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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 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Nelson, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 3 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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Thanks for awesome food and service .we love the authentic food every time we come here The hot sauces were just the type of sauces we love Thank you very much for the delicious food!!!!!

Thank Rajeshkiran M
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We spotted El Taco while cruising up and down seeking a parking spot (not easy to find) then while window-shopping Baker Street made our way back there for lunch. Mostly a good choice. Although it is totally self-serve (order at the till and pay up-front), and return to pick up plastic bowls containing our food, it was fine. The chipotle... More 

Thank dont_tie_me_down

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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?