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El Cotixan

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219 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-2805
+1 760-479-2567
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San Marcos, California
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861 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Driven past this place hundreds of times over the years and never stopped. Finally stop had the fish tacos for lunch and they were very good wish I would've stopped before.

Thank JimmyJackk
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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96 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

El Cotixan is a good consistent fast food Mexican Restaurant that makes the "Super Breakfast Burrito" that charms everyone who eats them. Bacon or Sausage with eggs potatoes and beans and cheese makes this large offering a favorite to many. I buy them and give them to friends and they love them and it makes their day special . The... More 

Thank Tattalat
San Diego, California
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218 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Cotixan is one of our regular stops. The food is consistently good, it's a quick stop, and we like their salsa bar. There are many good taco shops in southern California, and a few lousy ones. This is one of the good ones.

Thank jsearle99
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

My wife and I decided to try this New Mexican Restaurant shortly after it opened. We noticed they had a Fish Taco on the menu and we both decided to try them. Since that day over two years ago, we have never ordered Fish Tacos anywhere else. They are that good! The torttillas are always fresh and the fish is... More 

Thank Joseph B
Oceanside, California
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123 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Tried this little place and loved the food. They have a 2 for $5.00 enchilada special that is incredibly great. They make their own chile and salsa here. The carne asada and shrimp burritos are great as well. One of those "cheap eats" places that excels.

Thank houstontosandiego
Bonsall, California
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

We go here quite a bit for lunch and everyone in our group always likes the food. They do breakfast burritos all day and the plates (carnitas, carne asada) are very generous and excellent. They have some different locations around SD. All good.

1 Thank Joe J
San Diego, California
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

My food was fine (how bad can southern Cali Mexican food really be.,) but WOW was the cashier at the drive through (10pm We'd march 12th) aweful!!!!!!! And rude! She shouted "$6.75" after opening the window..no hello! So I said "hello" but was there even a response to that?!! No!! She then said in a super cold manner: "red or... More 

Thank SaraSelavie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024-2805
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-479-2567

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