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Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant

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3510 Valley Centre Dr, Del Mar, CA 92130
+1 858-350-1468
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11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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San Diego
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awful and the service is also awful I had to wait for 35 minutes before a server took my order and then they just through the chips basket at me and didn't care or even apologize to me not only that but the food was awful as well I don't recommend this place at all

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Thank Nathan P
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, good service, moderate prices. Just a little hard to find. My wife and I eat here all the time.

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Thank Richard S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I sat at the bar for dinner,solo. I was staying at the Hampton Inn and walked over. It has a good beer selection and good nachos and salsa. I had a California roll which was awesome and overwhelming only finished half of it. Overall a decent place to eat while staying hotel.

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Thank BrianLSchmidtMD
Los Angeles, California
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155 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I decided to go to this restaurant because it was an easy walk from my hotel. They have a very large selection on the menu. Many drink options to choose from as well. That said, the food was average at best. I liked what I had, but it was just basic Mexican food.

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Thank travelmaven_7
West Hills, CA, USA
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Food was very good. Chile Relleno (my Mexican food yardstick) was very good. Great value, dinner plate with rice,beans and such was $14 and pints of Dos XX were $6.00. Also right across the parking lot from my hotel.

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Thank jdarbysh
Chino Hills, California
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318 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Sat at the bar to have dinner and enjoy a basketball game on the TV. The bartender, she was very nice and took good care of me. Had a nice glass of Ballast Point Sculpin and some chips. I ordered the chicken fajitas which were Ok, nothing great. I actually the flavors to stand out, expected more. The seasoning was... More 

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Thank Dan G
Nashua, New Hampshire
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Limited menu, but decent quality. Good, pleasant service. Fair prices. A short walk from the Marriott hotel.

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Thank TimeTravellr
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

My husband and I were looking for some place with live music, he loves to dance and found this Tio Leo's. So we decide to give it a try and have mexican food for dinner. I'm a Mexican living in Canada so I know the limitations about the ingredients so you have to be creative in order to serve Mexican... More 

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San Diego
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I will never eat at tio Leo's Mexican restaurant again it's awful the waitress was not attentive at at five minutes later I had chips and salsa just tossed to me the food is awful and the service is awful

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Thank Nathan P
Harare, Zimbabwe
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016

From the moment one gets in you feel relaxed. The food is fresh, spicy and just the right taste. If you love your Mexican food, this is the place to eat out. Their portions are very generous and staff is relaxed and courteous

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3510 Valley Centre Dr, Del Mar, CA 92130
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-350-1468
Description
Welcome to Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant!

Tio Leo's has been one of San Diego's most loved Mexican Restaurants for over 32 years. We love our guests, and offer a variety of menu options to suit all walks of life! And for your special event, see our famous Mexican Catering Menu. Tio Leo's Del Mar has lots of meeting space for large groups and we can accommodate everything from Corporate meetings to Quinceaneras!

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?