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Taco Shack Hostel and Restaurant

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9/27 moo2, Mae Haad (The Pier) | next to Dolce Vita, up the road from cafe del sole., Koh Tao, Thailand
+66 77 456 152
09:00 - 23:00
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Taco shack is bloody amazing. The atmosphere and environment is great for meeting people, hanging out, playing pool, and drinking so much you'll definitely end up skinny dipping outside fishbowl. The staff are insanely fun, shout out to Cat Lena and Zinko, all of whom I miss very much already. Even if you only stay a few nights, you'll be... More 

Thank tchiridley
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The veggie burrito and mustard beef burritos were simply not very good. I didn't finish mine and my boyfriend ate his purely because he was starving. Could have found much better food elsewhere for the same price.

Thank JenCoo481516
Koh Tao, Thailand
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I try to eat here at least once a week to get my burrito fix - usually the fully loaded mega burrito. The staff are nice, and the atmosphere is fun.

Thank cmscott187
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were in Koh Tao for 3 days and we ended each day at Taco Shack. A honey pork Taco and a passion fruit mojito was all I needed in life. The staff was so awesome too. All from Burma! Koh Tao is so interesting. Every person who visits Koh Tao I will tell them to stop... More 

Thank Rose M
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great time here and loved ko tao in general, literally can't complain a bit. It's not very cheap but nowhere in south thailand is so it's not the hostels fault. I met some great people so I thoroughly enjoyed IT!

Thank elburkerino
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I tried mustard beef taco and it was really delicious. I love it. Tasty with good ingrediences and the place is also really nice :-)

Thank Kateřina Š
Bromley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Fab hostel for a chilled social time, it's not a manic party hostel where you get no sleep because the bar/social area is across the road with the dorms on the other side so if you don't want to socialise then you can get an early night (but obviously might be woken up when people come into the dorm) the... More 

Thank Jennifer H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This hostel is incredible! And Taco 2 is even better. The chain of hostels has the best atmosphere! The staff are super fun and very helpful.

Thank Megan F
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I appreciate Mexican food but have to be honest, I was a bit disappointed with the tacos. I wish they listed all the ingredients on the menu because I was expecting a regular Mexican taco with meat, cheese, & lettuce but instead got a Thai fusion or maybe just their unique take on tacos. I had the pork & beef... More 

Thank Lauren S
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I think this place was quite average. The outdoor space is nice and good for socializing, but you might as well stay somewhere else and visit as a guest to the restaurant if you want to get the benefit of the social space. Although the staff were not rude, they were not over friendly and did not provide great help... More 

Thank Twyla H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9/27 moo2, Mae Haad (The Pier) | next to Dolce Vita, up the road from cafe del sole., Koh Tao, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Koh Tao
  • Phone Number: +66 77 456 152
We use homemade tortillas, salsa and fresh local ingredients to create delicious Mexican cuisine with an island twist.

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