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Achiote Restaurant

4119 Camino de La Plz, San Ysidro, CA 92173-2961
+1 619-690-1494
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“chilaquiles” (4 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
“burrito” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4119 Camino de La Plz, San Ysidro, CA 92173-2961
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After some shopping, we were very hungry and decided to eat here. I was a little unsure since I'm picky but this turned out to be really good. The best salsa verde we've ever had! Excellent service and good food for a good price.

Thank amu1977
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I went here Sunday for lunch. It was busy -- so you should expect to wait about 30 minutes on weekends to be seated. Overall, we enjoyed our lunch. They have friendly service, a large selection of Mexican dishes to choose from, and a nice...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We had lunch at this local joint and left happy. Friendly service, quite good food, very reasonable prices. The 8Dollar lunch option is great. The pilbil, the tacos and the guacamole were great. The cocktail was a bit disappointing. Good options for kids.

Thank AnGr2013
Reviewed 20 July 2017

i love the flavors of this place... you just have to come in really early or have patients to wait... excellent food... breakfast is alway a good way to start. we had the Achiote slam with the achiote omelet!!!!!! cant go wrong

Thank Mr M
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The Guacamole was good. I thought flautas were made with flour tortillas, these were corn. I chose the carnitas flautas thinking softer flour tortillas than corn. The meat was like dog food, not chucks of pork. Any why cover all the dishes with mounds of...More

1  Thank Phillip W
Reviewed 10 March 2017 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...More

1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 9 March 2017

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

1  Thank Ana A
Reviewed 6 March 2017 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...More

2  Thank dship2020
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!

1  Thank Drinab
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank edson r
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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