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El Taco

100 Western Rd, Brighton, England
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Ranked #620 of 844 Restaurants in Brighton
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Street Food
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Street Food
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was a horrible experience and a huge waste of money. The vibrant painting of the shop fools you but the food is cheap, stingy and only vaguely resembles Mexican food.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The worst food I have ever eaten (so bad, we haven't actually been able to eat it and it's gone in the bin!) cold, soggy, oily and the "meat" which was supposedly chicken looks like something you may find in dog food. Just awful.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Quite simply the worst burrito I have ever eaten. I would not have fed my dog with that starchy, doughy mess. Do not waste your money.

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Chester, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I think the several other Mexican burrito type places popping up all over Brighton have an edge over this place... Burritos here are packed with rice, not much meat, and Ive seen a couple of questionable hygiene habits from staff while preparing food. It's ok as a drunk munch on the way home but unfortunatly lacking in quality to make... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

great Mexican food prepared freshly for you. The restaurant is tiny and has limited seating, but its cheap and really large quantities and filling. Best Mexican i've had in Brighton

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I must admit that prior to my visit here I was a taco-virgin! I popped in here with a few friends for a quick bite to eat on our lunch break and found it a bit confusing as to how/what to order at first but the staff were very helpful. Food was great; fresh and very tasty. I'm not a... More

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Hove
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Popped by tonight with my other half for a quick bite. The guy who served us was really polite and friendly despite it being pretty close to 11pm on a Sunday! Got ourselves a fajita and burrito for little over a tenner, both MASSIVE. Yes they do microwave the food to reheat it but no one has ever tried to... More

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Me & my husband visited this mexican takeaway on Western Road this month. We were welcomed by a gentleman who was very helpful and descriptive about what was being served. However there were 3 guys standing behind the counter just watching us decide so I found it a bit awkward to comfortably decide. We were asked whether or not we... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Great little place with friendly staff and a great menu with everything you'd expect. Grab seat if you are able and watch the world in by eating good food and deciding which boho gelato ice cream to finish it all up with.

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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

This place is great. It may look a bit shabby but the food is great. The staff were friendly and it's fantastic value for money. Try the veggie quasedillas. Mmmm

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