About Us

Not just another taco shop

Imagine having the best Mexican food readily available to you your whole life. What kind of influences you would have, the things you would have been able to see and taste that just work and the things that just don’t. Tacaliente is the work of a San Diego native who understands what great Mexican food is. The Quality will show as you are eating food crafted with local ingredients and local inspiration. 

Discover how we prepare your favorite Mexican dishes, including fresh tacos, salsa, and other classics, in the wonderful Hillcrest area. Based out of a great centralized location, you can enjoy your favorites with us or take them on the go. See what makes Tacaliente Hillcrest’s favorite new Mexican restaurant. 

San Diego Exclusive

Tacaliente is a locally owned Mexcian Grill that can’t be found anywhere else. With ownership being here, you can trust that you are going to be getting the best of the best. Stop by and enjoy the wonderful flavors of a local San Diego Mexican grill.

Enjoy your way

Tacaliente is your go-to for all your Mexican food needs in Hillcrest. We welcome you to enjoy a great meal, crafted with this season’s ingredients. We have catering available so you can share the joy of your favorite San Diego taco shop with your friends, family, or work event. We make it easy for you to have great Mexican food that is sure to impress.