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Cessy's Taco Shop

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3016 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-434-2648
09:00 - 20:00
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Spent the day at the beach, so this was close and tasty. I ordered a burrito and rice. Hit the spot.

Thank Chelsea S
Carmel, California
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I use to live a few blocks from Cessy's 20 years ago and always ate there. Went back a few months ago and it was still one of the best Mexican taco shops I've ever eaten at. great fresh ingredients , and great location. can't wait for my next visit !

Thank Indyboy_10
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great food and the best pastry anywhere. Right across the street from the Carlsbad Beach Resort. Clean but small. Good prices.

Thank 331331
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The fish tacos were far from the best. They were cold and tasteless. May be the meat ones are better but definitely not the place to go if you don't eat meat.

Thank Philippe M
Carlsbad, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I absolutely LOVE this place! Best little taco shop in town and great food served up fast. Friendly service and definitely has the small town beach vibe. Photos of happy Cessy's customers are on the walls and the have booths inside sit outside at a concrete style picnic table to watch the Harleys cruise on by. Salsa bar offers mild... More 

Thank karensally2016
Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The ambience is very casual but the food is incredible. Their fish tacos are priced well and some of the best I have had. We did takeout and then enjoyed the beach.

Thank Paula P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

It was recommended by a friend..so we decided to go after our trip to legoland everyone loved it...i recommend the California burrito is amazingly good...wife and son loved it too...

Thank Ramon P
Riverside, California
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

So my husband and I wanted hard shell tacos, and had saw this place while driving through town the night before. So we decided to try them for lunch. The service was great and friendly, but the tacos were so so, shells were very hard and chewy, with not a lot of meat, but lettuce and cheese were abundant. Would... More 

Thank richardgregg11
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Just straightforward, good, Mexican. Can't go wrong. Sit out front and watch the tourists go by. Grab some homemade sauces to dip your delectables in.

Thank DetroitPelon
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

A locals favorite. Delicious food, generous portions and fast service. Sometimes hard to get a table but you can take it to go.

Thank Sciavo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3016 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-2648

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