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San Diego’s Top Drive-Thru Taco Shops

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As enjoyable as it is to pop into a casual Mexican joint for a burrito and or carne asada fries when the bars close or after a tough day at work, the current health order has put dining inside our beloved taco shops on hold for now. Luckily, San Diego is stocked with several standout spots that offer safe and convenient drive-thru service, making that taco run a bit easier during these trying times.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cotixan Mexican Food

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219 N El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 479-2567
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Featuring all the trappings of a true San Diego taco shop, Cotixan is a sure bet for tasty and delicious roll tacos, burritos and more. Multiple countywide locations, check for hours and drive thru availability.

2. Castañedas

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8065 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 560-0928
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One of the SoCal’s largest taco shop empires, Castañeda’s offers its casual Mexican fare round the clock out of its Convoy area outpost. The Chula Vista location also offers 24-hour drive thru service.

3. Rigoberto's

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1190 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 270-1134
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A favorite of many Pacific Beach residents, you can find huge nachos and delicious burritos at this taco shop. Weekend service runs through 3 a.m., helping you ease those late night munchies.

4. Taco Fiesta

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6201 Mission Gorge Rd
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 283-5285

Popular among hospital staff and construction workers in the Mission Valley area, you can get your burrito fix and more at this taco shop offering drive-thru and walk-up window service.

5. El Rodeo Mexican Food

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6924 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 466-3244
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Great California burritos and fresh rolled tacos keep College Area folks coming back to this family-owned taco shop. The sweet horchata is a perfect way to wash down your meal, and sure to ease the heat of El Rodeo’s hottest salsa.

6. Aiberto's

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3894 41st St
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 640-6810

A City Heights standout, Aiberto’s slings all the taco shop classics out of its outpost on 41st and University. Open 24 hours.

7. Saguaro's

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3753 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 291-7746
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This North Park landmark, known for its consistency and late night eats, offers drive- thru service out of its 30th Street outpost. Open 24 hours a day, it’s chile relleno burrito is a standout.

8. Adalberto's

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2498 Market St
San Diego, CA 92102
(619) 236-9558
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Tucked between Downtown, Golden Hill, and Sherman Heights, Adalberto’s drive-thru serves San Diego-style taco shop favorites. Standouts include a solid, well-seasoned carne asada burrito and rolled tacos. Open 24 hours.

9. Roberto's

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1406 Highland Ave
National City, CA 91950
(619) 336-0481
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San Diego’s original taco shop was also the first to feature a drive-thru. Today, you can still grab your favorite items to go from this historic eatery. Roberto’s operates multiple county locations countywide. Check for hours and drive thru availability at your nearest location.

10. Taqueria La Imperial

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1351 3rd Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 856-8775
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Drive up to this South Chula Vista taqueria for burritos and Tijuana-style tacos. Expect quick service, generous portions, and delicious grilled meats.

11. Asada Mexican Restaurant

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4340 Main St
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 422-2211

A Main Street Chula Vista favorite dating back to the 90s, Asada offers drive -hru service on a 24-hour basis. Enjoy your favorite item around the clock with any of the eatery’s fresh salsas.

12. La Taqueria Tijuana

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1753 Palm Ave
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 313-9127

Tijuana-style tacos are the speciality at this Imperial Beach taqueria featuring a walk-up window and drive-thru service. However, La Taqueria Tijuana also offers classic SoCal-style fare like burritos and French fry-based dishes.

La Taqueria Tijuana

1. Cotixan Mexican Food

219 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024

Featuring all the trappings of a true San Diego taco shop, Cotixan is a sure bet for tasty and delicious roll tacos, burritos and more. Multiple countywide locations, check for hours and drive thru availability.

219 N El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024

2. Castañedas

8065 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

One of the SoCal’s largest taco shop empires, Castañeda’s offers its casual Mexican fare round the clock out of its Convoy area outpost. The Chula Vista location also offers 24-hour drive thru service.

8065 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111

3. Rigoberto's

1190 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

A favorite of many Pacific Beach residents, you can find huge nachos and delicious burritos at this taco shop. Weekend service runs through 3 a.m., helping you ease those late night munchies.

1190 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

4. Taco Fiesta

6201 Mission Gorge Rd, San Diego, CA 92120

Popular among hospital staff and construction workers in the Mission Valley area, you can get your burrito fix and more at this taco shop offering drive-thru and walk-up window service.

6201 Mission Gorge Rd
San Diego, CA 92120

5. El Rodeo Mexican Food

6924 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115

Great California burritos and fresh rolled tacos keep College Area folks coming back to this family-owned taco shop. The sweet horchata is a perfect way to wash down your meal, and sure to ease the heat of El Rodeo’s hottest salsa.

6924 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115

6. Aiberto's

3894 41st St, San Diego, CA 92105

A City Heights standout, Aiberto’s slings all the taco shop classics out of its outpost on 41st and University. Open 24 hours.

3894 41st St
San Diego, CA 92105

7. Saguaro's

3753 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

This North Park landmark, known for its consistency and late night eats, offers drive- thru service out of its 30th Street outpost. Open 24 hours a day, it’s chile relleno burrito is a standout.

3753 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104

8. Adalberto's

2498 Market St, San Diego, CA 92102

Tucked between Downtown, Golden Hill, and Sherman Heights, Adalberto’s drive-thru serves San Diego-style taco shop favorites. Standouts include a solid, well-seasoned carne asada burrito and rolled tacos. Open 24 hours.

2498 Market St
San Diego, CA 92102

9. Roberto's

1406 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

San Diego’s original taco shop was also the first to feature a drive-thru. Today, you can still grab your favorite items to go from this historic eatery. Roberto’s operates multiple county locations countywide. Check for hours and drive thru availability at your nearest location.

1406 Highland Ave
National City, CA 91950

10. Taqueria La Imperial

1351 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911

Drive up to this South Chula Vista taqueria for burritos and Tijuana-style tacos. Expect quick service, generous portions, and delicious grilled meats.

1351 3rd Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91911

11. Asada Mexican Restaurant

4340 Main St, Chula Vista, CA 91911

A Main Street Chula Vista favorite dating back to the 90s, Asada offers drive -hru service on a 24-hour basis. Enjoy your favorite item around the clock with any of the eatery’s fresh salsas.

4340 Main St
Chula Vista, CA 91911

12. La Taqueria Tijuana

1753 Palm Ave, San Diego, CA 92154
La Taqueria Tijuana

Tijuana-style tacos are the speciality at this Imperial Beach taqueria featuring a walk-up window and drive-thru service. However, La Taqueria Tijuana also offers classic SoCal-style fare like burritos and French fry-based dishes.

1753 Palm Ave
San Diego, CA 92154

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