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“the bees knees” 5 of 5 stars
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El Taco Loco
106 E Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2702
805-481-7852
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Ranked #44 of 67 restaurants in Arroyo Grande
Cuisines: Mexican
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Grover Beach, California
1 review
“the bees knees”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Great food don't let anyone tell you different take it from a Mexican. Leave it to a white guy to bad mouth great food!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Arroyo Grande, California
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Probably our Favorite place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

We probably eat here 2-3 times per month, and have been for years. The food is always good, the atmosphere is good, with Mexican music in the background... feels like TJ. Have never had a bad meal here. If you like Mexican food, you will not be disappointed here. Located in the heart of Old Arroyo Grande village.

Visited February 2012
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Columbia, Missouri
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Your average Mexican Restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2010

Not as good as it used to be, but don't think this is a bad review. I go here on occasion, it's an old favorite. Good prices, awesome beverage selection. Plus its right in the village! There are fun historic photos around the place. Overall, its pretty good. But if you pass by you're not missing out.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Arroyo Grande, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“You did say you wanted authentic Mexican, right?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

You are either going to like this place or not. Nothing special. The food is authentic. The staff woud love it if you spoke a little spanish. The ambiance is...well, a little hole in the wall. Really.

The restaurant is actually quite large and can easily accommodate very large groups. The food is decent and affordably priced. There are a variety of tacos and other typical mexucan foods available.

We like to order a few tacos and get a beer from the cooler and sit by the windows near the street so we can watch the tourists.

It's not the best and not the worst. Just decent food in a tourist town. Why not try for yourself?

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Maria
1 review
“Favorite place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2009

I love their nachos and the burritos are huge... I just cant beleive why people wouldnt enjouy this place. Its wonderful!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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