El Taco

★★★★★

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Anyone complaining should knock it off. I grew up in Downey with ET and moved to PHX years ago. No ET here and that sucks. El Taco is the best.

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Anyone complaining should knock it off. I grew up in Downey with ET and moved to PHX years ago. No ET here and that sucks. El Taco is the best.

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Used to go here daily. The new cook in the mornings always gets my order wrong. A 103 has potatoes never get them anymore and rarely does it have salsa. I've pointed it out to her and it' still comes out wrong. Won't be back till they

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Used to go here daily. The new cook in the mornings always gets my order wrong. A 103 has potatoes never get them anymore and rarely does it have salsa. I've pointed it out to her and it' still comes out wrong. Won't be back till they

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Our food came out on time and was prepared just right. I would recommend this place to a hungry person the portions are huge! Service as ok but the food made up for it! I

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Our food came out on time and was prepared just right. I would recommend this place to a hungry person the portions are huge! Service as ok but the food made up for it! I

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does anybody know how the red quesadillas are made i been trying for many years to make one like el tacos and i cant can somebody please tell me

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does anybody know how the red quesadillas are made i been trying for many years to make one like el tacos and i cant can somebody please tell me

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Great place to come for any style of mexican food. Almost everything on the menu is extremely good. They also have reasonable pricing.

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★★★★★

Great place to come for any style of mexican food. Almost everything on the menu is extremely good. They also have reasonable pricing.

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OK people. LISTEN UP! All you peeps leavin comments about how good the red or green quesadillas are....you have NO idea how unbelievably BOMB the COMBO QUESADILLAS ARE!!! With both red AND green sauce!!! combine those sauces up and then you'll have the best most amazing yummy quesadilla of your LIFE! can't you tell how sincere I am with all these caps??? DO it. Just try it....you'll thank me. I'm addicted. I find myself wanting to eat these on a daily basis, but if I did i'd probably go into cardiac arrest from the oodles of cheese. The El Taco Combo Quesadilla is literally my favorite thing to eat on this entire planet. SOOOO GOOOOOD!!!!

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OK people. LISTEN UP! All you peeps leavin comments about how good the red or green quesadillas are....you have NO idea how unbelievably BOMB the COMBO QUESADILLAS ARE!!! With both red AND green sauce!!! combine those sauces up and then you'll have the best most amazing yummy quesadilla of your LIFE! can't you tell how sincere I am with all these caps??? DO it. Just try it....you'll thank me. I'm addicted. I find myself wanting to eat these on a daily basis, but if I did i'd probably go into cardiac arrest from the oodles of cheese. The El Taco Combo Quesadilla is literally my favorite thing to eat on this entire planet. SOOOO GOOOOOD!!!!

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I grew up in downey also! El taco is thee best place ever. I now live in fontana and we're getting an el taco so me and my husband have been excited ever since they started the reconstruction on the building. Every day we drive by it to see if it's open...sad to say we have been waiting almost 4 months~! oh well, the wait is well worth it!

5
★★★★★

I grew up in downey also! El taco is thee best place ever. I now live in fontana and we're getting an el taco so me and my husband have been excited ever since they started the reconstruction on the building. Every day we drive by it to see if it's open...sad to say we have been waiting almost 4 months~! oh well, the wait is well worth it!

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I started going to El Taco in Downey in 1976. Still to this day I seek out locations so I can stock up on the Red casidillas (?)
I usually get 12 of them and eat 2, freeze the rest for later cravings. A couple of the locations are closed in Orange County....bummer.

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★★★★★

I started going to El Taco in Downey in 1976. Still to this day I seek out locations so I can stock up on the Red casidillas (?)
I usually get 12 of them and eat 2, freeze the rest for later cravings. A couple of the locations are closed in Orange County....bummer.

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El Taco im pretty sure was one of the first non-home made solid foods i ate...i grew up down the street from this joint (the firestone and ORSD location)...i still go there. im now 29 its been around 51 years horefully it will be around another 50+ years (the chili relleno burrito is unbelievable yummy!!! and the red quesadilla!!!)

