Tacos Por Favor

★★★★☆
Popular Mexican joint serves up affordable tacos, burritos, and other south-of-the-border staples.
  • 1406 Olympic Blvd

    Santa Monica, CA 90404

    Cross street: Olympic & 14th

    Map & Directions
  • 310-392-5768

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Mon - Sat 8am - 8pm Sun 9am - 5pm

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Okay, for a dive Mexican place with average food... this place should at least be cheap.. and it's definitely not. Why do I see celebrities every time I go here? I'm not quite sure... but I don't care enough to try it again. Now, it wasn't HORRIBLE... it was just absolutely nothing special.

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★★☆☆☆

Okay, for a dive Mexican place with average food... this place should at least be cheap.. and it's definitely not. Why do I see celebrities every time I go here? I'm not quite sure... but I don't care enough to try it again. Now, it wasn't HORRIBLE... it was just absolutely nothing special.

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So far I've tried several burritos and they've all been really good. Little on the spicy side just the way I like. No lines at 2pm.

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★★★★★

So far I've tried several burritos and they've all been really good. Little on the spicy side just the way I like. No lines at 2pm.

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not sure if a dive atmosphere is a con - considering it's kinda cool. I just love this place. taco's with guac and a cold beer. What could be better?

2
★★★★★

not sure if a dive atmosphere is a con - considering it's kinda cool. I just love this place. taco's with guac and a cold beer. What could be better?

Pros: healthy, fresh and tasty

Cons: dive atmosphere

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As a Die-hard enthusiast of authentic Mexican food, I can say that I was thoroughly disappointed. This is a watered down, Americanized misrepresentation of culture similar to chipotle or la salsa/baja fresh. Perhaps the most bland, least seasoned beef and chicken ive ever payed 3 dollars a taco for.... and the surplus of cream and guacamole did not comprimise. I strongly advise mexican food lover's similar to my self to stick to places like Gilbert's El Indio and Pancho's Tacos. -Mexican food lover

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★☆☆☆☆

As a Die-hard enthusiast of authentic Mexican food, I can say that I was thoroughly disappointed. This is a watered down, Americanized misrepresentation of culture similar to chipotle or la salsa/baja fresh. Perhaps the most bland, least seasoned beef and chicken ive ever payed 3 dollars a taco for.... and the surplus of cream and guacamole did not comprimise. I strongly advise mexican food lover's similar to my self to stick to places like Gilbert's El Indio and Pancho's Tacos. -Mexican food lover

Cons: Pricey, Bland, Unfair Portions, and lack of authenticity.

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I went here due to repeated suggestions by my one friend. I couldn't have had a worse experience.

First off, the line at this place is ridiculously long for sub-par food. Second, the line snakes between tables, leading, inevitably, to people bumping your chair or arm, as they pass you by. Being LA, nobody knows how to say, "Oh, sorry I bumped ya, man."

Thirdly, the sopes were a mess and the tacos held together with the integrity of a wet paper towel. Gross. I left this place bloated and unhappy. The rice was mushy and the beans tasted like they were pulled from a can.

Why people think this place is so great, I have NO clue. I'd rather eat at Baja Buds or La Playita, ANY DAY. I want my money and the time I wasted in line BACK.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went here due to repeated suggestions by my one friend. I couldn't have had a worse experience.

First off, the line at this place is ridiculously long for sub-par food. Second, the line snakes between tables, leading, inevitably, to people bumping your chair or arm, as they pass you by. Being LA, nobody knows how to say, "Oh, sorry I bumped ya, man."

Thirdly, the sopes were a mess and the tacos held together with the integrity of a wet paper towel. Gross. I left this place bloated and unhappy. The rice was mushy and the beans tasted like they were pulled from a can.

Why people think this place is so great, I have NO clue. I'd rather eat at Baja Buds or La Playita, ANY DAY. I want my money and the time I wasted in line BACK.

Pros: People watching

Cons: Low quality food, Absurd lines, Bloatfest, Parking Challenge

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If you love chorizo, do yourself a favor and head to this place for their chorizo and cheese taco's. Avoid long lunch lines which go from 11am-2pm.

