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El Taco

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306 Victoria Street, Nelson, British Columbia BC V1L 4K4, Canada
+1 250-352-2060
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love the food here, and everything is delicious! If you love Mexican food, you'll eating here. The fish tacos are a family favourite!

Thank Caitlin O
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is ok over priced appys, drinks are expensive, trendy bistro to drink not really eat, to be seen .

Thank zenwick
Nelson, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Love the burritos here and there huge! One of the best budget places in town hands down! Quick and tasty.

Thank Chad H
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150 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We had a breakfast of huevos rancheros and chilliquiles. Both were very tasty and well done. My only complaint - it was a slow morning and I ordered my side as beans, no rice. When I got my meal it had a rice side and fewer beans. Not cool. This is a hippie restaurant where they may not care what... More 

Thank ITravelMontana
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245 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great Mexican food, that won't break the bank and will leave you full! Funky atmosphere and centrally located in Nelson! Good place to stop for food, if you are in a hurry, its made on the spot and will satisfy your hunger!

Thank ActionAdventure1
Cranbrook, Canada
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Food was tasty, quick and reasonably priced. Only difficulty was that the plates were so small that the food fell off of them! Nice atmosphere as we were able to eat outside on the deck on a beautiful afternoon. Drinks were pricy but food was very yummy!

Thank medifor
British Columbia, Canada
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Inexpensive, bland Mexican food with big portions. Decent atmosphere, albeit a bit of a hippy hang-out. Friendly staff.

Thank i-remember-bc
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

amazing fresh food faster than fast food. Delicious burrito bowls. Reasonable prices.....good sized portions. Wonderfully fresh. The salsa verde is excellent. Very comfortable, casual setting. My favourite eatery in Nelson.

Thank wen6dy
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The hotel recommended this place for gourmet tacos...I was NOT dissapointed! I had the special pot roast taco and eggplant taco...YUMMMM

Thank drdennis22016
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Fresh, delicious and authentic Mexican food! A local relative brought us here for dinner, the burrito was huge! Funky little place where you place your own order and grab your own food. There was a Mexican band that came thru and sang, adding to the atmosphere. Recommend to anyone looking for a great meal.

Thank littlemego

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 Victoria Street, Nelson, British Columbia BC V1L 4K4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-352-2060

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