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“Better than Excellent for Tacos or Cali Fusion” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Taco Temple Morro Bay

Taco Temple Morro Bay
2680 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442-1554
805-772-4965
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Ranked #3 of 84 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Takeout
Summerville, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Better than Excellent for Tacos or Cali Fusion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

These tacos are not even close to average. These will blow your mind and everything on the menu is worth sampling. If you like tacos or burritos or even salad infusions of them, you need to come worship at the taco temple! You can tell its all very fresh. There is a self service salsa bar, with unique pickled items too. We brought my Aunt and Uncle here when visiting the area with them and they loved it as well. Portions are massive so you may want to share. You may need to wait for a table but its worth it. Daily Special items. Beer is available. Enjoy it all! We sure did.

  • 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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Costa Mesa, California
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116 restaurant reviews
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242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
“A So-So Experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We recently visited Morro Bay and decided to check out the Taco Temple based on the gloving reviews on Tripadvisor.

Unfortunately, we were not overly impressed...!!

Sure, if you want a lot of food this might be the place to go to. We ordered a Tri-Tip Burrito, and were totally amazed when this "two pound" monster burrito showed up. It was HUGE...enough to feed an army.

Sea food seems to be the favorite choice at the Taco Temple so...in order to play it safe, my wife ordered a "special" Salmon Taco Plate.

Again, there was a fair amount of Salmon in the taco, but...we had trouble finding anything "special" about it.

Pricing: I believe the Salmon Taco was $18.00 and $14.00 for the Tri-Tip Burrito. I can think of a lot of Mexican restaurants where you can eat for less...and better!!

Taco Temple only get's a 3-rating = Average from me although it was clear that the restaurant was being frequented by a lot of locals.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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thousand oaks
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Taco HEALTHY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The service and fish tacos were great! This is not a fancy place but a place to go to after going to the beach. It also features a free chip and salsa bar.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“One of my favorites”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Taco Temple is an institution. I go here every time I'm in Morro Bay/Cayucos. The staff is extremely friendly and the food never disappoints. The prices might seem steep, but one taco is 2 tortillas and a nice amount of fish with a salady type thing. I've never left this place feeling like I didn't get my money's worth. It's not fine dining, by any stretch, but it's darn good food. Cash Only,

Visited August 2012
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Morro Bay, California
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Always awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Simply wonderful food can be found here! Reasonable prices and great flavors. Love the tacos! Try their carrot cake, but get there early as it usually sells out daily!!!

Visited July 2012
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