Tecate Port of Entry
Tecate is located in California
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 32°34′38″N 116°37′39″W / 32.57722°N 116.62750°W / 32.57722; -116.62750Coordinates: 32°34′38″N 116°37′39″W / 32.57722°N 116.62750°W / 32.57722; -116.62750
Country United States
State California
County San Diego
Elevation1,778 ft (542 m)
 • Total207
(71.01% of the population is Hispanic or Latino of any race)[1]
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)619
GNIS feature ID1661553[2]

Tecate is an unincorporated community in the Mountain Empire area of southeastern San Diego County, California, directly adjacent to the Mexican city of Tecate, Baja California. The area is best known for its border crossing between the United States and Mexico, and nearby Tecate Peak. It is affectionately known as "Tecatito".


  1. ^ "Custom Table - American FactFinder". Archived from the original on 2012-01-01. Retrieved 2020-03-29.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tecate, California