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Papa Chevos Taco Shop

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299 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1442
6:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 am
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Orlando, Florida
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not fancy, but the food was amazing. Right on cannery row in the middle of everything touristy, a hidden gem.

Thank Marc K
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fast, tasty and convenient. One of the few places that stays open after 8:00 pm.steps away from the hotel. what more does one want?

Thank captatlat38
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We always eat at Papa Chavos our last night in Monterey. Great authentic Mexican food and reasonable prices. Good for take out or eating there. Tostadas are not on the menu so ask for "salad", it will continue me with shredded beef.

Thank Live4Maine
San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I'm the first to admit that I'm not a big fan of California Mexican food. I grew up on Tex-Mex and CA is just different. But I really liked the food here. The atmosphere is very relaxed and casual, you get your food quickly, and its very inexpensive. You can take your children and they can be loud and messy... More 

Thank JenniferHawk
Beaumont, Texas
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136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We were tired and wanted take out. This place was literally across the street from Monterey Bay Inn. It was a mix between a Taco Bell and a Mexican restaurant. You order and wait at the counter and it is put together quickly similar to Taco Bell but it is Tex-Mex food with selections similar to a sit down restaurant.... More 

Thank 1027rm
Monterey Peninsula, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Decent food. Better than Taco Bell and will cook to order if you ask... Carnitas, Carne Asada, Chicken, tacos, burritos, enchiladas... pretty good.

Thank Sitnaltadiveservices
Carlsbad, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Seriously, they make some tasty food. Everyone in our party was happy with what they received. Was in Monterey for 5 days and ate there multiple times.

Thank ClintoKnT
Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

After a desperate night eating at Louie Linguini's (I do not recommend it by the way), we decided we needed some real food for once. We saw this place beside our hotel and decided to give it a shot. Oh, it was amazing! The beef tacos had a homemade crunchy shell that they made right there in front of you,... More 

Thank Hadleedd
Modesto, California
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Delicious! I didn't order much so I can't say it was the best Mexican place ever. What I can say is the food I got was great! Great value, good tasting a lot of selection. I will definitely be eating here again to try the other menu items!!

Thank Tikalysh518
Sonora, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

BEST fish tacos. We had lunch there Saturday and then went back for dinner. My husband ate there again Sunday night. The food is great and the prices are the best in Monterey. You will love this place. We took dinner back to the room and ate on the balcony looking at the ocean.

Thank Steph K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 299 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1442
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-372-7298

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