El Tejate Restaurant

$$ • Mexican

3050 Pio Pico Dr, Carlsbad
(760) 637-5320


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for El Tejate Restaurant

Homemade tortillas, mole, salsas, rice, beans, everything ! What an amazing meal! Everything is homemade and made from scratch. The ingredients are so fresh, the owner is so kind! We were very impressed! The Mexican good here is very authentic and comes fro the state of Oaxaquena. This place should be on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives without a doubt!

The good:The food is delicious, and the margaritas well made. You definitely need to try the enchiladas or the chile relleno (with delicious corn tortillas on the side). This is not the typical Mexican fare you get locally since the food is more Oaxacan style rather than the usual Baja Californian style you usually see in Southern California. If you like moles and tlayudas, then it is definitely worth a visit. Tomas is very hospitable and friendly.The not so good:While Tomas...read full review

Always come here with my in-laws, we love the place. They have great people running the restaurant and the food is delicious.Only thing that stops me from rating a full 5 stars is the long wait. This is in part from being understaffed, I'd give it a 4.5 honestly, you can see they truly care about the quality of their food, I can compare it to food made by mom. Great place to get authentic food from Oaxaca. Really hits home.

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Monday 10:30AM - 8:30PM
Tuesday 10:30AM - 8:30PM
Wednesday 10:30AM - 8:30PM
Thursday 10:30AM - 8:30PM
Friday 10:30AM - 8:30PM
Saturday 10:30AM - 8:30PM
Sunday 10:30AM - 8:30PM