El Indio Lives Up to Its Fame


The sign outside read El Indio since 1940, but after one taste of the carnitas burrito, I would vote for a name change to El Carnitas Nirvana. This Mexican food hot spot in San Diego had a lunch-time line coming out the door, and after one bite, I knew why.


We had seen El Indio featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-in and Dives, and the images alone made my mouth water, so while on vaca in America’s finest city, it was a must-eat destination for me and the boys. Tamales, burritos and taquitos…oh my, everything was amazing. El Indio is just a stone’s throw from the San Diego airport, so next time you are visiting or passing through; I strongly suggest a stop, a planned lay-over or even a re-scheduled flight to make your way to burrito bliss.

El Indio
3695 India Street
San Diego, CA 92103

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  • meredith | Jun 16, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Being a SD native but have moved away, it is one of the first things you do when coming home is go to El Indio. And never ever forget their homemade chips. They are Amazing!

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