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El Taco Rey

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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330 E Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 475-9722
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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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454 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

As a downtown institution, I'm ashamed I hadn't visited sooner. We went in on an early Friday afternoon to grab some dinner to-go; there were only 2 people ahead of us in line. The cashier was very friendly, and behind her I saw piles of fresh tortilla chips in trays. We brought our chicken enchilada and two tamales (one drowning... More 

Thank aerofaze
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I've been to El Taco Rey before but it has been many years since my last visit. When I saw my friend had posted on Facebook she was dining there, I told this is where I wanted to have lunch too. :-) Well, the food was still great has I remember and I enjoyed the fellowship with my friend. El... More 

Thank MALLEK2011
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This restaurant has very nice employees and enjoyable, authentic food. Unfortunately serves only Pepsi products from the fountain. The most significant issue with this wonderful place is the crowded seating that - in the wintertime - really hampers the enjoyment of the food. In summertime, there are outdoor tables - which must help alleviate the crowding inside. I visited during... More 

Thank majshanman
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

I work rather close....if you can call them and place an order they will have your order waiting for you. They are extremely busy during the lunch hour yet when you try their food you will understand why this little hole in the wall does so well. The good here is very good (and Authentic). If you are a big... More 

Thank Moab4fun
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Rice was mushy and tasteless I make better Spanish rice..Chicken had absolutely no flavor.. charged me $1.35 for a tiny cup of Sour cream! Last visit not really sure of all the hype???

Thank Angel J
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153 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

I love this place. First the bad: small capacity, line to order, styrofoam plates/plastic utensil. I suppose you could look at the positive side of these things and say it adds character and a local feel- and you'd be right. The good is that the food is amazing! I had a carne asada burrito smothered in green chile....yeah. Super amazing.... More 

Thank Khaneseur
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

I am a Native of Colo. Sprgs. The food is excellent. The Service is fast, efficient, and friendly! I have eaten here many time's, with No Complaints. I recommend El Taco Reyes when ever possible! I'll be there very soon!♥

Thank CindyTrujillo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
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
  • 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?