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Tacos Moreno

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1053 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1512
+1 831-429-6095
11:00 - 20:00
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Los Gatos, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best of everything! I heard about this from the guys at work...they recommended the burittos, but I had a craving for tacos & they were fantastic! Beats anything I've eaten in Mexico!

Thank nicolegall
Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We grabbed lunch at this place on our stop in Santa Cruz. The good ratings on Tripadvisor were true. It a very good place for burritos, tacos and thelike. It looks rather unimpressive from the outside. But there was a line-up which is always a good sign. We were very happy with our burritos and would go again.

Thank LoonCA
Arroyo Grande, California
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered take-out over the phone. They didn't put in the order until I arrived so defeated the purpose of calling ... Al pastor was overcooked. Salsa was good. Sour cream and guacamole sides were tiny. I like the simple menu. If I did it again I'd order tacos (not pastor) and I would waste time calling ahead. Will try... More 

Thank Scott F
Santa Cruz, California
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140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is my favorite place for burritos and tacos. They have a small menu but everything is special. In my opinion they make the best bbq pork burritos. The meat/sauce is unique and tasty especially when their signature salsa is added. If you have a take-out order make sure you have a container of salsa because it is truly amazing.... More 

Thank Tom H
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We had a late dinner one of the evenings we were in Santa Cruz. Some of the staff at the hotel recommended Tacos Moreno for excellent fish tacos. We agree! A couple of us had burritos and they also were fresh and very good. Prices are reasonable also.

Thank RAMX13
Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

al pastor is my husbands favorite. I like the chili verde. Their salsa is amazing so be sure you get enough. hey give you one container for each item if you get it to go - they charge 25 cents for other containers, but it is worth it. If dining there, then you have unlimited hot sauce on the tables!... More 

Thank Angela n
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Great authentic place. Small and quick service. Try the delicious tacos. There was a lunch rush but we got there at 11:30 and beat it.

Thank Tanzania_10
Santa Cruz, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

For me , the best tacos in town they also have good burritos its a small place so it can get a little cramped int here some get there a little early for lunch. One negative is that they only accept cash but they recently got an atm machine so its okay i guess.

Thank Kevin C
Santa Cruz, California
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

Fantastic food. Great service. Very busy. The best salsa I have ever had. Seriously. I usually have the burritos... Whenever my friends or oldest son comes to town...first stop is Moreno's.

Thank CBeattie14
Fruita CO
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

My favorite was the Tacos Lengue, but everyone in our group liked their selection, even fussbudget kids! The line sometimes looks really long, but these guys are fast- it's worth it.

Thank edustin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1053 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1512
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-429-6095

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