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Island Tacos

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173 Crossroads, Carmel, CA 93923
(831) 624-8454
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little place. Clean, fast and good food. The staff was very friendly and efficient even though they got our order wrong but they fixed very quickly.

Thank Greg C
Portland, OR
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped in here for the chicken taquitos while my husband got a hot dog near by. It was clean, service was nice and fast at the counter and all the food was good and fresh. they offered 4 house salsas to choose from if you wanted to add them to your meal for no additional charge. The guac was... More 

Thank LittlebearUSA
Boise, Idaho
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186 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

It was just a quick lunch stop as we were traveling through town. The place is nothing fancy in a fairly large shopping plaza, but the food was surprisingly good. Had a burrito the size of my head with really good pork, and my wife's choice of fish tacos turned out to be among the best she had ever had.... More 

Thank IdahoKid
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We did take out and the food was just average. The cashier and cooks in the kitchen were very friendly but it doesn't make up for the food....unfortunately.

Thank Di C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

nice choice but salad bowl or rice bowl has very very little meat. went away hungry. need to increase portion size to get a great review

Thank ellen j
Walnut Creek, California
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156 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

My wife and I decided to try this place based on an article she read. We were there on a saturday for lunch and there was almost nobody there. We ordered basic things, a fish taco, side salad for my wife and i had the enchilada plate. We also both ordered an iced tea. The fish portion was well seasoned... More 

Thank khub79
Huntington Beach, California
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Ordered Taquitos and husband two tacos, large Guacamole and chips, one drink, close to 40.00. Chicken tacos had little flavor, as too with the chicken taquitos . My taqitos were delivered with a cheese on them, I'm lactose I tolerate, didn't se cheese in the description, either, when I explained to server I didn't want the cheese on it, he... More 

Thank Sandy R
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I went to this place thinking that I was going to eat authentic mexican food. I asked the server for recommendations and she recommended the mahi mahi tacos and burritos. It was alright but not the authentic flavor that I was looking for. The hottest sauce was delicious and the service was great!

1 Thank Pedro G
Tyler, Texas
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481 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Stopped and ate here on our way down the coast and enjoyed it. The fish tacos were good and our service was great. The staff was friendly and helpful. The restaurant was clean and the prices were decent for Carmel.

Thank WildHaireHiking
Reno, Nevada
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

We chose the mahi mahi taco and the 3 taco plate for lunch. Great choices! Beautifully prepared and served, tasty to eat!

Thank VivienneR811

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 173 Crossroads, Carmel, CA 93923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (831) 624-8454

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