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Tacos El Mexicano

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2002 SE California Ave, Topeka, KS 66607-1444
785-235-2051
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Go for the food

We stopped on a whim and enjoyed the authentic feel of a family-owned Mexican restaurant with Spanish-speaking TV in the background... Definitely NOT fancy but we will return...

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2014
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OSKALOOSA
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171 reviews 171 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stopped on a whim and enjoyed the authentic feel of a family-owned Mexican restaurant with Spanish-speaking TV in the background... Definitely NOT fancy but we will return...

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Toronto
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I am not sure but my guess is that all of the 'great' reviews must have been made by the family or perhaps employees of the owners. Prices are very economical but you get what you pay for. The fare is pretty mediocre. There were three of us that each had something different. None of it was all that tasty.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is probably as authentic as the Mexican food would go around this part of the country. Come here for food, especially if you want a cheap bite. Do not come here for the atmosphere, nor on a date, because you would encounter some real authentic Mexican food on a plastic plate or even disposable plates. The service was friendly... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This place is by far the best Mexican restaurant in town. The portions are huge and the price is very cheap. I love the chicken chimichanga's and the pan fried taco's. My husband usually orders the burritos. No matter what your favorite is you will find it here.

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Topeka, Kansas
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Call in and place your to go order if you don't want to wait. 785-235-2051 (posting because this is a very hard phone number to find in the telephone book) This restaurant has been here long enough to gather quite a crowd sometimes. The Steak Asada with fresh guacamole and beans is always a good choice. The salsa is outstanding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

We have been eating here for 12yrs and it is still our favorite! Flautas, Carne Asda Burrito, Bean & Cheese Burrito, Guacamole,chips, salsa....never fails! Love love love it!!!

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Topeka, KS
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

One of our favorite places for authentic Mexican food. This is no run of the mill food chain, it is independently owned and operated. Step out of the confort zone and try the beef tongue tacos, or some menudo. Taste just like Mom's.

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Osage City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

Good food, love the tamales. Good chips. Good cheese dip, both white and yellow,

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

Hands down most authentic and by far the best mexican in town. Localy owned little shack by the highway. One of the last great mexican places left in Topeka. Steak tacos are amazing along with there salsa. When in town I probably eat there at least twice a week. Would highly recomend to anyone!!

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Topeka, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2009

I have enjoyed this restaraunt for years but as of lately I have tried new items and it's become one of my fav's in Topeka. Definately get the El Pastor tacos, some yellow queso, and if you love chimichanga's they are delicious here! I've brought numerous friends here and they all loved it. Skip the el mez cal bad service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2002 SE California Ave, Topeka, KS 66607-1444
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Topeka
  • Phone Number: 785-235-2051

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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