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Vatos Urban Tacos Itaewon

#57 of 13,721 Restaurants in Seoul
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Mexican, Asian fusion
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181-8, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-866, South Korea
+82 2-797-8226
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
WOW!

While visiting Seoul, recently, I had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant, and I was VERY PLEASANTLY surprised with the experience! The menu offers a little something for everyone, and the chefs serve up their tasty delights with a deft hand. I had the pulled pork tacos which were ABSOLUTELY... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Thurman M
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USA
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Votos, Draws a busy local crowd of clientele. Food is good but the portions are small and over - priced. The wait staff does a good job and is friendly. Votos is ok but for my experience it's over rated, over priced and crowded with lots of noise.

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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Delicious fresh food! Staff is pleasant and enthusiastic. Great for groups and families as well as a date.

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Singapore, Singapore
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Truly the best! Try the spicy crispy chicken wings & Kimchi fries! Addictive! And yes! How can I forget.. Their signature Corona Margarita! Presentation alone blows my mind! Great atmosphere! Everything is good but be prepared to wait. Better chances of getting a seat after 8:30pm. I love how people truly takes pride in what they do and do it... More 

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USA
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

While visiting Seoul, recently, I had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant, and I was VERY PLEASANTLY surprised with the experience! The menu offers a little something for everyone, and the chefs serve up their tasty delights with a deft hand. I had the pulled pork tacos which were ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! In fact, they were so good that I... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food portions too small. Kimchi fries are good, but can get better ones for less across the street at the new sandwich store, near dilingers.

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Laurel, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I heard a lot about this place. Especially, the kimchi fries. And let me tell you, they were good. This restaurant is the one place where most of the patrons are non Korean. Mainly because it is popular with the tourists and the military people. The food and drinks are really good. Though, I didn't care for the seating, which... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Decided to go here for lunch. Short wait for a table, short wait for the food. Busy atmosphere, but everyone seemed like they were enjoying their food and drinks. Ordered a Classic Burrito - Kalbi - and they did it right. Seat were a little small for American-sized customers, but the Koreans seemed comfortable. Will go again.

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Cairns, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was brought here by a friend who had been telling me about kimchi fries and that they were a must eat. She was right! A wierd combo that works really well and a nice restaurant super popular with the locals after work. Topped of nicely with a huge frozen margarita! Definitely one to try

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Seoul, South Korea
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Two weeks ago, I visited the famous Mexican restaurant, Vatos in Itaewon. The food is scrumptious and I would highly recommend the mouth watering shrimp tacos. They serve fries with kimchi, a very unique way of serving fries. They have fancy beverages too. Over all, they have a good variety of food and beverages. The place looks really chilled out... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Perhaps a little over-priced on some items. However, I always enjoy the food here and the beer and cocktails are also great. Shame there are always cues to get in, but I guess that shows what a great place this is.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 181-8, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-866, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul
  • Phone Number: +82 2-797-8226

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Asian fusion
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?