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El Taco im pretty sure was one of the first non-home made solid foods i ate...i grew up down the street from this joint (the firestone and ORSD location)...i still go there. im now 29 its been around 51 years horefully it will be around another 50+ years (the chili relleno burrito is unbelievable yummy!!! and the red quesadilla!!!)

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I grew up in Downey. El taco was and is the the best. El taco has the best green quesadillas. All the food is great. we need an El taco in long beach. PLEASE!!!

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I grew up in Downey. El taco was and is the the best. El taco has the best green quesadillas. All the food is great. we need an El taco in long beach. PLEASE!!!

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el taco is the bomb like tick tick.(:
it be having the best taco and quesadillas you could think of.
it be on firee!.<3
i have had so many memories there, it aint funny!
(:

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el taco is the bomb like tick tick.(:
it be having the best taco and quesadillas you could think of.
it be on firee!.<3
i have had so many memories there, it aint funny!
(:

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the red quasidilla is to die for.the bean burritos. i would be there everyday when i was growing up.i live in denver,colo now and people i know that is from LA,says the same thing.the one thing they miss is el taco.

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★★★★★

the red quasidilla is to die for.the bean burritos. i would be there everyday when i was growing up.i live in denver,colo now and people i know that is from LA,says the same thing.the one thing they miss is el taco.

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I ate there few years ago. Looked them up on google just out of nostalgia.

They had pretty amazing food. I used to have veggie burritos. Still remember and crave for them.

El Taco, come to Texas. We need you guys here.

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I ate there few years ago. Looked them up on google just out of nostalgia.

They had pretty amazing food. I used to have veggie burritos. Still remember and crave for them.

El Taco, come to Texas. We need you guys here.

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I now live in Colorado so i'm not able to get these unless I travel to Ca. or manage to get someone in my family to overnight me some!
I MUST find out what the ingredients are! I can't find it online, I swear, I'm gonna have these things taken to a lab to see what's in them! That oozing cheese and red meat sauce is SOO dang good!
I know that the taco sauce is made by Heinz, I gotta see if I can get that too! I use about 6 per quesadilla!
Oh, there is ALSO a El Taco in Phoenix, Arizona!!!! Who knew! I lived there for 11 months, and I accidentally drove by it, made a u-turn and within minutes, I was in Quesadilla heaven!!! Worth every cent!

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★★★★★

I now live in Colorado so i'm not able to get these unless I travel to Ca. or manage to get someone in my family to overnight me some!
I MUST find out what the ingredients are! I can't find it online, I swear, I'm gonna have these things taken to a lab to see what's in them! That oozing cheese and red meat sauce is SOO dang good!
I know that the taco sauce is made by Heinz, I gotta see if I can get that too! I use about 6 per quesadilla!
Oh, there is ALSO a El Taco in Phoenix, Arizona!!!! Who knew! I lived there for 11 months, and I accidentally drove by it, made a u-turn and within minutes, I was in Quesadilla heaven!!! Worth every cent!

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The food here is THE BEST!!! I have been eating here since I was a kid living in Downey. I now live about 30 miles away and still come just for El Taco all the time. I'm not alone. The food is sooooooooo good. The quesadillas are truly legendary. My personal favorites are the taquito's and ground beef soft tacos also. I know people who have relatives ship El Taco to them in other states. I'm telling you if you are even near Downey, go, it's that good!!!

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★★★★★

The food here is THE BEST!!! I have been eating here since I was a kid living in Downey. I now live about 30 miles away and still come just for El Taco all the time. I'm not alone. The food is sooooooooo good. The quesadillas are truly legendary. My personal favorites are the taquito's and ground beef soft tacos also. I know people who have relatives ship El Taco to them in other states. I'm telling you if you are even near Downey, go, it's that good!!!

