Tio Chino Restaurant

3334 Rosecrans St
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: (619) 223-2100
Cuisine: Mexican/Southwestern
Price: $$$

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  • Hours
    Monday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner
  • Parking Availability Street
  • Reservation Information Not Required
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa


Re-established as Tio Chino in 2013. Tio Chino took over what was previously Tio Carlos, a legendary Mexican restaurant. Tio Chino continues to provide San Diego with the same quality food and strives to create an outstanding dining experience and present Pacific-Mexican (Pac-Mex) cuisine to our community at large. Pac-Mex cuisine is fusion of Mexican culinary traditions with Pacific-Rim inspirations, namely Asian and Chamorro cuisine. Try something from their traditional Mexican "Classic Carlos" menu, like our tender, slow braised Carnitas plate, served with Spanish Rice and beans or our hand butchered Carne Asada Steak. Or, try the new fusion menu including Boneless Braised Short Rib entree with Wasabi Mash Potatoes and grilled veggies or our Kara-age Fish Tacos, served with sesame slaw, pickled carrots and our avocado-cilantro sauce. Kick back in its "old world" leather booths and relish the moderately-priced Mexican and Asian cuisine, friendly service, live entertainment on Wednesdays through Saturdays. Tio Chino appeals to a multitude of dining tastes. For private family or business events, reserve the patio to munch on the complimentary chips and salsa paired with an ice-cold beer. Tio Chino Restaurant and Bar is a tried-and-true restaurant dishing up fresh fare in a casual environment.And yes, they still serve the infamous Fried Ice-Cream!

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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 64reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The food is excellent, they use top quality meats & ingredients! Apr 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by my carnitas burrito large chunk of fat- 12.99 for the same one I could have gotten at another place 4.50 that is twice the size Mar 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by We love this place. One of our favorites! Great food and service! Mar 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great food and drinks, excellent service Feb 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great food and great service. The pacific / mexican fusion is very unique and a great mix. Feb 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great food. Friendly staff Jan 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful atmosphere and personal attention from the attendent. Dec 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by We were pleasantly surprised how good the food was and service was excellent! Oct 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Service was fast 7 food was good. Sep 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Happy hour. Sep 25, 2013
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