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Backyard Taco

$Mexican, , Latin
1524 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203-8133
+1 480-464-8226
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“street tacos” (12 reviews)
“carne asada” (15 reviews)
“gorditas” (6 reviews)
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fast food, Gluten Free Options
1524 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203-8133
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Reviewed today

My daughter and friends came out for a visit and she looked up Backyard Taco before she got here. I have lived in the Mesa area for over 10 years and this by far is the best place for a Chicken Burrito. We had burritos,...More

Thank BigDeeg
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is not the place to go if you want upscale Mex, but if you are in search of some of the best street tacos on the cheap - you have found the right place. I've tried all the meats & while the chicken and...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for mesquite grilled carne asada tacos. This place was busy but gets you through quickly, seating inside and out

Thank Fritz K
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I visit the Phoenix area a lot on business and to watch spring training baseball. We found this place on Tripadvisor with high reveiws, and they are right. This place prepares traditional Mexican street corner taco meals. They use a mesquite chargrill for the meat...More

Thank California_Wine
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Found this great place by mistake while driving around. The tacos were very good, I tried one of each type and truly enjoyed the variety, the Asada was perfect. Staff was proficient in pumping out tacos and burritos. A awesome salsa bar was great surprise...More

Thank guyinprescott01
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The shredded Taco that I ordered was burnt and I was disappointed after many people said it rated very highly. I will try again on Taco Tuesday when they are way cheaper.

Thank Connie J
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Stop in here on the way down the road and thought we'd give it a try. Very bare bones, and I don't recall if they offer more than tacos. But boy are the tacos good. They are small tacos, so 2-3 is a start. Lots...More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 3 March 2018

There were 6 of us so seating was a challenge especially since the line was out the door. We ordered 2 family packs and finally found two tables together just as we got our food. The food was great but the salsa bar needed some...More

Thank Whateveryousaydear03
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Great local Mexican food. Very busy but well staffed and organized so service is fast considering the volume of traffic. Had burrito and was great, one burrito was plenty.

Thank nidahodave
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Backyard Taco simply makes really delicious food. I love the chicken and carne asada gorditas. The horchata is always good. The owner is super friendly, and the staff is great. I live near Backyard Taco and saw several restaurants open and fail over the years...More

Thank Kevin E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1524 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203-8133
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-464-8226
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