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Backyard Taco

Mexican, , Latin
1524 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203-8133
+1 480-464-8226
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“street tacos” (12 reviews)
“carne asada” (16 reviews)
“gorditas” (6 reviews)
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fast food, Gluten Free Options
1524 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203-8133
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The shredded Taco that I ordered was burnt and I was disappointed after many people said it rated very highly. I will try again on Taco Tuesday when they are way cheaper.

Thank Connie J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop in here on the way down the road and thought we'd give it a try. Very bare bones, and I don't recall if they offer more than tacos. But boy are the tacos good. They are small tacos, so 2-3 is a start. Lots...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were 6 of us so seating was a challenge especially since the line was out the door. We ordered 2 family packs and finally found two tables together just as we got our food. The food was great but the salsa bar needed some...More

Thank Whateveryousaydear03
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Great local Mexican food. Very busy but well staffed and organized so service is fast considering the volume of traffic. Had burrito and was great, one burrito was plenty.

Thank nidahodave
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Backyard Taco simply makes really delicious food. I love the chicken and carne asada gorditas. The horchata is always good. The owner is super friendly, and the staff is great. I live near Backyard Taco and saw several restaurants open and fail over the years...More

Thank Kevin E
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We had a great visit to backyard taco! We ordered the Kearny Asada and chicken tacos and you can request either corn or flour tortillas. We had both. The tacos are small… Hello… They are street tacos and they are supposed to be small. But...More

Thank Kevran
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Can get very crowded at meal times. Not a lot of seating-most is outside. Food is tasty but not cheap. Staff was fast and friendly.

Thank George M
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Casual spot in Mesa with great service and incredible food. Always a big crowd during lunch time but the food that is served is worth the wait. Tacos are phenomenal! Highly recommend for a quick bite in Mesa.

1  Thank Jon A
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I have eaten there several times and there is consistency in the taste of the food, service is good but it is crowded at lunchtime, probably because of the good food. I think the Horchata tasted good. they also serve Mexican coca cola in the...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Simple good food. I had a burrito Al Pastor and my wife had a carne asada taco and quesadilla. All were good. I Liked the carne asada flavor better than the al pastor but all good. We finished with flan, which was very flavorful but...More

Thank PJ H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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