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“Comfort Food & Comfortable” 4 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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Cuisines: Mexican
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Arroyo Grande, California
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Comfort Food & Comfortable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My kids & I have been coming here for years!
It's like having dinner at home only someone else is cooking and doing it better than me! Good Mexican food at great prices. Beer, wine and sodas in a very casual comfortable setting in the Village of Arroyo Grande.

Visited July 2013
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12 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Arroyo Grande, California
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fast authentic mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

There's nothing fancy about El Taco Loco, but the food is authentic and served quickly. There are no waiters. Orders are placed at the counter and when ready, your number is called. There's a wide variety of beverages; sodas, beer, wine.

Visited July 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Go for carnitas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I had the carnitas taco, it was awesome! Very flavorful and fresh. This is a real mexican place, not fancy but a family owned place. Not fancy but the special was a good deal!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Maria CA
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Used to be the best place in town”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Years ago when I first discovered this restaurant the food was excellent, very authentic the portions large and the price great. The last two times I have been there, the place has been empty, the food more American than Mexican food, the place is freezing cold, I ordered a burrito the one I got was missing ingredients listed on the menu, at least 3. Because this WAS such a crazy good restaurant, I went back after getting a bad meal, though it could be a fluke. It wasn't, and the lack of customers proved it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Grover Beach, California
1 review
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“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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