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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yuck

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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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 

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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.

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Hammond, Indiana
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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!

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114 reviews 114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Love this place. Not much to look at but the food is fantastic!! The best Mexican food in town! Whenever we are in Hammond we visit this place yum!

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I love Mexican food and have a favorite place in Michigan that I used to eat at with my father back in the 70s. We stopped in El Taco Real on a recent visit to Hammond with friends who raved about the Queso Fundido. We had it as an appetizer and it was delicious. My husband had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ive eaten here 3 times in the past couple months while traveling on business. This place is always busy and full of locals. Long established with wait staff that have all been around for a long time. The food is very flavorful and basic. No real frills and not like a lot of mass-market mexican restuarants...but the freshness and effort... More 

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Indiana, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My husband and I shared the Chicken Mole and Chile Rellenos on a Saturday night. After a horrifying Chile Relleno at another Mexican restaurant a month ago (a tip-take the wrapper off before microwaving) I was so appreciative of a true "home-made" dinner. Guacamole is impeccable! The Quesa Chorizo appetizer can feed two for dinner. Parking can be an adventure,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

The ribs in salsa verde are really good and a very generous serving. The price could be a little lower but the service is good.

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Hammond, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place rocks. Huge portions for great prices, the staff and owners are super nice and the place runs great!

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Munster, Indiana
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28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We went to this restaurant with a group of friends on a Saturday night. Arriving at 6pm, the place was packed. I think the parking lot closest to the restaurant fills up quickly because the lot is very small. There is more parking across the street. We had a short wait for our table but I think that was because... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?