The Taco Stand

The Taco Stand

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Hours
Mon
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tue
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wed
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thu
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sat
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Details
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fast food
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Does this restaurant offer delivery?
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles135 reviews
Excellent
97
Very good
27
Average
8
Poor
2
Terrible
1
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Steven H
San Diego554 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
We went to Taco Stand downtown to grab some dinner and had a difficult time finding parking. We ordered an Al Pastor Burrito and a Sonora Taco, paid and were told it would be about 20 minutes for our food to be ready. We went to find a table to sit at and there were a few open but all were dirty. We waited a bit to see if any of the employees were going to wipe them down and, after five minutes, came to the conclusion that despite there being a lot of employees working, cleaning tables was not a priority for them. We ultimately ended up wiping one down with napkins ourselves. Additionally they had the front door propped open and it was cold and breezy making it really cold inside. On the positive front, the food took much less than the quoted 20 minutes and the tacos, while somewhat expensive, were really tasty. My partner loved the Al Pastor Burrito and the Sonora taco was filled with tender, flavorful and juicy steak. They also had a lot of salsas available on their salsa bar. All in all, food was good but the lack of clean tables, employees who didn’t make any effort to clean the entire time we were there and cold temps were disappointing.
Written March 11, 2024
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Billie F
Tangerang526 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 friends
This Resto is a 5 star of food quality with different of variety of food and the quality and really value of money. The outdoor space for eating is just moderate but the food is really nice
Written September 28, 2023
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SHP1973
Tehran63 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 solo
Nothing special. I’ve eaten better food elsewhere. Tried the chicken burrito and Al pastor taco. Just another fast food joint.
Written September 26, 2023
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Nimai Hari
Chicago397 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
We grabbed dinner to go from this taco stand location. Watching them make fresh tortillas for the tacos was very impressive. Additionally, they have a salsa bar for you to get your selection of sauces.
Written August 13, 2023
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Triptracker65
62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
Visiting from NC . I went there because of the good reviews and a confirmation from my hotel. It didn’t disappoint. We had the carne asado tacos and the Baja fish tacos and the toppings bar made them really good. I’m going to try to go again before we leave. Just a couple blocks from our hotel.
Written May 11, 2023
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stephen f
Provo131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 family
Great fish tacos. The best was the chips and salsas though. Extremely delicious. Black salsa, creamy avocado salsa, those were my favorites. This is San Diego and the best tacos in the world but I’ve never had salsas like this.
Written October 14, 2022
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Aloha H
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 couples
Tacos was totally amazing! We also tried the Mexican corn and that was to die for. Their salsa bar has a great selection and the 2 we tried was super yummy. Every thing fresh and flavors were the best! We are visiting and hope to get a chance for another shot!
Written September 26, 2022
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jakelassiter
74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 family
Excellent food, nice service and nice staff! This place is small, but the food is fantastic! I love the tacos, the burritos, and churros! The salsas is are pretty good, but not amazing quality. He had the California burrito as well as several of their tacos. All very very good! Parking is no good in this area though, so beware of that.
Written June 26, 2022
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Brian S
Austin31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 couples
Fantastic tacos. We had the Sonora, Caldaron, and el Pastor. All were fantastic. The super fresh tortillas were the secret.
Written June 5, 2022
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Summerasalifestyle
Malibu3570 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 none
Not gourmet but gets 5 stars. Great taqueria. Fast and professional service. Small area in and outdoors for eating. I had asada and chicken asado tacos last night after the play at civic auditorium. I’m goin back today for lunch. Certainly rivals el gordo.
Written March 5, 2022
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Andreas Bayu
San Diego245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 couples
The first time I tried this joint it was in Wynwood, Miami. I’m gonna say it’s the best tortilla I’ve ever put in my mouth, it’s soft, very corn-y (it’s that even a word lol), melt in your mouth and of course delicious! My favorite it’s Camaron, served with melting cheese with that tortillas oh my…. My mouth is watering while I’m typing this! Also you can see them making your order since the kitchen is open kitchen. There’s a salsa bar so u can take as many as you like! Verdict: I will definitely come back!
