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Tacos POR Favor

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1406 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3803
+1 310-392-5768
08:00 - 20:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is authentic and yum here! We nearly drove by because it looked "dodgy" from the outside... but it is totally not. It is basic inside but you will get a great Mexican feed at a reasonable price!

Thank Kattherat
Reno, Nevada
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for real Mexican, this is worth the walk from the beach. We had tacos de asada, al pastor, and carnitas. Asada was by far their best. The 2 of us paid $25.55, including a $5 beer, free chips, and a condiment bar with mild sauces. I noticed a previous reviewer commented on high-chairs - They now have... More 

Thank McBubby
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We went to the Tacos Por Favor in Venice on Hamilton St. Maybe we are spoiled by good local fare in Seattle but this place failed to impress us foodwise. The tacos were somewhat bland and unexciting. Seemed like typical cheapmex food, nothing special. The service was good however and fast.

Thank Begreen
Sofia, Bulgaria
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124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I had a California burrito here for breakfast. It was excellent. As a burrito enthusiast, I have to say it was among the better ones I have tasted. The staff is polite and fast. If you want it more spicy, you need to ask for it.

1 Thank Denitsa H
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Their food was great, but I had my 2 year old. And they had no high chairs. Great food! But the food was really good, and it had a fun atmosphere.

1 Thank Myndie C
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

My wife and I had recently traveled to Ensenada, Mexico for our honeymoon. We visited an award winning taco stand and had the best tacos we've ever had. Fast forward a few days and we visited Tacos Por Favor. We were not let down. The El Pastor tacos were almost as good as the ones we had in Mexico. The... More 

1 Thank Trexxx_99
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101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We love Mexican food and especially the little hole-in-the-wall places so my son took us here for dinner when we were visiting and it did not disappoint. Place was packed. Chips and salsa was great and so was our food. Closes around 8 so you have to go early.

1 Thank playamomma
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We order fronm Tacos Por Favor often, always fresh and delish. Lilly and Henry are #1 we are very satisfied at our law firm. I'm personally hispanic this is the real deal when it comes to authentic Mexican food. Love it!

1 Thank Irma C
Geneva, Switzerland
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

They actually have 3 locations: West LA, Santa Monica, and Venice. The Venice operation is smaller than the Santa Monica one, but the quality is fairly consistent. The tacos and the burritos are very good, the chile relleno is only "good". I also confirm the portions are not as gigantic as others, so we complemented with some taquitos, also very... More 

1 Thank Thoi D
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This place was the real deal. Real Mexican food with real Mexican people working at the restaurant. Being from Chicago, I have become real picky with Mexican food and cannot tolerate it if it's bad or just mediocre. (New York for instance, doesn't tend to have real Mexican food). I was in a rush so only had the al pastor... More 

1 Thank Erika G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1406 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-392-5768

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

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Santa Monica
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