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Happy Taco

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184 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1706
650-726-5480
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Showed up at the restaurant at 9pm. Good food and good service. Small little place that has great food.

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Thank Daniel S
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Great little taco shop with super authentic tasty food. Great price too! Food was hot and fresh and quick. Nice spot to stop along route 1

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Thank ctpham05
Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

we just ordered simple tacos and they turned out to be super brilliant in taste also the salsas with the nachos were fantastic it is very fresh made and supertasty and supercheap

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Thank Isabel S
Lodi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is a hidden taco joint with lots of parking and quick service. We love the taco plates. Great salsa and quick service. Good to eat in or to go.

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Thank LodiDazzles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Good basic medical food for the price. The ambience could use some updating. But if you are there for the food, ignore the surrounding!!

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Thank Ernierb
Greendale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We enjoyed some pork tamales, tacos, horchata and aguas fresas - yum! The food was very wholesome and fresh, the prices very reasonable. It was the perfect lunch! Recommended to us by the first two locals we asked for advice. Conveniently located next to Rite Aid. Clean but nothin' fancy.

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Thank Judy M
Sparks, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Found The Happy Taco by talking to the housekeepers at the hotel. The crowds are testimony to the quality of their food and the preparation. Don't miss it if you are in the area. Best seafood tacos I have ever had.

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Thank BMunoz
Redwood City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

I have eaton here a few times and enjoyed it . I usually get a burrito or something like that . The service is good and the place is clean and I like the food . It's your average good basic taco place

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Thank Ammo68
Half Moon Bay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Love this place. Think of it like 3 Amigos was 5 years ago. It's great food, great quality and service but a very small venue frequented primarily by locals. Located right next to Rite Aid (New Leaf Shopping Center).

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Thank alex_fielding
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

I got one of many of the major dishes. The shrimp tacos were okay, the enchiladas were very uninspired and had boring and out of the can sauce. But the beef tacos were really really outstanding. They were much closer to steak tacos. Note that their tacos are all soft maize, not hard. The chicken burrito was also remarkably good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Fast Food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 184 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: 650-726-5480

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