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Vatos Urban Tacos Itaewon


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#34 of 110,006 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fusion
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a slightly bonkers concept but it works. The food was great and they make some really inventive cocktails. The atmosphere is very relaxed and casual but it's a popular spot so make sure to reserve.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank TopTripMunich
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food at vatos is amazing! I can really recommend the burgers and quesadillas they have! Also the location is nice because you can eigther sit inside or outside :)

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank lerken2017
Reviewed May 8, 2019

The Korean take on Tex-Mex! We visited in Spring, and loved it! This became our daily stop after our daily activities in Seoul and the staff treated us like family. Great food, great service, great location!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ChefTai
Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

This is a popular restaurant at the beginning of itaewon street near the US base. We were with a big group. Service was fast and efficient. Drinks were enjoyed by all. Favorites were Texas Tea and margaritas. Tacos, fajitas, guacamole recommended dishes.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

Really good. Tasty food. Fresh. Very attentive staff. Music a little loud, but nice selection Loved the area to walk around before dinner

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Gonzalo S
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

Tex Mex in the middle of the land of kimchi makes sense in this ever-shrinking world in which we live. Try the kimchi carnitas fries. The dish is the vey definition of “comfort food.” The staff couldn’t be friendlier.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank brettcam
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

I’ve eaten here a couple times. Overall the food is good but I’m always hungry when I leave. I’ve had the tacos and the quesadilla. Both were food but the quesadilla was greasy. My buddy had the burrito bowl and I think going to have...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank craigk526
Reviewed February 4, 2019

Didn't expect to find a Tex-Mex place this good in Seoul. Not many Mexican style restaurants to be found when walking around the different areas of town but this was a gem. Food was on point and reasonably priced. Good beer and drinks menu too....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Taryn Y
Reviewed December 11, 2018

My friends and I were traveling to Seoul for a birthday and we decided to go to Vatos for the birthday dinner. We got there at 6:30 on a Saturday night and we had to wait about 45 minutes for a table. We got a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Elizabeth E
Reviewed October 28, 2018

After 2 weeks on holiday in S.Korea and having mostly Korean food, I was craving some good Mexican food! We waited upwards of 30 min. for a table on Friday night, which was totally worth it! We returned for an encore a week later! All...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison,
Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red
light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon
and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan
and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to
quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here,
trendy international restaurants dot the area
alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest
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