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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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7:00 am - 12:00 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

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  • 12
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
late night eats

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
cherry t
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Pasadena, California
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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Pasadena, California
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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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Gaylord, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Walking distance from Fuller University and authentic Mexican food. It is always crowded (what we were told) but the food was good. We tried several (like 10) items on the menu and did not find any that were not good.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Burrito asada and a grande horchata, seating and unisex restroom. It's a block way from the Memorial Park stop on the Gold Line. Highly recommend.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

This is a fast food restaurant and obviously quite popular. It was quite a line up but they served everyone quickly. I had a El pastor burrito which I truly enjoyed. Great value, great taste.

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is about the cheapest place for a bite in old town pasadena. Its mexican fast food with typical tacos, quesadillas, sopas, etc. seriously the street hot dog vendors charge more then this place and at least this place meets food cleanliness standards

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South Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We had 02 dinners, many Mexican food varieties; reasonable prices, just made, tasty food; we enjoyed and will return. Its open till very late and it helped us very much;

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My colleague highly recommended this restaurant which always has a long line. Okay! I waited 15 minutes to place my order of an al pastor burrito with beans and cheese and waited another 10 minutes to receive it to go. I do not recommend dining in house because of the very noisy rooms and the constant calling out of numbers... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

No nonsense authentic tacos with fantastic "secret sauce" hot sauce you can only get there. The dine-in facilities could use some additional comfort and style, but you don't really go for the atmosphere.

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?