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Tacos El Gordo

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395 E Main St, Vernal, UT 84078-2607
08:00 - 18:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This place is hidden in plain site right on the main drag in vernal ive tried many different items here and with each one im always very impressed

Thank Mike O
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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120 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is not Taco Bell or any other chain. It is a one-off Mexican restaurant with a menu unique to this location. The food is cooked upon order, so it takes a while. If you visited a Mexican family for dinner, this is what they would cook. Just as one family had different ways of doing things, this restaurant is... More 

Thank HardtoDissatisfy
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Colorado and moved out east and am always disappointed with the Mexican food. We recently did a cross country road trip and stopped here after our visit to dinosaur national monument. This place has epic tacos. The tortilla is just delicious - home made and a crisped up on the griddle. We had the carnitas, asada... More 

Thank Rinee P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Super friendly staff. Referred here by locals. The cashier gave us a recommendation and it did not dissappoint.

Thank Yun L
Watsonville, California
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255 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I ordered two tacos with chicken and one burrito with pork. The tacos were done traditionally but did not have too much taste. The burrito was bad because the pork was too salty. When the clerk took my order, he asked me twice if I wanted anything else. When I picked up my order, he asked me again. I answered... More 

Thank 427BeatleBob
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120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

I am obsessed with this place and it's worth every penny! Definitely a tad pricier than I normally pay but it's legit Mexican food. Seriously delicious! I always get the steak tacos. YUM.

Thank kadiehlers
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350 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

The food here is OK, not great but OK. Go for takeout as the dining setting is not that great. Try for the burritos, they are big so you can share.

Thank TexasTravelerGoGo
Salt Lake City, Utah
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132 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Tacos El Gordo was written up in a local Salt Lake City magazine so we had to stop in for lunch on our way to Colorado. As other viewers have mentioned, the restaurant is in an old converted gas station on Main Street. Simple and very clean. As a side, it doubles as a small Mexican store with authentic products... More 

Thank Hankspond
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Stopped in for a few tacos before a quick mtb ride on the local trails. Followed the owners recommendations as to what to get, and it was quite good. Good enough to stop on my way out of town that evening and get a smothered pork burrito. That was very tasty. And they have a selection of market items on... More 

Thank Luther M
Oro Valley, AZ
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101 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

This place looks like it used to be a gas station so you know the product is gonna be unpretentious. The tacos were totalamente authentico and really really tasty. I think $2 each is a decent price for lots of meat n fresh condiment yumminess. Tho not on the menu they do have tamales which were perfect, seems like you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 395 E Main St, Vernal, UT 84078-2607
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Vernal

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