Taco Lita

★★★★☆

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Daily, 9am - 9pm

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are you people crazy?? taco lita is the BEST!!! the food is simple; just beef, beans, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, tortillas, and the BEST SAUSE EVER!!!!! i would live on the sause alone if it were humanly possible. yes it does not have the 10,438 choice that del taco has, but i kinda like the simplicity of it all. i can flavor my food myself thankyou very much. as far as grievences like parking?? hello ... there is no good parking in L.A!!! ... AND im not there to eat parking lot ok!! what a ridiculous gripe!! taco lita is the best and i wish that one day someone would figure it out and bottle the taco lita sause. they'd make a million dollars overnite.

5
★★★★★

are you people crazy?? taco lita is the BEST!!! the food is simple; just beef, beans, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, tortillas, and the BEST SAUSE EVER!!!!! i would live on the sause alone if it were humanly possible. yes it does not have the 10,438 choice that del taco has, but i kinda like the simplicity of it all. i can flavor my food myself thankyou very much. as far as grievences like parking?? hello ... there is no good parking in L.A!!! ... AND im not there to eat parking lot ok!! what a ridiculous gripe!! taco lita is the best and i wish that one day someone would figure it out and bottle the taco lita sause. they'd make a million dollars overnite.

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Every since the one mgr, young girl with short hair, hasn't been there-TACO LITA STINKS! I have been a faithful customer for 30 years, but lately the beans are burned or simply taste like all salt, and then othr times they taste like canned beans. Also, the lobby is a mess durng the day, people are rude at daytime, my soda isn't carbonated; no bubbles, and the meat is charred, kinda like dennison's chili. The shells are good, but at lunchtime the food is last on anyone's list of concerns. Why? At night it was very very good, but that's still not like it was. That one girl always paid attn to my conerns and I never had a bad experience. The pretty blonde girl who runs the place during the day listens, works hard,and is nice, but I'm still not satisfied with the quality of food. I know she's been there forever and I hope she can fix this.Thinking of eating elsewhere, but I really enjoy the attitudes of kids that work real hard on friday nights when my family faithfully dines in for the taco deal night. I wonder if taco lita's owners have changed? Whoever is in charge of the food during the day really needs to learn the recipes for taco lita's authentic, one of a kind, taste. It was built on that, and it's success was derived by having something no one else did. If taco lita reads this, I hope you will take heed now and teach your cooks the taco lita taste and get more supervisors like the one who had blue hair, who really knew how to listen; and the food was good, she cared about customers, and the kids worked hard, and were courteous, efficient, and kept that place clean. My family, friends, and co-workers are all very loyal and hope this is just a phase and Taco lita will pull through. You have our support

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★☆☆☆☆

Every since the one mgr, young girl with short hair, hasn't been there-TACO LITA STINKS! I have been a faithful customer for 30 years, but lately the beans are burned or simply taste like all salt, and then othr times they taste like canned beans. Also, the lobby is a mess durng the day, people are rude at daytime, my soda isn't carbonated; no bubbles, and the meat is charred, kinda like dennison's chili. The shells are good, but at lunchtime the food is last on anyone's list of concerns. Why? At night it was very very good, but that's still not like it was. That one girl always paid attn to my conerns and I never had a bad experience. The pretty blonde girl who runs the place during the day listens, works hard,and is nice, but I'm still not satisfied with the quality of food. I know she's been there forever and I hope she can fix this.Thinking of eating elsewhere, but I really enjoy the attitudes of kids that work real hard on friday nights when my family faithfully dines in for the taco deal night. I wonder if taco lita's owners have changed? Whoever is in charge of the food during the day really needs to learn the recipes for taco lita's authentic, one of a kind, taste. It was built on that, and it's success was derived by having something no one else did. If taco lita reads this, I hope you will take heed now and teach your cooks the taco lita taste and get more supervisors like the one who had blue hair, who really knew how to listen; and the food was good, she cared about customers, and the kids worked hard, and were courteous, efficient, and kept that place clean. My family, friends, and co-workers are all very loyal and hope this is just a phase and Taco lita will pull through. You have our support

Pros: night mgr, new?, very nice, but where is the usual girl?

Cons: The quality of food isn't what taco lita was built on

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Very good american mexican food. Jumbo burrito is now 6 bucks. Should be 4 to 5 or made bigger. Combo burrito is almost as much and small. Wouldn't mind paying the money if they made the food bigger. I need to spend 20.00 to get satisfied. If you call a burrito a jumbo it should be jumbo size. Awesome tasting drinkable hot sauce. I dont know why people keep comparing it to taco bell. It isn't even a close comparison. Taco bell is trucked in bagged dog food that is heated up and add some cheese sauce squirts and thick pasty fake shredded cheddar.

