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Taco Box

136 W 21st St, Clovis, NM 88101-4333
+1 575-935-8226
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“taco” (8 reviews)
“fast food” (4 reviews)
“in town” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Fast Food, American
136 W 21st St, Clovis, NM 88101-4333
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We never miss stopping at Taco Box when we visit Clovis. Often we even bring a cooler so we can take a bunch of tacos back home to Albuquerque. Their soft tacos are simply delicious. It's fast food done right!

Thank Signal_CPTs
Tom M, Owner at Taco Box, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Thanks for the good review AND taking lots of soft tacos to ABQ. Appreciate it.

Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been 100’s of times and it never disappoints!! Fast courteous service, fresh hot food. The taco sauce can’t be beat. Thanks Tom

Thank Lori R
Tom M, Owner at Taco Box, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Lori, we appreciate the nice comments. Glad we can be of service.

Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We are from out of state and stopped in. It was amazing. Hometown taco place with great atmosphere and awesome food. I wish we had one in SC.

Thank Scott W
Tom M, Owner at Taco Box, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

Thanks, Scott. Good to meet you and catch up w/ Rose. Who knows? Perhaps Thomas will decide to branch out to SC.

Reviewed January 19, 2018

I've been a Taco Box fan as long as I can remember. The food is great and the staff is always so friendly!

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed December 17, 2017

Great place for a quick meal of real food. My favorite is the Chile Rellano Style Chimichanga. I also teat myself to a heap of tater tots smothered in cheese and green chiles.

Thank Teresa R
Tom M, Owner at Taco Box, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

Thanks for the great review. Your favorites are my favorites, too!

Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

As a native of Clovis, I grew up loving Taco Box. Established in 1969, it's now a landmark on 21st street and still a favorite of the HS kids. Having moved away, this is one of the first stops when back in town. Owner Tom...More

Thank Lori R
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Everyone was telling me how good their food is and how non-expensive it is. I went to try it out for myself and it wasn't that great. Actually didn't eat everything. Not because I was full, because I didn't think it was good.

Thank nicolelivingston26
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Drive-Thru for dinner on a rainy January night. Visited on suggestion from a couple of coworkers, despite the fact that I do NOT like "Fast Food." Sometimes, small chains are worth it. Tried the small "Deluxe Nacho Platter" with added jalapeños, sour cream, and guacamole....More

1  Thank lovelacm
Reviewed March 23, 2016

This place is a Clovis institution. It may be a fast food joint but the varieties and taste of the food is excellent. Give it a try. The red and green sauces are tasty and spicy.

Thank Bill T
Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Consistently amazing. I've eaten at this establishment more than any other restaurant even though I only lived in Clovis for 18 years and I've been in the Dallas area for over 30 years. Exceptional customer service. Excellent quality food. Fair prices and always innovative and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $8
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 W 21st St, Clovis, NM 88101-4333
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Clovis
  • Phone Number: +1 575-935-8226
  • E-mail
Specialties Mexican food served quickly. Burritos, tacos, quesadillas, fajitas and our award winning Green Chile Cheeseburger. For an entire meal in a tortilla, we have the Big Box Burritos. We are the area's official hometown tacotorium, where great people have been serving the great people of the Clovis/Portales microplex since '69. History -Established in 1969. Taco Box International was founded by Bill Crombie in El Paso, Texas, in the mid 1960's. Company owned and franchised Taco Box locations were opened in California, Texas and New Mexico. In all about 15 units were opened between 1967 and 1970. In June of 1970, Tom Martin graduated from Cornell University and headed west. Ron Dudas, his partner, had negotiated a deal to purchase the Taco Box in Clovis, New Mexico, from Jim Story, who had opened the store in February of 1969. Tom began operating that location. Shortly thereafter, Tom and Ron amicably split the business, Tom took the Clovis store while Ron retained the Farmington operation. Ron has since sold the store in Farmington. For various reasons the parent company folded in 1971. Most of the original Taco Box units closed subsequently and now there remain only three, two from the original franchise (Clovis and Farmington), and one in Portales, New Mexico.
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