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El Taquito Taco Shop Incorporated

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1434 Robert St S, West Saint Paul, MN 55118-3140
(651) 455-4526
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family run, not chain-store fast food. For the quality and portions they really could charge a lot more. Great guacamole and pico--fresh and chunky. Double-shell your corn tortilla tacos if they recommend it. Hot and fresh tamales. Will definitely return for more!

Thank Hjalmer D
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Not the best, not the worst. Good food, reasonable prices. Accepts Diners Monthly discount card. Roomy and comfortable seating.

Thank brianbalk
Mendota Heights, MN
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

For quite a long time, I've driven by El Taquito Taco Shop and never bothered to check it out. In recent weeks, I've eaten there twice. It's the best Mexican food I think I've ever had. I don't recall the dishes that I ate. One was eggs mixed with chorizo with a side dish of rice, tortillas and refried beans.... More 

Thank BillyPuba
West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Yum!!! I moved away from the cities now but every time I'm in town I stop and grab some tacos. Delicious food and great service. Last time we stopped on the way home and saved the food until we got home (an hour and a half drive).... it was still warm when we got home and was just as tasty... More 

Thank AngieMarieNorcutt
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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196 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

An authentic Mexican restaurant that has been Americanized to create an comfortable experience for all. You order like a fast food place and your food is delivered to your table. The room is large, clean and bright. The owner who takes your order is the example of perfect customer service. Friendly, informative and inviting. We ordered the steak and eggs... More 

Thank Scott P
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We spend a fair amount of winter in Mexico, and love 'Real' tacos. This place has some of the most authentic/simple tacos you will find. I tried it a month ago and have been back 3 times. Each time I was thanked by whomever was working and served great food. The place is a little worn out inside so probably... More 

Thank NeedAVacationSoon
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160 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The carnitas and tostadas were delicious. However, the interior was so run-down and dingy that I was a bit put off. The restroom, which is shared with a beauty salon, was quite dirty. I would like to return for the good food, but I am concerned about the cleanliness.

Thank MinnesotanTraveler
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We have been to El Taquito several times and simply put, they have the best tacos and other popular Mexican dishes in the Twin Cities... No it is not a fancy place like a lot of other Mexican restaurants in the Cities but that is ok with us... Since moving back to the good ol USA from Mexico I have... More 

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170 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My husband and I stopped recently with a Groupon to try this restaurant. If you go inside (instead of using the drive-thru) you need to order at the counter and pay. The man at the counter was very nice and let us have time to decide. Quite a few people came in for takeout that they had called in. I... More 

Thank CaptTrouble
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Being from Texas, we love a good Mexican grub house and this is it. It's nothing to brag about in location or appearance. Just a hole in the wall. Still, the food is fresh, yummy and worth returning for! Service can be a little slow but they are always polite and have yet to mess up an order. They have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1434 Robert St S, West Saint Paul, MN 55118-3140
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  West Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: (651) 455-4526

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?