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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: Lunch, Late Night

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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
    4 of 5 stars
Old Dependable

I moved away from L.A. years ago but every time I get back I go here. Food is authentic and consistent with huge portions. Over the years I got married and now visits are a family affair. Now they make sure we always visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
DOUGLAS K
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Petionville, Haiti
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Petionville, Haiti
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I moved away from L.A. years ago but every time I get back I go here. Food is authentic and consistent with huge portions. Over the years I got married and now visits are a family affair. Now they make sure we always visit.

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Somerset, Wisconsin
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269 reviews 269 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Stopped here at 11 pm on our way home. It's a tiny place with limited seating but oh so good! We had the chicken enchiladas and the chilies rellenos. I didn't know what to expect but I am so happy we stopped.

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Lawndale, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is one of the 5 El Tarasco restaurants I have visited. The food was on the same level as the El Segundo main location. The bar and cooking area are visible and open. The bathroom is nicest of all locations. This old building has many age scars and deeply pitted wooden floors. It has been decorated with picket fencing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Co-worker I was traveling with knew about this restaurant from when he lived in LA. Ate lunch here before our meeting. Great experience! If I ever get back to LA I'm definitely going back. Huge tasty burrito and their salsa is one of the best I've had.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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203 reviews 203 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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