2
★★★★☆

Very good american mexican food. Jumbo burrito is now 6 bucks. Should be 4 to 5 or made bigger. Combo burrito is almost as much and small. Wouldn't mind paying the money if they made the food bigger. I need to spend 20.00 to get satisfied. If you call a burrito a jumbo it should be jumbo size. Awesome tasting drinkable hot sauce. I dont know why people keep comparing it to taco bell. It isn't even a close comparison. Taco bell is trucked in bagged dog food that is heated up and add some cheese sauce squirts and thick pasty fake shredded cheddar.

Pros: good fresh food

Cons: overpriced small portions

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omg i loooove Taco Lita !!!!!Its the best damn burrito ever!! U gotta have it with the hotsauce to get the full effect tho! Been goin there for about 30 years. now my 17 year old goes there and loves it too!!!

5
★★★★★

omg i loooove Taco Lita !!!!!Its the best damn burrito ever!! U gotta have it with the hotsauce to get the full effect tho! Been goin there for about 30 years. now my 17 year old goes there and loves it too!!!

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This is an old fashioned taco stand that you don't find in so CA anymore what a delight. There are mexican food places on every corner if you want authentic or just drive 2 hours if you are a purest. I love the seasnoning of their meat, the beans taste fresh not like mud like TB and they give generous portions.Their taco sauce is good just medium but favorful no need to burn your face off! The only down side is not much seating and there are lines because of their personlized service.I love a great big combo burrito with loads of sauce. You'd need to buy 2 at TB and still taste like mud compaired to Taco Lita. Thanks for the many years!

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★★★★★

This is an old fashioned taco stand that you don't find in so CA anymore what a delight. There are mexican food places on every corner if you want authentic or just drive 2 hours if you are a purest. I love the seasnoning of their meat, the beans taste fresh not like mud like TB and they give generous portions.Their taco sauce is good just medium but favorful no need to burn your face off! The only down side is not much seating and there are lines because of their personlized service.I love a great big combo burrito with loads of sauce. You'd need to buy 2 at TB and still taste like mud compaired to Taco Lita. Thanks for the many years!

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I have been eating Taco Lita since I was a kid. I went to MHS and we would go into Apache territory at lunch to get combo burritos. The sauce is the best around. You will find no other like it. I live about 30 minutes away and still if I can find any excuses and I mean any excuse I will go and get a Meat and cheese burrito, a taco and a large soda.

5
★★★★★

I have been eating Taco Lita since I was a kid. I went to MHS and we would go into Apache territory at lunch to get combo burritos. The sauce is the best around. You will find no other like it. I live about 30 minutes away and still if I can find any excuses and I mean any excuse I will go and get a Meat and cheese burrito, a taco and a large soda.

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JUMBO BURRITO IS MY CHOICE.MORNING AND AFTERNOON! PRO AND CONS PLEASE! THERE IS NOTHING LIKE TACO LITA.I AM 33 YEARS OLD,I HAVE BEEN GOING TO TACO LITA FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS.THANKS FOR THE GREAT FOOD!

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★★★★★

JUMBO BURRITO IS MY CHOICE.MORNING AND AFTERNOON! PRO AND CONS PLEASE! THERE IS NOTHING LIKE TACO LITA.I AM 33 YEARS OLD,I HAVE BEEN GOING TO TACO LITA FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS.THANKS FOR THE GREAT FOOD!

Pros: LOCATION

Cons: BIGGER BURRITOS

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My brother, sister and I grew up on 10 tacos for $1 (on either Friday or Saturday night) at the Taco Lita in Pomona in the 1950s. Sorry to read that they are almost all gone.

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★★★★☆

My brother, sister and I grew up on 10 tacos for $1 (on either Friday or Saturday night) at the Taco Lita in Pomona in the 1950s. Sorry to read that they are almost all gone.

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I grew up eating Taco Lita. My parents graduated from Arcadia High, and raised me on the stuff. Always get tons of packets of sauce for Christmas. It's the only sauce I like. I have to come to Taco Lita when I visit from Colorado. Sometimes, comfort food from childhood can't be passed on to new-comers. Nay-sayers -- have an open mind!

4
★★★★☆

I grew up eating Taco Lita. My parents graduated from Arcadia High, and raised me on the stuff. Always get tons of packets of sauce for Christmas. It's the only sauce I like. I have to come to Taco Lita when I visit from Colorado. Sometimes, comfort food from childhood can't be passed on to new-comers. Nay-sayers -- have an open mind!

