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Casa Rivera's Taco Express

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1975 W American Ave, Oracle, AZ 85623
520-896-3747
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6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Worth the drive to Oracle!

We come here for the great quality of the food. Enormous portions and tasty handmade chips, tortillas, and salsa are the main draw. The decor is humble, but the service is friendly and the food is affordable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
ChristineNR
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Auburn, Washington
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290 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We didn't know what to expect when we drove up and then walked in this small restaurant. We went with friends who know the owners...very friendly people. They promptly brought chips and delicious salsa and our drinks. We made it before the breakfast cutoff time so all four of us ordered breakfast. Their 3 egg omelet with sausage was delicious... More 

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Thank Ellen4719
Oracle, Arizona
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Lots of history here, and good food. Great and friendly service. If you want a drink its BYOB basically 1 serving per person. Salsa is good and flavorful along with the rest. It is basically a hole in the wall, but sometimes those are the best places. Cash only!!

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Thank Ann S
Chandler, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

The food is good and in my gringo opinion, authentic Mexican food. Chris was our server as well as the server for everyone in the restaurant and saw to our every need! Don't miss this quaint experience.

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Thank Karen M
Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I'm always in search of the best tacos. Casa Rivera's is at the top of my list of Bests. My first chicken taco there just blew me away. The chicken has a roasted flavor, it's moist, and loaded with flavor. Even the lettuce was outstanding! I never thought much about levels of lettuce ...but the lettuce stood out! Cold, crisp,... More 

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Thank JKaySpokane
La Center, Washington
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Fish tacos at Casa Riveria was recommended to us. So on Wednesday we drove 10 miles north to Oracle to give them a try, only to find out that fish tacos are only served on Friday's. So we ordered shredded beef and pork instead to go. It took longer than I would have expected for 4 tacos, but they were... More 

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Thank SeaShellSunSand
Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

If you want a real Mexican experience which is dirty and small and tough cuts of beef this is the place for you. I thought I was in a third world country when I walked in the door. What a dump. I wonder if the health department has ever gone thru this place. Food was bland as well. Pass this... More 

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1 Thank Bryan J
Phoenix, Arizona
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Five of us were driving thru Oracle after hiking and decided to stop for lunch. Outside was not much to look at and the restroom was outside but we were hungry so we took a chance. WOW is all I can say...The service was very good, prices very reasonable, food arrived quickly and all of our food was great! The... More 

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1 Thank Vickienbill
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We come here for the great quality of the food. Enormous portions and tasty handmade chips, tortillas, and salsa are the main draw. The decor is humble, but the service is friendly and the food is affordable.

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Thank ChristineNR
Oracle, Arizona
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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a small town cafe and has been popular in town for many years. Locals go there for Mexican breakfasts and lunches mainly. The food and service is OK - typical small town place. Servings are large so you can get 2 meals out of one ...

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Thank ivgotit2
Tucson
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We had a great lunch here. Well priced, super service and fresh food. This is truly a family-run business and it shows. They were working together like clockwork. And I really appreciated the complimentary fried ice cream for my birthday!

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Thank ZorraTucson

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1975 W American Ave, Oracle, AZ 85623
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Oracle
  • Phone Number: 520-896-3747

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?