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$5 - $12
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews tacos chips and salsa churros shredded beef black beans salad big lick gringo style great margaritas mexican food build your own friendly service downtown hillbilly portobello ingredients booth
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Reviewed August 17, 2020

Spent 3 days in Roanoke and this was the best meal of our visit. Deserves to be ranked much higher than it actually is. Our family tried 8 different types of tacos, and all were fantastic. Prices reasonable and appreciate the safety-conscious staff.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed May 29, 2020

Arrived at Tucos at 7:30pm, told that there would be a 25 minute wait, which we didn’t mind. One hour later, zero follow up from staff, or even ONE QUESTION whether we wanted drinks or food while waiting outside of their establishment till 8:30pm, which...we were FINALLY acknowledged and attended to. 8:45pm comes when the waitress comes out, “our kitchen closes in 15 minutes”. So basically, you want us out for waiting an hour, only to push us to order in 15 minutes? I ordered whatever $10 drink it was with coconut, which was just allllllll coconut, no triple sec, nothing. I dumped the drink out in disgust, and will not come back by myself OR a group. 1/10 would not recommend, just head over to Alejandro's Restaurant. At least there, we get treated like paying guests. Tuco's Taqueria GarajeMore

Date of visit: May 2020
Meander797827, Marketing at Tuco's Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2020

Tony, we are so sorry to hear you didn't have the best experience while visiting recently. We apologize for the wait and are disappointed to hear you didn't care for your drink. We would love a chance to personally speak with you and have sent...More

Reviewed February 11, 2020

We live in Roanoke County & love going down to Tuco's! Sometimes we go to the Big Lick Brewery across the street and order at the brewery -- and have it delivered to us. Love the convenience! Other times we eat at Tuco's and enjoy...a Tequila mixed drink with our tacos. The nachos are grea, toot! we love all the choices and ordering how we want our tacos made!! I love the Build Your Own: the shredded beef and the pork carnitas -- done Gringo style! And make sure you try the spicy carrot salsa!! We love adding a little to our tacos. I recommend you taste just a little of it so that you can judge how much to use -- It is on the spicy-hot side and some may not be able to handle it. I see many people ordering the salads, but we have not ventured into the salad menu because we love the tacos so much! Maybe next time we'll try a salad.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 28, 2019 via mobile

Ordered from the brewery. Want to go to restaurant. What delicious tacos! And the cheese was unique but fabulous. Will come back and try again in the actual location.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 1, 2019

We looked up restaurants online while traveling south on the Interstate. Tuco's had good reviews so we decided to stop for dinner. It is located about 10 minutes off the Interstate, but is easy to find with Navi. The tacos and various salsas/dips were good...and the tacos were excellent. Not cheap, but good value. Service is basic and could be better. We may stop again on our travels because of the food.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

Stayed one nite nearby. Used TA to review a few places for dinner. Decided on tacos. Easy to access and park. Modern take on Mexican food and decor. Ordered both margaritas and wine. Starter was the chips and spicy cheese dip. Salad was delicious and...tacos excellent. Fare value for the quality. Service was friendly.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 20, 2019 via mobile

So nearly 12 days into road tripping things can get stale. I needed some guacamole stat!! This restaurant is downtown. We were able to find easy parking on a Wednesday night. I loved the interior, big booth and the music they played. Now for food....My husband had the seared tuna taco and two basic beef R’s is. He said they were great. I opted for the black bean taco and the portobello taco. Both were excellent! That guacamole fix......satisfied completely and their chips were great!!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2019

Our adult party of four were exploring the 'other side of Downtown' Roanoke when our friends suggested we come here to eat. According to our friends, the menu had changed from their last visit, and from the waitress, the new menu has been in place...since this past spring. It's fantastic! A wonderful selection of tacos to choose from or build your own. Our party had The Hillbilly, The Texan, Portabello, Black Bean and the Pork Carnitas. What was delightful was that each taco had its own flavor - this is not a case where a "base" taco simply switching toppings or ingredients. The ingredients were very fresh and unique to each taco and the flavor was outstanding. Another fun element was the decor - very creative and original: the murals were imaginative, the reclaimed wood for seating very inspired, the lighting, even the concrete dividers were fun. We were not in a position at that time to take advantage of the tequilas & mezcals but we will definitely be back to do so.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Pros; friendly service. Good shrimp tacos, good cheese dip Cons: slow food service even with almost empty restaurant. Pork was sweet, too big chunks and taco was dry. Good prices, $27 for 3 people. Don't love sodas per bottle instead of free refillsMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at Tuco's Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2019

Hey friend, thanks for letting us know how your recent visit went. We are excited to hear you liked the shrimp tacos and queso! However, sorry you felt your pork tacos were dry. Hopefully, we will see​ you again to continue working your way through...More

Reviewed August 7, 2019

Looking to try something different while here on vacation and Tuco's Taqueria Garaje came up so we though let's give it a try. Mainly tacos on the menu along with chips and salsa, chips and queso, nachos etc. We ordered the chips and queso for...an appetizer and then my husband got the Hillbilly tacos and I ordered a fajita steak taco as well as chicken taquitos to share. The queso was really tasty and the chips were good-got a decent portion of chips. The tacos were good except a chicken bone in one of the taquitos the food was good. Would go back again!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Meander797827, Guest Relations Manager at Tuco's Taqueria Garaje, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

We are so glad you had a positive and memorable time with us, ​Penny. We sure hope to serve you again and maybe even earn those last two stars. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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