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King Taco

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45 N Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91103-3901
(626) 792-0405
Today
8:30 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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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 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
Its Amazing

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;

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2014
SriLanka2010
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South Pasadena, California
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Long Beach, California
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322 reviews 322 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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278 reviews 278 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
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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Pasadena, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The lady took the order like she was ready to go home,it took a long time to get our order.tortillas were cold,meat not even close to what al pastor is,NO LEMONS,I'm sorry just horrible.wouldn't go again.

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Dallas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Bend, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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322 reviews 322 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?