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Tex Tubb's Taco Palace

2009 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5324
+1 608-242-1800
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“taco” (28 reviews)
“tamales” (9 reviews)
“fried avocado” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Southwestern, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2009 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5324
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat down for lunch and the waitstaff asked if we wanted appetizer/chips. I figured it was extra so I said no. After I ordered one taco, I was still hungry so I got chips. Apparently IF you get the chips BEFORE the meal, it’s...More

Thank mauiwahine
cdurley, Manager at Tex Tubb's Taco Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Mauiwahine, Thank you for providing your feedback on your recent visit to Tex Tubb's. I am so sorry that there was confusion with regard to the chips and salsa. Servers and bartenders should be charging for chips and salsa no matter when you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Tex Tubb's twice now with small groups and both times have had great service, good food, and have found it reasonably priced - especially since the portions are much more controlled than most places. The only downside at all is that chips...More

Thank Lexi V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered tacos and enchiladas. The ground beef in the tacos was fairly bland but the pico was fresh and tasty. The enchiladas (both chicken and shredded beef) were delicious, as were the refried beans and rice. Portions were large and a good value. The...More

Thank KQuest
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Someone recommended this place to us.We decided to give it a try.Nice decor.All the help is students.No free chips and salsa.You have to order it.we ordered the taco platter each.All the taco selections sounded good.The tacos we recieved were good size.They looked good.The chicken and...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We were very much looking forward to eating here as we have lived in Madison for 13 years now. We were sat at a great table right next to the front window looking out onto the street. We were greeted kindly by our waiter, but...More

1  Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The taco platter is the thing to order. I really enjoyed the al pastor with pineapple taco, and the carnitas was excellent too. My wife had the chile lime shrimp and loved it. The atmosphere in Tubbs is very hip and cool, and they have...More

Thank Kelly F
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We ate at this restaurant earlier today. My husband has Celiac and the young man said "no problem" and he totally knew what to do. He assured us the kitchen would take extra care. My husband came home and became very ill. I'm so frustrated...More

1  Thank Golfer142
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Had been driving in the area and noticed this place. Decided to stop and try it out for ourselves. It was a wonderful meal and visit. This will now be a new stop for us. The service was amazing, the selection of craft beers was...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

Such a neat little place! Atmosphere is colorful and welcoming. Food is quite interesting and unlike anything you may have had before. It is definitely not typical or authentic Mexican, but it sure is fun and enjoyable! Large variety of items for vegetarians, vegans and...More

Thank kdvw4
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Delicious tacos, speedy service, big menu, good prices. I love Tex Tubbs and always bring people from out of town here for a fun night out. The margaritas are great (try a flight!) and the taco menu is always changing. Also be sure to order...More

1  Thank katequeue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2009 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5324
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-242-1800
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