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Vatos Urban Tacos Itaewon

#6 of 108,725 Restaurants in Seoul}
$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
181-8, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-866, South Korea
+82 2-797-8226
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“kimchi fries” (94 reviews)
“tacos” (187 reviews)
“burrito” (53 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
181-8, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-866, South Korea
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1 - 10 of 490 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vatos is in the heart of Itaewon. I've been there a few times since its a short walk from the Yongsan military installation. The food is tasty and the margaritas are not only very good, but are gigantic! My favorite is the spicy chicken quesadilla....More

Thank JDketchum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing staff who are all super multicultural and Nice, amazing quesedilla and nice free starter alá nacho style 10/10 would Come again

Thank Cathrine J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Apparently Vatos Urban Tacos is the fastest growing restaurant chain in South Korea, so we decided to check out the Itaewon branch in Seoul. The food is largely Mexican with small Korean twist. Taco, burrito etc. are the main fare as you would expect, and...More

Thank Ste M
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Very good mexican style food. I love pretty much everything there. It has a rustic atmosphere and can be loud, but the quality of the food is good even as portions are small. English spoken really well.

Thank AmerInEuroJen
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

If you crave for Mexican food in Seoul, VA to will satisfy it. They have tacos, burritos, questadillas and more. They have veggie, beef and chicken options. Fish too. You can build your own burrito. Portions are not large, but ok. If you want, you...More

Thank y0ramy
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The most hyped place in Itaewon. That normally leads to a let down, but in this case, Vatos deserves the credit. Fantastic food and great service. This is a legit taco place. Drink menu and beer selection puts it over the top.

Thank scottmkoltick
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I stopped by on a Sunday afternoon, after being referred by two expats. The place sits on a hill, which I almost missed. A few small groups were waiting to be seated, despite the vast amount of seating in the front, middle and back of...More

Thank Partyof1Nomad
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Right in Itaewon is very incredible and delicious Mexican food. Great atmosphere and good service. Chips, tacos and quesadillas all tasted authentic to these southern Californians. Great find in Seoul.

Thank Keith I
Reviewed 13 September 2017

After having Korean cuisine for two weeks straight--breakfast, lunch, and dinner--a break was needed. This was the perfect place! Quality food, lots of menu options, good prices, fun atmosphere...it all added up to a terrific gustatory and social experience.

1  Thank MattNisbet
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a friend to try this restaurant in Itaewon area of Seoul. Having previously lived in San Diego, I have a handle on what good tacos are supposed to taste like...especially fish tacos. Last night, after tasting my the fish tacos at Vatos, I...More

Thank davidlamborn
Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison,
Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red
light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon
and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan
and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to
quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here,
trendy international restaurants dot the area
alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181-8, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-866, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Itaewon
  • Neighbourhood: Itaewon
  • Phone Number: +82 2-797-8226
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