Everything else here is pretty standard mexican fare, for Santa Monica hehe.

Also, if anyone else is looking up some good taqueria's here on the westside, check my blog at Taco Life - labrowndolphin.blogspot.c om

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★★★★★

If you love chorizo, do yourself a favor and head to this place for their chorizo and cheese taco's. Avoid long lunch lines which go from 11am-2pm.

Everything else here is pretty standard mexican fare, for Santa Monica hehe.

Also, if anyone else is looking up some good taqueria's here on the westside, check my blog at Taco Life - labrowndolphin.blogspot.c om

Pros: chorizo and cheese taco's

Cons: long wait during lunch periods

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Its alright.. pretty good tacos.. but if you have a mexican restaurant you better have good tacos.. thats a given

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★★★☆☆

Its alright.. pretty good tacos.. but if you have a mexican restaurant you better have good tacos.. thats a given

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Ok, don't get me wrong....this place DOES has amazing food, but NEVER get delivery!

The food is ALWAYS COLD!!!!

Today is the second time the food has taken TWO HOURS to get here!!!! I hate them! But I love them! GRRR!

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★☆☆☆☆

Ok, don't get me wrong....this place DOES has amazing food, but NEVER get delivery!

The food is ALWAYS COLD!!!!

Today is the second time the food has taken TWO HOURS to get here!!!! I hate them! But I love them! GRRR!

Pros: Great Taste!

Cons: SLOW delivery and COLD every time

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Tacos Por Favor is definitely no friday night date restaurant, but it is the perfect lunch or casual dinner option. It is especially perfect after a long salty, sandy, sweaty day at the beach. It is the only thing worth eating after surfing for 10 hours. The carnitas tacos are amazing. The vegetables are fresh. The service is lightening fast. If you want good Mexican, with a nod towards less fattening and healthy preparation, TPF is your place.

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★★★★★

Tacos Por Favor is definitely no friday night date restaurant, but it is the perfect lunch or casual dinner option. It is especially perfect after a long salty, sandy, sweaty day at the beach. It is the only thing worth eating after surfing for 10 hours. The carnitas tacos are amazing. The vegetables are fresh. The service is lightening fast. If you want good Mexican, with a nod towards less fattening and healthy preparation, TPF is your place.

Pros: Good Food. Fast Service. Health Conscious Mexican. Casual Atmosphere.

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I love this place! I've never had a bad meal there and I crave it all the time. It's not the best atmosphere, it's kinda like a cafeteria, but the food is so good it doesn't matter.

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★★★★★

I love this place! I've never had a bad meal there and I crave it all the time. It's not the best atmosphere, it's kinda like a cafeteria, but the food is so good it doesn't matter.

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Tacos Por Favor was the perfect lunch spot after a full morning of surf lessons in Santa Monica. Hunger pains had kicked in and we were ready to chow down on tacos, burritos, chips and salsa! There's something about a casual, neighborhood joint that has reliable, good food that makes you want to keep that business around, i.e. by writing a review for it. I'm a no-fuss kind of person and I like a no-fuss kind of dining experience when we're talking post-beach day. The space is light and large, almost picnic-y. The food is fast, tasty, and settles well, if you know what I mean. And the people are smiling, generous, community-oriented, and accommodating. This week, I want to try more than just the chicken tacos and bean and cheese burritos...I've heard the chorizo tacos are where it's at...I'll be sure to update y'all.

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★★★★★

Tacos Por Favor was the perfect lunch spot after a full morning of surf lessons in Santa Monica. Hunger pains had kicked in and we were ready to chow down on tacos, burritos, chips and salsa! There's something about a casual, neighborhood joint that has reliable, good food that makes you want to keep that business around, i.e. by writing a review for it. I'm a no-fuss kind of person and I like a no-fuss kind of dining experience when we're talking post-beach day. The space is light and large, almost picnic-y. The food is fast, tasty, and settles well, if you know what I mean. And the people are smiling, generous, community-oriented, and accommodating. This week, I want to try more than just the chicken tacos and bean and cheese burritos...I've heard the chorizo tacos are where it's at...I'll be sure to update y'all.

Pros: socially-conscious resto, spacious

Cons: none!

