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“Casual open air restaurant with creative tacos etc”

Vatos Urban Tacos Itaewon
Ranked #6 of 123,158 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Itaewon
Reviewed May 4, 2013

good food ...friendly service ...relaxing atmosphere. Situates up a small hill off the main street in Itewan, it provides a great opportunity to relax and watch the world go by below on an open patio,

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Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

It is not possible to get tacos this good anywhere but here and Mexico
I am not sure if it is the fresh tortillas or chips but this place is off the charts.
I have not had fish tacos this good since I lived in Yuma Arizona. The portions are a bit small but just order more. You will lick your fingers at the end.

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Thank rocknryry
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

I love this place! I'm a SoCal girl at heart and the first time I tried the fish tacos here, I just knew the owner had to be from SoCal too, and I was right. Delicious fish tacos!! The steak quesadilla is pretty good, the other tacos are great as well, the Kimchi fries are a must try (you'll notice all the Koreans order them, and for a good reason too!). The burritos aren't worth it (small and nothing special). If you come, be prepared to wait a while for a table or make reservations a couple weeks in advance for dinner. Stick to the tacos, margs and kimchi fries and you won't be disappointed! This place is packed with Koreans and foreigners for a good reason!

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Thank CityGrl925
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

i never really had good non-korean food in korea probably because the staff and the management had ever left korea to know what the food is supposed to taste like. example: black'smiths pizza.

but this place is AMAAAAAAZING. it is the BEST mex/korean food i've ever had!! i wish i had time to go again!!! the kimchi quesadilla is crispy and the spicy of the kimchi is well balanced with the carnitas meat blended with cheese is sooooooooooooooooooo good. i wish i had a better way to describe it, but its just plain good. my boyfriend had the vatos burrito which is also a kimchi fusion burrito and it was just as good. i see that some people wrote that the portions are small but i thought it was pretty good, i cleaned my plate but i was happy with the amount i got.

but do not forget to get the margaritas!! its a bit expensive like 12,500 won i think? but its pretty freaking delicious and the bartenders are pretty cool!

it gets pretty packed at night even on like a wednesday night so get there early because by 7:30pm there is an hour long wait!!

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Thank haesolofdoom
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Itaewon is international town in Seoul Korea. But it is going much beyond that with its fringes turning into bit of a artistic boutique styles district.

Anyways back to tacos, this place is crowded for good reason. Amazing tacos and good drinks. Portion may be little small for some(or may be many non-Koreans my ethinicity). But taste is great and staff is great and ambience is great. So there you go.

oh and parking is limited... as it is with any Northern Seoul district areas.

Thank puercaeli
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