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Tacos POR Favor

1406 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3803
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Came here on a Wednesday night. Ordered the ceviche & a fish taco. The fish taco was good--not the best I've ever had, but solid nonetheless. The ceviche, however, was truly excellent--served in a super-tsty tomato & citrus sauce and topped w/ avocado. Worth a visit if you want good "hole in the wall" Mexican.

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Santa Monica, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We go here at least once a month. The carne asada burrito keeps calling to me - it's so good. My husband gets tacos and I always sneak a bite. Great salsa bar. The outside looks sketchy, but it's the food you are going for. Sometimes the counter staff doesn't want to deal with you, but I know they are... More 

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The food was ok. They did have a large menu to choose from. i always judge a place on if they have soap in the restroom. they did not.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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192 reviews 192 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We had high hopes of some great authentic Mexican fare, but we ended up a bit disappointed. The menu is enormous, so we sampled a few different kinds of tacos and burritos. The food itself was fine, but not memorable. Probably would not return.

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Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Either of the Tacos Por Favor locations are awesome, tho this one is a little crowded. BEST hard shell tacos in town. Great tortas. Great weekend menudo. Yummy anchiote salsa. A little under $10 for most meals. The line is out the door at both locations every day at lunch, so they must be doing something right.

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Los Angeles, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Really delicious and healthful (if you can believe it!) mexican food. Love the tacos de papa, sopes and breakfast is really good here. One word of caution - if you don't eat meat, be careful at breakfast. Ordered a veggie breakfast burrito and the eggs were clearly cooked in sausage or bacon fat. I had to throw it out it... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

I love this place. The line of people to get into this place is evidence enough that the food is great. The decor is rough but the food more than makes up for it. So if you want great food and less atmosphere then this is the place for you.

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South Pole
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143 reviews 143 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Found this place on Yelp, the reviews sounded convincing, and yes, this is indeed a superb self-service Mexican joint. The salsa bar was clean and well stocked with sauces, which doubled our enjoyment from burritos with carne asada. Great value, warm feelings!

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Oceanside, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Since moving out of LA and to the Bay Area, I've yet to find another Mexican food joint that compares to the flavor, diversity, and affordability that is my beloved Tacos Por Favor. What makes TPF so great? The fact that you can choose to be "healthy" one day and order a Spinach, Sauteed Mushroom, or Veggie burrito on whole... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I got the fish tacos. Fish was lacking in seasoning but the toppings were good, very fresh. I also enjoyed the salsa bar. The tamale was a bit dry too.

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Additional Information about Tacos POR Favor

Address: 1406 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3803
Phone Number: 310-392-5768
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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