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My Father, Howard (Hank) Unrue invented and started Taco Lita in the 1950's! He had 14 franchises, now the only one left is in Arcadia. He passed away in 1969, and my Mother ran Taco Lita Inc. for a few years. He started in Pomona on 5th and White and also had one in Ontario, where we lived, on Holt and San Antonio Ave. He used to have a Lita Burger, which I haven't seen on the menu in Arcadia. Also, wonderful Mexican rice. Whenever we are up in LA, we try to stop by Arcadia and stock up on Burritos. Needless to say, Taco Lita is dear to our hearts. And no one has come close to the hot sauce!
Christine Ridd
San Diego, CA

5
★★★★★

My Father, Howard (Hank) Unrue invented and started Taco Lita in the 1950's! He had 14 franchises, now the only one left is in Arcadia. He passed away in 1969, and my Mother ran Taco Lita Inc. for a few years. He started in Pomona on 5th and White and also had one in Ontario, where we lived, on Holt and San Antonio Ave. He used to have a Lita Burger, which I haven't seen on the menu in Arcadia. Also, wonderful Mexican rice. Whenever we are up in LA, we try to stop by Arcadia and stock up on Burritos. Needless to say, Taco Lita is dear to our hearts. And no one has come close to the hot sauce!
Christine Ridd
San Diego, CA

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Taco Lita is another on our list of at least 2 monthly visits. My sons is a picky eater and loves the bean burritos. My hubby and I used to like the combo burritos, but now have switched to the tostada which is fabulous! Very filling. Tacos are great also. Busy at time buyt worth the wait.

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★★★★☆

Taco Lita is another on our list of at least 2 monthly visits. My sons is a picky eater and loves the bean burritos. My hubby and I used to like the combo burritos, but now have switched to the tostada which is fabulous! Very filling. Tacos are great also. Busy at time buyt worth the wait.

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This isn't the place to go if you're looking for an authentic taco stand, unless you're looking for an American Taco. The only meat you'll find here is seasoned ground beef. However, it's seasoned right and tastes good enough to keep this place packed every day at lunchtime and fairly busy during dinner hours as well. The ingredients seem fresh and taste a lot better than 'Taco Bell', as some other reviewers mentioned. The menu is pretty simple, tacos, combo burritos, all meat burritos, tostadas, and the famous Jumbo Burrito. Wednesdays you can get the special Combo Burrito, taco, and a drink for a fair price of around $6.50. This place has been around here a long time and has always been a local favorite. The hot sauce goes just perfect with the style of the food. It keeps lots of people going back year after year including me. Get there early for lunch unless you want to stand in a pretty long line.

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★★★★☆

This isn't the place to go if you're looking for an authentic taco stand, unless you're looking for an American Taco. The only meat you'll find here is seasoned ground beef. However, it's seasoned right and tastes good enough to keep this place packed every day at lunchtime and fairly busy during dinner hours as well. The ingredients seem fresh and taste a lot better than 'Taco Bell', as some other reviewers mentioned. The menu is pretty simple, tacos, combo burritos, all meat burritos, tostadas, and the famous Jumbo Burrito. Wednesdays you can get the special Combo Burrito, taco, and a drink for a fair price of around $6.50. This place has been around here a long time and has always been a local favorite. The hot sauce goes just perfect with the style of the food. It keeps lots of people going back year after year including me. Get there early for lunch unless you want to stand in a pretty long line.

Pros: American Tacos and Burritos done well. Great Hot Sauce. Decent value.

Cons: Can get crowded at lunchtime. Very little seating area.

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Taco Lita has been the Best Mexican Fast Food Restaurant in the area for years. It's always packed with customers. I've been eating there since the 60's. Try their Jumbo Burrito, or the Beef and Cheese, both are filled with freshest delicious ingredients. Also, the Beans are not to be matched in flavor. YUMMY!And the packaged sauce is a legend. The Friday Taco special is a real deal. Run don't walk to Taco Lita.

PROS: Very Very Clean with Friendly Service
CONS: Needs more seating

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★★★★★

Taco Lita has been the Best Mexican Fast Food Restaurant in the area for years. It's always packed with customers. I've been eating there since the 60's. Try their Jumbo Burrito, or the Beef and Cheese, both are filled with freshest delicious ingredients. Also, the Beans are not to be matched in flavor. YUMMY!And the packaged sauce is a legend. The Friday Taco special is a real deal. Run don't walk to Taco Lita.

PROS: Very Very Clean with Friendly Service
CONS: Needs more seating

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Just had one of their combo burritos...very disappointed. Just hamburger, beans & cheese...not very big for $4.71. Sorry they didn't have taquitos on the menu. People were nice.

PROS: very clean
CONS: no flavor

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★☆☆☆☆

Just had one of their combo burritos...very disappointed. Just hamburger, beans & cheese...not very big for $4.71. Sorry they didn't have taquitos on the menu. People were nice.

