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Taco Rico Tex Mex Cafe

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473 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146-2202
305-663-3200
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Tex Mex done right

While not being a Mexican food fanatic, I nevertheless recognize good Tex-Mex when I see it and eat it. I was invited to Taco Rico but wasn't excited at the prospect. I found it to be a hole in the wall kind of place at a non descript storefront. I immediately knew this was the real deal from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
JBlanc197
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Miami, Florida
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Miami
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343 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the place to go for years for the best beef burrito in town. Not anymore. Beef is small dried up pieces with no flavor at all. Sad because their burrito's were awesome in the past.

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Thank Edmund438
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My guess is that this place got high reviews because it is very cheap. There were four of us and we managed to have a meal for under $40. However, the food was not that great. The tortilla soup tasted as if from a can. The burrito was OK and so were the tacos. This was not great food. We... More 

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Thank Luv2Tour2
Miami, Florida
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

While not being a Mexican food fanatic, I nevertheless recognize good Tex-Mex when I see it and eat it. I was invited to Taco Rico but wasn't excited at the prospect. I found it to be a hole in the wall kind of place at a non descript storefront. I immediately knew this was the real deal from the Bentley... More 

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Thank JBlanc197
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Very delicious. The chicken and steak fajitas were very good and they had this amazing tatae that my boyfriend i will be coming back. Yum.

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Thank Elizabeth S
Fort Worth, Texas
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229 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Taco Rico Tex Mex Cafe and Gaudalajara's down the highway are the two best Tex Mex/Mex Mex restaurants I found in Miami ..I'm sure there are a few others undiscovered by me but these two are good enough. Taco Rico is small with only a half dozen or so tables and a lot of the business is take away. You... More 

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Thank Atlas1175
Sanford, Florida
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Small hole in the wall with great food ......never had anything that wasn't good. My current fave is the green chicken , but the tacos are always a good choice. Whenever I'm in this area I stop in. Parking is tight but there is a Starbucks next door.

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Miami
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343 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great Burritos at very reasonable prices; eat in or take out. Flavor exceeds your expectations and very reasonably priced for the large portion.

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Thank Edmund438
Miami, FL
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a UM student's mecca. Although I am no longer a student I still come here monthly for my fix of great chips & salsa and tex mex style Mexican food. You can get it authentico or more Tex-Mex. They can do both. The fish tacos, fajitas, street tacos all can't be beat. And you won't spend more than... More 

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Thank chriskre
Miami, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I stopped in with my son for a quick lunch and the food was pretty gross. We ordered the lunch special which included a chimichanga and burrito - the chimichanga might as well just have been a burrito, a stale one at that. The chicken in both tasted old and was hard to chew. The whole experience was pretty disgusting.... More 

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Thank Liz N
Vienna, Virginia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We found Taco Rico by accident while enroute from Miami Airport to the Keys. It turned out to be one of the best Tex/Mex meals we've had in years. The place is not impressive in appearance, but the food is excellent, service is fast and good and the prices are reasonable. We will certainly return there the next time we're... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 473 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146-2202
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Coral Gables
  • Phone Number: 305-663-3200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?