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Oscar's Taco Shop

2121 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-2817
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good9%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chicken tacos” (2 reviews)
“cheese dip” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
2121 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-2817
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Reviews (21)
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I found this little taco shop when I needed to stop for a quick lunch before a business meeting. Nestled in a college town and tucked away in a small strip shopping center, you walk into a hole in the wall restaurant. The board has...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The freshness is refreshing. Quality ingredients and friendly staff make this shop a go to for tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. Shredded beef taco is classic yet unique to the knoxville area.

Thank golfgolfster
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Homemade salsas and fresh made tortilla chips with cheese dip! Try the green sauce. Had the 'carne asada' taco -- fresh pico and guac -- tender steak. Yum. Plus they have Coca-Cola fountain drinks.

Thank John K
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Hard to get to as there is major construction in the area and limited parking......but... worth it nonetheless. Had a burrito and it was huge fresh hot and filling. Will go back soon.

Thank gil c
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Great little place on UT Campus area.... Authentic and very good meals reasonably priced! Great service and food! The California Burrito was great with steak, potatoes and pico de gallo with Monterey Jack cheese was great! The chips and salsa was very flavorful and fresh...More

Thank PaulyPauly2014
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

As native Californian who has lived in TN the past 9 years, I can now say the search for CA style Mexican fast food is over. The tacos are crispy and delicious, and the hot sauce is very good. Not knocking the cooking style of...More

Thank Rick K
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

My family loves to eat at Oscar's Taco Shop whenever we are in Knoxville, TN. The best authentic tacos in the area. Huge portions and great value. Quesadillas are awesome, burritos are even better. I've never had anything I didn't like. Great atmosphere. Sometimes they...More

Thank GTZW
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

I used to live in southern Cali and have been missing authentic Mexican food....then I found this place! Simple and delicious! Highly recommend! Salsas are excellent!

Thank Amber K
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Found this on Yelp and gave it a try. It is tricky to get to with the construction but was so glad we did! The shrimp tacos were so good! Excellent guacamole and super fresh tacos! Don't dismiss this place by the location or hole...More

Thank inmomtraveler
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

This is our favorite place to eat Mexican fast food in the state of Tennessee. First discovered Oscar's Taco on Church Street in Nashville, TN and we are thankful they are located in Knoxville, TN now. Best chicken & shrimp tacos I've ever eaten. Burritos...More

Thank GTZW
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37916-2817
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
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