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Taco Lobo

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117 W Magnolia St, Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 756-0711
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 21
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    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fresh and good

I've tried a lot of Mexican restaurants but without a doubt my favorite is Taco Lobo. From the freshly-made tortillas, to the extensive salsa bar, everything is top-notch quality. Everything I've ordered has been wonderful. There is a good variety of dishes and the portions are large. This is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2012
BebeZed
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Bellingham, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Bellingham, Washington
Top Contributor
334 reviews 334 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

The chile relleno is the best thing they do here, and it's been consistent since I moved here nine years ago. The rest of the food, however, hasn't been as good on recent visits as it was when we first arrived. Not sure what changes occurred in the kitchen, but for instance on the combo plates the refried beans have... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

I've tried a lot of Mexican restaurants but without a doubt my favorite is Taco Lobo. From the freshly-made tortillas, to the extensive salsa bar, everything is top-notch quality. Everything I've ordered has been wonderful. There is a good variety of dishes and the portions are large. This is great for casual dining downtown, either for lunch or dinner. They... More 

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Prince George
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115 reviews 115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

The Chile Rellenos are A+, had two. The salsa bar is left mild so you have to kick it up a notch on your own. Loved the Pasole.

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Sarasota, FL
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

This restaurant has quite a local following in Bellingham. We do not understand the reason for that. The food is uninteresting, dirty dishes are cleared very slowly, prices are relatively high given the food quality, we would not return. The refried beans tasted as if they were out of a can, for example. Bellingham has numerous much better restaurants.

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Surrey, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

I recalled seeing this restaurant in the Trip Advisor reviews, but I couldn't recall the comments. I was trying to go to Tivoli, but it was closed the day I went to Bellingham. I ended up at Taco Lobo and the food was absolutely disapppointing. There was no heat to any of the "hot sauces" that they offered in their... More 

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whiterock british columbia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

A visit to Taco Lobo left us wondering whether we had the right place, so highly recommended (by family and friends?) is the place on Trip Advisor. One reviewer said it's the best food north of Mexico. Hardly. The food is uninspired and bland. Fish tacos with halibut had not a stitch of seasoning; the halibut was still wet from... More 

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University Place, WA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

Mexican food doesn't get any better than this; not even in Mexico!! I can't go to Bellingham without going to this Restaurant. I much prefer authentic Mexican food (compared to Americanized Mexican, or Tex-Mex), so have been to many restaurants that serve truly authentic Mexican cuisine. This place is my favorite in Washington State that I've come upon. I haven't... More 

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Vancouver Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2010

This is a must do place to eat. The portions are enormous and the food is incredible. Next time I would order half what I would expect to eat. The atmosphere is a bit overwhelming, with loudly painted walls and bright lights, loud kitchen noises so I am not sure it is a good bet for a romantic dinner, but... More 

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kaydajay
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2010

Authentic, original, and fresh. There's nothing typical about Taco Lobo. Everything on their menu is amazing - I can't believe it's as cheap as it is. Try it. Totally worth it!

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2009

It's great. I can't stay away. I generally avoid american mexican restaurants because they either cover everything with cheap cheese or they they make somthing called a burrito that is really a wrap. Taco Lobo is fresh food, simply made.

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Additional Information about Taco Lobo

Address: 117 W Magnolia St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone Number: (360) 756-0711
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 W Magnolia St, Bellingham, WA 98225
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: (360) 756-0711

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?