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Taco Shack Hostel and Restaurant
Ranked #71 of 208 Restaurants in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Description: We use homemade tortillas, salsa and fresh local ingredients to create delicious Mexican cuisine with an island twist.
Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

If you're in Koh Tao, stop by the Taco Shack. Yes you can scribble on the wall, and the owner is a really interesting guy to talk to, but the food is really where it's at. A great lunch spot to fill up without spending a whole lot.

Thank James D
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

This was such a great place! We were driving around the area and decided to give a try to this small taco place. The waiter was very friendly and we got very delicious tacos, I haven't had better in SE Asia!

Thank TeiTei_travel
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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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