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El Pueblo Mexican Food

Event Space Reservations Available on our Heated Patios

Our heated patios offer an inviting ambiance for event space reservations. Available year-round, these cozy outdoor settings are perfect for intimate gatherings or larger celebrations, providing a warm, comfortable atmosphere that guarantees a memorable experience for you and your guests.

#1 Rated Mexican Food in San Diego


Looking for fresh and quality Mexican Food? At El Pueblo Mexican Food, we’ll serve you up the best and freshest Mexican food around.  We use fresh vegetables delivered daily! Come join us for the #1 rated Mexican Food in San Diego.

fish tacos

Discover a whole new level of fish taco excellence

Get the best-rated fish tacos in San Diego at a great price! Visit one of our four locations.

Carne Asada Quesadilla

We emphasize freshness with locally sourced ingredients

We use only the freshest vegetables delivered daily and prepared fresh.

Cervezas? On Tap!

Stop in for for fish taco and a cold beer at our full bars in Del Mar and Carmel Valley.


Based on 140 reviews
David Cohen
David Cohen
June 29, 2024
Abby and Leo were welcoming and nice. They made sure I had everything I needed to enjoy the carne asada torta which is delicious 😋
Andrew Adams
Andrew Adams
June 28, 2024
We had a great time and the food was amazing. Guillermo (the shift manager) went above and beyond to make our experience the best it could be.
Mike Mcelvany
Mike Mcelvany
June 25, 2024
Great fish tacos...and the micheladas are the best!!
Andrew Michales
Andrew Michales
June 25, 2024
Overall excellent experience at El Pueblo. I was warmly greeted by Jesus the bartender. He introduced me to a type of mezcal that I know regularly drink. Great music is always playing and the food is delicious.
Aaron Konzek
Aaron Konzek
June 25, 2024
Jesús the bartender is the best! He always takes care of me when I come in. I’ve learned about different types of mezcal and tequila thanks to his expertise. Great good and great prices at El Pueblo
Doreen Wagner
Doreen Wagner
June 23, 2024
Love the bartenders here. Especially E and Kam! The best, so sweet and great drinks! You need to visit them.
Ab Nate
Ab Nate
June 22, 2024
This place is beautiful inside and outside. Lights and decor are 10. Walked into to staff mopping and inside was mint clean. The Burrito I’m having is probably the best one I’ve ever had… and cheap ($14 ish 👀) Staff…. Someone threw my burrito on the table and took the number when my order was ready. I said thanks ig.
Jake Lenihan
Jake Lenihan
June 16, 2024
"E" is always great to us. Treats us well, keeps the the drinks strong, and keeps em comin 😁
Stephanie Freeman
Stephanie Freeman
June 15, 2024
Hands down best Mexican restaurant in the area. William had great customer and super friendly.
Keiyana Freeman
Keiyana Freeman
June 15, 2024
William had great customer service and food was amazing


Make Your Own Tacos

Choice of: Carne Asada, Pollo Asado, Adobada or Carnitas

  • 1 tray of any two meats of your choice
  • 32 oz guacamole
  • 20 oz Pico de gallo
  • 40 corn tortillas



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elpueblo authentic food


El Pueblo has always had one mission: to be the best Mexican food north of the border.

We promise you will not be disappointed.

We have four locations located in Del Mar, Carlsbad, and Cardiff and Carmel Valley.

Looking for fresh and authentic Mexican food AND cold beer on tap and a full bar, visit our Del Mar or our Carmel Valley locations. Check out our happy hour specials, large outdoor patio, and TVs streaming your favorite content.

You’ve probably heard the rumors, but we’re here to set the record straight. We ARE the home of the $1.19 Fish Taco. And yes, they really are that good.


Darigold Cheese

  • Best Cheese on the Market
  • Delivered in Blocks and Hand-shredded to Preserve it’s True Essence
  • Local Sourcing

Chicken is Anti-Biotic and Hormone Free

  • Hand-deboned to Guarantee a Seamless, Bone-free Experience
  • Highest Quality Poultry on the Market

100% Organic Vegetables Delivered Daily

  • No Synthetic Chemicals
  • Not Genetically Modified (GMO)
  • High Nutrient Density

Black Canyon Angus Beef

  • Superior Quality and Flavor
  • Seasoned and Grilled to Perfection
  • Upper Choice Angus Beef


Breakfast Burrito: A Perfect Start to Your Day

Breakfast Burrito: A Perfect Start to Your Day

When it comes to starting your day right, nothing beats a hearty breakfast burrito. At El Pueblo Mexican Food, we take pride in crafting the perfect breakfast burrito that combines fresh ingredients, robust flavors, and a satisfying portion to kickstart your morning....

Party Packs: Save Time and Money

Party Packs: Save Time and Money

Party Packs for Every Occasion Hosting a party can be a lot of work, but with our specially curated party packs, it doesn't have to be. Our offerings are designed to provide you with everything you need to make your event a success. From appetizers to desserts, our...