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“Tastes great!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Tacos el Gordo

Tacos el Gordo
Ranked #40 of 4,794 Restaurants in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Fast Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: The Strip
Vancouver, Canada
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379 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Tastes great!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

I've been here twice, once in 2012 and the second time was in February of this year. I love the flavour of the spicy pork. The location is a bit out of the way unfortunately. However, if I pass by Tacos el Gordo again, I'll definitely have to stop by. In my opinion, this is the best bang for your buck meal in Las Vegas.

  • Visited February 2014
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NAPLES,FL
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

This place is located just north of one of Las Vegas most posh hotels (Encore). It serves awesome tacos at an amazing affordable price given its location ($2) they have all kinds, carne asada, Al pastor, tripa, cabeza, you get the idea. Is the perfect place to go to after a good time of drinking and partying in sin city, cheap, greasy, open late an oddly enough as authentic as it can be.

Visited September 2013
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ithaca,ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
“Yummy, but expect to wait”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

Tacos El Gordo is a Strip-Side walk-up place in the nether-regions of the Strip between Wynn and the Riviera. It's only a few blocks between the two, but a lot changes in that short space....from really swanky to really tired.
However, it's worth the short walk. This place is a gem of real true Mexican food cooked and served by Mexicans. The beef is perfectly spiced, the pork so tender, the flats so very flat that you won't mind the questionable walk and the waiting.
And by the way, be prepared to wait a while. No matter what time of day, you will find yourself in a line. At lunchtime, it will be full with day laborers who know exactly what to order (just ask for what they do); in the evening, it will be more the party crowd who don't know what to order but will be very satisfied with what they get.
Yummy Food!

  • Visited March 2014
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San Francisco, California
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“True Ethic Cuisine on a Budget @ the Strip in Vegas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

Who says there's no culture in Vegas? Been coming here forever and if you think Benihana and all you can eat Brazilian steak is culture, you need to get your gordo trasero ( fat butt) down to the TEG! You'll feel like you died and went to Mexico, only they speak english and are not trying to rip you off, just feed you most authentic taco you will find in Nevada. All at the taco $ 2 store- simple menu, all for one low price, how nice is that? The 5 stars are for bein' real, the food is more like a 4.
This place is seriously off the hook, as far as a basic taco joint goes. What you see is what you get, BYOB as well. The menu consist of essentially 2 things, meat and meat. Pork in a few versions , the Abodaba is killer,nothing like it anywhere I've eaten- plus the usual body parts cabeza ( brain) lengua ( tongue) Buche ( pork stomach) and asada, you can top off your asada with some silky nopal (cactus) all wrapped in their handmade tortillas.Tacos are very simple meat, onions, guac, hot sauce and a white sauce I can't place that smooths the whole thing over sprinkled with a little cilantro. No beans at all. Be sure to try the different windows, one for pork the other beef. It's a bit of a pain, especially if busy, tag team it with pals if so.
The attire and clientele is all over the map ...tattooed chicas in heels and sparkle, hombres with cowboy boots, families with kids, dates, teens on skateboards, toasted college and other kids in town, locals and outta town tourista latinos of every sort..it's all here, under the red tent out front, sitting down at the stainless steel booths. Self serve order at the window, get your grub and pay before leaving. Right on the strip, next to the entrance to the Encore. Step right up amigo.

  • Visited April 2014
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“Oww yeah!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Tried their tacos (lengua, brain, head, tritip) I'm drooling for more!
Q line would be nasty a bit, be calm & enjoy tacos!

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