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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

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  • 16
    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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Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews
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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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La Center, Washington
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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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Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

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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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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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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Oracle, Arizona
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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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Tucson
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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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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

I judge a Mexican restaurant on three things: first and foremost, the chili rellenos; second, the menudo; and third, the attentiveness and friendliness of the service. This restaurant has mastered all three-- which means everything else is most likely spectacular. Chili rellenos and menudo are two dishes that are really the signature of the chefs culinary ability. They are all... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I stopped here for breakfast just after they opened on a sunday ,...the place was already pretty busy and for Oracle that's saying something! I ordered the huevos rancheros, It was spicy, a bit wet though...but it was good, now I'm not sure but I think the coffee tasted of beer..maybe, maybe not. service was good , about 8 locals... More 

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Oracle, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

You get a lot of food for your money. Friendly staff and good service. It's not great food but it's decent. You won't leave hungry.

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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?