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“Good food, pricey”
Review of Taco Taco

Taco Taco
Ranked #2 of 47 Restaurants in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $14
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Description: Tico-Mex: A Unique blend of Tex-Mex spice and local fresh ingredients. Great food does not have to come from great distances. Take what you love and make it with what you have! Our Commitments: Fresh food prepared when you order! Local ingredients whenever possible! Small foot print! Good social stewardship! Competitive employment opportunities, and excellent customer service! We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products! If we don't meet your expectations, please let us know and we make it right! Big Food! Big Love!
Reviewed July 1, 2014

After seeing so many rave reviews on TripAdvisor, we thought we would check this place out. It's a little kitchen tucked next to a hostel. Food selection was good (fish, pork, beef, chicken, vegetarian) and service was friendly.

We ordered small Baja burrito and small chicken burrito, along with some chips and guacamole and a coke, which came out to nearly $18 which seemed a little pricey. Burritos were good, guacamole was okay.

Overall, pretty good, but not sure we'd rate it as highly as others, mostly due to the price ($5-ish for a burrito and chips). Otherwise, it's worth a try.

Thank srish
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

We came when they had already closed for the day but they made us some ceviche tacos anyway and they were absolutely great.

Thank Anna S
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place was decent, but I don't understand what all the hype was all about. On top of it, they wanted to charge us $2 extra to get our food "to go."

Thank Tonygerads
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

Acting on the advice from our tour guide, we sought out this small eatery in the centre of town. To be honest, to classify this place as a restaurant is a bit of a reach. Were it not for a single table out front (unless you count the handful of tables on the porch of Pension Santa Elena), I would've thought that this was simply a small roadside stand.

No haute cuisine here. The menu selection is concise, equally divided between either a burrito or taco selection, plus a smattering of cold drinks. Service is both brisk and friendly. Food portions are generous and quite tasty. It's a shame that the food is really this good, but is clearly wasted on the déclassé on-the-go clientele (like me) who would eat whatever is put in front of them.

DO TRY: The Slow-Roasted Beef Ribs Burrito. A delectable, melt-in-your-mouth melange of flavours, combining smokey-roasted beef mixed with crisp shredded cabbage, delightfully-tangy mango salsa, loaded with fresh cheese and dripping in cilantro sauce. With tortilla chips on the side, it is a veritable work of art. (At £3.70 for a giant burrito, it is of excellent value compared to other eateries.)

Verdict: In summary, Taco Taco is an inexpensive counter-service eatery that's so much better than it needs to be. I, for one, am glad to have found it in Santa Elena. Recommended for the grab n' go crowd. No credit cards accepted. Grade A-minus.

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1  Thank Eternal_Nomad_12
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

We loved the vegetarian options at this place, and the food was inexpensive. Really really good quality.

Thank Rebeccabw71
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