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King Taco

45 N Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91103-3901
(626) 792-0405
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Ranked #62 of 583 restaurants in Pasadena
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 3, 2014
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32 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I am from mexico and used to seeing meat on a spit..this place was just ok. The tortillas are not home made so not anything special. Better places in LA to eat tacos.

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Machida, Japan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This place usually has a line, because all of the locals know it's the best bang for your buck in Old Town. Try the breakfast burritos which are yummy or anything else on the menu. Will go again anytime I'm in Pasadena.

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Oxnard, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

a chain, that in other areas of L.A. some people think is expensive, but this place is DIRT cheap, in price compared to other places to eat in the old town pasadena area. their carne asada is my absolute favorite in the L.A. area. their red sauce is hot and very flavorful! they serve tortas and taquitos at this location.... More

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Long Beach, California
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264 reviews 264 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Most of the restaurants in old town skew higher pricewise, but this place offers reasonably priced mexican food. You can easily get a meal for around five dollars. The tacos are not what you get at one of the major chains like taco bell its more authentic type mexican food here.

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st. louis, missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The tacos and burritos really hit the spot. Try the beef tongue and the hot salsa. Open for breakfast and also late. The atmosphere is that of a take out joint, but no worries.

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Toronto, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

So, I've tried the gourmet tacos, but nothing bears a classic tasty taco and these are awesome!!! A must is the Sopes, crunchy and soft with any favourite protein, i love carnitas and their flavour was scrumptious

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Richland, Washington, USA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

King Taco is my favorite place for a quick bite in Pasadena. The all-meat chicken burrito is my go-to meal. King Taco's salsa is amazing (but be sure to order mild if you are new to the place!). The food is great and the staff are friendly and very hard working.

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Alhambra, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I tried the tacos and burrito at this place, and it was so good. I think this place will be one of my favorite taco place in the neighborhood. If you go to this place, try the horcatta too. It's sooo goood!!

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Pasadena, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My first impression of this place was wow, their soft tacos are really small. Then I tasted them and realized I just needed to order more. The quality was there, but the size was not. So instead of ordering 2, now I order 3 or 4. I tried the carne asada soft tacos and the carnitas soft tacos and liked... More

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Altadena, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

You get the feeling that you are getting some authentic Mexican street food in this little restaurant in Old Town Pasadena. It's fun and fast, and there's always a line which is a good sign. I do wish they had more hot sauces to accompany the food but I do enjoy eating there.

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