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Backyard Taco

#14 of 732 Restaurants in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
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1524 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203-8133
+1 480-464-8226
10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Mesa, Arizona
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The fragrance of grilled meat can be smelled as you drive by. There is a variety of burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and filled baked potatoes. There's American sodas and Mexican favorites such as Horchata and Jamaica. There's a fresh salsa bar to add to the taste.

Thank AZhiker
Level Contributor
21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is closed on Sundays. I had the carne asada quesadilla and really liked it. There was nothing else with it. No chips, rice or beans. I also did not understand the guacamole..it was really thin a bland tasting.

Thank Kimberleef
Chandler, Arizona
Level Contributor
61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I have been hearing about Backyard Taco since they were actually setting up in a backyard. We visited this weekend and after a 20minute wait in line we ordered a variety so we could get a taste. I had chicken and Birria tacos and a Carne Asada Quesadilla. My wife had a Crazy Potato. We also had chips and salsa.... More 

Thank Doug A
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

While craving some fantastic Mexican cuisine, I visited this place. After trying a couple of items on the menu, I wanted more. Safe to say we will go back!

Thank Brooke B
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Pretty good tacos. Remind me of the street tacos in Mexico. Very reasonably priced. Got the family meal. 25$ feeds 5. Not bad

Thank Cristopher C
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Food was great, not a very big spot so better for take out but well worth it. Understand they are opening soon at another location.

Thank Mmderdall
Alberta, Canada
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182 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Great little spot. Pretty authentic I think. Would recommend. Get the tall coke in a bottle with your meal.

Thank cooksd2
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Love Backyard Taco's. It's clean and efficient with excellent food!This is the kind of place that....once you eat there you will crave it at a later date! Very authentic!

Thank Shelley S
Lincoln, Nebraska
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner on a Wednesday evening and there was a non-stop flow of customers. It's a small place with limited indoor seating and outdoor seating as well. You order at the counter, then wait for your food...which is served on styrofoam plates. Not a fancy place by any means, but the food was very, very tasty. Their steak... More 

Thank Sharla S
Purley, England, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The name sounds like it's people cooking without permission but the quality of food stacks up great. When you step in you can see enough meat cooking on the grill to almost make a whole cow and once you've smelt that.... you're ordering a bunch of food but it's priced low and always a line to grab food. The Tacos... More 

Thank Carlos_Yabrudy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?