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Reviewed June 17, 2022

Short of a Yucatan restaurant, the best rooftop dining experience ever. My favorite hamburger on Martha's Vineyard and the best yucca fries and crema anywhere. Always a special beer and sometimes too special a range of Tequila. All I can say to the negative comments...is to take a breath and enjoy the views.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 27, 2021

Food is decent at best, but not worth the price. The real problem I have is with the sanitation of this place. Its absolutely disgusting. Especially the bathroom, I had a family of flies attack and the smell was horrific. Will not be returning and...I recommend the same for everyone else.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed July 8, 2021

Don’t miss this little hole in the wall taco shop where the charming owner Rafael makes his own tortillas and uses only the freshest ingredients. When we told him we had a ferry to catch, he made sure our food came out quickly so that...would be to the dock on time. Excellent authentic tacos and drinks. Both the chicken tacos and the cauliflower tacos were outstanding! Try at least one done up “Ted’sWay.” We definitely will return on our next trip to the Vineyard. Thank you, Rafael!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 14, 2020 via mobile

This small but mighty location had fantastic eggplant tacos & guac. The margaritas were amazing!!! The outdoor back porch was ok for dining, not perfect if your picky. I did not mind. The rustic enclosed area. The tortillas are corn, homemade& yummy! Great job Backyard...Tacos!! Oh the yuca fries were delicious!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

Small tasty tacos served in a small but efficient operation in this resort town. Backyard Tacos is a hit with us because everything in the restaurant is right in front of you, clean and fresh. We love the brisket taco. The drinks are weak and...quite uning, especiallyMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2019

This place is worth looking for it. Tucked away on Winter St in historic district of Edgartown. EVERTHING on the menu is good. Take out or squeeze yourself into one of the limited tables, but enjoy some really tasty food

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019

I had the fish taco then the chicken taco, both delicious. It’s a small place but they do have a small “backyard” patio as well as a very small front deck. I had a beer from their limited beer/wine list. They also offer mixed drinks...& I hear their margaritas are very good. The atmosphere is kind of “dive bar” which I happen to love. Prices are very reasonable (especially considering it’s Edgartown!) and they are open late at night which is very convenient.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 23, 2019

My wife and I enjoyed our tacos and yuca fries at an outdoor table at BYT in our September 2019 visit. The yuca fries with cashew cheese spread on top like in lines were particularly crispy and soft in the middle. Our mushroom taco, and...chickpea (falafel-like) tacos were tasty.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 19, 2019

We used to love this place, but after 2 back to back poor experiences we had to leave a review. The food is decent for sure, but its slow, and the staff feels disinterested in actually 'serving' guests. This will be our last time here,...such a shame.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 19, 2019

Used to love this place but the service has gotten so bad that it isn’t worth coming back to. We waited 45 minutes in an empty restaurant only to receive “nachos” that were a pile of cold chips with a few kernels of corn scattered...on them. When we mentioned this to the staff we were met with an incredibly rude response. Will not be returning.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

Hungover and dismissive teenage staff took a half hour to produce two mediocre tacos in an empty restaurant with no line. Dont waste your money or time.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

Fellow reviewers led us to select the Backyard Taco for a casual dinner in Edgartown. We were disappointed and hope it just happened to be an off-night? All the fabulous reviews on the margaritas prompted me to eagerly anticipate a terrific drink .. mine tasted...very "peachy" and watery which is not my preferred flavoring for a margarita. My husband's RumRita was undrinkable .. staff were gracious about exchanging it for a Mexican beer (not his beer preference but limited options). We had the short rib taco (very good!), fish taco (good), and the falafel taco (good). Agree with other reviewers the homemade tortillas were fantastic. Sat in the backyard which worked well as it was relatively cool outside .. I imagine it's a sweatbox out there when there's no breeze. Wanted to love this place but for the reasons above, it fell a bit flat.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 18, 2019

Had short rib tacos, others in our group had chicken, cauliflower, and others. Everyone loved the food. The Margarita's were excellent too. Not many seats inside .... or really in the backyard. I have a feeling this place is hoppin' late with drinks, but was...not there for that. Ordered food to go a few nights later.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

The guys are terrific. What fun. Great music, the guys are rocking out in the back making handmade tortillas. That is what sets this taco place different and better than all the rest and that is saying a lot since I live in LA. You...cannot go wrong with any of the tacos. We had the chicken, the falafel, short ribs, and the steak. Wow. Of course as you have read, the best part is the dad making you a first class margarita. CheersMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

If you are a foodie and like a great experience, this is for you. Excellent food, drinks, and taco-following atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Backyard Taco is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5