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Backyard Taco

#19 of 701 Restaurants in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
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1524 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203-8133
+1 480-464-8226
10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was quick and amazingly fast meat, salsas are fresh and delicious! Guacamole was tasty could have used a but of salt though, it was also very smooth as though it had been blended. Make sure you're paying attention to their loudspeaker though as it's a bit difficult to make out if you're not on that patio. Overall I would... More 

Thank Sean C
Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You haven't had tacos until you've been to Backyard Taco! As a resident of Mesa for 33 years this is where it's at. You get primo tacos at Taco Bell prices! The ingredients are fresh and top notch. If you're looking to surprise your pallette, add the Crazy Potato with Carne Asada for a taste combination that will blow your... More 

Thank U564SMdanielf
Chandler, Arizona
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for quick Tacos, Burritos Quesadillas or Gordita. Very good food. Several choices of each food and they are all good. Not real big tacos but loaded with lots of meat. Not a very big place but quick service with great tasting food. Staff cleans tables in between customers quickly. So quick turnover. Parking is limited. Really need a... More 

Thank Donald H
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, fresh salsa and horchata. What more do you need? Seriously, you don't need anything else, it is that good.

Thank Okiemom61777
Phoenix, Arizona
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This place is no frills, super casual, has a huge local support base and serves authentic tacos. Patrons included everyone from business men in suits to bikers and everyone in between. Meat was of good quality, fast service, fresh ingredients. 8 of us ate and everyone was pleased with their selection. We ordered the pound of meat (steak/Chicken combo) which... More 

Thank Live-n-theMoment7
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter was visiting from New York and wanting good tacos. She actually found Backyard Taco and we were glad she did. She ordered chicken and beef Tostadas, I got chicken tacos and my husband got beef. We all thought the tacos were really good. The meat is grilled, which added to the flavor. There's a salsa bar to add... More 

Thank Nusrat B
Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered the family tacos (half steak and half chicken) by the pound. It was a great, cost conscious option for us and four kids. I would like to try the tacos as the kitchen assembles them to get a better taste of how they are meant to be served. We would definitely go back.

Thank Heather T
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

You know it is good when the light enough is out the door and into the parking lot. Excellent carnitas chips salsa. All excellent Bbqed right in front of you

Thank Mcfrantz1 f
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

On first appearance I did not think that I was about to walk into taco heaven. Boy was I sure mistaken. The service was friendly and our order was made as requested. Taco Tuesday 1.49 tacos. We tried them all our favorite was the Birriria taco it didn't look like much but as soon as I took a bite i... More 

Thank jonjuankingkong
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to go with friends and family. It can be tough to find a table, but everybody loves it. Great prices, too!

Thank Catherine B

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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
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1524 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203-8133
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-464-8226

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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?