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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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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best Tacos ever!!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Juan A
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Brownsville
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
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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Brownsville, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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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Brownsville
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Houston, Texas
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189 reviews 189 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We Google searched Brownsville, Texas for the best taco's in town and Taqueria EL Ultimo came up. We drove there and had to look for a place to park it was so busy for lunch time. We got in and seated, looked through the menu and ordered some great food. We each got a mix match of food, tacos, flautas... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a great place to visit if you want to indulge yourself with Mexican cuisine. I highly recommend the "Tacos de bistek". The restaurant is clean and presentable. The staff were friendly. Unfortunately, our waitress "disappeared" quite a few times, but, I don't blame her--- they were extremely busy that night. Hope to eat here again real soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

So, don't worry about the low prices for the food. This place is so good and the service is great. You can order as many tacos as you like when you are only paying less than a dollar each. The beans are super good too. Everyone from the valley should now about this place it's been around for many years.... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The tacos are very filling, order 6 to make it a meal. The Frijoles especiales are very good as well.

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Alvin, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Those guys have very good Tacos at a very good price. The servers are very busy so it takes a while for them to take care of you if you want something else. The only thing is that they let vendors in and constantly trying to sell all kinds of things. Tacos are great.

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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Be prepared to use/practice your Spanish if you come here for some of their delicious Mexican food. The menu is exclusively in Spanish and the staff that was there when we ate only spoke Spanish. The food was very well done. My favorite item was a special soup (I think that was its name "sopa especial"). We liked everything we... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The food was fresh and very flavorful. We had tacos for the most part, and figured out that at .99 each, you need to order at least a plate of six to make a meal. They are small, just two or three bites each, but no problem there... we just ordered more. It had a very "local" feel and it... More 

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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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