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Taco Pica Worker Cooperative

Mexican, Latin, Guatemalan, South American
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96 Germain St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2E7, Canada
(506) 633-8492
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Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by during our overnight in Saint John because we saw that it had been featured on the Food Network's "You Gotta Eat Here". Dishes sampled included the chicken flauta, chicken quesadillas, the pork chimichanga, and the Taco Al Pastor. Presentation was nice, but all dishes sampled lacked flavor. The best of the bunch was the Taco Al Pastor which... More 

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Thank SkipNDonna
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my friends to Taco Pica one Saturday evening. The food was amazing, the entertainment was great. We loved listening to Corey Jellison that sang many 90's hits. The ambiance of the restaurant was truely relaxing and romantic. We definitely recommend the Chorizo and cheese sandwich and the Shelfish and Green sauce was exquisit. Service was great as well. Thanks,... More 

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Thank Cristina B
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

The food and atmosphere left much to be desired and the prices weren't on par for the value. It seemed like it was trying to be rustic but failed and turned out grungy.

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Thank Jeanette G
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I had high hopes based on the menu, the look of this small resto, the 'you gotta eat here' recommendation, and the prime location. Unfortunately, the chicken burrito I had lacked flavour, spice and anything authentically Mexican. My wife's dish also lacked any real zing. The burrito was essentially a wrap with steamed chicken and chopped red bell peppers...no cheese,... More 

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Thank Joseph S
TacoPica, Manager at Taco Pica Worker Cooperative, responded to this review

Hi Joseph, thanks for your review, but i beg to differ, specially when there are no burritos nor canned veggie mix in our menu. More 

Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Just finished "lunch" here with my husband. It was cold and rainy and so we were looking for a good Spanish meal to hit the spot. When we walked in we should have known better, it did not smell clean, the décor was classless and tacky and our table cloth looked and smelled like it hadn't been washed in a... More 

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Thank Jenelle510
TacoPica, Manager at Taco Pica Worker Cooperative, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your lunch experience. There a few things I would like to respond, first the decoration is reminiscent of a small latin american restaurant with hats, marimba; original paintings of guatemalan and mexican scenery; hand carved masks and handcrafted tablecloths: which by the way, must be changed and washed frequently in order to abide to... More 

Saint John, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

So much fun! I would love to go again. Something different for a change :) The dance floor was full, cuban music was upbeat and fun to listen to. Great croud of mostly 30 year old and up. Fun & lively

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Thank victoria m
TacoPica, Manager at Taco Pica Worker Cooperative, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the salsa dancing; hope to see ypu again soon. More 

Fredericton, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Took the family to eat... Everyone was super happy with their food. Eacjh one of us ordered different spicy levels of food. And we all were extremely happy! Definitely going to return the next time in Saint John!

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Thank Troy W
TacoPica, Manager at Taco Pica Worker Cooperative, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing your family and for sharing your experience, buen provecho! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

We found the taste to be rather bland. Expected much more flavour, more kick. The portions were good, price a bit high, service was slow. Enjoyed the live entertainment.

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Thank WestfaliaJournal
TacoPica, Owner at Taco Pica Worker Cooperative, responded to this review

Hello Westfalia Journal, thank you for taking the time to writing your review and your comments are welcoming because we are in the process of reviewing our menu, where our traditional plates; and our Ethnic foods will be clearly differentiated so it will be easier for our clients to choose from. When we first opened our doors in 1994, a... More 

Quispamsis, Canada
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

We were shopping uptown and decided to stop by for lunch. We sat outside and ordered nachos. It was horrible. I make better nachos than what they served us. It was close to $15 and it was basically nacho chips in a basket with a little bit of melted cheese on some of the chips and a small side dish... More 

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Thank Janet L
TacoPica, Owner at Taco Pica Worker Cooperative, responded to this review

Hi Janet, thank you for taking the time to write a review on our Nachos. Our Menu gives different nacho options: Regular, Black Beans, Guacamole and Chicken; all of them are done with our homemade chips, topped with Monterrey jack and mozzarella cheese, served with two (2) ounces of homemade salsa and 2 ounces of Sour cream; our Regular Nacho... More 

Saint John, Canada
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160 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Not being a fan of spicy food, I worried that Taco Pica would not be the place for me, but it was great. I had chicken flautas (flute shaped pastry with chicken in the centre). Salsa and sour creme were served on the side.......with salad or potatoes or rice. Our server, Benjamin, was excellent. Well worth a visit.

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Thank chipmanh
TacoPica, Owner at Taco Pica Worker Cooperative, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review about our food and our server Benjamin. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Guatemalan, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Germain St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2E7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Saint John
  • Phone Number: (506) 633-8492

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?