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Taqueria El Rey

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
Vuorimiehenkatu 18, Helsinki 00140, Finland
+358 40 1362599
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (15 reviews)
“guacamole” (5 reviews)
“tasting menu” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Contemporary, Latin, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vuorimiehenkatu 18, Helsinki 00140, Finland
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1 - 10 of 52 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank phutty
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Berryferry
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is small and popular so it's best to make a reservation. The dishes are real Mexican, not Tex-Mex, and they are soo good. I recommend the Pasole. They have two kinds of Margarita, traditional and house favorite, both are good but the house...More

Thank cowboy888
Luis R, Owner at Taqueria El Rey, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you for your nice review. We try to make things as real as possible and we are happy you liked our Pozole :) definitely an icon of Mexican cuisine. We look forward for seeing you again. Kind regards!

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Hello Searching for Mexican food in this new city.. We found out about this place .. very cosy place and amazing decor... we were pretty late (9.45 pm) still after request they prepared vegetarian food for us.. it was mouth watering.. I recommend every one...More

Thank aditya s
Reviewed 7 February 2018

I understand they prepare even nachos from scratch and guacamole and salsas are all delicious as are tacos and their tequila.

Thank deThomas007
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

You will not regret going here! The food is brilliant and beautiful. Atmosphere really relaxed and the house Marhgerita is with going for alone.

Thank Brynja H
Reviewed 30 January 2018

The owner is so friendly Mexican guy, he made us lovely house margaritas, talked about his home and how is it in Mexico at his place. The food was more than delicious, we had the starters, main dish and the desert. Oh! They even have...More

Thank Dariana M
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

This place has got a lot of good reviews so I had to check it out. I was going alone, so I didn’t make a reservation. The place is small, so all the tables were reserved, even though I was there at opening time during...More

Thank StefanHelsinki
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Went to El Rey for our wedding anniversary based on Tripadvisor reviews. We are big time mexican food lovers so we were a bit apprehensive about trying out a new place. But wow, what a place! This is hands down the best (mexican) restaurant in...More

Thank lonnbehh
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The enchiladas and guacamole were super delicious! Service, cocktails and atmosphere are also great!

Thank Lexi A
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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, Highchairs Available
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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
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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