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El Taco Real

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935 Hoffman St, Hammond, IN 46327-1838
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hammond, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the few restaurants in area with Bohemia Beer. El Taco Real QFs and Fajitas are the best in the area, not by a little. This is an area filled with good to better than good food. Service is excellent by very professional and experienced staff that treats customers first. The ambience is great with colorful Mexican images. I... More 

Thank wjambr
Tampa FL
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265 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since it's always my first stop when back 'home', I decided to try something new this time. So, I tried the Costillas as it was the Thursday Special. It was short Ribs in a green tomatillo sauce that had been simmered all day and just fell off the bone. Amazing!! Now, I'll time my visits around Thursdays just to sample... More 

Thank TampaFLRuthy
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have the best sopes , and queso fandito . The staff and bartenders are always friendly and helpful.

Thank 916joank
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Delicious!! Very authentic, good portion sizes. I will definitely visit again. Love the atmosphere, service was great.

Thank Monyette L
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

If you want authentic Mexican food this is the place to go! If you go on the weekends be prepared to wait quite a while to be seated as this place is insanely popular.

Thank Teresa C
Chicago, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

El Taco Real has been around for years, for a good reason!! They have excellent food and the service is always fantastic. Staff is friendly and goes out of their way to make you feel welcomed.

Thank Sharon N
Lansing, Illinois
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124 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

The words " Authentic " and " Real " Mexican food is used very loosely. The so-called Mexican restaurants most any place are Americanized Mexican food. It has been many years since the last visit to El Taco Real. I ordered Enchilada Suizo and was anticipating a great meal. Instead the enchilada lacked seasoning and was served with no Salsa... More 

Thank Joy A
Hammond, Indiana
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I've been several times in the last 8 years and have never been disappointed...good service, great food, reasonable prices...what's not to like? They have a tendency to be busy on the weekends, so expect a bit of a wait but definitely worth it. We LOVE their pico de gallo and the guacamole...yummy! I usually get tacos or enchiladas and they... More 

Thank Phyl L
United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Been There many times. Love the burritos and the great service. I go there every chance I get for lunch with business associates.

Thank Mike S
Munster, Indiana
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266 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We went on Friday at 6 and it was crazy busy. It took a while, but everyone was moving along. The food is still really authentic Mexican and very fresh. The guacamole and the strawberry margaritas are the best around. The owner is there hosting, bussing tables and managing the place and jumps in where they need it and that's... More 

Thank Barbara0414

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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
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 935 Hoffman St, Hammond, IN 46327-1838
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hammond
  • Phone Number: 219-932-8333

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