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Well, I haven't been there in years. I grew up on El Tacos. The original Quesadillas and taquitos. Yes!!! They are the same but, I had to figure out how to order because you used to pull up and say I'd like a quesadilla and you'd get it. Now there are choices...no sauce, red or green. I ordered the red and wahlah, it was like history itself. Yummy! I also got the famous taquitos which were exactly the same. They don't skimp on Guacamole either. I tried to order a salad and got confused because all I remembered there being was one choice of salad dressing and now their were 2 to choose from. The salad had more stuff in it and all I wanted was lettuce & dressing. It's ok. All in all I loved the experience and being able to take my kids to enjoy a piece of my history.

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Well, I haven't been there in years. I grew up on El Tacos. The original Quesadillas and taquitos. Yes!!! They are the same but, I had to figure out how to order because you used to pull up and say I'd like a quesadilla and you'd get it. Now there are choices...no sauce, red or green. I ordered the red and wahlah, it was like history itself. Yummy! I also got the famous taquitos which were exactly the same. They don't skimp on Guacamole either. I tried to order a salad and got confused because all I remembered there being was one choice of salad dressing and now their were 2 to choose from. The salad had more stuff in it and all I wanted was lettuce & dressing. It's ok. All in all I loved the experience and being able to take my kids to enjoy a piece of my history.

Pros: No air, small patio with a few tables

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What I didn't like is that they didnt have any Mexican drinks, like horchata, jamaica or tamarindo....they had ur basic tacos, quesadillas, tostadas etc...but the tacos don't even include cilantro or onion!!!!! the nachos were a decent portion though, small and enough for me but the refried beans tasted different....I didnt like the authenticity of the food but it was ok to go eat there again,..but not for tacos...i prefer mine how they originally are made!

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★★★★☆

What I didn't like is that they didnt have any Mexican drinks, like horchata, jamaica or tamarindo....they had ur basic tacos, quesadillas, tostadas etc...but the tacos don't even include cilantro or onion!!!!! the nachos were a decent portion though, small and enough for me but the refried beans tasted different....I didnt like the authenticity of the food but it was ok to go eat there again,..but not for tacos...i prefer mine how they originally are made!

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THE QUESADILLAS HERE ARE THE BEST THAT I HAVE EVER TASTED. THEY ARE NOT FLAT LIKE THE USUAL QUESADILLA, BUT ARE MORE LIKE A BURRITO. THEY USE 2 OR 3 DIFFERENT KINDS OF CHEESE AND A DELICIOUS MEAT SAUCE OF SOME KIND AND THEY ARE ALWAYS PIPING HOT AND DELICIOUS. I HAVE BEEN GOING HERE SINCE I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND WELL I GRADUATED IN 1980 SO WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU???? CONSISTANTLY DELICIOUS.

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★★★★★

THE QUESADILLAS HERE ARE THE BEST THAT I HAVE EVER TASTED. THEY ARE NOT FLAT LIKE THE USUAL QUESADILLA, BUT ARE MORE LIKE A BURRITO. THEY USE 2 OR 3 DIFFERENT KINDS OF CHEESE AND A DELICIOUS MEAT SAUCE OF SOME KIND AND THEY ARE ALWAYS PIPING HOT AND DELICIOUS. I HAVE BEEN GOING HERE SINCE I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND WELL I GRADUATED IN 1980 SO WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU???? CONSISTANTLY DELICIOUS.

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This is not as ceap as the building actually looks but they do have some really good food. The employees are ok they are kind of slow but they have some great tasting red quesadillas and some chicken flautas. The salsa that they give you to go along with food is kind of spicy but it gives the food a real compliment. It wouldn't be mexican food if it wasnt spicy.

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This is not as ceap as the building actually looks but they do have some really good food. The employees are ok they are kind of slow but they have some great tasting red quesadillas and some chicken flautas. The salsa that they give you to go along with food is kind of spicy but it gives the food a real compliment. It wouldn't be mexican food if it wasnt spicy.

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