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El Guero Canelo

5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706-2339
+1 520-295-9005
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“carne asada” (23 reviews)
“tacos” (22 reviews)
“beans” (20 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706-2339
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Be coming here off and on for over 15 years. While they still offer high quality food, I miss the old days when it tasted better. I guess success has gone to their heads, in which growth trumps food quality (though still better than many...More

Thank Panglosian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was eager to head to El Guero's once I learned the Sonoran Hot Dogs had been given a James Beard award. We ventured to the original restaurant on the south side which has a nice covered pavilion for inside dining. It's an order at...More

Thank ReadRibbet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been here a few times, usually with a group of about 40, specifically for their Sonoran hot dogs. They are excellent, and their wider selection of Mexican food suits those who prefer something other than the dogs. Prices are very reasonable and the staff,...More

Thank BroMattAz
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Saw this restaurant on the food network and had to try it when we visitied. We were definitely not let down. The actual hot dogs were a good size and the buns were incredible. Also they were well priced.

Thank Alyssa M
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Friend gave me name of this restaurant Said she takes all of her company there. Loves it- had to try when we were in Tucson. Was not what I expected. Food was good. But not up to hype. Place was very busy. Not in area...More

Thank cole543
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Friends suggested this diner. Everything they serve comes in size large. We split their burrito and our half filled each of us up. Can't argue with their pricing. And they have a toppings bar where you can load up your hot dog (or anything else...More

Thank culturevulture94
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

While on our way to Tucson, we noticed a local paper with a cover story about El Guero Canelo. We made the trek to the 12th. Ave location and weren't disappointed. Everything we ordered was delicious! Great tacos and especially tasty hot dogs. If a...More

Thank Rognlois
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Heard about this place and saw the truck around town, but this was my first dive in of indulgence. But the indulge button never did get satiated. Went to a wedding yesterday. It was held at a beautiful home on several desert 🌵 acres. They...More

Thank Tundrachoochoo
Reviewed 25 December 2017

You need to stop in just for the local Tucson flavor and history. Born out of a taco stand it morphed into an interesting, enclosed outdoor dining area. And the food is delicious! Today I had one sonoran dog with everything and one taco. Quite...More

Thank Kirk H
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We always have a Sonoran hot dog here when we visit Tuscon. I am never disappointed or left feeling hungry. Definitely a must visit when you are in Tuscon. The buns are my favorite part of the hot dog.

Thank blandis2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5201 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706-2339
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-295-9005
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