It looks like we have an imposter in our midst! Apparently someone is trying to steal our name, Tacos El Franc, and use it to open a taco shop in the San Diego …
At Tacos El Franc, we take great care in the preparation of our food. Everything must be ‘just right’ before it reaches your plate.
We serve a traditional menu of Tijuana tacos, along with quesadillas, mulitas, and various sides. Our menu is actually not much different from other taco shops throughout Tijuana. The difference between us and our competitors lies in the quality of our food. We prepare everything methodically in order to satisfy our high standards. When you come eat here, you can expect the same consistent quality time after time.
Though Tacos El Franc has only been around since 1996, our tacos go back much further in history, all the way to the early 80’s. That’s when the founder, my dad, set up his first taco stand by a busy Tijuana boulevard. It was a nondescript taco stand, devoid of any fancy signs, graphic art, or other embellishments.
It was a struggle at first. There seemed to be a taco stand on every other corner throughout the city. Even worse, my dad was offering tacos that did not taste much different from his competitors. People had no incentive for picking his stand over many others nearby. That’s when my dad had a simple but great idea- he would tinker with the preparation until he could not make the tacos taste any better.
Little by little, my dad began perfecting all his ingredients, from the carne asada, to the tortillas, to the salsas, to the guacamole. He left no stone unturned. He didn’t stop until he felt he could not make things taste any better. Needless to say, it was well worth the effort. Before long, the public had caught on, and his popularity began to surge. His taco stand became one of the most popular in all Tijuana, and the rest is history.
Today, Tacos El Franc stands among Tijuana’s most popular taquerias. Monday through Saturday, one can find throngs of people gathered to experience our delicious tacos. Our popularity extends from Tijuana to San Diego, and we are even known by many all the way in Los Angeles. The taco shop became so well known, that it receives mention in popular publications like the San Diego Reader and the Los Angeles Times, not to mention several others.
We beckon you to come enjoy our tasty Tijuana tacos. There is something for everyone. Meat lovers can choose from mouthwatering carne asada, sizzling adobada, delectable suadero, and tender cabeza. We also offer crispy tripa, lengua, and chorizo. Not so much into meat? Not a problem! You can try one of our vegetarian tacos, with all the works minus the meat. They are just as delicious as regular tacos. In addition, we serve quesadillas, mulitas, vasos de frijol, and various sides. Complement your meal with our strong selection of refreshments including Mexican Coca Cola, Fanta, Pepsi, Sangria, and more! Ready to experience taco heaven? Come pay us a visit today!
Juan M Valadez | Founder’s Son
Pure deliciousness at every bite.
Our most popular. Perfectly marinated and grilled.
Bursting with bold flavors.
Slow cooked and deliciously marinated.
Tender meat steamed to perfection.
Very popular in Mexico. You need to taste to believe!
Crispy beef tripe on a grilled tortilla. Need I say more?
If you want a real taco, this is the place to go! Like really the taste is beyond good! And the portions are real generous, there’s variety in tacos so you can choose between many options and just the BEST! Believe me, I am a taco snob. This is the place you want to be at!
As a Tijuana native I can assure you these are the best tacos in Mexico. The tacos are so good due to the home made tortillas and the guacamole included in every taco.
There are many kinds of tacos in Mexico, but these are my favorite! The beef is covered in a kind of adobo/dry rub and cooked on a vertical skewer, like a kebab, there is a vertical back-burner and the meat is rotated gently, when they prepare your taco, the guy slices thin cuts of meat onto your tortilla, the adds the guacamole, onion and cilantro and the sauce, you add your lime and that’s it! So good!!
I’ve been going to Al Franc for several years. It never disappoints. While the carne asada is good, (you can get equally good on this side of the border at Tacos El Gordo), the adobada is the best I’ve had. About half the plates in the parking lot are US, so it’s a pretty mixed and family friendly crowd. Plus it’s location kitty corner from Costco makes it an easy destination once over the border.
Writing a review means people will start to discover this wonderful place I have been coming to since Playas de Tijuana. My favorite place to eat in the World…Not kidding. If your lucky to have a cup of beans before they run out please enjoy. Thay add cilantro, onins and salsa. (W/O salsa) if prefer to not have them spicy. The flavor is what Mexico is all about: An eclectic array of flavors with one simple sip always takes me back to when I was a kid. Order a quesadilla de ASADA con todo and you will be right smack in the middle of the metropolis of the best flavors in ALL of Mexico. Please Tip well and learn the language…Love this place!
For great tacos de asada o adobada head to this place in Playas de Tijuana. Filled con todo que te gusta, quick service in a comfortable environment, easy parking. Served with a fork to ensure you do not miss any part of the meal. Delicioso. $23 m.n. as of this week.
Authentic Tijuana tacos..the best in Mexico no doubt. Only bad thing is that they close on sundays but I recommend them 100%.
My experience at Tacos El Franc was Amazing..I tried three different tacos Carne Asada tender and juicy, Adobada just the right flavor,Cabeza soft and tasty I was completely satisfied with the service and will make it a must stop when I’m in TJ.
This place is one of the best places to eat tacos. I have been here about four times now and they do not disappoint. Made to order with fresh ingredients and home made tortillas. Less than 5 minutes from the border. Great service and busy hard workers. Will continue to visit this place.
Amazing taco’s place! If you are at Tijuana, you have to try those tacos!!! One of the best in town! But don’t expect nothing fancy… this is a medium style taco shop, but very well and conveniently located. If you like to try tacos, this a excellent place to start! Highly recommended!
Love the tacos, the size of them are ridiculous and very delicious. Would recommend this spot to anyone. I love it more then any taco stand out in TJ. It’s my number 1 go to spot when I’m in town.
Loved my experience here. Went as part of a tour group, though this place was filled with locals. The meat is perfect, the vibe is great, I can’t think of anything bad to say … except that I wish I’d ordered more. I guess that’s a reason to go back.
Very easy to get to and have never been disappointed by the food or the service. I always come to this spot when I am in TJ and want tacos!
This is a must when you visit TJ. In fact its worth going to Tijuana just to eat these tacos. They have pastor, tripa, carne asada and they make tacos, quesadillas and mulitas. The meat quality is excellent and this place is always crowded with the locals. Both times we have been there has been a line for seating. The salsas were excellent too. They have tables to sit at or bar style seating as well.
Very good tacos we saw a lot of people eating there and we stop by it really worth it, we tried all kind of tacos and all were buenisimos!!!
Not only is this a locals spot but a lot of out of towners. This is the best taco ever. The meat is well seasoned. Its very casual lil spot. The apastor and tripas are the best. At night it gets crazy busy ( duhhh signs of bomb food) I wish they were open more tho they are closed on Sundays & Mondays. Crazy i know my thoughts too.
You can call it “Tacos Al Pastor’ like it is typically known in Mexico City but in Tijuana and most of Northern Mexico this marinated pork tacos is known as “Adobada” (which is basically an adobo based rub used to marinate the pork).
However you call it this taco it is a must if you are in Tijuana..and ask for it “Con Todo” which includes diced onions, cilantro and the ever-present avocado sauce (mashed avocados).
Perfect for dinner or a late night snack.
Best Tacos in Tijuana, been coming to this place since forever and it just gets better every time I visit; they never disappoint.