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“Exceptional isn't a word I'd normally use for a taco....”
Review of Holytaco

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Holytaco
Ranked #196 of 316 Restaurants in Johnson City
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

.....but in this case, I'll make an exception. We stopped in here for a late (2:00) lunch on the recommendation of a coworker. The place was nearly deserted with the exception of a few people finishing up, so seating wasn't a problem. Our enthusiastic waitress took our drink order and proceeded to tell us about their menu items and lunch special.

After mulling it over, we got an order of the guac, and opted for a mixture of shrimp, fish, pork, chorizzo and steak tacos. The guac may have very well been the best I've ever had, and all of the tacos were outstanding. They come wrapped piping hot in foil, and as someone stated about them not coming with lettuce or sour cream, that's true, but not an issue because those ingredients aren't needed and would only get in the way of the rest of the taco. Moist, juicy, and delicious are about the only way I can describe these tacos, and they are very comparable to anything you'd find in a taco haven like Asheville's White Duck Taco.

Holy Taco features Coke products as well as tea, and has a really nice beer selection and full bar. Prices range from $3 for each taco to $6 for the burritos. There's a lunch special where I believe you can get 2 tacos for $4. We had a total of 6 tacos, guac and a small cup of the smoked Gouda queso, and our bill came to around $23 not including drinks or tip. All in all, we are glad we tried this place and will most certainly be back.

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1  Thank JDHoss
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We tried this last week. Very limited and simple menu. Tacos are authentic and do not come with additional items, such as lettuce, sour cream, etc. Food was okay, but probably will not return.

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Thank JCTNGAL
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Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

It was obvious that Holy Taco is a college town staple. It seems that beer and liquor are their main menu items, as their food menu is relatively simple. You can get a couple of different appetizers and tacos ... Maybe one or two other choices. But the tacos are good -- small, but good. The pulled pork is especially tasty. We sat on the patio, which seemed a little dirty (and smoky), though to be honest the inside of the place didnt seem to feel that much cleaner or smell that much better. Nevertheless, the food was good. I would recommend it if you cannot find another place to suit your needs. They are also pet friendly on the patio.

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Thank elizarenn
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Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Food quality is very inferior. Decor is so so. Service is mediocre. What's holy about Holy Taco? The only redeeming quality is the outside dining area. Bring your own food.

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1  Thank MSL830
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

This is a funky little restaurant bar. But it has great Mexican food! Wow. We ate with friends at a bar-counter type table. Not that much seating. Active bar. We got recommendations for food from the waitress, and she was spot on. As we finished the place filled up. I think this place must be hopping for late-night crowds.

Fun waitress, great food, interesting ambience. One of those neat "finds".

Thank Luke2John
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