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King Taco

Central L.A
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2400 E Cesar Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033
+1 323-264-3940
08:30 - 08:30
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105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

KIng Taco locations are always good, and always busy. They are the heart of the Boyle Heights community. The counter service is no frills, and very efficient. The food always tatses great, and the value is terrific

Thank 86michealb
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

So continually delicious! My first time at LA was about 16 years ago and this place continues to serve savory authentic Mexican food. This time was my third time and we had to go back to this place for lunch and dinner. As a matter fact, we brought back some food to our family and friends in Dallas. This is... More 

Thank almag410
Los Angeles, California
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205 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

What I like about King Taco, is once you've been to one, you know they will all be the same. All locations are consistent, and the food is good, and served quickly. I like the variety of the food they have. Whether you want chicken or lengua, they have it. Sopes, and the rotisserie chicken are great. And you can... More 

Thank lowbuxlux
Durant, Oklahoma
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

I live in Oklahoma and I just may make another trip to California soon for these tacos. We had lunch there twice during our trip and we extremely pleased both visits. Their tacos, sopes, tamales, salsa, and horchata were all top notch! Best AUTHENTIC Mexican you'll find!

Thank Jessica74701
Beijing, China
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015

Food: Its all authentic and super filling, not somewhere you go if you are on a diet. The lengua taco is my favorite. The brains are also not bad, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Yum! If ordering the sopes, only get 1 as they are tasty but super filling. The beans the cheese ratio is right... More 

Thank chinatrotters
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176 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

I waited for my order more than 45 minutes for a few tacos for my family!!! On top of all. Food was horrible and staff gave me attitude about it. Michael Dergar

Thank MichaelDergar
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1,018 reviews
772 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Great, cheap tacos (and other Mexican foods)! The tacos are on the smaller end, but the goodness in your mouth doesn't disappoint. The salsa is super legit as well. The sopes are my favorite here. The shell is crispy and solid. The beans are fried into a paste that's spread over the top of the shell, while the meat and... More 

Thank Tunaidi
Pueblo, Colorado
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

I love this place visit there as often as I can - the prices are affordable. If you are in LA you must find one and you will never forget this place. I must say that the tacos are even better than my mother in laws shhhhhh and she is from Mexico!

Thank Shoobie2010
Olympia, Washington
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2012

I am a Mexican food fan and a King Taco visit is a no-brainer in L.A. for a quick bite. They are mostly in East L.A. and offer tender lengua and al pastor tacos. Carne asada burritos can't be beat with well-marinated meat, whole beans and light rice. The red salsa can be hot so you may want it on... More 

Thank Gracehue
Los Angeles, California
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012

The food is exceptional, especially the carne asada. The flavor of the meat is impeccable. Please note that this is not like a standard quick service mexican place like a Taco Bell, Baja Fresh, or Chipotle. It is much more authentic. Service can be spotty at busy times, but it is part of the experience. The place is open quite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 08:30
08:30 - 08:30
08:30 - 08:30
08:30 - 08:30
08:30 - 08:30
08:30 - 08:30
08:30 - 08:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2400 E Cesar Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-264-3940

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?