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Tacos POR Favor

1406 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3803
310-392-5768
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Ranked #240 of 561 restaurants in Santa Monica
Cuisines: Mexican
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- Jun 8, 2014
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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
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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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LA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Food, with delicious sauces, was best Mexican food I've tasted since my trip to Mexico last year. Decor is also typical Mexican; nothing fancy, but clean. Wish I lived closer.

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Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

Best inexpensive Mexican food in Santa Monica! The burritos are quite large and the hard tacos are the best I've ever had! They also have a fresh salsa bar with spicy pickled carrots and onions. This is my favorite Mexican joint if I'm ever craving authentic Mexican food.

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