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El Indio

3695 India St., San Diego, CA - (619) 299-0333
El Indio is a quick-service take-out shop adjacent to Interstate 5 that has set a high standard for inexpensive Mexican food in San Diego since 1940. An on-premises tortilla press turns out big, warm wheaty ones for burros and chimichangas; there are crunchy, freshly-fried, hot corn tortillas; and one of the best things to eat is that San Diego delight, the fish taco.
84% Approval Rating (26 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
fish taco
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (2)
Roadfood.com Editor
"El Indio is a quick-service take-out shop adjacent to Interstate 5 that has set a high standard for inexpensive Mexican food in San Diego since 1940. An on-premises tortilla press turns out big, warm wheaty ones for burros and chimichangas; there are crunchy, ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

3695 India St., San Diego, CA
(619) 299-0333

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A true So Cal Mex meal.  Crispy fish enveloped by two fresh corn tortillas loaded with cabbage and zesty sauce, and accompanied by lime wedges.
"A true So Cal Mex meal. Crispy fish enveloped by two fresh corn tortillas loaded with cabbage and zesty sauce, and accompanied by lime wedges."
Dale Fine





With the homemade tortilla, shredded beef and tasty sauce, a beef enchilada is a nice side to go with the fish tacos.
"With the homemade tortilla, shredded beef and tasty sauce, a beef enchilada is a nice side to go with the fish tacos. "
Cliff Strutz


According to theological information on the walls of the restaurant, this character is
"According to theological information on the walls of the restaurant, this character is "El Indio," the Mayan god of food."
Michael Stern


El Indio's quick and inexpensive meals have defined Cal-Mex food in San Diego for sixty years.
"El Indio's quick and inexpensive meals have defined Cal-Mex food in San Diego for sixty years."
Michael Stern


With all the neon, El Indio looks especially good at night.
"With all the neon, El Indio looks especially good at night."
Cliff Strutz



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