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The Original Mr Taco

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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All include coffee
Big bread
Your Choice, All Come w/ Eggs & Beans
Machaca, chorizo, ham, bacon, potato, nopales, sausage or cheese
Special Burrito
Ham, bacon, potato, egg, beans & cheese
After 10am: 5.95
Chilaquiles & Egg
Died fried tortillas & scrambled eggs, pico & house sauce, w/cheese on top
Huevos Rancheros
2 fried corn tortillas & 2 eggs over- easy w/salsa ranchera on top
Spanish Omelette
Salsa ranchera & melted cheese on top
Huevos a La Mexicana
Scrambled​ eggs w/pico de gallo, chopped jalapeno
Machaca & Eggs Huevos
Beef, bell peppers, onions & a ia tomatoes
Chorizo (Pork)
Mexican​ sausage
Sauteed nopales (cactus), pico & Mexican cheese
Homemade potatoes, sauteed w/ onions & bell peppers
Arroz Con Leche
Fruit Cocktail 16Oz
Coca Cola
Medium $1.85
Large $2.25
Soda Can
Fresh Orange Juice
Pina Colada
Glass $3.50
Bottle $13.00
Red, White & Cabernet Pinot Grigio & Mosca (Sweet)
All w/ tortillas or tostadas
Beef/ Res
Pozole Pork W/Hominy
Include rice, bean & tortillas
Beef in red or green sauce
Chile Colorado
Beef in red sauce
Mole Poblano
Chicken in mole sauce
Bean & Cheese
Carne Asada, Pollo Asado or Carnitas
W/pico & guacamole
Al Pastor
Tomatillo sauce, onions & cilantro
Chile Verde
Tomatillo sauce & cheese
Beef or Chicken
Enchilada sauce & cheese
Fish, Shrimp
Cabbage, pico, rice, sour cream sauce
California Choice of Carne Asada, Pollo Asado or Carnitas
Pico, guacamole, sour cream, cheese & homemade potatoes or fries
Charger Supreme Choice of Carne Asada, Pollo Asado or Carnitas
Rice & beans lettuce, pico. Guacamole, sour cream, ranchera sauce & melted cheese on top
Chicken Chipotle
Grilled chicken, tortilla strips, lettuce, sour cream sauce, pico, avocado
Rice, beans, pico, sour cream, guacamole, cheese, lettuce
Came asada, pollo asado $+0.95
Carnitas $+0.95
Mrs Taco Tostada Supreme
A crispy flour tortilla shell. Chicken or beef w’beans, lettuce, tomato, guacamole, sour cream & cheese
Tostada W/Beef or Chicken
Tostada W/Beans
Nachos Supreme
W/guacamole. Sour cream & tomatoes
Nachos Con Carne
Beef, Chicken. Pollo Asado or Carnitas
W/guacamole. Pico & sour cream
California Fries
Choice of meat, melted cheese, guacamole. Sour cream & pico
Chimichanga $5.25
Beef or chicken, guacamole & sour cream
Chile Relleno $3.75
Fresh chile stuffed w/cheese & tortillas
Tamal (Assorted Variety)
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

First time to this restaurant. The food was amazing. I ordered the Beef Chimichanga, the beef was incredibly juicy and tender. Desert was a pineapple tamale. My son had the kids chicken fingers and fries, he loved it. The atmosphere was very nice for a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AnnR1941
Reviewed July 14, 2018

I can't believe I've lived in this area for nearly 15 years and I just found out about this little gem! Cute and cozy inside - - lovely garden patio outside that is Pet Friendly. But the highlight is their food. VERY authentic, oh so...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Padycake
URCINOA, Owner at The Original Mr Taco, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank You for taking time to give us a review. We hope you keep coming back and that you enjoy it even more than the first time:)

Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

I love Mexican food so I was pleased to get this recommendation from the hotel to try this nearby restaurant. The sangria was so horrible that I couldn’t finish the glass. The guacamole tasted so sour that I spit it out. The flautas were good...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Laurie M
URCINOA, Owner at The Original Mr Taco, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

We apologize that you were not satisfied with your food. We strive to provide fresh quality food and would like to make it up to you next time you are around.

Reviewed April 26, 2018

You felt as though you were in Mexico. The people were pleasant. The prices were in line with many of the local mexican restaurants. I didn't like the fact that you had to pay extra for chips and salsa. I had an enchilada and a...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank sharlyn2
URCINOA, Owner at The Original Mr Taco, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank You for taking time and giving us a review. Glad that you enjoyed your food and will be returning:) We apologize that we do not offer complimentary chips n salsa hopefully that doesn't keep you from visiting.

Reviewed April 3, 2018

Great Food,Superior service,aove average clean and neat dining area. very quick service professional staff food looks feels homemade. Very fresh guacamole!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Jerome M
URCINOA, Owner at The Original Mr Taco, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank You we strive to provide fresh authentic food, glad that you enjoyed it.

Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

I’m kinda bummed to say that this neighborhood place is just okay. But that’s all I have. The food is not as good as it could be. But the people are really friendly.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank jennsantel
URCINOA, Owner at The Original Mr Taco, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Hello, I am sorry to read that you were not satisfied with your visit. Please visit us as we are under new ownership and hopefully you can enjoy our food.

Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

San Diego County has plenty of Mexican restaurants but this one is our favorite. The menu offers a full selection of traditional Mexican dishes and a few more. The chili rellenos are fresh and delicious. The chicken mole is rich, dark, and full of large...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

This place is great and they actually have breakfast burritos. We’ve been there for breakfast lunch and dinner on different occasions and the food is really good. They have a great variety of drinks, salsas and food! They have a rewards program and then have...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Jude2630
Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

Tried this place out on my first night in Vista. A quiet little place that was walking distance from my hotel. Huge selection, reasonable prices. I finally decided on a burrito, kept it simple, beans, cheese and rice. This thing was huge, along with a...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Win679
Reviewed October 3, 2017

The restaurant guide gives the address on Melrose Dr. in Vista but the actual address is 1385 E. Vista Way, Vista, CA. The food is great and you can dine in. I have usually ordered take-out and it has always been consistently very good. The...More

Date of visit: September 2017
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