Taco Centro in Gaslamp Quarter

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for Taco Tuesday: Taco Centro 


San Diego’s Newest Late-Night Taco Shop Hits the Gaslamp Quarter

Gaslamp Quarter, CA – The Gaslamp Quarter is San Diego’s downtown heart and soul, a melting pot of activities, experiences, shops, libations, and delicious dining opportunities.

This historic neighborhood boasts a diverse offering of locally owned and operated merchants that are each a part of the larger fabric of what makes the Gaslamp so special. 



This month, Taco Tuesday Spotlight is  Taco Centro, a modern taqueria – offering a new take on the Mexican street food experience to the heart of San Diego. Inspired by their travels throughout various cities across Mexico, founder and owner Adrian Gutierrez strived to create a restaurant similar to the market food stalls and street food vendors they patronized during their time there. “Our concept is taco-centric, based on the traditional taco stalls found all over the country and we wanted to bring this experience to the heart of San Diego,” said Gutierrez. “But with a modern look and feel.”


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Its modernity can be seen in Taco Centro’s layout – utilizing an exposed, open kitchen and floor to ceiling windows that celebrate San Diego’s endless sunshine, illuminating the white washed walls and royal blue trim. Guests will delight in menu items like traditional birria, quesadillas, elote, churros and of course, a wide array of mouthwatering tacos.


Located at 539 Island Avenue, Taco Centro is located in the Gaslamp Quarter; perfect for a weekend lunch with friends,  a meet up spot before the Padres game,  pet-friendly, or a date night with that special someone. Taco Centro is open seven days a week and features late night hours, so you can stop by after a fun night out in Gaslamp.  More about Taco Centro and its menus, here: www.tacocentro.com

Business Hours:
  • Sunday to Thursday: 11:00am to 12:00am
  • Friday to Saturday: 11:00am to 3:00am



Happy Hour Specials

  •  Monday – Friday, 3 PM – 6 PM: $5 Draft Beers


Taco Tuesday Specials All Day

  •  $5 Draft Beers and $3 Al Pastor Tacos


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