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El Guero Canelo

#124 of 1,546 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706-2339
+1 520-295-9005
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:59
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279 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Has been a while since I visited. Brought a new companion with me. I know I will always order the Sonoran Dogs. And as always, yummy. Love the fixings/salsa bar too. Girlfriend ordered the beef tacos. She approved. So another dish gets thumbs up. Easy parking n back lot. Quick ordering and preparing of food. I will always recommend. I... More 

Thank kwtaper
Newport Beach, California
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sonoran hot dog was a nice twist on a dog. Beef tacos were good. A couple of the salsas had a very nice flavor and I make a lot of my own types of salsas. People were nice and friendly.

Thank worldview2016
New Mexico
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95 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

If you're visiting Tucson you gotta try the local specialty. Sonoran style hot dogs are available all over town, but we loved the Mexican look of this popular dive. Indoor seating, outdoor picnic tables or take-out. Fast, friendly service, order at the window and wait for your number to be called. Two Sonoran Dogs, and a full order of Guac... More 

Thank B H
Minneapolis, MN
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200 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We selected this spot from TA reviews as we were trying to find a local spot near the airport. Maybe Sonoran is just not my style of food. Guacamole was very bland and tasted like it had mayo in it - even after I added Salsa and lime juice from the salsa bar. Carne Asada Caramelo had very tough beef.... More 

Thank Fritch
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4 reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Go! Have a Sonoran hot dog! Great food....great experience! There were some gentlemen singing while we were eating - totally added to the experience!

Thank Rachel J
Tucson, Arizona
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Food taste great, they have carne asada and chicken. Area is mostly clean except for some flies running around in the summer time. Customer service is great.

Thank tbjones2017
Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The Sonora dogs are excellent at this location, which I believe is the original site. The bacon wrapping the hot dog is just barely crispy, the beans nicely seasoned, and the bun is cloud soft.

Thank P511AB
London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I was recently visiting Tucson when I was reccommended to visit the famous El Guero Canelo take out on 22nd Street. The restaurant is very basic but the food is spectacular, one of the specialities is theircCarne Asada hot dog, I preferred to order the chicken quesadillas with complementary salsas and dips, amazing. Be careful with the complementary green peppers... More 

Thank Geoff H
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Great food. Tacos were delicious as Well! Very good selection of beverages the place is easy to fond in Twelfth Avenue

Thank Jennifer K
Green Valley, Arizona, United States
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102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

It has been a while since last went. Hasn't changed. Sonoran hot dogs delicious and the carne asada burro was great and more than adequate. The settings are simple and clean. The condiments bar requires browsing for its uniqueness. Recommend for a taste of Tucson's Mexican heritage.

Thank Duncan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:59
08:00 - 23:59
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

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