I love this place! very clean and food is delicious
130 Town Center PkwySantee, CA 92071
From Business: The first restaurant was opened in 1983 in San Diego by Ralph Rubio and his father, Ray, who started the fish taco phenomenon that spread across the nation. Today…
I've been going to the Taco Shops that occupied this space for years now, since it is by a store I go to daily, I like Mexican food, and I'm always on the go. They recently switched owners and names to become this K39 Taco Shop, and I must say I am not impressed. While the previous establishment would have only received a 3 star rating, based on the staff and the way they treated the customers and nothing to do with the food, which they had decent prices and decent food, especially the $1 street tacos, I must give K39 a 1, a half star would have been better though. The atmosphere is ok, they went to a surfer theme, which is the only reason they don't get a zero, maybe trying to gear toward Rubios, since they do well. When ordering, you have to really look to see the items on the menu,with needle fine very small writing, it can be hard to see, and you find you feel more like ordering from memory than trying anything new. Once you do order, and payment time comes, you realize things that cost you $3.50 now cost $5.50. I got two basic burritos, that I used to pull out $8 and get back change, to where I now pull out a $20 and only get $8 back. I also noticed the people after me, group of 3, 2 adults one child, order, and the man pulled out a $20, then looked surprised and put the $20 away and pull out his credit card. My order was also wrong. I always ask for no salsa, and if I didn't know better, I would say there was double in mine, and I found myself scraping out all the tomatoes and onions I don't like. My other burrito was for a friend, the Longborder, and it came with about a half head of lettuce inside, which I wasn't even aware it came with lettuce. When observing the lettuce burrito, I noticed it also had chicken in it. The food is prepared right where you can see it, and when I walked in, everyone had been in the back conversing, and I noticed chicken in a container sitting on the counter opened, and not being kept cool. This particular day was one of those hot 90 degree days. I looked, and part of the pile in the container was gone, since there was no one in there before us, and the people after us had not received their order and no chicken was cooking, I'll take a guess at where it went, and time will tell if it has a negative effect. I will not be going there in the future, until it changes owners again, which if they keep up this service it soon will, and I will be warding off the many people I know that used to enjoy the establishment.