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Mexican, Fast Food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Went here for lunch on a Saturday before a class at CSUSM. Great location by the way. I ordered carne asada tacos meal and my husband had the carne asada burrito. We sat outside. The meat was flavored wonderful and I enjoyed the salsas I...had the choice of. Very tasty meal! The only thing we didn't like was sitting outside there were red umbrellas that cast a red hue on all of our food so it was really weird. Other than that, I will go back!More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

The Original Mr Taco impressed us Latinos. We’ve come to games at Palomar and never dropped in until yesterday. I am basing my review on the Carnitas Burrito, and fast service. It was served served just the way we like it. Juicy with plenty of...meat, guacamole and pico de gallo. That’s all it needs. Perfect. They have quite a generous menu and we are glad we have a lot of games to come to, as we go right by here on the way. Will make it a point to go early to have time for a meal before a game. Prices are great too.More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed July 16, 2016

Always great food at Mr. Taco. This is our go to place for Mexican Food. Always authentic and always delicious. They have a huge menu to choose from and there is something for everyone. Their Burritos are full of meat instead of the beans you...get at many mexican restaurants.More

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

We have watched this little family restaurant grow into an amazing little authentic Mexican restaurant chain. Of course, being in San Diego we have plenty of options for excellent Mexican food and yet we always come here for our fix. The food is spot on...and the service is always superb. The owner works at stores one and two more than any other employees. Go here for a bite and you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2015
Reviewed September 11, 2015

Anything on the menu is great! They even have a great cheeseburger and fries.service is fast and great.

Date of visit: October 2014
Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a Mexican Food hidden secret. Almost a hole in the wall with seating in and on a patio for 50...food is cooked in front of you. Fresh and hot. Mexican fruit drinks, horchata etc. available. Maria, the owner and her staff are very...friendly and helpful. This is a San Marcos institution that will be town down soon to make way for more housing. Mrs. Tacos is in operation off Melrose Ave and Sycamore. All the food is good.More

Date of visit: August 2015
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Quick, cheap and tasty Mexican Food. I tried the chicken tacos, enchiladas and quesadillas...no complains since I just needed a quick meal.

Date of visit: November 2014
Reviewed February 6, 2015

You just tell them what you want and they make it happen. The taco sauce tastes home made to me. My Mom was a great cook and she would of loved this place.

Date of visit: January 2015
Reviewed October 16, 2014

Good service and food is always prepared well. Have been here numerous times and will return again. Menu is huge lots of choices and combinations.

Date of visit: September 2014
Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

this is good place for Mexican food in San Marcos close to Cal State San Marcos I like the carne asada burritos in the California burritos are good as wellthey have a Chargers burrito that's worth a try

Date of visit: September 2014
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Yes, The Original Mr. Taco offers takeout services.

The Original Mr. Taco is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5