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King Taco

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45 N Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91103-3901
(626) 792-0405
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8:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • 25
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  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Yummy and inexpensive!

Very casual eatery, great food. Try the sopas! Chicken was tender and juicy. Food was inexpensive. I will be back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Charlotte2010NC
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Charlotte, NC
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Charlotte, NC
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very casual eatery, great food. Try the sopas! Chicken was tender and juicy. Food was inexpensive. I will be back.

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Houston, Texas
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214 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smallish menu on the wall. Didn't realize the tacos were street tacos, ordered a few expecting a nice crispy one, but really enjoyed the flavor of the street tacos. The Mole tamale was excellent. Not a fancy place, but great food.

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Thank Penguin S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like authentic Mexican food, this is a must try. Excellent carne asada, good variety menu, great sopas, fair prices.

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Thank H9926LBmichaelp
Victorville, California
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The tacos are great here we had the asada tacos and the mole tamale and they where delicious. We also had the carne asada nachos they where ok but not mind blowing too much onion and the cheese was too watery made the nachos soggy . I also recommend the strawberry atole its really good great flavor and great for... More 

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Thank TRAVELINGFAM951
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Love the tacos especially carne asada. Love the green salsa. Great aguas frescas too. But what I like the best are the tamales, hard to find at other fast food Mexican places and when you do, not as good as King Taco. I especially like the chicken but try them all.

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Thank Bill B
South Pasadena, California
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121 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We bought dinners two days in September 2015. The location is always crowded and food is good and price reasonable. We eat tacos and Tamales. Parking is always a challenge;

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Thank SriLanka2010
wiwoman
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great food I would eat there every other day if I could. It is on of my main California stops. The steak taco is wonderful.

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Thank wiwoman
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Our family was looking for a little something to eat at 9:30 pm and found King Taco (we were visiting Pasadena). The place was busy. Our family ordered carne asada tacos and tamales! Excellent, excellent! Very casual place. Order at the counter. Prices very good. One thing I liked was seeing a security guard on site. All kinds of people... More 

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Thank chickencoop58
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

I've loved King Taco since I was a kid growing up in L.A. I have tried different locations in the L.A. area but muy all-time favorite location is the one on 3rd & Ford Blvd. I guess it's the flavor I originally tasted and know. The pastor tacos here at the Pasadena location were not as seasoned as the one... More 

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Thank Jude2630
Pasadena, California
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

King Taco is the only taco that i can eat more than two pieces. I am not a taco person but thier taco is simple, not too large, but tasty. Many other choices of food. My husband loves the taquitos.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 N Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91103-3901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: (626) 792-0405

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?