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El Tarasco Restaurant

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316 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3242
10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Might be the best carnitas taco I've ever had.... Generous portion of meat & a nice spicy green sauce, the meat was perfectly cooked, can't wait to go back & try other items.

Thank Curatedguy
Princeton, New Jersey
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in LA and staying anywhere near El Segundo or Manhattan Beach and you're looking for Mexican takeout, look no further than the little bright yellow hole-in-the-wall on Rosecrans just off of Highland. The menu cannot be found online and is fairly straightforward, but do not let that deter you. The food is excellent and the service quick and... More 

Thank Captain_Road_Trip
Goa, India
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283 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will want to go again when in LA. Just an amazing place to munch some mexican food. Its really really good.

Thank Vishu008
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322 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just happened to find this mexican gem. The food is too good and the portions are amazing. The staff is very nice.

Thank SVC17
New Mexico
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

you would never expect the food to be this good in this little hidden gem on the corner of Rosecrans and Highland Ave on Manhattan Beach. we stopped real quick and were completely satisfied! Some of the friendliest and welcoming workers in there. I could recommend the Tacos, Burritos, etc... and I seriously don't think you'll go wrong with any... More 

Thank digdeep0169
Monument, CO
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Authentic Mexican food - small eating bar but best for takeout. California burrito is yummy as are their tacos. Definitely worth stopping in if you are staying in Manhattan Beach!

Thank zeusman811
Middleton, MA
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We drove 15 minutes from LAX to visit this restaurant, recommended by a friend. Well worth it! Tiny hole-in-the-wall place where you order at the counter with bar-style seating -- but there is a whole terrace upstairs for those in the know. Enjoyed a delish burrito with carne asada and fries inside! While my family enjoyed the chicken burritos. Huge!... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Stopped by to grab a quick burrito and decided to stay for the atmosphere. Had the Deluxe Burrito with beans, melted cheese, served wet. Beef chunks huge and sauce amazing!

Thank Bob M
Bismarck, ND, USA
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I used to live in Manhattan Beach and work in El Segundo, so we ate here very frequently. This is the best Mexican food I found in SoCal while I lived there for nearly 20 years. My favorite menu item is the Jr. Super Deluxe Burrito with ground beef. There is nothing Jr. About it though. Don't let the name... More 

Thank Sandy G
Orinda, California
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209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Our favorite late night stop..been coming here for years and we call is dirty tacos...don't know why...just stuck. Salsa is so good, wet burrito, beans , rice, chilli rellano and shredded chix tacos.. Great for mid day lunch or a hangover or late night . We never miss it when in town

Thank drmader

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3242
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: 310-545-4241

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?