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Don't know what we did before we discovered Tacos Por Favor. Great for nights when we can't think of what to fix, or if we've had a really long day. Great selection on the menu, and our visitors ask for it when they return.

5
★★★★★

Don't know what we did before we discovered Tacos Por Favor. Great for nights when we can't think of what to fix, or if we've had a really long day. Great selection on the menu, and our visitors ask for it when they return.

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Is the the best Mexican food in town and prices of affordable for a big family feast. Unfortunately I had a slight bad experience when I picked up my food to find that my entire order was incomplete.
The tortas are my favorites.

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★★★★☆

Is the the best Mexican food in town and prices of affordable for a big family feast. Unfortunately I had a slight bad experience when I picked up my food to find that my entire order was incomplete.
The tortas are my favorites.

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Tacos por favor is a great mexican eatery. The food is always fresh and well prepared. The space is roomy and comfortable. A great place to eat after a little league baseball game.

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★★★★☆

Tacos por favor is a great mexican eatery. The food is always fresh and well prepared. The space is roomy and comfortable. A great place to eat after a little league baseball game.

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I had always driven by this place but actually walked through the door for the first time last week. For all intents and purposes, the place is a hole-in-the-wall bustling with yuppies who occupy the office buildings and industrial parks in the surrounding area. The menu is pretty drawn out but fairly simple once you break down the cateogories...burritos, tacos, tortas, quesadillas etc. I had the Chile Relleno Burrito which I had never seen before on a menu but was fantastic for fast Mexican food. The food was served at the perfect temperature, the service was with a smile and best of all it won't put a dent in your pocket. Forget Chipotle and Baja (Not So) Fresh. This place sh*ts on both.

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★★★★☆

I had always driven by this place but actually walked through the door for the first time last week. For all intents and purposes, the place is a hole-in-the-wall bustling with yuppies who occupy the office buildings and industrial parks in the surrounding area. The menu is pretty drawn out but fairly simple once you break down the cateogories...burritos, tacos, tortas, quesadillas etc. I had the Chile Relleno Burrito which I had never seen before on a menu but was fantastic for fast Mexican food. The food was served at the perfect temperature, the service was with a smile and best of all it won't put a dent in your pocket. Forget Chipotle and Baja (Not So) Fresh. This place sh*ts on both.

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This place is special...maybe not for a special occasion as it's pretty barebones...but mmmmm...the food is really excellent. It doesn't seem as unhealthy as some Mexican food. It's worth a try when you're in the area.

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★★★★★

This place is special...maybe not for a special occasion as it's pretty barebones...but mmmmm...the food is really excellent. It doesn't seem as unhealthy as some Mexican food. It's worth a try when you're in the area.

Pros: great food

Cons: location

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This place shames Baja Fresh and La Salsa. This place is legit down home mex, and is as authentic as it gets in Santa Monica. Nothing fancy here, just some concrete floors, salsa bar, beer banners, and just great food.

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★★★★★

This place shames Baja Fresh and La Salsa. This place is legit down home mex, and is as authentic as it gets in Santa Monica. Nothing fancy here, just some concrete floors, salsa bar, beer banners, and just great food.

Pros: Basic Fast Mex Food

Cons: Dont go taking a date, this is not a fancy place.

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This place has great food and serves pretty big and filling portions. I always make the mistake of ordering too much food because the prices are so cheap. Stick with a combo plate or a burrito plate and you're set for a good meal. The service is fast even when there's a good crowd, so it's perfect if you've only got an hour to spare for lunch -

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★★★★★

This place has great food and serves pretty big and filling portions. I always make the mistake of ordering too much food because the prices are so cheap. Stick with a combo plate or a burrito plate and you're set for a good meal. The service is fast even when there's a good crowd, so it's perfect if you've only got an hour to spare for lunch -

Pros: burritos, taco plates, pico de gallo, good food, cheap, quick service

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Tacos Por Favor is a great little local Mexican place. Cheap prices & really good food! They also deliver (& pretty quickly at that). Never too crowded, plenty of seating & big, open area. Salsa bar is great & service is good. Highly recommend it!

