From Our Editors
El Gordito in El Monte is a well-known deli, delivering a laid-back ambience with superb hot dogs. It's a popular spot for guests that want excellent food.
Thanks to its outdoor seating, the restaurant is a fantastic option when you feel like soaking in some of those California rays. No specific attire is required, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably. Also, though the overall price can be a bit on the low side, you won't be sacrificing any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try.
There really is something for everyone, with gluten-free options, as well as low-fat and vegetarian items on the robust menu. Plus, if you're on the lookout for the perfect spot for family or friends, it's been reviewed as a solid option for large groups and kids. If you're in a hurry, you can call ahead and take advantage of the convenient take-out menu.
A reputable favorite in Mountain View, chances are you won't walk away from El Gordito Taqueria disappointed.