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“Taco Mesa 19th Street Costa Mesa”
Review of Taco Mesa

Taco Mesa
Ranked #21 of 511 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Taco Mesa 19th Street Costa Mesa”
Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

I researched this place on the internet. In late April we went to Costa Mesa, our old stomping grounds. Taco Mesa is so good! Reasonable, fresh, and so dam good! We used to live in the area and sure miss it. California has some of the best Mexican food north of Mexico. The best way to describe this place is...traditional Mexican gourmet street food. We live in Florida where Cuban food is great, but Mexican food....well..sucks! Taco Mesa. ..Que Bueno! Love love love this place. We ordered the combination plate. Shredded beef taco and enchilada with a side of guacamole! Worth the extra $. Taco Mesa, I wish you would open up in Fort Lauderdale!

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English first
Costa Mesa, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love this place!”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Taco Mesa has incredible Papaya Salmon and Calamari tacos ! Their specials on any given night are delicious. I've been eating here for yrs and have never been disappointed.!!!

  • Visited April 2014
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Redlands, California
Level 6 Contributor
326 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

This is a very small restaurant that makes amazing use of its space! Seating and parking are both limited, but the food is well worth the effort!

The food is fresh and made with local and organic ingredients. The options are great - satisfying vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore preferences without difficulty. The portions are big, leaving no one hungry. And then prices are super reasonable especially considering the quality of the ingredients.

Definitely recommend making this a dining choice if you want quick great food that isn't expensive when you are in the Costa Mesa area. We will be back!

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Galway, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Better than average Mexican food”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

Even though in Southern California there's a Mexican place at any corner, this is certainly above the average level for the quality of its food, as well as the inventiveness in the menu. And it's cheap!

There's very limited seating (and parking), but if you manage to sit outside with your friends, the bar scene is not too bad - even though you're basically eating on the street.

  • Visited March 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good food ”
Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in to try it out, the reviews were very good. Three o us had dinner for about 50 dollars. The good was fresh and delicious. The baked cream cheese flan was amazing the churos were terrible though.

The soup tonight was chicken soup, it also was very good.

I recommend.

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