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Tacos POR Favor

Santa Monica
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1406 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3803
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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I love this place

The fried fish tacos - as opposed to the grilled ones - were fantastic, as was the quesadilla. All the salsas at the salsa bar were superlative. Old school decor, which I liked, and lots of tables. No waiting, no fuss. Good food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Greenwich Village, NYC
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Greenwich Village, NYC
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fried fish tacos - as opposed to the grilled ones - were fantastic, as was the quesadilla. All the salsas at the salsa bar were superlative. Old school decor, which I liked, and lots of tables. No waiting, no fuss. Good food.

Thank paulvee
Federal Way, Washington, United States
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211 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our AirBnB host recommended Por Favor to us and we're glad he did. Very authentic Mexican food at a great price.

Thank Joe D
Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Great mexican food. Simple and prepared fresh. Worth the detour from main attractions. Would go back for lunch anytime

Thank Orval19
Lincoln, California
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154 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

While visiting So Cal, we popped in here for lunch.. It was better than solid.. so filling, hot, fresh, and pretty quick.... They have a large menu with so many options... We tried the torta and a burrito and the huevos rancheros.... They have a small salsa bar as well.. Our only issue was the mole burrito was wet... I... More 

Thank Will G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

No fuss, no frills but amazing, authentic Mexican which has left me craving tacos! If you're nearby (or even if you aren't, we got an Uber from SM beach) def give this a try, it's a brilliant lunch location.

Thank HanTodd
Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Stopped in for a quick lunch. Enjoyed carne asada and al pastor soft tacos- side of tasty guacamole- served with more chips than two people can consume. Tacos composed of two small corn tortillas with the meat, fish, or vegetarian selection and salsa, onion and cilantro. Great salsa bar with salsa, green and red sauces, and pickled carrots and onions.... More 

Thank DeborahandAndy
Santa Monica, CA
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180 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The restaurant itself is not fancy at all, but the food is always good. Prices are reasonable. I love their chicken dishes and breakfast burritos.

Thank ferdferd
Monterey, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This taqueria is what LA Mexican food is about. The location is away from downtown Santa Monica and it is reflected in the reasonable pricing of the menu. I had a burrito chili verde that I could have easily split, but it was just sitting there so I ate the whole thing. It had large, tender pieces of pork that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

an unintentionally ironic third world space on a transitional santa monica boulevard corner, near the woodlawn cemetary. order takers are often sullen and surly probably because they are overworked and underpaid and the clientele is mostly gringos...but just pleasant enough to appear faceless. you order and they call your number for your food. quality is better than most places of... More 

Thank Eric B
Cary, North Carolina
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I grew up in Los Angeles and, in my young adult years, on food from Tacos Por Favor. As a result, it's really hard to please me with Mexican food. This is authentic, fresh, healthy, and delicious. If you're watching your pennies, you can easily fill up (and almost make two meals) out of a huge veggie burrito or a... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1406 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-392-5768

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  • Cuisine: Mexican
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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