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Papa's Tacos

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31622 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-7015
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We get take out Mexican food here a lot! Just recently, I noted that my chicken enchilada was delicious, but it almost had too much meat! The portions are generous and delicious and prepared relatively healthy (not too "fresh Mex" but not too greasy traditional). Our favorite is the tostada with grilled chicken - enough for 2 and includes sour... More 

Thank BrownGirl2
Dana Point, California
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These never disappoint! Everything is made to order and it's always fresh and tasty! The carnitas taco is packed full of delicious pork, the breakfast burrito is huge and filling. If you're headed to the beach stop by Papa's first and pick up lunch to go!

Thank Kugirl808
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Finished a hike on Valido and heard Papas was a must to try. I ordered the grilled chicken salad with tomatoes and melted cheese w ranch dressing and also the Tortilla soup w chips. I must say, the soup was the Best I have ever had!!! Wish I would have gotten a large! The salad was amazing and I got... More 

Thank K_NC
Dana Point, California
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I work up the street so I've tried a few things: carnitas taco, carne asada, rice, etc. and it's always consistent. It's faster than a sit down but if it's busy (lunch time) you'll wait 5 minutes or so. No bigger. It's popular with local workers and beach goers! Try it -- you'll like it!

Thank Kugirl808
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I've grown up here, and this little taco/burrito place is still here, too! amazing carnitas. truly. the red sauce is to die for, the green sauce is lovely. the burritos (regular or large) amaze me. take your pick, depending on how hungry you are. buy your drinks (water, sodas) here, the liquor store next door has a $10 minimum for... More 

Thank tripitxandy
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I've enjoyed papa's California burrito and the views are spectacular, please, try for yourself and you will not be dissapointed

Thank Galina A
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Fresh fresh fresh Papas tacos, you did me right I will come again It is outside seating and today is a cloudy day so it's nice out. Be informed if it's hot out it may not be here for you if you can't take the heat. Outside seating pincic if table !! I don't care if it's good Mexican food!!... More 

Thank watchingtime
Caldwell, New Jersey
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

so many great places in Laguna Beach but this place, although cute, does not live up to other taco places in the area! Had 4 different taco's . The fish taco is the only one worth ordering. It's very good.

Thank maryann g
Mount Vernon, Ohio
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Doesn't look like much from the road but food was very, very good. Friendly people and prices were decent too.

Thank Neverdone
Anaheim, California
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After Tablerock Beach we visited this little taco place right next to it. It was well worth it. Pricing was pretty good and the food was great. They actually need more seating I believe, but there really isn't much space for that. It's a little gem in Laguna, which is not known for it's Mexican food.

Thank Andrew Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31622 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-7015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-499-9822

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?