Tacos Moreno

Tacos Moreno

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
$5.00 – $10.00
CUISINES
Mexican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
meals, features
Is this a Mexican restaurant?
PRICE RANGE
$5.00 – $10.00
CUISINES
Mexican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles81 reviews
Excellent
55
Very good
12
Average
8
Poor
4
Terrible
2
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

47Mikey
Saint Louis20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 solo
I used to come in for burritos and tacos for lunch when I worked for Roy Baldwin Motors just down Water Street in the 1980’s. I moved to Florida in 2006 and there hasn’t been a trip out to Santa Cruz that I didn’t manage a meal at Tacos Moreno’s. Without question, the best taqueria between Santa Cruz and Florida.
Written August 30, 2021
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ToneController
Greater Manchester133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
we visited twice, and tried tacos and burritos the staff were able to ensure my corn tacos weren't contaminated by contact with gluten, and I had not ill effects the taste and texture of the food was great, and the area of cafe tables inside are nicely looked after, with a great atmosphere This place is constantly busy, you can see why it's so popular - the quality and price of the food!
Written August 3, 2022
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HeySteve G
Portland61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 none
The best burrito in Santa Cruz. Authentic, delicious. Great place. Affordable. This has always been my go, too place in SC.
Written March 18, 2020
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MichaelMc777
Sunnyvale5206 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 family
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!
Written June 28, 2020
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John S
Santa Cruz9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 friends
The food is bland and nothing special. I had tacos and they had no flavor. This is typical of almost all of the Mexican restaurants I've been to in Santa Cruz.
Written March 2, 2024
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Frankie J
45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 couples
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 burrito
Written July 9, 2019
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esstupid
Santa Cruz5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 family
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.
Written April 21, 2019
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Cheryl
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 solo
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.
Written March 31, 2019
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Vera B
Santa Cruz567 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 family
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.
Written November 18, 2018
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pojiboy
Kailua95 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 family
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.
Written October 11, 2018
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RonCentralCA
Capitola663 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 family
This place rocks, the original location. Simple selections and excellent food. If you go around lunch time, be prepared for a wait.
Written September 26, 2018
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ItalianophileYarm
Peebles117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 couples
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
Written September 20, 2018
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Will S
111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 none
Tacas Morenos has ben in business for over 20 years0 they have all kinds of drinks and a variety of fods to choose from
Written December 8, 2017
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Falafelsryummy
Palo Alto26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 friends
I have been eating at Tacos Moreno since 1983 (and still have a shirt from 1985 that drew a surprised reaction from the owner's daughter, the champion boxer, when I wore it on a visit there a couple of years ago). When I started going to Tacos Moreno, the US Postman would be inside eating, before they officially opened at 11. Told me something when someone who goes into every place in the neighborhood chose to regularly dine there.) My item of choice is the bean and cheese taco. Simple, yes. Supremely delicious, nonetheless. Beans are cooked to perfection. Two corn tortillas, one tucked inside the other, with some crispness to it. Cabbage and cheese. Their salsa is too good for words. Worth squeezing some from the bottle left on the table onto each bite. Tortilla chips are warm and fresh (though an extra cost). My friend loves the al Pastor. My kids love different burritos, but I stick with the bean and cheese taco. It's been working for close to 35 years, so why change. My mouth is watering, right now, just thinking about it and contemplating when I can next visit. I no longer live in town, but each time I visit, stopping in at Tacos Moreno is a top priority.
Written October 24, 2017
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karencyd53
Portland18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 friends
I have been eating at Tacos Moreno for over 20 years. It is a family run business and the food is homemade and always fresh. I actually have withdrawal symptoms every December when the family goes to Mexico for the holidays and closes shop for 10 days. Their quesadillas consist of fresh hot corn tortilla dipped briefly in hot oil then filled with cheese, whole beans, cabbage tomatoes, cilantro and fresh salsa. Something about the combo of hot tortilla and fresh vegetables is divine. I also love the chicken burrito, or carne asada or pork burrito. No rice and beans here-- just perfectly balanced simple great food
Written May 29, 2017
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