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El Taquito

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5940 Ave Isla Verde | Carolina, San Juan 00979-5735, Puerto Rico
+1 787-726-5050
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

El Taquito is closed as of January, 28, 2016. We were there on January 27, and while certainly not fancy, it was an exceptional value. We enjoyed the Corona buckets and the nachos and we had a good time.

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1 Thank JenniferBenson_MN
Barnegat, New Jersey
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

We are quickly learning that San Juan restaurants are a hit or a big mistake. This place was awful if you want good food. If you want cheap drinks and bar food then this might work for you. My wife ordered the steak burrito which she did not finish. It was very greasy and tall the cheese was at one... More 

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Thank Jessica K
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182 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

This by far is the worst restaurant i have ever eaten at. We had chips and salsa.. the salsa per se was cheese and marinara sauce. We also ordered burritos which was covered in the same disgusting sauce. The only saving grace was that staff was friendly and helpful.. Save yourself a culinary disaster. . Walk further down for food.... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

This was our favorite restaurant on our previous visit to San Juan. This time it wasn't as good as before. Service was very slow.

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Thank Teppo W
Buffalo Grove, United States
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

We made the mistake of eating here on our last day in PR. Ugh. The tacos weren't even good. How do you mess up tacos? We should have left when we saw bird poop all over the tables. It took almost 45 minutes for our food to come out, and we were the ONLY people in the restaurant! Save your... More 

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Thank Felicia G
Cumberland, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Food is great!!! Everything is in Spanish, if you have questions just ask. When you sit down you may wonder how it's going to be, but it's delicious and homemade!

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Thank Heidi-travellots
Kansas City, Missouri
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Rest was close by and we were feeling like Mexican food. Not a bad place to stop by and have some food and drinks on their outside deck.

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Thank oneworldall1
Nutley, New Jersey
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187 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

We did not eat here aside from some guacamole that was so so. The real draw was the cheap buckets of Coronas. The bar staff was friendly and attentive. If you are looking for some cheap brews right near the beach access, this will do.

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Thank gd1147
Isla Verde
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

dont go here is terrible the have a bad manager and the food is expensive , and the quality is bad if you wanna go just go but i tell you sow

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Brandywine, Maryland
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Let me see, where do I begin? We got there at 7:15PM, after having told management that we would be there by 7:30 with a party of 15-17. It took 1 hour for 6 of us to get a drink. The waitress arrived about 30 minutes later with another 7 drinks. Bless her heart. When we placed our order it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Latin, Spanish, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5940 Ave Isla Verde | Carolina, San Juan 00979-5735, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-726-5050

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?