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El Taco Rey

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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330 E Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-1904
(719) 475-9722
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Melbourne, Florida
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I lived in Colorado Springs back in 1976 when this little place opened. I had not been there in over 15 years. An old friend kept posting pictures of their food, and the Mexican food lover I am, I promised on my recent visit we would go. It is a Small place, seats maybe 20, they do Lots of take... More 

Thank Jeffrey C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This is the best dish on the menu. Their tacos are good, and so is the cheese enchiladas with the green chili. The place is small, but the taste is Huge!!!

Thank Steve W
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

This restaurant has been around for years, near downtown in an old and small building. It is all about the food. Small with limited seating, to go boxes or wrapped food with paper napkins and plastic forks. If you are ok with that or just want to grab and go, the food is definitely worth the trip. The avocado pork... More 

Thank Ed F
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Had a great lunch with an old friend that told me I had to check out this place. I was skeptical but when I saw how long the line was I knew it had to be worth it. Ordered and are outside on a great afternoon and it was well worth the visit.

Thank mbhorse81
Arvada, Colorado
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

The only reason I did not rate this restaurant a 5 star is the desire not to give an impression that it is fancier than it is. This is a very small family run restaurant, with about 6 tables total. The food is very flavorful, authentic, and exactly what one would hope for when seeking true Mexican cuisine. This is... More 

Thank ehsincolo
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

I really enjoy going to El Taco Rey! I usually get a combo with a taco and an enchilada with green sauce. But the red sauce is amazing too. You really can't go wrong with any dish here!

Thank Jlynn73
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This little hole in the wall is a must for authentic Mexican food. The parking is around the corner, and there aren't many tables so plan a short walk and grabbing it to go, but this food is so worth it! The number 5, pork burrito with avocado and green chili sauce, is amazing!

Thank Victoria W
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Limited seating inside and a couple of tables outside. Try the combination with tamales and green chili. It was quite good with just the right amount of heat. Chips and salsa was a little disappointing. I like a bowl of salsa for dipping, not a squeeze bottle for squirting.

Thank Kevin W
Knoxville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

We were on business travel and happened to visit as we were sight seeing over the weekend. This was noted as one of the best local restaurants when we looked them up. Authentic food that will not disappoint. The seating is limited inside and outside but it is worth it for this awesome food. The staff was nice and friendly... More 

Thank Joey M
East Rochester, New York
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

What a great little restaurant!! Good cheap eats. Would highly recommend the tamale in the husk! I wish I had just ordered a few of those! They were so good! The beef tacos and cheese enchiladas were really good too. Would definitely be back if we lived in Colorado Springs.

Thank Sarah A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 E Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-1904
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs
  • Phone Number: (719) 475-9722

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