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El Tacoqueto

Main Road, Tulum, Mexico
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English first
Richmond, VA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My husband and I seek out opportunities for genuine interactions with the people and culture when we travel, and visiting El Tacoqueto was a highlight of our most recent trip to Tulum. I loved that they have no menu and you can see what they have to order, and the food was really good. My husband likes to try different... More

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It's true that the place and the people are charming, with no menu, just giant vats of albondigas and chicken soup. Yes, cheap- but the flavors left something to be desired. I probably would have skipped this in favor of a more expensive chile relleno at rincon poblano, and some tacos al pastor.

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New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The best chicken mole in Tulum and if you don't eat meat they'll make you really whatever you prefer (in this case a quesadilla). That plus chips/salsa and two fresh juices for $10 is a steal.

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Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We decided to give El Tacoqueto a try for dinner one night. They have a sign board out front with their menu items, but didn't have a menu when we went inside to eat. They took us over to the serving window and showed us the different dishes, and with my poor Spanish, we figured out what to order. We... More

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New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Just got off the bus, and wanted to get something to eat. We saw this place first and decided to give it a try. This is a small, authentic, local place. Barely anyone speaks English, so just look at the things being cooked. You go over to the back where they cook, and you can see the food in their... More

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Berkeley, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Looks like a little hole in the wall, TV on, run by mom and pop. Really, really good homemade food. We're going back tomorrow for breakfast.

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LA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We had a lunch and loved the taste. When we went there, they had chicken soup, chicken mole, Mexican beef mix, chicken plate and meatball. I think they serve other plates for dinner or by request, but these are ready made and fast if you are in hurry. You can see and tell them what you want. They also make... More

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Never judge a book by its cover. This little restaurant served up the best food both I and my partner tasted in Mexico on our 2 week visit. I am quite sure the health inspector in Ireland would close it down but this did not put us off and we are glad of we decided to eat here. We stopped... More

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Groningen
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

El Tacoqueto is an original mexican cocina. When to come there you have a choice of at least seven dishes. Everything is ready, you choose your dish and a few seconds later you allready enjoy it. The place is always full with locals and I don't think you can find better food for those prices. Thumps up.

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Union City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We were recommended to this place by a local so we decided to give it a try. The shop is tucked near a corner south of Tulum town. It's a family-owned place. There's no menu and we chose what we want from a row of containers in front of the kitchen. Knowing little Mexican, we pointed & used what little... More

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