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El Taquito Taco Shop Incorporated

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1434 Robert St S, West Saint Paul, MN 55118-3140
(651) 455-4526
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Simple and Real

We spend a fair amount of winter in Mexico, and love 'Real' tacos. This place has some of the most authentic/simple tacos you will find. I tried it a month ago and have been back 3 times. Each time I was thanked by whomever was working and served great food. The place is a little worn out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We spend a fair amount of winter in Mexico, and love 'Real' tacos. This place has some of the most authentic/simple tacos you will find. I tried it a month ago and have been back 3 times. Each time I was thanked by whomever was working and served great food. The place is a little worn out inside so probably... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The carnitas and tostadas were delicious. However, the interior was so run-down and dingy that I was a bit put off. The restroom, which is shared with a beauty salon, was quite dirty. I would like to return for the good food, but I am concerned about the cleanliness.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We have been to El Taquito several times and simply put, they have the best tacos and other popular Mexican dishes in the Twin Cities... No it is not a fancy place like a lot of other Mexican restaurants in the Cities but that is ok with us... Since moving back to the good ol USA from Mexico I have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My husband and I stopped recently with a Groupon to try this restaurant. If you go inside (instead of using the drive-thru) you need to order at the counter and pay. The man at the counter was very nice and let us have time to decide. Quite a few people came in for takeout that they had called in. I... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Being from Texas, we love a good Mexican grub house and this is it. It's nothing to brag about in location or appearance. Just a hole in the wall. Still, the food is fresh, yummy and worth returning for! Service can be a little slow but they are always polite and have yet to mess up an order. They have... More 

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Located in West St. Paul off Robert Street. This little hole-in-the-wall has probably the best tacos hands down! I remember the first time we stopped in their some time last summer, we ordered their pork, pastor and tinga tacos and wanted to keep eating them and not leave. Corn tortilla, amazing meat, cilantro and onions and that's it! Oh, you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

the place has the charm of a little hole in the wall straight from Mexico I would have driven past it just like I have a million times before. The food is the only thing it has going . Service is slow, location, is poor, if you live in the area you might have driven past it manytimes before you... More 

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Saginaw, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I just had to try this place again due to how good my first experience was. So I brought a friend with and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The gentleman working the counter was swamped but had time to joke with us while we waited our turn. Well the food was just as fantastic as the first time, I had... More 

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West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I had dinner there twice: service was slow and surly, décor was tacky, and the food would be easy to walk away from. I can't think of one reason to ever go there again.

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Saginaw, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We were driving up and down Robert Street having a tough time deciding where to eat. We saw this little Mexican place-kind of a hole in the wall spot and we both love Mexican food so we thought let's give it a try. The worst that could happen is we have a bad meal, wouldn't be the first time. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1434 Robert St S, West Saint Paul, MN 55118-3140
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  West Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: (651) 455-4526

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 am

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