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Tacos el Gordo

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The Strip
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1724 E. Charleston Blvd, Used to Be on Las Vegas Blvd!, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 641-8226 ‎
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10:00 am - 5:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 315
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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 9
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tacos El Gordo has changed my definition of a great taco

I thought I knew what a good taco was having lived in Colorado for nine years (otherwise a New Englander). I was wrong. I was here on a Sunday evening in late June... The bad news... Expect the type of place you might look in, turn around and leave (DON'T!!!) Expect 3 lines where you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Michael A
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Medway, Massachusetts
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Medway, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I thought I knew what a good taco was having lived in Colorado for nine years (otherwise a New Englander). I was wrong. I was here on a Sunday evening in late June... The bad news... Expect the type of place you might look in, turn around and leave (DON'T!!!) Expect 3 lines where you can only order items made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

What can I say? I don't think you can find a better lunch or dinner for the price in Las Vegas. Under $10 for a meal! Friendly food preparers who cut the meat off fresh for each of my tacos. The spicy pork is to die for and they topped it with fresh herbs to bring out the flavors of... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The taste of this taco is good and very authentic mexican and many varieties of menu and they provide pork or beef. The place always crowded during lunch and dinner. Good food and the price is cheap👍

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Some of the people that I traveled with told me about this place. So my husband and I decided to try it. When I first entered the building, it was so crowded, I couldn't even walk. There were three lines and I decided to get on the shorter on, but this was a mistake because each line was for a... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Was in town over 4th of July weekend, had heard about this place here on Yelp, so figured to give it a try. Figured to skip the strip and head to TEG instead for lunch. It's a short 10 minute drive up I-15, and pretty much right off the FWY (after a couple turns). As has been mentioned on here,... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you are looking for some great tacos while in Vegas, you have to try this place. Tacos el Gordo has the best authentic tacos that you will ever eat period. We decided to check this place out on 7/11 and 7/12. If you go in the weekends, expect to wait because this place can get busy and the wait... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My friend took me to this little restaurant that she goes to frequently. I thought that these tacos would be like every other tacos I have eaten, but no! They were amazing especially the adobado. Finger licking good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Food was terrible..carne asada was chewy and tasteless, adobada was dry with no flavor, chorizo was mediocre at best..will never return here. ..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great tacos being away from south Texas home. Location was moved from strip, but still packed as always. Place is very packed and Smokey inside, I would probably take out next time.

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Theydon Bois, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

First of all-I went at 3pm and was waiting about 20 minutes. I was the only white person in the place-and had to use google to translate the menu which was: brains, tongue, intestines etc. sounds disgusting right? It tastes that way too... There was nowhere to sit so we had to eat it in the car-considering all the great... More 

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Additional Information about Tacos el Gordo

Address: 1724 E. Charleston Blvd, Used to Be on Las Vegas Blvd!, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone Number: (702) 641-8226 ‎
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Las Vegas>  > The Strip
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1724 E. Charleston Blvd, Used to Be on Las Vegas Blvd!, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Las Vegas>  > The Strip
  • Neighborhood: The Strip
  • Phone Number: (702) 641-8226 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 am

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