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El Taco Real

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935 Hoffman St, Hammond, IN 46327-1838
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
"Real" = authentic cuisine

Great, as usual! Atmosphere and staff are the best. And, of course, the food is fresh and delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Hammond, Indiana
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Hammond, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great, as usual! Atmosphere and staff are the best. And, of course, the food is fresh and delicious.

Thank Living4theweekend88
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Everyone who lives within a 30 mile radius knows this is the best place for Mexican food. They have the best margaritas, burritos, queso fundido and nachos especiales!! When I want to impress out-of-towners, this is where I would take them. After 35 years I can say I have never had a bad experience here. The staff is super friendly... More 

Thank Patricia n
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Great mexican food! Friendly atmosphere. Prices are very reasonable. Good place for families or out with friends. If you are looking for a good margarita great spot. Been going for years and will continue!

Thank Pattie S
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I haven't been here for years; tried it again. The chips were just OK. Pico was very fresh and tasty. The Sope Dinner was very good. I would pass on the enchilada plate next time. I ordered three (beef, chicken and pork). They were just a mushy mess. I've had better Mexican Food. This was just good. Service was very... More 

Thank TravelLover1977_11
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Great pork and chicken nachos! Went there with my family and I often get carry out for the nachos are the best and fair priced.

Thank ccarlottac
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great food! Easy to find. Authentic Mexican cuisine. decently priced. Good place for friends or family.

Thank MadeInDubai
Munster, Indiana
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I have been going to El Taco since the early 70's college days. I have never had a bad meal the most consistent restaurant in service and great food. Priced right and nice portions, the most authentic Mexican restaurant in cuisine and décor.

Thank George S
Palm Coast, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I've been going there since the mid 70's. I live in Florida now and miss those pork tacos. Heading back for Thanksgiving for a couple weeks and I plan on going there a couple times Can't wait to go back!

Thank TedTweedale
Laguna Woods
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Started going to El Taco in the 90's. Moved to California 15 years ago and wish we had as good a place in Southern Orange County. Every visit back to Indiana we always stop in once or twice. We were there in early October this year, two days in a row. Our favorites are the nachos especial and our number... More 

Thank petermF1911DV
Lake Station, Indiana
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

I ate here today for the first time in over a year. This place has been here for as long as I can remember. I grew up for blocks over and have been eating here for over 30yrs. The food has not changed one bit and is still excellent. They have kept the place up and it is clean and... More 

Thank Darryl D

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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