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“Great good! Funky spot!”

Taco Shack Hostel and Restaurant
Ranked #77 of 213 Restaurants in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: We use homemade tortillas, salsa and fresh local ingredients to create delicious Mexican cuisine with an island twist.
Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

All of the tacos were tasty. Mega burrito great for sharing!
Pics and messages on the walls great to peruse for a note from your home country!

Thank Jessoldenburger
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Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Bunch of friends went here last night for tacos and burritos!! We tried them all and they were all delicious!! The salsa was some of the best salsa we have ever had! Super chill atmosphere with a friendly owner! Definitely recommend!

Thank CanadianHeroEh
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

You will love this place. The thing to bear in mind is that you're getting some awesome tacos in freakin' Koh Tao, Thailand. Do you realize what kind of logistics that takes?
1) You're getting home-made flour tortillas (like I used to make in Japan back in '92... it's not easy)
2) You're getting fresh local ingredients
3) You're getting a great deal on your meal (not like some 50 Sing$/pp place in Singapore)
4) You're getting an awesome update on Koh Tao from Kai, the US ex-pat proprietor
5) You're getting great recommendations for local food
Overall, the food was very tasty and cost me less than a beer would back home.
Oh, and the standard salsa was amazing (the tomatillo equivalent may not satisfy)

Bottom line? This place is more authentically "Mexican" than what most American's are used to. In Mexico, they don't fashion all their food after the local tex-mex cheeseaganza... they build their diet using things they can get locally.

Congatulations, Kai, on building a great food experience.

Source: myself, four other 'Mercans expert in all manner of food, and one Indonesian who, after that day, is now in love with tacos and salsa....

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Thank gaijinpl
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

For some reason, while in Mexico I craved nothing but Thai food, and while in Thailand I craved nothing but Mexican food.

Thankfully, the Taco Shack delivered some super tasty and totally unique tacos that helped keep my cravings at bay.

Very cool atmosphere, friendly service, great music and be sure to add some "artwork" to the wall while you're there.

Thank CinnamonBun
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Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

We had the mega burrito with pineapple chicken and one with honey pork. Both were amazing, both fresh and original. No other place like this in the places we have been in Thailand. The owner was amazing, friendly and service was quick. Can be a bit pricey but you will be full and satisfied after eating. A must go to place in Koh Tao!

Thank Marc D
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