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Taco Mesa

647 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2715
+1 949-642-0629
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (41 reviews)
“burrito” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
647 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2715
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1 - 10 of 117 reviews

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this place! The food was delicious especially the Chile Relleno! I will definitely return!

Thank TIMMYTIMTIM47
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

greeeaaat tacos! $1.50 for about 6 or so different tacos. carnitas was the best, super tender . a little salsa bar and free chips. they support local farmers and use non gmo, wasnt a requirement, but always a plus! will definitely be back!

Thank emersodm
Reviewed 16 January 2017

After reading all the excellent Trip Advisor reviews I was anxious to try Taco Mesa for lunch today and as I was walking up it looked like a neat place and I was getting even more excited but upon walking inside the excitement quickly left....More

1  Thank David D
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Visited the restaurant planning to enjoy some tacos and to my surprise they offer a great array of simple but delicious Mexican food. From simple tacos and "guacamole with chips to carne asada and churros. Location has its own parking and offers outdoor seating. Good...More

Thank ecestafe
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Don't let this modest re-purposed Taco Bell building pass you by. By far one of my favorite eateries. My only complaint is that they do not have ant near my home in Mesa, Arizona. Try anything, My favorite is anything made with their Blackened Fish....More

Thank rcooper34
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Taco Mesa is my "Go To" favorite Mexican restaurant. It is a pleasure to return for the delicious food. My favorites are Chile Relleno, Soft Tacos: shrimp, fish or calamari -loaded with the complimentary condiments from the salsa bar. I've recently tried the combination plate...More

Thank Loren B
Reviewed 19 October 2016

My family took me here for dinner for the first time and I was pleasantly surprised. I was looking for a low key, non-fancy place with great food and this place hit the nail on the head. One problem is that I went there after...More

Thank TheRealDetentroph
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Appearance from the outside may put you off, but don't be. The food inside is amazing. We read that it's popular with locals, and it did appear to be (although we arrived early when it wasn't busy). Food was VERY tasy, and really good value...More

Thank SquashAddict
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We ordered our food to go, a nice option. It was very tasty. I would go again and try other options.

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Housed in a former old-style Taco Bell, Taco Mesa is a Costa Mesa institution. Upon landing at John Wayne airport , a traveller can be here in 15 minutes. Modern Mexican food with some innovative styles which you find in their daily specials. Always fresh....More

Thank TheMulv
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 647 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2715
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-642-0629
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