El Indio: "Best Fresh Corn and Flour Tortillas" El Indio Mexican Restaurant Tip by Straggler

  El Indio - yum
by Straggler

Dress is casual and bring the kids.
Back in the late 50s my Mom took me to this great place. They fed the employees of world largest aircraft manufacturing plant during World War Two. It is a family owned restaurant since 1940. They cook and grind corn to make their (fresh great aroma) corn tortillas. Coined the word "taquito" for the rolled taco. All food is made from scratch. No animal lard is used. All food is made when ordered and is abundant and of high quality. Dining indoors and outdoors. Beer and wine is available for consumption indoors. El Indio has shipped its famous tortilla chips to many countries in the world. Three U.S. presidents have ordered food to be sent to Washington D.C. Taquitos, chicken burritos and meatless items are very popular. Combination plates are all served with refried pinto beans and Mexican rice. Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Open seven days a week and closed only on New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. It is worth waiting in line.

Favorite Dish: Favorite Dish: That?s a tough one. Taquitos are for quick and lite appetite. If I?m really hungry? A Beef and Bean Burrito. I very seldom get the combination plates because of the extra cost. Plus I stay away from the Tortilla Chips because of the calories. But then I always take home Corn Tortillas, Chile Relleno and Tamales. OOPS

Address: 3695 India St. San Diego, CA
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Located off I-5 at Washington St. go east to India St. to 3695 India St, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-299-0333
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 0
Theme: Mexican
Website: http://www.elindio.net/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 16, 2003
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