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El Taco Rey

330 E Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-1904
+1 719-475-9722
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pork burrito” (21 reviews)
“tamales” (10 reviews)
“chilli” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
330 E Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-1904
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the fried beef tacos and my boyfriend had the beef burrito. Probably the best I have ever had! The shells were fried to perfection...soft but crunchy and the beef had the best flavor! I will definitely be back again and again! A hidden...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My family is picky when it comes to green chili and this is the best!! Small little place but welcoming.

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 5 February 2017

when we got there we were told the ONLY vegetarian things they had were guac salad and cheese quesadillas. Everything else has meat .Be aware if you are veggies.

1  Thank andrewbraun
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The last few times I stopped in to have a meal with my family our food was cold . Not once, not twice but three times! my enchiladas (cheese) was not melted and my family members burritos were sloppy . The food was good but...More

Thank Trina L
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I lived in Colorado Springs back in 1976 when this little place opened. I had not been there in over 15 years. An old friend kept posting pictures of their food, and the Mexican food lover I am, I promised on my recent visit we...More

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best dish on the menu. Their tacos are good, and so is the cheese enchiladas with the green chili. The place is small, but the taste is Huge!!!

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This restaurant has been around for years, near downtown in an old and small building. It is all about the food. Small with limited seating, to go boxes or wrapped food with paper napkins and plastic forks. If you are ok with that or just...More

Thank Ed F
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great lunch with an old friend that told me I had to check out this place. I was skeptical but when I saw how long the line was I knew it had to be worth it. Ordered and are outside on a great...More

Thank mbhorse81
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The only reason I did not rate this restaurant a 5 star is the desire not to give an impression that it is fancier than it is. This is a very small family run restaurant, with about 6 tables total. The food is very flavorful,...More

Thank ehsincolo
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I really enjoy going to El Taco Rey! I usually get a combo with a taco and an enchilada with green sauce. But the red sauce is amazing too. You really can't go wrong with any dish here!

Thank Jlynn73
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is this the place that only takes cash?
23 May 2015|
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Response from Joey M | Reviewed this property |
I was there in January and we did pay with a Visa card.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 E Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-1904
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 719-475-9722
  • E-mail