PROS: Fast delivery, great food, cheap prices
CONS:

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★★★★☆

Tacos Por Favor is a great little local Mexican place. Cheap prices & really good food! They also deliver (& pretty quickly at that). Never too crowded, plenty of seating & big, open area. Salsa bar is great & service is good. Highly recommend it!

PROS: Fast delivery, great food, cheap prices
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Tacos Por Favor is definitely a gem on the westside. They serve up some serious food for Mexican food lovers. The menu consists of the usual...........tacos, burritos, tortas, quesadillas. The shrimp tacos are absolutely outstanding...........loaded with medium sized shrimp. They're an absolute bargain for $3 a piece. I also tried the carne asada burrito (~$ 4.50), which was as good as any taquiria's I've had in town. I'd definitely recommend Tacos Por Favor to any food lover looking for a great bargain in Santa Monica. You can also wash your food down with a cold horchata! I just wish they were open later!

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★★★★★

Tacos Por Favor is definitely a gem on the westside. They serve up some serious food for Mexican food lovers. The menu consists of the usual...........tacos, burritos, tortas, quesadillas. The shrimp tacos are absolutely outstanding...........loaded with medium sized shrimp. They're an absolute bargain for $3 a piece. I also tried the carne asada burrito (~$ 4.50), which was as good as any taquiria's I've had in town. I'd definitely recommend Tacos Por Favor to any food lover looking for a great bargain in Santa Monica. You can also wash your food down with a cold horchata! I just wish they were open later!

Pros: Bargain, Food, Service

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Tacos Por Favor is owned by the Sanchez family who put a lot into this resturant. Their dedication shows in the quality food, fast service, a large delicious portions of hot, tasty food they serve, not to mention the fresh salsa and creative recipies such as the spinich burrito. Tons of great vegetarian options and he'll make it as mild or as spicy as you like it. Something the whole family will enjoy.

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★★★★★

Tacos Por Favor is owned by the Sanchez family who put a lot into this resturant. Their dedication shows in the quality food, fast service, a large delicious portions of hot, tasty food they serve, not to mention the fresh salsa and creative recipies such as the spinich burrito. Tons of great vegetarian options and he'll make it as mild or as spicy as you like it. Something the whole family will enjoy.

Pros: Fast service, Hot, fresh food, Friendly people

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This is a great mexican restaurant in the middle of a commercial zone. Don't be intimidated by the rough exterior. Inside you'll find excellent and spicy carne asada burrito's. For something different, try the spinach burrito.

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★★★★★

This is a great mexican restaurant in the middle of a commercial zone. Don't be intimidated by the rough exterior. Inside you'll find excellent and spicy carne asada burrito's. For something different, try the spinach burrito.

Pros: Fres, Great tasting food

Cons: commercial zone

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My boyfriend works near this place, so he happened in, and he said I had to try it, so I did. It's in a strange industrial part of Olympic, but the tacos are seriously incredible. Fresh mahi mahi soft tacos are to die for. Wow! You've got to try them. Also the steak and the shrimp tacos are great, too. If youre in this area, go!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend works near this place, so he happened in, and he said I had to try it, so I did. It's in a strange industrial part of Olympic, but the tacos are seriously incredible. Fresh mahi mahi soft tacos are to die for. Wow! You've got to try them. Also the steak and the shrimp tacos are great, too. If youre in this area, go!

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I've driven by this place a zillion times, as I work in the neighborhood, but somehow just didn't think it was probably all that great, given the neighborhood. A friend that I work with told me it was great, so I gave it a try. I was not dissapointed in the least, and now am a regular several times a week for lunch. I haven't tried anything other than the tacos, which are so good I can't seem to order anything else. I definitely recommend the chorizo or carnitas tacos-they're out of this world.

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★★★★★

I've driven by this place a zillion times, as I work in the neighborhood, but somehow just didn't think it was probably all that great, given the neighborhood. A friend that I work with told me it was great, so I gave it a try. I was not dissapointed in the least, and now am a regular several times a week for lunch. I haven't tried anything other than the tacos, which are so good I can't seem to order anything else. I definitely recommend the chorizo or carnitas tacos-they're out of this world.

 

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