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El Tarasco Restaurant

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316 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3242
+1 310-545-4241
10:00 - 01:00
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Los Angeles, California
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612 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the original location of the 3 restaurants in the area. The place inside is small with bar stool seating, you have to squeeze through to get inside. Bring coins for the metered parking, 25 cents for every 15 minutes. I ordered the chili verde burrito which was big enough to feed two people and an horchata. The burrito... More 

Thank Creeping_Death_LA
Sterling, Virginia
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I came to have an early lunch before leaving LA to DC. As soon as I came in I was greeted and told that all their food was excellent! The guy was very patient answering all my questions and explaining to me their specialties. I ordered a "Enchilada de Pollo" and a Taco 'Mojado' de carnitas. Both were excellent! Very... More 

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Western Springs, Illinois
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132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We came for an early lunch, and although they were not that busy yet, the place seemed vibrant. We ordered our tacos and chips and salsa and tea. The chips and salsa came almost before we got back to the table. There were three types of unsweet tea to choose from. We go the order quickly, and then my son... More 

Thank Zlch0c
Nice, France
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Simply the best burritos in the known universe. You go for the food not the decor, not the seating, not the view- the food.

Thank HungryHates2Cook
Manhattan Beach, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

authentic mexican food. mostly take out and the portions are hugh. have it prepared any way you want it. good value for the food

Thank bruinvic
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I was in El Segundo for 3 weeks for work. My hotel had a kitchen but the grocery prices were almost the same as going out for dinner so I ate out more than I should have. My coworkers told me of a great Mexican eatery so I tried this place. Keep in mind however that I rarely eat AT... More 

Thank mikefred
Manhattan Beach, California
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

It is a tiny, tiny place with only a few seats at the counter. There are other locations that are larger, but I believe this is the original, and even if it isn't it is still just the best local place!! Always a great burrito at a good value! Cash only, but they have cleverly placed an ATM right outside... More 

Thank EAWH77
Manhattan Beach, California
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a very small hole in the wall local restaurant with great and authentic Mexican food. Nothing fancy and definitely not lo-cal. Don't come here if you're on a diet. I love love their chicken hard shell tacos. The enchiladas....great! Home made chips and salsa. I have seen them carry in the vats of lard, so you know they... More 

Thank Debbie V
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Amazing, I mean amazing mexican food! You havent tasted better food than this! We keep coming back for more!!

Thank helen t
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Might be the best carnitas taco I've ever had.... Generous portion of meat & a nice spicy green sauce, the meat was perfectly cooked, can't wait to go back & try other items.

Thank Curatedguy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3242
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-545-4241

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