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Tacos el Tio

3436 17th Street, Sarasota, FL
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  • English first
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English first
Sarasota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

If one thinks that tacos should have bone in them, then this place is for you. The food is awful, no one speaks English, and even if the price is good, there are taco trucks in the Sarasota Bradenton area that are hundreds of times better. The food is bland, but if you put enough onions and hot sauce on... More

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Sarasota
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I've been going to this place since it first opened, and i go there almost every day. It's been under new ownership for the past few months, and they've made some nice changes. The price of tacos has been raised by $0.50, but they now have much better salsa. They've also decorated much nicer and the place is ten-times cleaner.... More

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Venice, Florida
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61 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We consider ourselves pretty good judges of Mexican food as we wintered in Mexico for many years and come from an area where there are many Hispanic immigrants. Finding authentic Mexican in Sarasota is difficult. After reading reviews on Tripadvisor, this sounded like our kind of place...NOT! The menu appears authentic and all in Spanish. A good sign. We ordered... More

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Sarasota
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7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

This place is hard to find, but the rewards are worth it. The hands down best tacos, and at 1$ a piece, you will want 3 of every kind. My favorite are the carnitas and al pastor. The tamales are incredible too. Grab a bagful and a Jarritos soda and BAM-you are in Mexico without a passport. It's a must... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I was told about Tacos el Tio by a friend who swears by the food. They didn't steer me wrong! The absolute BEST tacos I have eaten in the US. PERIOD. Amazingly authentic tacos and loved the Tamales!! Everything is fresh and REAL. The restaurant isn't much to look at -but that ok. with food like they have, who cares???... More

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Toronto
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24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

They sell authentic tacos. That's it. And they're excellent. On weekends the also serve soup and fresh homemade tamales. We've had tacos 'de barbacoa' and they were excellent. My husband also enjoyed 'carnitas' tacos. Beverages offered are various flavours of Jarritos in a bottle and Coke products in a can. The cutlery is plastic and the plates are styrofoam. There... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Really fast and a true taste of Mexico. Tried a few different tacos all were good. It's a gods cheap lunch

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Additional Information about Tacos el Tio

Address: 3436 17th Street, Sarasota, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Cuisine: Mexican

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