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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 130 reviews
Brandon Taitano
Brandon Taitano
June 11, 2024
Bartender E was legit! Carnitas fries also legit!
Janine Fredette
Janine Fredette
June 7, 2024
This place is a fun atmosphere and the service is amazing!!!! This is a walk-up-and-order restaurant so it's super casual. The shredded chicken nachos were delicious and a huge portion that could be shared. I will return!
Chris Lin
Chris Lin
June 6, 2024
waiter was probably the most goated person i’ve ever met, really polite and stuff, fish tacos were great too, $1.19 for a good tasting taco that comes with a lime slice and an extra tortilla for some reason
Jorge Lieras
Jorge Lieras
May 31, 2024
Joe was amazing. He was an awesome bartender and very customer service oriented. He made me and my two guests feel very welcomed. We will be back.
Sarah Stewart
Sarah Stewart
May 24, 2024
This place consistently hits the mark on quality and flavor. The fish tacos are the best special in town. Margaritas are great as well. Can get busy in the evenings but overall a great experience every time.


Exciting news for El Pueblo Mexican Food enthusiasts! The mouthwatering addition of Bunuelos to the menu at all El Pueblo locations is a perfect compliment to any our many Mexican dishes. We deep fry a tortilla and sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar. The result? A delightful fusion of crispiness and sweetness. A beloved Mexican dessert, Bunuelos bring a taste of tradition and nostalgia to every bite, making them a must-try for those seeking an authentic and satisfying Mexican food experience at any El Pueblo Mexican Food location.

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...