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El Tarasco Restaurant

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316 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3242
310-545-4241
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • 26
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Carnitas Tostada....

...or Junior Super Deluxe, or the No. 7 (two tacos rice and beans). Large drink and you are set. Plenty of chips and salsa. Just be careful not to sit on the "bump" in the floor. Best post-surf meal around.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014
Glenn P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

...or Junior Super Deluxe, or the No. 7 (two tacos rice and beans). Large drink and you are set. Plenty of chips and salsa. Just be careful not to sit on the "bump" in the floor. Best post-surf meal around.

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Tel Aviv
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19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Hole in the wall type of place, great foods, had the chicken enchiladas which were delish, service was good, very local authentic type of place, Spanish music in the background and a bunch of locals eating lunch.

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I first stopped in El Tarasco back in July and we loved it so much that we went back a second time. I also traveled to Manhattan Beach again in September and made sure not to miss it!! It has so much character... it's a tiny "hole in the wall" taco joint with excellent food! As everyone else has said,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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202 reviews 202 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Its "tight" bar seating in this little dive taco shack. The chips and salsa are good and the burritos are typical baja style for the area. Its good enough for a stop but not a destination.

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

After eating at chains around the LA area, I went back to relying on google and yelp reviews. This place came in at the top and was open late. Small, friendly, hole-in-the-wall with excellent food, value and ambience. Take-out or limited bar stool seating. I loved it. Will definitely go back! I wish I could have had everything on the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Stopped by for a quick bite on the way to lax. This isn't your typical Boring Mexican food chain it's homemade, authentic and delicious. Inside there are only perhaps 15 stools at the counter and window. The place is small but has a great beach mex feel.. Highly recommend the Deluxe Burrito...the sauce is great.

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Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I don't know what happened to this place, but the meal we had there was terrible. The taco itself was burned, as was the rice. The hamburger wasn't season but was litterally dripping with grease. The refried beans were watery and they were out of guacamole. There was trash on the floor and the fan vent was covered with black... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This is by far the best and most authentic Mexican food we have had! Definitely will return! The jr deluxe burrito was delish. I recommend sharing it with someone because of the size. They're guacamole was also wonderful!

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Salt Lake City
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97 reviews 97 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Good stuff! We sat at the bar with our kids and had a great dinner. Kids had taquitos and loved them. Wife had tacos that were great and I had steak chili verde which was very tasty. Everything was fresh and excellent. In an otherwise expensive area, this is the best value you'll find for really good Mexican food.

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Preston
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We tried this Mexican takeaway after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. It really didn't disappoint; very reasonable in an upscale area and huge portions of our Mexican favourites. Would disagree with previous reviewer in terms of sloppiness....this is not Chevys! The look and taste of all our meals reminded my wife and I of our many travels south of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 316 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3242
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: 310-545-4241

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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