PROS: very clean
CONS: no flavor

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I love this place so much someone actually bought me a box of hot sauce for christmas one year. When i moved from arcadia I would drive the hour drive to bring new friends to eat here! Their cheese is the best!

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★★★★★

I love this place so much someone actually bought me a box of hot sauce for christmas one year. When i moved from arcadia I would drive the hour drive to bring new friends to eat here! Their cheese is the best!

Pros: cheese, hot sauce

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I don't know how they have an 8.8. This place was no better than taco bell. At least taco bell has a larger selection.

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★★☆☆☆

I don't know how they have an 8.8. This place was no better than taco bell. At least taco bell has a larger selection.

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I've been eating here since high school--late '60s. The best fast food Mexican food ever. I live 20 miles from there and take every opportunity to swing through there. I turned my daughter on to it a couple weeks ago and she loves it. Wish they'd franchise it.

5
★★★★★

I've been eating here since high school--late '60s. The best fast food Mexican food ever. I live 20 miles from there and take every opportunity to swing through there. I turned my daughter on to it a couple weeks ago and she loves it. Wish they'd franchise it.

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I really don't see what is so exciting about Taco Lita. The food is bland and really isn't worth the money, however cheap it is. I had a bean and cheese burrito and I was very disappointed. Parking can be a hassle as well, as there are usually a lot of people eating there. Look for other fast-food restaurants in the area, because Taco Lita does not live up to the hype.

2
★★☆☆☆

I really don't see what is so exciting about Taco Lita. The food is bland and really isn't worth the money, however cheap it is. I had a bean and cheese burrito and I was very disappointed. Parking can be a hassle as well, as there are usually a lot of people eating there. Look for other fast-food restaurants in the area, because Taco Lita does not live up to the hype.

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What's not to love about this place. A tradition around here - food is very traditional "taco truck" cuisine. Food is great - service is quick, they aren't open on Sundays and the Taco Lita sauce - heaven. They sell it in little packets - we send if off to friends around the country. Will they ever sell it in a bottle? Love this place!

5
★★★★★

What's not to love about this place. A tradition around here - food is very traditional "taco truck" cuisine. Food is great - service is quick, they aren't open on Sundays and the Taco Lita sauce - heaven. They sell it in little packets - we send if off to friends around the country. Will they ever sell it in a bottle? Love this place!

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I've been eating here since it opened back in the mid 60's. American style Mexican food. It's the best.

5
★★★★★

I've been eating here since it opened back in the mid 60's. American style Mexican food. It's the best.

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White-wash Mexican food. A step up barely from Taco Bell.

No authentic Mexican dishes you'd expect from a taco stand.

This is exactly like a Taco Bell but better quality. If you want authentic Tacos check out La Estrella Tacos or any King Taco near you.

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★★☆☆☆

White-wash Mexican food. A step up barely from Taco Bell.

No authentic Mexican dishes you'd expect from a taco stand.

This is exactly like a Taco Bell but better quality. If you want authentic Tacos check out La Estrella Tacos or any King Taco near you.

Pros: Better than TacoBell

Cons: No authentic food

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Very beefy, Jumbo Burritos. The food is simple and fantastic. Their sauce is unique and for everybody. Not too spicy but definetly full of flavor.

2
★★★★☆

Very beefy, Jumbo Burritos. The food is simple and fantastic. Their sauce is unique and for everybody. Not too spicy but definetly full of flavor.

Pros: Fast service, Fresh made

Cons: Seating is poor

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My parents introduced me to Taco Lita in 1959 their stand in Pomona, Ca. now in Duarte, I don't miss a week without a combo.

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★★★★★

My parents introduced me to Taco Lita in 1959 their stand in Pomona, Ca. now in Duarte, I don't miss a week without a combo.

Pros: crowded, inexpensive

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My college roommate introduced me to Taco Lita. I never thought a bean and cheese burrito would taste so good. You pay next to nothing compared to what you get.

Their hot sauce is so famous & delicious that they sell it by the bag.

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★★★★★

My college roommate introduced me to Taco Lita. I never thought a bean and cheese burrito would taste so good. You pay next to nothing compared to what you get.

Their hot sauce is so famous & delicious that they sell it by the bag.

Pros: Food, Hot Sauce

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It's like crack for me, I gotta have it. A combo burrito, a taco, and a large Cherry Pepsi. Their hot sauce is the best, no other Mexican restaurant comes close. I just wish it wasn't closed on Sundays, I start going through withdrawals.

2
★★★★★

It's like crack for me, I gotta have it. A combo burrito, a taco, and a large Cherry Pepsi. Their hot sauce is the best, no other Mexican restaurant comes close. I just wish it wasn't closed on Sundays, I start going through withdrawals.

 

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