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King Taco

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45 N Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91103-3901
(626) 792-0405
8:00 am - 3:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 am
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Phoenix, Arizona
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

You can't go wrong with super-fresh chopped onions and cilantro for your tacos and tostadas. This place isn't overly unique, but it does the authentic Mexican food well. Food was delicious.

Thank jcduncan2001
Boston, Massachusetts
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656 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

I did not realize this was a local chain, because the food did not taste like a chain. The carne asada tacos were excellent. The prices very fair and service typical for a taco joint.

Charlotte, NC
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Very casual eatery, great food. Try the sopas! Chicken was tender and juicy. Food was inexpensive. I will be back.

Thank Charlotte2010NC
Houston, Texas
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221 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Smallish menu on the wall. Didn't realize the tacos were street tacos, ordered a few expecting a nice crispy one, but really enjoyed the flavor of the street tacos. The Mole tamale was excellent. Not a fancy place, but great food.

Thank Penguin S
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

If you like authentic Mexican food, this is a must try. Excellent carne asada, good variety menu, great sopas, fair prices.

Thank H9926LBmichaelp
Victorville, California
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The tacos are great here we had the asada tacos and the mole tamale and they where delicious. We also had the carne asada nachos they where ok but not mind blowing too much onion and the cheese was too watery made the nachos soggy . I also recommend the strawberry atole its really good great flavor and great for... More 

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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Love the tacos especially carne asada. Love the green salsa. Great aguas frescas too. But what I like the best are the tamales, hard to find at other fast food Mexican places and when you do, not as good as King Taco. I especially like the chicken but try them all.

Thank Bill B
South Pasadena, California
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137 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We bought dinners two days in September 2015. The location is always crowded and food is good and price reasonable. We eat tacos and Tamales. Parking is always a challenge;

Thank SriLanka2010
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great food I would eat there every other day if I could. It is on of my main California stops. The steak taco is wonderful.

Thank wiwoman
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Our family was looking for a little something to eat at 9:30 pm and found King Taco (we were visiting Pasadena). The place was busy. Our family ordered carne asada tacos and tamales! Excellent, excellent! Very casual place. Order at the counter. Prices very good. One thing I liked was seeing a security guard on site. All kinds of people... More 

Thank chickencoop58

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Fast Food, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 N Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91103-3901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: (626) 792-0405

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