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Taco Station

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4088 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3205
+1 951-782-8226
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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San Francisco, California
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190 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I absolutely loved the ingredients here. The rice is authentic Spanish rice, the beans are exactly how I like them, the meat was perfectly moist, the chips and salsa are also delicious. The ingredients paired with the unique vintage diner decor was an enjoyable experience. Definitely make a visit for some great food and and a memorable experience.

Thank sehow
Riverside, California
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1,046 reviews
654 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Attended a family birthday dinner at the Taco Station. There is limited seating on the inside, but there is a large covered patio complete with TVs for watching sports. The food is good. They offer a variety of combo plates and al la cart items. Nice salsa bar.

Thank Chuck8700
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Saw pictures of Taco Station on the internet. It seemed like a fun place to take the family. Sure enough, we were treated well and the service was quick and pleasant. Maybe I've become accustomed to more flavor in my food. Things were bland. I had three street tacos with three different meats, so it wasn't lack of trying. Their... More 

Thank John S
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I stumbled across the Taco Station by accident. I was in town for business and I was craving some good Mexican food. I tried the Asada Tacos and the Avocado/Asada Salad. They both was a excellent choice.

Thank Lewis D
mill valley, CA
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The atmosphere was full of amusing gas-station-related objects; I had fun just looking around. The food was very good--service just fine. Atmosphere is casual, place was quite full at lunch time and people seemed to be enjoying themselves. If you go, check out the hedge that surrounds the restaurant--you've probably never seen anything quite like it.

Thank wranglerette
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Great location. The food was very good. All the combos come with drink. Nice selection in beers. They have local breweries selections, craft bees and a Mexican beers. The location was a gas station in the fifties converted into restaurant. Redevelopment use was great.

Thank Mario C
Turlock, Ca
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We got into Riverside a little late and wanted a quick bite to eat and a beer after a 6 plus hour drive. This place hit the spot. We liked the old gas station / old car theme. The food was pretty good, not exceptional but certainly not bad. The service was excellent. You order at the counter and take... More 

Thank RealtorJim
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

This was a cute place but their food did not have much flavor. Skip this place and go to El Fagon if you want authentic delicious and Alberto's if you want greasy delicious. I would not waste your money here. Other than the taste of the food, the service was a little slow but it was great to sit out... More 

Thank Jaime V
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Chicken Flautas are my favorite. Lots of flaky goodness. The theme of this place is great! The food is authentic. The people are personable and accommodating. Open late.

Thank Christina D
Tacoma, Washington
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Visited this fun little eatery this evening. The place is an old remodeled gas station, complete,with vintage signs, gas pumps, and fun related artifacts. This is a pleasant, yet surprising setting for a terrific Mexican casually dining experience! We consider ourselves southwest cooking officionados, as we make this cuisine at home, as well as have enjoyed it in Mexico and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4088 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-782-8226

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