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Vatos Urban Tacos Itaewon

181-8, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-866, South Korea
+82 2-797-8226
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Ranked #61 of 12,934 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican, Asian fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Seoul, South Korea
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The food here is good, no doubt. If you're just going in for a couple of tacos or one burrito, though, you're going to leave hungry unless you pay extra for basically everything else. Want chips and salsa? Pay about $4US for 3 chips and a tiny container of salsa devoid of tomato. This is definitely a Korean version of... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I went to Vatos once, a long time ago, and I know I will never return because the burrito I ordered was smaller than half a decent burrito back home. The atmosphere, music, menu, variety, fusion, etc., was just about as good as it gets. I couldn't find anything to complain about really, not that I look for these things.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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159 reviews 159 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This place is great. The menu offers a wide variety of delicious options, many of which we tried during our two visits. The appetizers (queso in particular), the tacos, the burgers, and the dessert were all on point, which is to say, were all delicious and hit the spot in many ways. Even though this place was hopping both times... More 

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San Francisco
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Vatos always has a wait. We tried to go, and failed, twice, then we made a reservation so we could actually eat there on our third visit. Décor wise, Vatos has all of the proper hipster touches, and it all seems like it's going to be awesome, but the food and drinks just did not deliver for me. On the... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This place has so much potential. They probably have the best Mexican flavor in Seoul. I love the taste of the carne asada or carnitas tacos and I especially love the kimchi carnitas fries. However the tacos are tiny for the price. You spend W7,000 for two tacos or W9,000/W10,000 for three. Then you finish your meal and you're left... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We went there in a big group of more than 10 people and ordered food and drinks for all. The restaurant/bar was very busy on a weekend night, and there were a lot of people waiting outside. Good that we reserve. I had a Carne Asada Quesadilla (beef, sour cream, chili sauce, cilantro and onion) and was pleasantly surprised by... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

If your palate is used to various spices, this is the place for you. Vatos is really a sports bar so if you're looking for fine dining you may want to find something else. Most people visit this restaurant for drinks and the social aspect. So, to help shape your expectations don't expect anything more then gourmet bar food. So... More 

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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Vatos is awesome. Love the kimchi fries, shrimp and beef tacos and they have one of the best burgers you can get in Seoul. Itaewon Vatos is usually too crowded so I like to go to the one in Sinsa more since I've never had to wait. A little pricey, but worth it.

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Saint-Denis, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The meal was very small. The tacos had only the taste of hot chilli and raw onions, disgusting and not digest ! I advise you not to go there.

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Kingston, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My friends and I had heard many good things about this restaurant so when we arrived in Itaewon we were eager to go. This restaurant is the entire package. It is large and bustling and seats many people. It's was very busy yet the service was insanely fast. We ordered 3 different burritos and a cheese dip and received our... More 

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Additional Information about Vatos Urban Tacos Itaewon

Address: 181-8, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-866, South Korea
Phone Number: +82 2-797-8226
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican, Asian fusion

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