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100 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2AA, England
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was excited to get to Brighton because we've heard they have the closest thing to good Mexican food. Not so with El Taco. Not even close. The tacos are flour tortillas instead of traditional corn. The cheese was layered on the bottom instead of top, and the worst part... The steak was just sitting in a bin on the counter... More 

Thank Caleb C
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really disappointed in this place after my recent order, after the first couple of times I have eaten from here, I accepted what I didn't like and ordered something else the next time to give them the benefit of the doubt but ended up hating almost everything except a potato which in itself was pretty unattractive when you opened the... More 

Thank ugjesi
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Ignore the idiot giving one star who hasn't even eaten here. Posh it isn't. Delicious & good value it definitely is. Very authentic Mexican grub in the heart of Brighton. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Daniel H
Northampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

if the out side is any thing to go by then I would not venture in. the bins and rubbish in the street outside the place was disgusting the bins were overflowing with waste and cans over the pavement even when the bins were emptied the mess underneath was never cleaned up didn't look inviting

Thank glenn w
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Forget fine dine and lavish settings, this very unassuming building right next to the traffic lights, is a flavour sensation. Very well priced and great quick service, it provides amazing portion sizes and packs lots of flavour into its food without over complicating or using style over content. I will be returning on a regular basis and would recommend anyone... More 

Thank Alipick1607
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

This place should be a zero rating honestly. I don't know how this place has survived in central Brighton. A 2 year old could make this food. After paying £18 for 2 quesadillas and nachos made with the cheapest ingredients possible, I wanted to cry. I almost screamed as I watched the person working there proceed to microwave the food... More 

1 Thank Shusmita I
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

we ordered food form el taco brighton, the food was terrible, can see why they call it Mexican food when clearly it isn't wont be ordering from you guys again

1 Thank davie1233
Hermosillo, Mexico
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

We called for a delivery. We had the option of 3 tacos (chicken, steak and chili con carne) all options were very nice and tasty. Driver was a little bit disorientated although the food arrived sooner than they said. Friendly staff. Will be eating again!

Thank WillyFox89
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Great food. Fast and inexpensive. Love to drop by for a burrito on the go. Always pleased and they can spice it right up if you just ask

Thank Alex H
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Down to earth street. Tasty yummy and a great put stop. Staff are friendly and the burittos are just too good. Straight to point with a price to match. Make sure you go when there is noone else as not enough sitting spaces in case you want to eat in.

Thank Electra A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Mexican, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?