We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Taco Real

Mexican
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
935 Hoffman St, Hammond, IN 46327-1838
219-932-8333
Website
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
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: Lunch, Dinner

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 64 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    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
in and out

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Rommele B
,
South Holland
Add Photo Write a Review

64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
hammond,indiana
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Holland
Reviewer
3 reviews 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Crown Point, Indiana
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Highland
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Growing up in the Region, El Taco Real was one of our favorite restaurants. But we were all sadly disappointed at the quality of the food during our last visit. Tamales were like shoe leather and the sopes were like frozen food. In this area I would go elsewhere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Growing up all my life in Hammond, I have frequented this restaurant a few times. I have to say the best thing I've eaten there is the pork tostadas suizas (Chihuahua cheese melted on top). They are really just another local restaurant. Not spectacular but I have also had worse. I do not think the food or drinks are worth... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hammond, Indiana
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

El taco is a staple. When out of towners come to visit this is the first place they want to go. Great food, wonderful service and very reasonably priced

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The food was horrible, the service was slow, very slow, never came to ask us if we needed anything. Had to metro waving a waitress down, for service.I will not go back and will never recommend this place. It's supposed to be a Mexican restaurant, nothing about it was Mexican, but the decor and the people working there. The salsa... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

They do not give you rice with your dinner..you have to order separate at an additional cost.I have never of that before. .Rice is so cheap too.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hammond, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

El Taco Real has the best Mexican food around by far, along with their great service it's really hard to beat!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Taco Real also viewed

 

Been to El Taco Real? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Taco Real staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?