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Taqueria El Ultimo Taco

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1034 McDavitt Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78521
956.986.0558
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Authentic Mexican food

I was unsure of what to order but one of the regulars told me to have the bistik taco ...and was so thankful for him I was able to consume 6 pieces.....is so tasty...I also tried the bean soup special..down right spicy...

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Alvin S
via mobile
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I was unsure of what to order but one of the regulars told me to have the bistik taco ...and was so thankful for him I was able to consume 6 pieces.....is so tasty...I also tried the bean soup special..down right spicy...

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Thank Alvin S
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Food is not bad,little high on the tacos, beans are good but sometime there's not much beans in the bowl

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Thank Robin T
Brownsville, Texas
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

"El Ultimo Taco" certainly lives up to its awards. Its been serving up some of the best tacos in the Valley for some time now. It's a local's favorite! Don't go expecting a large menu. They specialize in only a few things here, Mexican Street Tacos, Floutas, Tostadas, and Mexican Charro Beans (Tastes nothing like your standard "Ranch Style" beans)!... More 

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Thank Tony_T3000
Olmito, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

09/08/2015, I waited 25 minutes for an order. I asked if my order was ready, and the senior lady taking orders and manning the cash register was less than productive; dismissed my inquiry as unimportant and overall had the Mexican National attitude that they were doing the United States customer a favor. I let her know that I wanted to... More 

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Thank C B
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

My aunt and cousins raved about this place so while visiting SPI, we decided to drive out to Brownsville to give it a try. Best decision ever! The menu is very limited. They had about 4 or 5 different tacos, tostadas and flautas. They had canned coke products and Mexican drinks. Beans were the only side item. The taco toppings... More 

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Thank Travelgal428
Brownsville, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Do not go here looking for a large menu, they specialize in tacos and chalupas, the beans are excellent. We have visited, but found out the do take out and since they are close by we call in our order and it is ready in about 10 minutes. I love the chalupas and they are filling.

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Thank Susan B
Kennesaw, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We just ate one of every type of taco they have and they were fantastic. We had Maya as a server and she was so friendly and helpful. I also got to have homemade limonada (made with limes) and I haven't had that in over a decade. It was so awesome and it took me back to when I lived... More 

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Thank Poplinos
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We walked in & waited to be seated while 3 other groups seated themselves & were served before they remembered us. The food was average. No one came by to check on us the whole time. We had to get up to ask for our ticket. I would not go there again.

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Thank Kay D
Brownsville, Texas
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant has a sign outside that says: voted best tacos in Brownsville in 2014. If you go with the assumption that they taste as the ones in Matamoros well, they don't. They are edible but not tasty. Tacos have a pretty decent size and the salsas are just o.k. same with the beans. They are just edible but not... More 

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Thank romana C
Brownsville
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant serves the best tacos in the Rio Grande Valley. They never skimp on the fillings. I only wish they had more indoor space to eat in because sometimes the weather is inclement and a seat is hard to find.

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Thank Juan A

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1034 McDavitt Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78521
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Brownsville
  • Phone Number: 956.986.0558

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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