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638 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
+1 650-838-0500
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (51 reviews)
“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“chorizo” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
638 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped here with a co-worker on business to grab a bite. The food was spendy, 1 taco for $4.95 or 4 for $17 and some change, but it was super good. If you have the money it's worth a bite to eat. Beer was solidly...More

Thank Chad R
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Stopped by for a quick late dinner with business colleagues and had a few very good tacos in a very busy and popular place. This is a casual fun Mexican taco place. Lots of people enjoying both drinks and food, for a good reason. The...More

Thank EagleFlyer
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Inexpensive, tasty tacos, modestly priced. Service staff less than effusive. Food a bit slow to come.

Thank Scott_R_Seattle
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was a great taco, great staff, and a good deal. three tacos tequilla, and a tecate for $12, sign me up!

Thank Sdhten
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Just a solid place to get some very good food with smiling servers in a nice, relaxed atmosphere. For a family of 4 we split the 10 taco deal, with a side of guacamole and everyone was satisfied.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Well priced, high quality Mexican food served quickly. Outstanding fresh squeezed Margaritas. Dine inside or outside.

Thank Brenton h
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

A boisterous and relaxed place, part bar, part restaurant. The tacos are fabulous with a great assortment of fillings, each creatively flavorful in their own right. Full bar, but of course they have a wide assortment of, you guessed it, margaritas. The House was pricey,...More

Thank CayUcusZ
Reviewed 13 June 2017

4* Tacolicious Palo Alto Love this place The food servers are super friendly and quick Love the tacos e.g., carnitas, chicken Fun atmosphere Specials with tacos and alcoholic beverage Reasonable prices

Thank Rosquete
Reviewed 24 May 2017

24 People attending a private wedding rehearsal dinner party last week. Service was great. Good was spectacular and the Margaretta's were wonderful. We had a private dining room and designated server to help with all of needs. The place really is active on a Friday...More

Thank reeddavidjohn
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I visited during Happy Hour. This meant I tried more, and ate more. Beer discounts and Taco discounts. Everything we ate was flavorful, but compared to other Mexican restaurants, portions were very small.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 638 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-838-0500
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