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Vatos Urban Tacos Itaewon

#36 of 109,011 Restaurants in Seoul
$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
181-8, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-866, South Korea
+82 2-797-8226
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“kimchi fries” (97 reviews)
“tacos” (198 reviews)
“burrito” (53 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
181-8, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-866, South Korea
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved everything about this place -- service, food, ambience, beer, location. Beer options are a plenty, the food is great. There are some offers on the beer all the time. Highly recommend this place for a great time.

Thank TravelDiaries_Pulkit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great! Evidently, some Korean-American guys from the American Southwest (LA and Texas?) opened Vatos. The crossover dishes work very well. Lots of good flavors. Excellent drinks, too! You will have fun!

Thank CaliforniaDreaminMan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first meal was so good (and fun with a pop-in Mariachi Band from Madrid), we went back for happy hour 2 days later (stayed in Seoul only 4 days). Both of our meals and drinks were tasty - definitely recommend for those needing a...More

Thank superhappyred
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I desperately wanted Tex-Mex after realizing that I just couldn’t find any Korean food I liked. I got the Queso, tacos and some margaritas! They were better than any I had while stationed in Alabama. Random place for delicious Mexican food but I was so...More

Thank Shelby T
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Excellent service and great food. The restaurant is a little noisy but great ambiance. I’m from Texas and appreciated finding this taste of home

Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed May 13, 2018

We live south of Seoul and venture into Itaewon every other weekend to hit brunch and usually go to 'Vatos'. I was perplexed by some of the low reviews of this place. The food is amazing and 'Kimchi Fries' are not to be missed are...More

Thank Gary J
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

As a Californian living in Asia, there is always a search for quality Western food. Asian food is great, but with the variety of SoCal, it's hard to believe Mexican food hasn't caught on everywhere. Why are there places to get tacos and burritos everywhere?...More

Thank QingdaoAl
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

I went here with a friend for Cinco de Mayo this year. I was thoroughly impressed with the tacos for this being in Korea. I had the sweet carnitas tacos with a Dos Equis and loved them. I would go back on my next visit.

Thank Aaron M
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Went to Vatos tonight and the food is mediocre Mexican when compared to mainland USA/ Cancun, Mexico area Mexican food. But the most egregious aspect of the visit to this restaurant was their beer prices which range from 8500 to 9500 KRW!!! Absolutely insane!! I...More

Thank RyaCho
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

My family and I went early on a weekend and beat the rush. We didn’t have to wait for a table. My family split an order of kimchi fries, one of Vatos’ signature items. They were delicious. My wife and I each had a Caronarita...More

Thank sdaknis
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181-8, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-866, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Itaewon
  • Neighborhood: Itaewon
  • Phone Number: +82 2-797-8226
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