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“Excellent, with caution.”
Review of Tacos Providencia

Tacos Providencia
Ranked #39 of 1,171 Restaurants in Guadalajara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch
Palisade, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent, with caution.”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Extremely delicious food; just be sure you know what you are ordering. My two favorite restaurants in Guadalajara are not listed, but this is my third. I didn't try a great variety of restaurants in this city. This used to be the French capital of Mexico, so there is a lot of French influence here. Mexico goes all out on food taste: there is a whole different attitude about food in Mexico -- it is much more important. Just like Mexican music compared to the United States: there is much more variety. The service at Tacos Providencia is great. But some of the dishes of food here are almost never eaten in the United States. Mexico is part of North America; they are Americans, and the Mexican Nationals are very aware of this.

  • Visited December 2012
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Puerto Rico
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“BEST TACOS IN GUADALAJARA”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Great tacos al pastor and bistec. Service is always great. Food is delivered fast and best quality. 100% recommended. Been going for 5 years twice a week

  • Visited September 2013
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Parker, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Best taco experience ever”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

For the most authentic, unique and tasteful taco experience you can imagine, you must visit Tacos Providencia. While very simple in appearance, the large restaurant was sparkling clean, all the staff were in white uniforms and there is an open prep/serving area where you can walk up to see the ingredients and order, or have one of the many waiters take your order for unbelivable fast delivery. These aren't American tacos, but the real deal. You need to be fluent in Spanish, or come with locals like I did. George Zimmern could enjoy a "bizarre food" experience here - tongue, lips and cheek tacos - or you can stick with the traditional. You order individual tacos from a small menu - nothing cost more than $2 USD/each. Enjoy the salsa sampler - experiment with different combinations. Great lunch, great experience, great people.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Steve M
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Loomis, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Not your average Taco”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Taco's here are FRESH and favorful. I ordered the Carnitas, Asado and Quesidella. The taco are small so order at least two. There are condiments on the table, I had a taste of the guacamole sauce, it was light and tasty. Go with someone who can translate the menu or you might end up eating something like cheek, lips, or tongue. Although some colleagues who ordered the tongue said it was very good. Great atmosphere.

Visited May 2013
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CA
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
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“Great tacos, not much else”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

My first visit to Tacos Providencia, went with some of the Guadalajara co-workers for Dinner. The tacos are very small compared to the American version of tacos, but there are many variations on the menu. Everything from the standard Beef and pork tacos, but also Tongue, cheek, and lip tacos. Go with someone who can read the Mexican menu, or you might end up eating something surprising! :). All the tacos I tried were delicious. I really liked the Dorada tacos, which were the cheapest thing on the menu (about 50 cents American), very similar to what an American would call a taquito. Besides tacos and cold beer, there isn't much else on the menu. No salads, no burritos, no sides. Just a lots of tacos choices, with both typical and exotic fillings. There small, so order a bunch. very informal place, in a nice area.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Henneman
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