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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.

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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 120 reviews
vadanaparthi srikanth
vadanaparthi srikanth
May 18, 2024
Great place for Mexican food at reasonable prices.
William Southcombe
William Southcombe
May 18, 2024
Excellent choice! Great good and exceptional prices
Siddartha Donthula
Siddartha Donthula
May 14, 2024
I visited this place with my friends for a Friday night dinner and drinks. They have an amazing collection of cocktails, and we loved their Mai Tai, Whiskey Express, and Michelada. We also tried veggie fries, veggie burrito, and veggie nachos, which turned out pretty good as well. The ambience is nice but might be loud for young kids (<5 yrs).
Mary Clouser
Mary Clouser
May 13, 2024
We had a mediocre experience here. The restaurant is decorated nicely, there is plenty of seating, the concept of ordering is good and the food is relatively tasty. There was a problem with my order which was difficult to get resolved (missing an item) although they did correct it, and we never got the drink that was supposed to come with the kids meal. We found the sides ridiculously over priced, in particular the rice and beans which come in a small container ($5.90 for 8oz). Our son wanted an order of rice and beans for dinner and we paid over 12 dollars for this. I'm not sure we would go again. I'm certain rent is expensive at this location but for the style (not full service) and the difficulty with service, I think there are better places.
May 9, 2024
This is a great deal. 1dollar fish tacos. If I'm in the area, this is one of the top places to go. It's not the best, but it's good.


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


El Pueblo Mexican Food: Taste the Essence of Quality

El Pueblo Mexican Food: Taste the Essence of Quality

Indulge your senses at El Pueblo, where we invite you to embark on a culinary journey that introduces you to the genuine flavors of Mexico. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of authentic Mexican cuisine, where every dish is a tribute to age-old recipes and traditional culinary techniques that have been passed down through generations. Our commitment to quality ingredients ensures that each bite tells a story of heritage and a celebration of bold and vibrant tastes that define Mexican food.

Fresh and Authentic Mexican Food at El Pueblo Mex

Fresh and Authentic Mexican Food at El Pueblo Mex

Looking for an exceptional Mexican dining experience? Look no further than El Pueblo Mexican Food! With multiple locations in Carlsbad, Cardiff, Del Mar, and Carmel Valley, we offer the finest and most authentic Mexican cuisine in the area. Our commitment to using only the freshest ingredients ensures that every dish we serve is a tantalizing treat for your taste buds.