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$5 - $10
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly
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1.3 miles from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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Reviewed June 28, 2020 via mobile

The restaurant is small and feels like a mom and pop place. The service was quick and friendly. We tried two different kinds of super burritos and two different types of tacos. The ingredients were a mixed bag. Some were wholesome and good. The pork...was so salty it was hard to eat. They do not use fresh avocado- something out of a squirt canister. The flavors were muted overall. There were no sparks of cilantro herbs, or smoked peppers. The hot sauce on the side had no bite or refinement. The tacos at $5 each were expensive and did not merit the price in size or flavors. We did not finish are food and did not take it home. It is ok at best. Not recommended!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

The best burrito in Santa Cruz. Authentic, delicious. Great place. Affordable. This has always been my go, too place in SC.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

One of the best burritos I have ever had. Small little joint with limited seating. Get the burrito with your favorite meat and you won't be disappointed. Cash only place, family owned. Try the homemade salsa that's on each table. The Al Pastor meat is...my favorite filling. $8 for a burritoMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed April 21, 2019

The meat they use is always great. The tacos are delicious! I tried lengua (tongue) for the first time here and loved it. It is a great little spot for a meal or afternoon taco snack.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

This is a Santa Cruz favorite. Lots of locals converge on this taco place at lunch time. The line goes out the door and down the street for a good reason the food is excellent and reasonably.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

We just tried 4 different type of tacos and they all tasted the same. They load the tacos with so many beans that they flatter the flavor to the point that you eagerly reach for the salsa bottle to get more out of them. Easy...parking, clean and fast. More expensive than others near by. Very good cheese quesadilla but the tacos ...after 4 hours my stomach is still fighting them. Bottom line: get a quesadilla.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

The parking was easy. Seating and the guy behind the counter was nice but I wasn't expecting beans, I wasn't expecting cabbage and I wasn't expecting cheese in my taco, but I ate it. Ordered al pastor, lengua and Chile verde. The pinto beans were...nicely done but really just a filler. The flavor was bland without the table salsa. If you take away the fillers there was half as much meat as most other tacos this size. There were definitely locals, but the gardeners, carpenters (maybe you get what I mean, maybe you don't) are eating somewhere else. I just knew there were gonna be issues with gas due to the beans and cheese but I ate it anyway. Thank goodness I was playing 18 at De la viega dgc out in the open. The chips and the tortilla were nicely done but the guts of these tacos are a californication of what I was seeking.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

This place rocks, the original location. Simple selections and excellent food. If you go around lunch time, be prepared for a wait.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled on this place by chance and stayed for dinner. The food was wonderful well prepared and deliciously flavoured. Will definitely go back next time I m in Santa Cruz

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

Tacas Morenos has ben in business for over 20 years0 they have all kinds of drinks and a variety of fods to choose from

Date of visit: January 2017
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