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El Taco Real

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935 Hoffman St, Hammond, IN 46327-1838
219-932-8333
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Food / Great Atmosphere / Very Reasonable Prices

I've been going to El Taco Real for almost 20 years and have never had a bad meal. The food is fresh, well prepared, the servers always friendly and now that it's 100% non-smoking, the overall atmosphere is great. I've referred El Taco Real to 'food snob' friends in Chicago who always give it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Deborah M
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Chicago, Illinois
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Crown Point
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Taco Real is the number 1 restaurant. The food is outstanding, it surpasses any i've tried. Food delicious & fresh every time. Their service excellent. I've been visiting this restaurant for 40 years. Please don't miss trying this restaurant.

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Munster, Indiana
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I have been going here forever. They have the best Queso Fundido, a must try if you go there. I have tried this at other Mexican Restaurants and it does not even compare to El Taco Real. Always a good meal there. Get it as an appetizer or full meal. There is plenty to go around.

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Schererville, Indiana
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Let me take you back to 1955, once where a restaurant was located in East Chicago, Indiana Harbor. The owners were Mr. Mrs. Ray Anguiano. They had a daughter named Ester, and a son named George. Later in years, Ester wanted to start a business, such as her mom & dad, inspired by her husband Ray, because the cooking she... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've been going to El Taco Real for almost 20 years and have never had a bad meal. The food is fresh, well prepared, the servers always friendly and now that it's 100% non-smoking, the overall atmosphere is great. I've referred El Taco Real to 'food snob' friends in Chicago who always give it high ratings. On weekends when the... More 

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Portage,IN
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

10 years ago, this place was the best choice for authentic Mexican in the Region. But so many places have upped their game. Good food and ok service, but I wouldn't make a special trip.

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Tampa FL
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have been here a gazillion times whenever I visit Da Region again and am always pleased. The service, the food options and the taste keep me coming back again and again. The prices have risen lately, but that's expected. Three of us had lunch, with 2 of us ordering drinks and it was $75. Will return.

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hammond,indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The carne con chili is wonderful and so is the pork tostada suiza let me just say its like an explosion of taste that just melts in your mouth

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South Holland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

my visit was with a few friends, at lunch time we decided to stop at EL TACO REAL , curious at first but it was a good choice. I recommend the t taco"s

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Crown Point, Indiana
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I don't even remember the 1st time, it was so long ago. Service is always good with a smile, always clean, and always quick and delicious. Well worth finding this place for people who have never been. Keep in mind that this is not Taco Bell. It is real Mexican food made the way they interpret it to be made,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place reminds me of small shops in the Harbor of East Chicago where an older lady would cook for in the back of a grocery or clothes store. The sauces are great!. Reminds of going to a friends house and his mother making lunch for us. It is that kind homey feel and the food is exactly the same.... More 

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Additional Information about El Taco Real

Address: 935 Hoffman St, Hammond, IN 46327-1838
Phone Number: 219-932-8333
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hammond
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 935 Hoffman St, Hammond, IN 46327-1838
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hammond
  • Phone Number: 219-932-8333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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