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El Tarasco Restaurant

316 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3242
+1 310-545-4241
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“burrito” (15 reviews)
“tacos” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
316 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3242
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We had time to kill before our 11pm LAX flight. We drove to Manhattan Beach for any easy way to watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean, then headed to this restaurant for dinner. It was a Saturday night and we had no trouble...More

Thank BethesdaMomof5
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We had a long layover. Found this place near LAX and our hotel. Service was good. Food was good. Not remarkable. But prices were fair and it filled us up. If your looking for something special, keep looking. Looking for above average mexican food at...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 18 March 2018

I bought the fantasy of the hole-in-the-wall serving authentic Mexican food, but my chicken enchiladas weren't particularly good. Not sure what the fuss is about.

Thank formershrink
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I frequented El Tarasco, both this establishment and the one in El Segundo as well when I grew up in the area. It was a frequent stop after a long day in the water surfing or dinner with friends. I always loved how fresh everything...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I lived in Los Angeles for twenty years before leaving the city. When I come back this is one of the first places I visit for great Mexican food. The original spot was 13 stools at a bar. Sometimes it so so busy you could...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Its just an OKAY spot for traditional fast Mexican dishes.....too many better competitors and they seem to be living on their "former reputation". Pity. Not sure if we will return.

Thank HungryJoeTokyo
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Wait staff was attentive, came before dinner rush. Décor is old but fun with murals on the walls. Loud Mexican music a little too loud, but good for ambiance. Salsa is Amazing. Love that they have Pepsi products. Ate a huge wet burrito with ground...More

Thank Deana S
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We had a lay over in LA and my friends told me to hit up their favorite Mexican place in Manhattan beach. It did not disappoint. Very small (some may refer to it as a whole in the wall) place. You walk in and you...More

Thank Megastacey
Reviewed 26 August 2017

It has been a few years since we were in this neighbourhood on vacation so we were delighted this uncomplicated little restaurant which serves wonderful food was as good as ever. We were not disappointed.I consider myself a Tostada expert and the chicken ones I...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 18 July 2017

My girlfriend lived in Venice 26 years ago. Now we are here and she showed me here favorite places, like this tiny Mexican restaurant. I love this place and enjoyed my tacos 🌮. We should have something similar in Germany... must come back before I...More

Thank Mathias T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3242
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-545-4241
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