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El Taco Rey

330 E Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 475-9722
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Ranked #52 of 1,180 restaurants in Colorado Springs
Cuisines: Mexican
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Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Heard this place was the best and the closest to New Mexican style cuisine so I had to give it a try since I am from NM. Unfortunately, it's not even close to what I expected but it was ok. I have NEVER heard of an avocado burrito before (don't be confused with a Carne Adovado burrito) it's different and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I am from Texas and new to the area, always looking for good Mexican food. El Taco Rey is by far the best I've had in a very long time! The avocado pork burrito is to die for as well as the tres leches coconut cake. The beans, rice and salsa are also delicious. You can tell the food is... More

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Federal Way, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

well I read all the reviews and was very excited to go here for lunch. I ordered the wet smothered burreto with pork avocado with rice and salad. Well it was a bit of a let down for me I guess I just expected awesome from reading all the great reviews and just got average mexican food..... Good but not... More

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is one little place that's so good you won't mind the wait. My enchiladas were so tasty that from the first bite til the last my taste buds were jumping with delight. The service was exceptional, as well. They were extremely busy but the cashier was friendly and not hurried. I'll be back!!!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Get there early...line forms for the greatest burritos in town! If you like it spicy, get the smothered one...you won't regret it. Amazing!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We've heard of El Taco Rey for a year and finally made it. Now I'm upset it took so long to get there. Yum! From the moment you walk into this small joint, you feel like you're part of the family. I had the avocado pork burrito smothered in green chile and it was out of this world! My wife... More

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Fowler
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This was my first visit and it will soon become a favorite. Friends had told me how great it was, I just hadn't tried it until recently. It was so yummy!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The food and staff are great but if you a person who does not like being in someones personal space, do not go here. You wait in line while standing next to nearly everyone who has decided to dine in. I went ordered, my food, then sat outside on a table they have out there and they brought my food,... More

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Los Altos, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Great simple lunch place... but get there early for either take out or in house dining. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

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Abilene, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Drove past this place n saw nothing but people lined up trying to get into this place ! We drove past did a u turn n OMG !!! This place is AMAZING ! We had the pork n green chilli n avocado burritos smothered n they were FANTASTIC !!!! Sooooo good I almost passed out ! I Will return !!!!

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