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401 North First Avenue, Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 256-2810
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Ranked #2 of 86 Restaurants in Barstow
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Los Angeles, California
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363 reviews 363 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Since 1964 this place has been feeding the masses wanna-be Mexican food for decades. I am not a fan of big chain restaurants, but this one does satisfy my appetite when it comes to fast food. While we were on our way to Calico Ghost Town we stopped for a bite to eat and everyone was very happy that we... More 

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Las vegas, nevada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We always stop here on our way to or back from California. The Barstow tacos are the best ever!!! The restrooms are always stocked and clean. This place has not changed in 40 years. What a treat!!!

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Riverbank, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great stop where all the locals go to eat. The ORIGINAL Del Taco is actually located in the town of YERMO so you might want to wait to eat there (10 minutes away).

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

My home town Del Taco has not changed and so glad it has not. Only wished the Del Taco's in Fort Worth, TX would come to Barstow and learn the original Del Taco way.. Missing Barstow Del Taco already.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The first times that I ate at Del Taco were in the late 60s and early 70s, at the business located on First St. near the railroad yard. After the opened the other location on West Main and started serving breakfast burritos I started doing business several times a week with them.

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Lancaster, ca
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

It's Del Taco. It's a chain store for tacos and burritos. Nothing exciting, right? Well, for this particular store, you'd be wrong. This place sets the standard for how Del Taco should be done. I believe one of the original founders of Del Taco still oversees this store, and this is one of the original stores. But the quality of... More 

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Barstow, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Barstow Del Taco will spoil you to all others around the country. Barstow is home to the original and is always locally owned; and only by those who respect the quality and taste that Barstow is known for. I have eaten at many other Del Tacos far from home and always regret the moment the food hits my pallet. I... More 

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Hemet, Ca
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

My heart is pounding. My palms sweating. I rub them on my jeans and take a deep breath. This moment was an eternity in the making. 25 years of eating Del Taco corporate rubbish. 25 years of consuming something mediocre (at best). 25 years I kept going back to it, though. Why? I knew. I just knew that there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Best place ever! Even better than I remembered. So much tradition there. The food was awesome! Very fresh and flavorful. The Managers and servers were very friendly. One of my favorite memories from when I lived in Barstow was when my brother came racing home to tell me that Elvis was at Del Tace on his way to Las Vegas... More 

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Brookings, Oregon
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125 reviews 125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The historical significance of this place is more important than the food. It's the oldest of three still owned by the family that originally started the huge Del Taco chain. As such, it has a few items that you won't find at other Del Tacos, like tostadas and "Barstow" tacos. Some reviews led me to believe this was the original... More 

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Address: 401 North First Avenue, Barstow, CA 92311
Phone Number: (760) 256-2810
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Barstow
Cuisine: Mexican

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