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Taco Mesa

647 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2715
+1 949-642-0629
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“taco” (43 reviews)
“carnitas” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
647 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2715
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Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Tops. Had the pork carnitas with pinil sauce and corn tortillas. Everything is stunningly good. Probably the best Margarita I've ever had. Couldn't even taste the tequila burn but definitely tasted it.

Thank BobbyStudd
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

The setting is cool very retro. All the food was made to order, I had carna asada tacos, well done with green grilled onions on top, All the food was good but nothing was spicy at all, food lacked pizzazz everything was a little bland....More

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

I've been driving by this place for years and never been but always have heard great things about Taco Mesa. Taco mesa lived up to the hype. I have a few tacos and they were great and filled with flavor. The salsas were very good....More

Thank DMFJ
Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

I visited here with my girlfriend on a 6 week holiday and had taco mesa ten times! It was amazing I loved the blackened chicken quesadilla

Thank Daveretro3
Reviewed 26 March 2015

This place serves a number of yummy entrees with daily specials in addition. The seasoning and sauces are excellent. How do they make rice and beans taste so gourmet? Friendly service too. The food is basically indistiguishable from the plusher and more expensive Taco Rosa....More

Thank Hackysacker
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Nothing fancy but great food in a casual atmosphere. Guac, salsa bar, tasty chips and tortillas We had the fish tacos and the carne asada. Such fresh food!

Thank Kathleen8448
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Delish tacos and flavor combinations. Blackened has so much flavor. LOVE the salsas! Lots of choices and tons of jalapeno carrots to snack on while you wait. If you love tacos, this is the place to try. Order at the counter and they call you...More

Thank JacqB
Reviewed 4 March 2015

This little place is the original TM. I frequent the TC in Mission Viejo. The menu is consistent at all. My favorite is the blackened calamari, among the several blackened proteins (fish, calamari, chicken). Today, I had a blackened calamari. Also...the salmon taco with the...More

Thank Fritz3rd
Reviewed 23 January 2015

We found out about this place from Internet reviews when looking for good places to eat in the area. We were visiting in the Costa Mesa area on vacation and went back here twice in 2 days for lunch and also dinner meals. The food...More

Thank JoAnne W
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Wonderful Mexican flavors from a chef raised in Mexico City, Locations in Orange, Mission Viejo and Ladera Ranch. Great Mexican food, you can reserve their tamales ahead of time for holidays. The flan is really amazing too.

Thank claymaryjo
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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08:00 - 23:00
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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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