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El Indio Mexican Restraunt and Catering

  • Address: 3695 India St
  • Vicinity: Off I-5, S of W Washington St
  • Neighborhood of Mid-Town in San Diego
  • Hours: Daily 8:00 AM -9:00 PM
  • Phone: 619-299-0333
  • Travel Genus: Eats , Eats
  • Eatery Category: Quick-Service
  • Eatery Type: Restaurant

Family run since 1940, El Indio Mexican Restaurant and Catering is a casual Mexican walk-up restaurant in San Diego, California, notable for quality traditional Mexican food such as Carne asada burritos, tamales and authentic tortilla chips. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1940/08/00 El Indio is established at the corner of India and Grape as a Tortilla Factory in 1940, by Ralph Pesqueira Sr. He makes fresh corn tortillas by hand.
1941/00/00 During WWII, customers from Consolidated, (Convair) and other nearby factories soon began asking for ready to eat lunch items. Ralph Sr responded by making the "Taquito", a word he coined meaning "Little Taco".
1947/00/00 Ralph Sr moves El Indio to its current location in 1947. In this small 25-by-75 foot location he sold many of the same Sonora style Mexican dishes they sell today.
1991/01/07 El Indio caters the first inauguration of former Mayor of San Diego Pete Wilson as Governor of California.

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Mexican Tamales Tamales are handmade everyday with Stone Ground MASA

Eats Time Breakfast
Eats Time Dinner
Eatery Category Fast-Casual
Eats Time Lunch
Eatery Category Quick-Service
Eatery Type Restaurant

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Particulars for El Indio Mexican Restraunt and Catering:
Food Attribute Mexican Food
Food Attribute Sonora Style Mexican Food

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