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Papa Chevos Taco Shop

299 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1442
831-372-7298
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Ranked #127 of 258 restaurants in Monterey
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Feb 20, 2014
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Key West, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

In the last year I have eaten my fair share of adobada tacos from Seattle to Arizona. If you want good food, then I highly recommend this place even with paper plates and plastic forks. I agree that real silverware and plates would improve the ambience, but the food is worth the eating and the price. The adobada was prepared... More

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Southport, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

From looking at the photographs on tripadvisor, I almost did a double take when we actually found Papa Chevos Taco Shop. It is understated and thankfully not touristy. The food! Oh my lord the food! My personal favorite was the rice. Rice you might say? Is this chick crazy? Um well I haven't had Mexican rice like that anywhere before... More

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Surprise, Arizona
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Don't be fooled by the front appearance of the building. They have good Mexican food. We enjoyed getting late snacks here. Their burritos, rolled tacos are very good. Anytime we are in the area we will eat here.

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Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Delicious Mexican food, the locals go here. Inexpensive but delicious. The carne asada is superb, the machaca and rolled tacos too. This place is tiny and uses paper plates but we kept going back because the place is so yummy. Try it, you can pay tons more for Mexican food elsewhere in the region but this is the real deal,... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Hole in the wall is generous....it's a corner in a parking structure. Run down, paper plates, poor lighting. I asked at the coffee shop for the best local take out and was pointed here; otherwise I never would have eaten here. Boy am I glad I did. Great food. Strong flavors. Fresh ingredients. Outstanding carne asada tacos, and the chicken... More

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Placerville, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

It's cheap, it's open late, the food was better and fresher than I thought it would be. Simple mexican food. I had 3 different tacos, all well seasoned, with the shells fried and shaped while you wait. 2 basic sauce choices: Tapatio or green sauce. A few beers available. There are a couple tables where the food is prepared, but... More

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California Hot Springs, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

Very busy place this weekend with all the cars in town. Great food and friendly staff .... Will go back !

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I was desperate to have a Mexican taco on my holiday and came across this place near my hotel. The food was good but my brother and I were a bit worried about eating there as the shop itself wasn't great and could have looked better. There were also lots of flies outside the shop. But we were too hungry... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Nothing fancy so don't get your hopes up. Great little taco shop though. I stayed across the street at the Monterey Bay Inn and it's perfect for take out when you don't want a big deal for a meal. 5 day visit and I ate there twice!

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Boone, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Really good food in a friendly place. Convenient and quick. Loved the tacos here!

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