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Taqueria El Granjenal

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899 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3518
+1 949-645-4964
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

This place is definitely a hole-in-the-wall, but exceeded all expectations in terms of food! Don't go if you want a sit-down restaurant; this taqueria provides very delicious street-style Mexican. The location itself looks a bit rundown, but it's definitely worth a try. Service is extremely friendly and the food is prepared quickly. I also adore that, while this spot is... More 

Thank violingirlamanda
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107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

The food is always good here. We have no complaints. The food is a little pricey for the casual outdoor dinning but it is always good. This is not our number one local place but it is on our list.

Thank brenagain
Newport Mesa
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The al later tacos are the best in town. The orchata is the best this side of the Mississippi. Kind of weird that it's a Mexican joint owned by Koreans.

Thank DMFJ
Costa Mesa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

This taco stand has been here for over twenty years. Believe it or not, the owners of this stand happen to be Korean. They do offer a really tasty taco called the "Kim's taco". Not your normal taco, but a flavorful soy-type of Teriyaki beef taco with a little bit of hot sauce. You have got to try this for... More 

Thank Valerie S
Costa Mesa, California
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268 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2011

This is a Taco Stand so expect paper plates, plastic forks....and limited bench-type seating, but the genuine Mexican food makes this place worth a special trip. We work in the area, and eat there quite often. We love Mexican food....old-style, new-style and any style in between, and have never had a bad meal at this place. The place is frequented... More 

Thank ebrynnie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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: 899 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3518
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-645-4964

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