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El Tarasco

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109 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5125
+1 310-306-8552
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Thu - Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

It's not gourmet food, but the fish tacos are excellent and inexpensive. The shrimp dishes are also good. Nice predictable good Mexican food.

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Thank James W
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Mexican dishes. Plain but good fare. Carne asade (grilled steak, chopped) was good and comes with choice of flour or corn tortillas, rice and beans. Others tried enchiladas, tacos, etc... Enjoyable.

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Thank king238
Marina del Rey, California
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324 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

El Tarasco used to be great. It is now just good. If you are in Venice and planning a walk on the Pier or on the boardwalk, stop at El Tarasco for a fast bite. The tacos are good. The service is not great and the place is far from spotless, but it is fine. the prices are okay. Don't... More 

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Thank Elizabeth L
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

It's a small place but with big flavour and service. The meals were huge as were the drinks and the service was with a smile. Great value for money

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Thank Natalie073
Marina del Rey, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Tarasco may not be the sexiest restaurant in the world but when you are hungry for Mexican cuisine Tarasco is a Mexican diner heaven. Nothing fancy, nothing cool about Tarasco - except the food is delicious in a short order diner kind of way. Their breakfast dishes, their salsa, their special hot sauces - all of it is heavenly.

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Thank Doug B
Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We were walking from venice beach and looking for some mexican food..google listed this as one of the places..the guacamole seemed to have been made with avocado powder..the food was nothing to to write about..

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Thank rikiroy
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Came here for takeout for family dinner. I am a huge fan of their #2, a cheese enchilada, rice and beans. Spouse loves the carne asada burritos. Food was hot and ready when we arrived. Delicious chips and salsa. Service with a smile. Reasonable prices. Yum.

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Thank Saranger
Los Angeles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

I go here on ocassion. The food is okay, and is popular with workers and locals. Very casual, close seating. Nothing special.

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Thank DoctorRetired
Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

We stopped by for lunch and had an enjoyable experience. Great value on the Shrimp Tacos... Five grilled shrimp and two tortillas made for a satisfying lunch! my dining partner enjoyed the carne asana plate... Plenty of enjoyable food!

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Thank Michael K
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

I have been to El Tarasco for a number of times, and every time I get delicious meals. Those who are into Mexican cuisine will like it. My favorite here is tostada beef salad but I have also tried carne asada, soups, chicken enchiladas, shrimp quesadilla, chicken quesadilla, Soups - all very delicious. Besides, the food is inexpensive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 01:00
Friday
09:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292-5125
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marina del Rey>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-306-8552

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

Staying in Venice

Neighbourhood Profile
Venice
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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