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“Take the bus on The Strip and eat here”
Review of Tacos el Gordo

Tacos el Gordo
Ranked #45 of 4,853 Restaurants in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: The Strip
Central Florida
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135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Take the bus on The Strip and eat here”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

This place was on my list when I flew out. I wasn't disappointed. Worker at the casino also recommended this restaurant. Very clean, fast workers. Can get crowded, so don't be shy-get up to the counter and order. OK, I was one of the few English-only speakers there. The folks behind the counter are bilingual and quickly figured out my lack of Spanish. Great food. adobada fries are a must. The tortillas are so good. Meals come with grilled onions (scallions) and a pepper. Desert was a street taco. Wonderful menu that had cabeza and lengua.

  • Visited December 2012
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Mississauga, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Authentic, tasty, and good value.”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Got the steak tacos and veggie quesadilla, both were very good. The only negative is that it's super confusing for a newbie. Apparently they have separate lines for different foods, but there are no signs. Also, there are no descriptions of what the different foods are, so I just stuck with the steak tacos.

  • Visited December 2012
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USA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cheap, delicious, quick and authentic”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

It's a little confusing at first (you order from different stations depending on what you want) but the staff is friendly and the food scrumptious at any hour. A nice change from long buffet lines for expensive, stale food.

Visited December 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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380 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
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“A tast of Tijuana comes to Las Vegas Boulevard!”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

These are the best, freshest tacos I have had in Las Vegas. It is ALWAYS packed in here and the food is ALWAYS good.

I HIGHLY recommend:
1. Carne Asada quesadilla - PACKED with steak on a soft thick tortilla with lots cheese, pico and guacamole.

2. Buche tacos - pork stomach that has been simmered for HOURS until tender and highly seasoned.

3. Spicy pork taco - cut right off the spit fresh for you. Excellent

4. Tongue taco - seasoned and tender.

I personally think these are BETTER than most of the tacos I had in Tijuana. But the sign here says they are from Tijuana so I must have missed them. Hard to remember anything in Tijuana actually. I could have ate here and just forgot from all the tequila I drank while I was there. Who knows?!

This place is open TWENTY FOUR HOURS!!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent, authentic and cheap!”
Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

Fantastic and authentic Mexican food that's dirt cheap! Tastes awesome! We has the veggie quesadillas and they were fresh, filling and plentiful. There's no chicken we saw on the menu curiously but all types of beef and pork are available. Didn't have the courage to try the beef brain but maybe next time. Staff there are great with Mexican food newbies like us and were very patient and friendly in helping us figure out what to have. Highly recommended!

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