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Tacos Moreno

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1053 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1512
+1 831-429-6095
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We grabbed lunch at this place on our stop in Santa Cruz. The good ratings on Tripadvisor were true. It a very good place for burritos, tacos and thelike. It looks rather unimpressive from the outside. But there was a line-up which is always a good sign. We were very happy with our burritos and would go again.

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Thank LoonCA
Arroyo Grande, California
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered take-out over the phone. They didn't put in the order until I arrived so defeated the purpose of calling ... Al pastor was overcooked. Salsa was good. Sour cream and guacamole sides were tiny. I like the simple menu. If I did it again I'd order tacos (not pastor) and I would waste time calling ahead. Will try... More 

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Thank Scott F
Santa Cruz, California
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133 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is my favorite place for burritos and tacos. They have a small menu but everything is special. In my opinion they make the best bbq pork burritos. The meat/sauce is unique and tasty especially when their signature salsa is added. If you have a take-out order make sure you have a container of salsa because it is truly amazing.... More 

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Thank Tom H
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We had a late dinner one of the evenings we were in Santa Cruz. Some of the staff at the hotel recommended Tacos Moreno for excellent fish tacos. We agree! A couple of us had burritos and they also were fresh and very good. Prices are reasonable also.

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Thank RAMX13
Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

al pastor is my husbands favorite. I like the chili verde. Their salsa is amazing so be sure you get enough. hey give you one container for each item if you get it to go - they charge 25 cents for other containers, but it is worth it. If dining there, then you have unlimited hot sauce on the tables!... More 

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Tanzania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Great authentic place. Small and quick service. Try the delicious tacos. There was a lunch rush but we got there at 11:30 and beat it.

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Thank Tanzania_10
Santa Cruz, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

For me , the best tacos in town they also have good burritos its a small place so it can get a little cramped int here some get there a little early for lunch. One negative is that they only accept cash but they recently got an atm machine so its okay i guess.

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Thank Kevin C
Santa Cruz, California
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Fantastic food. Great service. Very busy. The best salsa I have ever had. Seriously. I usually have the burritos... Whenever my friends or oldest son comes to town...first stop is Moreno's.

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Thank CBeattie14
Fruita CO
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

My favorite was the Tacos Lengue, but everyone in our group liked their selection, even fussbudget kids! The line sometimes looks really long, but these guys are fast- it's worth it.

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Thank edustin
California
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149 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

I am addicted to the barbecued pork burritos here. This small local restaurant often has a line waiting to order, but it moves fast. The prices are very reasonable and there always seems to be a seat available. The food always arrives at the table soon after ordering.

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Thank ConstantTravelers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1053 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1512
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-429-6095

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