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Taco Box

1208 W 1st St, Portales, NM 88130-6611
+1 575-226-8226
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tater tots” (3 reviews)
“chicken chimi” (3 reviews)
“taco” (12 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
1208 W 1st St, Portales, NM 88130-6611
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Food is good, nothing too exciting, but you get what you pay for. Inexpensive, small portions. Nice friendly staff.More

Thank TwoWheeler
Tom M, Owner at Taco Box, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thanks for the comments. IMHO, I think there are some exciting items (e.g.Peanut Butter Bacon Burger, Award winning Green Chile Cheeseburger, Monterrey Steak Burrito) and would be happy to point them out on your next visit. But for now, appreciate the nice words and glad...More

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

I have a restricted diet, so there are few places that the kids want to eat at that I can eat at. I saw the taco box on my way through Portales, so decided to go there. I got the nachos, but when I received...More

Thank kassirr
Tom M, Owner at Taco Box, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thanks for the review. First, I am sorry that you had to return for our mistake. I am glad that I was there to assist, but I am sure that the crew would have handled the correction in a similar manner. I hope your trip...More

Reviewed April 10, 2018

This little drive-through apparently has been around forever. My wife bought food here since she was a kid. Anyway, we bought some tacos and burritos. All were fresh and tasty. The sauce is a little spicy but not too bad. Definitely lived up to its...More

Thank jt99941
Tom M, Owner at Taco Box, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Thanks for the review. We are in our 50th year, so not quite "forever" but close. Appreciate the comments and welcome the opportunity to serve you in the future.

Reviewed February 14, 2018

Excellent hot sauce. Good variety on the menu- lots of different combos available. Across the street from ENMU - convenient with fast and cheerful service.

Thank Rufus_K12
Tom M, Owner at Taco Box, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2018

Thanks for the review. We take pride in our employees and glad you noticed. Come back and visit more often :-)

Reviewed December 6, 2017

Taco Box does a good job for all meals including breakfast lunch. Nice selection of burritos and other Mexican type food. Everything seems to always be fresh and tasty. My favorite is the steak and potato burrito with an order of tater tots on the...More

Thank Robert S
Tom M, Owner at Taco Box, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2017

Thanks! Appreciate the positive review and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed October 8, 2017

My grand-daughter and I stopped in for a snack. She had the monkey bites and a malt, and I went for the chicken chimi. Very good and fresh.

Thank Kenaijohn
Tom M, Owner at Taco Box, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2017

Thanks! Glad everything was to your liking.

Reviewed August 1, 2017

Last year I gave the Taco Box in Portales a stellar review! Went back this year, how the great have fallen! Last year we had a Hatch Pepper Breakfast roll, it was fantastic! My wife who does not eat breakfast burritos took a bite of...More

Thank XardozCom
Tom M, Owner at Taco Box, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2017

My apologies for several reasons. One, for not thanking you for last year's great review, two, for not responding to this year's comment sooner but mostly for the quality of the food. There is no excuse for the quality not being up to standards. This...More

Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

I love the Southwest breakfast burritos and the tacos. The fried twinkies are a fun treat. These are the only items I've had. Service is always friendly and fast so I'll be back.

Thank Christy B
Tom M, Owner at Taco Box, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Thanks! We appreciate the review and the business. We also serve great lunches and dinners (The Green Chile Cheeseburgers are outstanding as well as the Baja Chicken Burrito). You are welcome back anytime.

Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Came in for quick bite while traveling. Service friendly, quick and courteous. Enjoyed Deluxe Nacho Platter (see picture). Hot and tasty and very generous serving. Highly recommended and plan to return.

Thank ChefJ_11
Tom M, Owner at Taco Box, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2017

Thanks! We thinks we have a yummy nachos and glad you do too!

Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

I got the small nachos. They were good but the queso was spicier than I like. Their meat is very good. My husband got a chicken chimi, which he said was very good. The only reason we did not give it a 5 was because...More

Thank rev_angie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1208 W 1st St, Portales, NM 88130-6611
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Portales
  • Phone Number: +1 575-226-8226
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