Written January 20, 2022
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Mark T
Orlando435 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
A great place to grab a quick bite, we ordered to go and the staff was friendly, the service was quick and the food was delicious
Written January 17, 2022
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ttocsnodrog_2000
North Bonneville752 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
Amazing food at this tiny shop. Literally the very best Carne Asada burrito I have ever had! The steak was a perfect medium rare. The salsa selections left nothing to desire. If you like amazing Mexican fare then this is the place for you. I could whine that the chips were a bit stale, or that the place was crowded. Boo Hoo, if you are in San Diego and don't give this joint a try you should be ashamed of yourself!! Try the corn on the cob for a whole new delight too.....
Written December 21, 2021
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LyndaMN
Lakeville765 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 none
The Taco Stand is busy. We went twice while visiting San Diego and both times there was a wait, but a wait worth it! We had fish tacos, carne asada, and Nopal tacos. Everything is made fresh, which is why you will wait a little longer. This place is a "Must Do."
Written October 20, 2021
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Melanie T
New York City6375 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 friends
THE BEST CARNE ASADA TACO I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE! Our first order of business after landing in San Diego and dropping our luggage off at the hotel was to get some bomb tacos, of course. My friend had found this spot, which was about a 10-ish minute walk from our hotel in Downtown. We arrived on a Thursday at around 1:30 and there were only a few people ahead of us, but a steady influx of people after us. You order your tacos (which was maybe a 10-15 minute wait), pick it up when they call you, and seat yourself. There are that many seats but it seems like most diners don't linger around. They just eat their tacos and leave. Luckily, we were able to nab two tables together for our party of 8! I had the carne asada, al pastor, and baja (battered fried fish) tacos. The carne asada was AMAZING. Normally, I'm iffy about getting this because the steak tends to be dry and/or chewy. But not here! The meat is cooked fresh to a medium rare and is so tender. It's topped with cilantro, onion, salsa and guacamole, all great accoutrements but if you add their cilantro aioli (which you have to ask for), it really takes the taco over the top. The al pastor was a close second. This was topped with cilantro, onion, cilantro sauce, and pineapple. I normally don't like cooked pineapple, but this one was good. They use fresh pineapple as opposed to canned. Unfortunately, the fish missed the mark for me. This one was topped with cabbage, cilantro, tomato, onion, and chipotle sauce. Maybe I waited too long to eat it but it wasn't really that crispy. The chipotle sauce was also a bit too smoky for my taste buds. We also ordered some fries to share. Originally, I was eyeing the carne asada fries (which is a meal in itself) but we were each getting three tacos so we agreed it might be too much food. We made the right choice because the other girls got it and said it was a bit much. If you do want to get it, I would recommend getting fewer tacos. We ended up getting regular fries and didn't regret it. They were perfectly fried and seasoned, and again, was made even better when I dunked them in the cilantro aioli. I was so stuffed afterwards. I can eat but I think three tacos and even regular fries was a bit too much for me. Two tacos + the fries would have been the perfect amount. Still, I really wish I had enough stomach capacity to have tried one (or at least a bite) of each. The nopal sounded interesting, especially since I haven't eaten a whole lot of cactus (if any?) in my life. I will always choose meat over veggies. On our last night in San Diego, even though we were already going to a Mexican restaurant for dinner, I took my sister here right before dinner (who missed out on the first round) because I wanted her to try the best carne asada taco I've ever had in my life. I'm not sure if she said the same words about it but she said she enjoyed it too. (Note - this was on a Saturday at around 6:30 pm and it was SUPER busy, so there was a wait. I would recommend placing an order ahead of time for pickup). I wish they had great tacos like these in NYC!
Written August 2, 2021
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