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Taco Mesa

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647 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2715
+1 949-642-0629
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“taco” (23 reviews)
“chile relleno” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
647 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2715
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Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Food was cold and nasty I got a wet carnitas burrito and let me tell u I would of been muchhh more happier if I would of got a burger next door at McDonald's. I do not recommend unless u like nasty food then be...More

Thank Edward R
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Outdoor dining but it's always good. It's not our number one restaurant and sometimes we do not come here because it's always crowded. The food is good and the menu is interesting. I recommend this location.

Thank brenagain
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

In a Saturday noon after a long morning of shopping, needed a cool place with good food. I hadn't been at the taco Mesa, but heard about it. After parking in the free back lot, You need to order your food at the counter, get...More

Thank HashTagTraveler
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Lively, friendly cafe with a quirky exterior that makes the high-quality yum of the eats offered even more of a refreshing break from the typical southwest food offered on every other corner. Service is bare bones, but staff are pleasant and efficient (order at the...More

Thank Windy M
Reviewed May 10, 2016

This food is great. The escabeche (spelling?) is the best that I've ever had. Garlicky, and not too hot, but definitely warm! I almost always go for the tacos here. They're all great. Two or three tacos and an agua fresca are a great lunch....More

Thank FineDinerPatty
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch the other day. I've as a little overwhelmed with the art work on the pink building but it was fun . The food was amazing and did not disappoint. They offer a wide variety of items and drinks. The patio...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great food. Authenticity comes from real chiles and spices that are roasted to enhance flavors (as we learned from our ancestors—the Mayan, Aztec and Spanish) fused with contemporary techniques and innovations. Most Mexican restaurants in the United States offer menus that are not only limited...More

1  Thank tankman1077
Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Everything is fresh and made from scratch. Lobster taco and salmon taco are the best, followed by the shrimp taco They have special everyday, and very affordable. You won't have to the bank for lunch or diner

Thank jpcapiton
Reviewed February 25, 2016

We love going to Taco Mesa especially on Taco Tuesdays! The tacos, enchiladas and tortas are very good. It is a very casual place that can get very busy but it is worth the wait!

Thank ncovelo
Reviewed February 10, 2016

I remember when this former Taco Bell first started up with a fabulous authentic menu and flawless execution. Their prices were so reasonable, I didn't think they could last. Twenty years later they still defy convention, turning out fabulous food at affordable prices.

Thank Mike K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 647 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2715
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-642-0629
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