Home OF THE BEST fish tacos

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 62 reviews
Antoine Allen
Antoine Allen
March 21, 2024
The fish tacos, well done, are a No Brainer! Delicious! 👍🏽👍🏽🔥🔥🔥
Michelle ORourke
Michelle ORourke
March 16, 2024
Really one of the best in San Diego just wish they had a Chicken Mole option
laura s
laura s
March 4, 2024
good basic mexican food. great salsa bar and extensive bar selections and a super happy hour
John Laforest
John Laforest
February 25, 2024
Marissa is the best! Great bartender with a great vibe.


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.

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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


Anatomy of a Fish Taco: A Perfect Fusion of Flavors

Anatomy of a Fish Taco:
A Perfect Fusion of Flavors

Fish tacos, a specialty served at El Pueblo Mexican Food, are a beloved dish that has gained immense popularity for their delightful combination of flavors and textures. Originating from the coastal regions of Mexico, these tacos have become a global sensation. At the heart of a fish taco from El Pueblo Mexican Food lies a harmonious blend of fresh corn or flour tortillas, crispy battered fish, smoky chipotle sauce, crisp cabbage, and zesty Pico de Gallo.

El Pueblo Mexican Food: Bringing Authentic Flavors to Carmel Valley

El Pueblo Mexican Food: Bringing Authentic Flavors to Carmel Valley

El Pueblo Mexican Food has become synonymous with delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine, and soon, the residents of Carmel Valley can indulge in the same culinary delights. As one of the most highly anticipated restaurant openings in the area, El Pueblo Mexican Food’s grand opening in Carmel Valley on September 8, 2023, is a date that all food enthusiasts should mark on their calendars.