tacos. We had the flour tortillas. They grill them on the griddle, no oil so very good. Make sure...More

Thank Dee B
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The food is wonderful, the employees pleasant and helpful, and the dining room and condiment bar all immaculately clean. Don't miss the Sonoran hot dogs and the tacos caramelos. The owner, "el güero canelo" (light-skinned redhead) is a conscientious businessman and a gracious host. Don't...More

1  Thank tijuanade
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I travel for work.. this place is the only reason I don't mind going to Tucson! Incredible carne asada Tacos, great Tortas as well. They have a nice little "Fixin's bar" so you can customize your food to your taste. If I had one knock...More

Thank Jay N
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

For the last six months, my wife has been bragging about and craving a Sonoran hotdog. She even attempted to make some at our home in North Carolina. While visiting our children and grandchild in Arizona, we had the pleasure of eating lunch at El...More

Thank hardman62
Reviewed 31 May 2017

All is was advertised to be. We went to the origia=nal location. There is fans/coolers, but no real aircondtining. It didnt matter! The hot dog was delicious and reasonably priced.

Thank bmunoz1
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

They serve a number of authentic dishes but if you come here, order the sonoran dog. They have the best! Taste fresh with all if the extras you might want. Nothing fancy, just good food and friendly people. Do not judge this book by its...More

Thank Jim D
Nearby HotelsSee all 129 hotels in Tucson
Americas Best Value Inn
119 reviews
3.25 km away
Economy Inn
17 reviews
3.27 km away
Lazy 8 Motel
30 reviews
3.27 km away
Super Inn
23 reviews
3.39 km away
Nearby Restaurants
El Merendero Restaurant
73 reviews
.59 km away
Texas Roadhouse
82 reviews
.88 km away
B K Carne Asada & Hotdogs
39 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mission San Xavier del Bac
3,417 reviews
6.36 km away
Madera Canyon
474 reviews
6.07 km away
A Mountain (Sentinel Peak)
134 reviews
6.00 km away
Desert Diamond Casino
112 reviews
1.62 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Guero Canelo staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Fast food, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706-2339
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-295-9005
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing