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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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  • 37
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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Mexican food in town!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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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 

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Highland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

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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 

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Hammond, Indiana
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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

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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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118 reviews 118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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?