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“Bring Your Appetite!”

Taco Temple Morro Bay
Ranked #8 of 98 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Anaheim, California
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Bring Your Appetite!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

This place is Epic! Don't get filled up on the chips & salsa because you're going to need all the room to finish a taco! And if you order a carnitas, carne asada, or grilled fish plate; order a doggy bag at the same time!! The amount & quality of food definitely justifies the prices. The parking is ample; perfect for RV's & vehicles towing trailer's. However, seating is limited so try to get there before or after the peak lunch & dinner hours.

Visited August 2013
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Staunton, Virginia, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“That is the biggest burrito I have ever seen!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

After hiking to Morro Rock, we had lunch at Taco Temple. Food and drinks were wonderful but the burrito is large enough to share! A fun place. And we loved the chips and salsa bar!

Visited September 2013
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Arroyo Grande, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Stick to the seafood”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

We went for a late lunch. The staff was friendly but rushed trying to deal with the steady stream of customers.

Self service home made chips were just the right crispiness, along with the nice selection of sauces made a nice appetizer.

We ordered the chicken Taquitos, they looked like the frozen variety and were served with an overly large helping of salad with a dollop of sour cream and guacamole sauce. Frankly for the price I think Taco Bell's were better. The cheese cake for desert was another story and well worth the $6/ slice.

Taco Temple's specialty appears to be fresh seafood served with a Mexican Flair.
Prices are high and are cash only, but due to the overly generous portions are well within the norm for fresh seafood.

I will be back to try the seafood.

  • Visited September 2013
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San Clemente, CA
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87 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Bring enough cash for dessert!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

They contract with someone named Dawnelle or something like that for their desserts. (Pardon me for not remembering, but the good news is her name is on the menu.) We'd been eating all day on the typical tourist route, but we stopped in to check this place out. Two desserts to go wiped us out of cash ($6 each) but it was money well-spent. We had one slice of Tres Leches cake and one of the densest, richest Carrot Cakes ever. Then we headed back to our hotel for 16 hours of pure heaven - one decadent bite at a time.

  • Visited August 2013
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San Luis Obispo, California
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38 reviews
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“Fresh fish options excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Taco Temple never disappoints. They know how to present the best fresh fish in all of their Mexican food dishes. Order one of their daily fresh fish specials - last night we were a party of four had local halibut, calamari, rock fish and Coho salmon tacos. Every member of our party was very satisfied with the quality of the food, the service and the quantity of food. You might think that the prices are high (and remember to bring cash as no credit cards accepted) but the quantity and quality of food served are generous. I always end up bringing half of mine home unless I split my meal. There is also a self-serve chips and salsa bar with several fresh salsa choices. Very popular so if you're in a hurry, try going during non-traditional meal times.

  • Visited September 2013
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