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$1 - $3
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Mexican
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Lunch, Dinner
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. The Best Tacos In Old Town!
1. The Best Tacos In Old Town!
"The best tacos in Old Town!"
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2. Modern Cantina Vibe
2. Modern Cantina Vibe
"they had one of the best Margaritas we had in PV!"
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3. Top Quality Ingredients
3. Top Quality Ingredients
"The el pastor taco is sumptuous"
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Reviewed September 12, 2020

We stumbled across Don Chava looking for late night eats. We had a mix of al pastor, chicken and steak tacos and quesadillas. Items are between @$1 and $3 each. I had the steak and al pastor were excellent and I had an orange Fanta...in a bottle. I will return.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2019

This place is one of the newer tacos places in town and it's a huge hit with us. They have some unique taco options such as the breaded chicken as well as the "taco bell" which is amazing. Their traditional El Pastor is also very...good and I can eat entirely too many of them. They offer a full bar and I have enjoyed their margaritas with the tacos. My son also swears by their horchata. They value at this place is great and the food quality is off the chart amazing.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

If you’re looking for great tacos, at very reasonable prices in Zona Romantica, this is the place to go. The el pastor taco is sumptuous, you’ll definitely have a few, they’re so good. You should also try their baked potato, with choice of meat on...it, choices are el pastor, beef, chicken, pork chops to name a few. To top it off, service is excellent, waiters are great especially Mario. He is so nice, very attentive and fast service with a smile for anything you need to enjoy your meal.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

The prices and service were great here. However the flavors left a lot to be desired. The tacos were average. You’d get much better tacos at the street carts around the corner. The drinks were very strong but also on the pricier side of drinks...in PV.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 16, 2020

Excellent food and service. We enjoyed it so much, we returned the next day. Enjoyed the tacos, Volcans and quesadilla. Very nice staff. Nice little place!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

Nice little place on a busy street/sidewalk, waiter came fairly quick to take our orders. Door was good, right size and seems to be priced adequately with the portion sizing. Will definitely go again.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

Thought we would stop in for a margarita (the jalapeño margaritas were great - not good) and decided on some tacos. The shrimp were sautéed to a golden outside and not over-cooked. The skirt steak was perfectly seasoned, tender and juicy. Salsas covered all heat...levels and serving with cucumber and radish slices were a nice touch. Will be going back during our stay.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 17, 2019 via mobile

Was just going to have tacos.. had a shrimp and a fish taco that was very tasty. Was thinking about ordering more but I couldn’t pass up homemade chocoflan! The cake was dense and moist with the perfect amount of chocolate taste and the flan...was very creamy.. It can be difficult to find a good dessert in Mexico. If you like dessert you must go!! Will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 14, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in today for lunch. We tried tacos al pastor, volcan al pastor, classic margarita & Jamaica. Everything was tasty. Service & prices were good. Loved having my favorite tacos available during the day! We will be back!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 15, 2019

Plain but oh so delicious food would highly recommend. Service was excellent. Thank you to our German server and the two local server/cooks

Date of visit: August 2019
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