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Taqueria El Rey

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner
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Mexican, Contemporary, Latin, Street Food, Central American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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All reviews tacos guacamole tasting menu mexican food real mexican house margarita music playing in the background table reservation warm atmosphere main course starters pastor nopales vege
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was great, loved espacially their palomas! The food was also surprisingly good, even though the vege tacos al pastor were pretty spicy (I’m used to add the spicy sauces myself). Nice athmosphere and music in the background.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank IirisS10
Reviewed October 31, 2019 via mobile

We got the tasting menu and coctails. Food was so delicious and cocktails were great. The staff was really friendly and the bartender was kind enough to introduce us some tequilas. For me the tasting menu was a bit too small and maybe slightly overpriced....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank samuelbenjaminn
Reviewed August 20, 2019

While the guac was alright and the ceviche tasty, the mains were overpriced and nothing spectacular. Ingredients seemed a day or two old and I can’t recommend this place to friends as the portions are too small and not so healthy to begin with. Overall,...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Teemumannn
Reviewed August 20, 2019 via mobile

This place is very authentic, it tastes good, but it is not as good as their prices are high, especially as the serving size a few small tacos. Also, their house margaritta is I think is the best I ever had, but also, very pricey

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Justina P
Reviewed May 11, 2019

This is still one of the best Mexican restaurants in Helsinki and I would give it 5 stars, if the food wouldn't be so overpriced and portions too small. Nearly 20€ for four (really!) small tacos is unfortunately just a rip off :/

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Katri K
Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

Have been there (in the original location) two times with business partners and both times the pre-ordered menu has been excellent. They managed to serve it also as vegan to a couple of us with no hassle. The staff is super nice but very busy,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank SanskiLou
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

Walked many times by of this tiny, always crowded place, located in 1st floor/stone foundation of a apartment building in Ullanlinna. And finally decided to test with couple of friends. Highly advised to make table reservation at least weekends. When coming in, we were warmly...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Riikka N
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Best Mexican food ever - authentic, tasty, spicy and delicious. This place is my favourite ones in Helsinki. And everything looks so pretty

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 873heidir
Reviewed February 4, 2019

Not so many choices, the choices were all fast food selections at costly prices. I suggest booking a table, however, service is very rushed and we felt like we were in a hurry the whole time. Pastor was dry and guacamole could have used more...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mikko H
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

This is a very small place so we were lucky to get a seat with no reservation. The chevice salmon was tasty as the fish and pork tacos we had for main course as well. The ambience is very genuine and service attentive and friendly....More

Date of visit: February 2019
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