Chula Vista taco spot attracts customers from all over San Diego County

Posted at 12:52 PM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 15:33:38-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif (KGTV) – For over 20 years, Tacos El Gordo in Chula Vista has been serving up authentic Tijuana style tacos, attracting people from all over the county. It also offers a sense of home for some of its customers.

“The way they cook it, the taste the flavor the things they have on the side. It's the same like how it is in Mexico,” said Alexis Ortiz.


Ortiz used to work in the area for years but now resides in Mission Valley. Yet, she still finds herself at the well-known taco spot at least twice a month.

It’s also a taste of home for Maritza Rodriguez, the smiling face you see behind the counter at Tacos El Gordo.

“When I was six years old, my dad would bring me to the tacos like almost every week,” said Rodriguez, “I love the tacos, the food, it's part of my culture."

Oscar Davila travels all the way from North County for his favorite tacos.

“Tacos de adobada and carne asada tacos con todo,” said Davila.

The long lines at the restaurant filled with customers eager to get their taco fix, from the fresh tortillas, meat packed with flavor, and several different menu items to choose from.

The customers here say the authentic Tijuana flavors will continue to earn a place in the hearts and mouths of people daily.

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689 H St, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: (619) 207-0144