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“Best burritos in Pasadena” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of King Taco

King Taco
Ranked #199 of 693 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Fast Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Richland, Washington, USA
1 review
“Best burritos in Pasadena”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

King Taco is my favorite place for a quick bite in Pasadena. The all-meat chicken burrito is my go-to meal. King Taco's salsa is amazing (but be sure to order mild if you are new to the place!). The food is great and the staff are friendly and very hard working.

Visited October 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Alhambra, California
2 reviews
“Delicious!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

I tried the tacos and burrito at this place, and it was so good. I think this place will be one of my favorite taco place in the neighborhood. If you go to this place, try the horcatta too. It's sooo goood!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ceciL101
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Pasadena, California
Level Contributor
167 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Small But Good Soft Tacos”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

My first impression of this place was wow, their soft tacos are really small. Then I tasted them and realized I just needed to order more. The quality was there, but the size was not. So instead of ordering 2, now I order 3 or 4. I tried the carne asada soft tacos and the carnitas soft tacos and liked them both.

The place itself is nothing fancy but the fact that it has lots of customers tells you something good about this place. I will go back again soon. My 4 star (or circle) rating is based on the food and nothing else. You don't come really here for the atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JohnB00007
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Altadena, California
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161 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Sort of upscale hole-in-the-wall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

You get the feeling that you are getting some authentic Mexican street food in this little restaurant in Old Town Pasadena. It's fun and fast, and there's always a line which is a good sign. I do wish they had more hot sauces to accompany the food but I do enjoy eating there.

Visited September 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Long line that moves quickly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

Don't be discourage if the line stretch beyond the entrance when you're there. I was hesitant at first but this place has a usherer (security guard in uniform) who keeps the crowd in order.

The restaurant is divided into two sections. The service counter area can be too loud. So, collect your order and move over to the other section to enjoy your meal.

Most of the "meat" fillings are beef and pork. As someone who eats only chicken and fish, I ordered the only chicken filling with soft shell tacos. Food portion is small, so order several of your favorites if you must. Fortunately though, prices are affordable.

Street parking can sometimes be a hassle in Old Town Pasadena. If you're not careful, you might be ticketed by the "meter police" on bike. Garage parking is always a better option if you don't know how much time you will spend in that area. It's a good idea to walk off the calories. There are plenty of other things to do in Old Town Pasadena.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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