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Backyard Taco

$Mexican, , Latin
1524 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203-8133
+1 480-464-8226
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“street tacos” (11 reviews)
“carne asada” (15 reviews)
“grilled meat” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fast food, Gluten Free Options
1524 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203-8133
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great visit to backyard taco! We ordered the Kearny Asada and chicken tacos and you can request either corn or flour tortillas. We had both. The tacos are small… Hello… They are street tacos and they are supposed to be small. But...More

Thank Kevran
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can get very crowded at meal times. Not a lot of seating-most is outside. Food is tasty but not cheap. Staff was fast and friendly.

Thank George M
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Casual spot in Mesa with great service and incredible food. Always a big crowd during lunch time but the food that is served is worth the wait. Tacos are phenomenal! Highly recommend for a quick bite in Mesa.

Thank Jon A
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I have eaten there several times and there is consistency in the taste of the food, service is good but it is crowded at lunchtime, probably because of the good food. I think the Horchata tasted good. they also serve Mexican coca cola in the...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Simple good food. I had a burrito Al Pastor and my wife had a carne asada taco and quesadilla. All were good. I Liked the carne asada flavor better than the al pastor but all good. We finished with flan, which was very flavorful but...More

Thank PJ H
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed. You get the smallest tacos you'll find anywhere for higher prices. Flavor not so great. Horchata was very grainy and not very good either. Husband had a gordida which was the same size as a taco. Carne asada was fatty, no flavor. Will...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 July 2017

These are not street tacos, but they're kind of close. Very expensive compared to what you'd get from a real Mexican taco cook on the street. I've had tacos on the street in Mexico City, and these are not in the same league, but you...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We each ordered a carne asada street taco…and we each ordered an Al Pastor street taco…OMG! The Al Pastor style taco is one that consists of crisp-thin shavings of vertical spit-roasted port, marinated with guajillo chiles and anchiote, a mildly earthy, ever-so-slightly bitter spice with...More

Thank lkph48
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Fabulous for lunch or dinner, for a date, for the family, for yourself. Always a line, but it moves quickly. Portions are small so plan to get a few different things. I love the papa loca (baked potato which toppings) served upright in foil. The...More

Thank Melissa K
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This is the epitome of a great hole in the wall joint. The menu is simply, space is tight and there seems to always be a line. The food is well seasoned and authentically Mexican.

Thank Shan143
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1524 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203-8133
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-464-8226
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