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Achiote Restaurant

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4119 Camino de La Plz, San Ysidro, CA 92173-2961
+1 619-690-1494
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08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great place to eat. I visited mid afternoon and had a slight wait. I ordered the vegetarian burrito which came with a side of refried beans and rice. The burrito was excellent as were the beans. I did not care for the rice, which is unusual for me. The chips and salsa were perhaps the best I... More 

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Thank Mark P
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food was delicious , good place to go with the family ... it was super busy , reason why waitress took long time in help us or at least bring the drinks , but we just try to relax en enjoy our breakfast

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Thank Ana A
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I live downtown and rarely drive, on the weekends I will make the journey south just for this gem. Of San Diego is filled with great Mexican restaurants, but this one is in my top favorites. My favorite thing to order is their Caldo Tlapeno soup (chicken, avocado, chickpeas, veggies, rice, chipotle pepper). A small bowl is plenty for... More 

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Thank dship2020
San Diego, California
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I tried the Quesadilla Gold with mushrooms and cilantro. It was amazing! I heard the guava cheesecake is amazing, I didn't try it, but my friend said it is a MUST so I will be trying it SOON!

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Thank Drinab
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The Omelettes are delicious. You should try the Achiote and Espadana. Both of them delicious. Service very Fast.

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Thank edson r
San Diego, California
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245 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We stopped for a late lunch here after shopping at the nearby clothing outlets. This lovely breakfast/lunch/dinner restaurant is not laden with “theme” as are so many American Mexican restaurants. The menu is a delightful has menu selections from different regions of Mexico such as the Cochinita Pibil platter from Yucatan. The restaurant is near the border and you will... More 

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Thank lindymiles
Ontario
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242 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Went here for lunch after taking a break from shopping at Las Americas. The place is kind of like a Mexican Denny's. Everything we ordered was very good along with some cold beer. Service was quick and efficient and we were on our way back to shopping.

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Thank Pat M
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

If you are looking for good authentic Mexican food, look no further. This place is as close to being in Mexico as you can get. The food is wonderful. Try the Torta or the Sopes for real Mexico. Prices are not bad, very affordable for a family. We go there so often they just know us and almost order for... More 

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Thank Jon B
Tijuana, Mexico
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is authentic Mexican food with the original flavors. All the plates in the menu are served with vast amounts of food. The beef tongue, Menudo, chile relleno are awesome. If you like "cafe de olla" (sweet coffee) this is the place. Be prepared for an excellent meal.

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Thank Arturo S
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

BAD SERVICE!!! Been going there for many years and it's been several times already that we have gotten bad service but nothing like today. Today was to the point that I honestly think I won't be back, to the point that I left ZERO for the tip. The server Jose Luis had a F'd up attitude and really rude. It... More 

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Thank Juan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4119 Camino de La Plz, San Ysidro, CA 92173-2961
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Ysidro
  • Phone Number: +1 619-690-1494

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