Mexico Viejo Encinitas About Us


Mexico Viejo opened its doors in the city of Encinitas, California on September 1, 1989. Our first location was actually in the intersection between Rancho Santa Fe and Encinitas Blvd.  The 1,500sqft location quickly gained popularity among the locals. The Carne Asada burrito became one of the most popular items in the menu, with its fresh guacamole and flavorful Salsa Fresca it was hard to resist.

When our lease expired in 2003, we moved to our current location, which is still in Encinitas Boulevard but closer to El Camino Real. Our present location opened its doors on March 1st, 2003. One month after we opened a second location in Carlsbad, California. Since 2003, Mexico Viejo’s menu and locations have gradually grown. Now we even have a Breakfast burrito section of its own! We also now serve north county San Diego at six different locations. Each location is individually owned and operated by former employers who have extensive experience in the taco shop business and have worked for Mexico Viejo many years. There are plenty of choices in our menu so you are sure to find something you will like. 


At Mexico Viejo Encinitas, our daily goal is to offer our costumers great food at decent prices while providing you with quality and fast service. We also make our best efforts to keep our place clean at all times. Mexico Viejo has flexible hours, check our Directions & Hours section to find us so you can visit our location and taste our food.

Mexico Viejo Encinitas serves fresh food, not frozen.
 Other that your typical “taco shop “ food, we serve soups like chicken and beef, fish and shrimp tacos. We also serve breakfast burritos all day. Here are a few things you should know about us:

More than 90% of our products are homemade (except sour cream or tomato sauce).

Our guacamole is made with 100% real avocados.

All our fresh produce is delivered daily. We handle all vegetables and do the entire cutting here.

A local tortilla factory delivers our corn flour and wheat flour tortillas daily so we can serve them fresh.

We use the best products available from our vendors to provide with high quality food.

Come on over to visit our location and taste our food and see (or taste) for yourself why we have stayed in business for so long. Enjoy!

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