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“Love the sopes”
Review of El Taco Loco

El Taco Loco
Ranked #11 of 173 Restaurants in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

I could live on these little pies. The outsides are crisp and the filling is tasty. I'm not that hot on the tacos but the food is very genuine and inexpensive.

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Located in a two business strip mall on the main drag (MLK Parkway across from the DQ) of New Bern, is a low key culinary experience. This is where "locals in the know" eat authentic Mexican food and secretively tell only their best friends about its location. The N.B.R. found this establishment only after overhearing locals at another restaurant bragging about the food and value. Extremely affordable, delicious and hearty food is served in a very laid back atmosphere. When ordering tacos please do not assume this is a "Taco Bell" type establishment - its the real deal. A variety of meats (not chili/taco sauce) are cooked fresh daily and manly-man portions are provided for your eating pleasure. The house burrito served with your choice of meats and condiments is "El Grande" for sure; You will leave with a portion in tow due to its enormous size. A variety of home maid soups and desserts (Tres Leches cake is a specialty) are made in house and are wonderful. The one down side to El Taco Loco is: take out is the main option due to limited inside seating of around fifteen patrons but do not let that hold you back from a true culinary experience that will not break the bank. Forget the chain Mexican establishments and support real home cooked food served by proud Latino owners who care deeply about good food with value!The New Bern Reviewer gives this restaurant a excellent star rating and strongly suggests your patronage!

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