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Taqueria El Rey

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
Vuorimiehenkatu 18, Helsinki 00140, Finland
+358 40 1362599
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (19 reviews)
“guacamole” (7 reviews)
“tasting menu” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Contemporary, Latin, Street Food, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vuorimiehenkatu 18, Helsinki 00140, Finland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Taqueria El Rey for the first time on a Saturday evening. I had tried to make a table reservation a week earlier, but all the tables were already gone. Luckily we got two bar stools at the window. Not as comfortable as a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank m_tuulia
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We went last night to have dinner in this place, being mexicans we never expect the mexican food to be good outside mexico, but this place was the total exception to the rule. The guacamole was so good! And we ordered the 3 types of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 315erendiram
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This place is excellent. I am from Honduras and worked for a Hispanic organization, and this food tasted pretty much like authentic Mexican cuisine! I got the cactus tacos, made gluten-free AND vegan. There was absolutely no problem with doing this. They make the very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Laurel E
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The place was nice and cozy, service was good and we enjoyed our stay. Tacos was ok, but we expected more. Starters (guocamole & ceviche) were good but a bit too basic. Fish tacos were good but too expensive for the amount of food. I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Veebuli
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

I had a Dinner in this tiny nice place with my customers. They have 25? Seats. We had a rastin menu - and it was prices very reasonable (43€?). They served portions to share. Food was tastefull and tastes pure. If something to complain -...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank markusgogo80
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Comparing my hometown of New Mexico, the Enchiladas were overwhelmingly bland. None the least they were still delicious but nothing exquisite. A little overpriced considering The place is a taqueria. my wife took the fish tacos.. we were puzzled when we found it was tilapia...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nick T
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We have been here a few times. Service is casual but very nice. Food is much better than at Maya, for example, as well as drinks. Be ready to pay at least 50 per person for a real meal with drinks.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank huomio
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Very tasty experience with the menu for two. Fresh flavours, friendly staff, great Mexican beer as well. Thank you!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank piialind
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The number of 'Excellent' reviews this has received raised my hopes about this place, but they were somewhat dashed when I tried it for myself. Food and service are both generally okay, but the place lacks a little soul and conviction. Three of us ate...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank phutty
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely salmon ceviche for a starter and for main course we shared nopal and pesca. All was sopii tasty, and the service really was really good. They also have really nice cocktails to enjoy. Over all really good experience in a cosy place....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Berryferry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
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Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vuorimiehenkatu 18, Helsinki 00140, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki
  • Phone Number: +358 40 1362599
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The best Mexican restaurant in Helsinki! El Rey is an authentic Mexican Taquería with a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Helsinki.
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