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Taco Chili Chili Itaewon

#1,104 of 12,825 Restaurants in Seoul
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527, Itaewon2-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
02-797-7219
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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For the most part I really liked this place. My major issue is that like many Mexican places in Korea that its very koreanised.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2013
Stodds73
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Anyang, South Korea
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It's serviceable as a Mexican restaurant. It used to be one of the best in Seoul, but that was before the Mexican boom in 2012. Other have surpassed it in quality, but its taco al pastor is still great.

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Seoul, South Korea
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56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Taco Chili Chili used to be one of the better Mexican places around, but with the addition of Don Charly, Vatos, and Coreanos within a 10-minute walk, it's still consistently good but not as good at those other places. It is still a regular favorite for the neighborhood.

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Seoul, South Korea
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I frequent this place about once every month or two. I usually get a burrito - which is more of a soft taco - for lunch every now and again when I'm tired of going to other places in the area. Everything available isn't "great", but it's also not offensive. Therefore, if you're in the mood for a quick fix... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

For the most part I really liked this place. My major issue is that like many Mexican places in Korea that its very koreanised.

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Seoul, South Korea
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102 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Outstanding food, very reasonable prices. We had the burrito and enchiladas and both were perfectly done. A lot of seating upstairs so we were able to quickly get a table even though it was Friday night. Great place to visit in Itaewon if you are looking for quality Mexican food at good prices.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Excellent Burritos and Enchiladas. The new upstairs area has a fireplace and additional seating. Coming from the US I was thrilled to disover this.

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Seoul, South Korea
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25 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I've been a fan of Mr. Kim's for more than 7 years - since before he moved to his present location in the Gyeongnidan area just north of Itaewon - and I'm still a fan even though the owner, who lived in Mexico City for some time before opening the joint - doesn't prepare much food anymore. Overall, you get... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

If you crave some Tex-Mexican food in Seoul, this is the only place to go. The Korean owner lived in L.A. for 25 years, so it is authentic.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

This was one of my favorite restaurants while I was living in the Itaewon area of Seoul, and I ate here again on a recent trip back. I always get the chicken enchilada. It's the best I've ever eaten. Go here. The food is fresh and made to order. I'm certain you won't be disappointed.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Great food, easygoing and friendly staff - highly recommend! The owner lived in Mexico for quite a while and seems to have gotten the flavors down. Get the beef enchilada with double meat!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 527, Itaewon2-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Itaewon
  • Neighborhood: Itaewon
  • Phone Number: 02-797-7219

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Staying in Itaewon

Neighborhood Profile
Itaewon
Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison, Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here, trendy international restaurants dot the area alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest club venues. After dark, Itaewon comes into its own as one of Seoul’s top party scenes. The crowd is a fascinating patchwork of all backgrounds and identities, including a small but thriving Muslim community (centered on Korea’s sole mosque), the LGBT community (with a string of popular bars and clubs), and a wide range of ethnicities and cultures scattered around. Those seeking a quiet respite should head towards the eastern end, in Hannam-dong, which not only has one of Korea’s best art museums, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, but plenty of mid-range to upscale restaurants and cafes.