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El Taco de Mexico

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210 E 5th St, Oxnard, CA 93030-7104
+1 805-486-6883
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Oxnard, California
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This used to be the "go to"'place about 20 years ago. Oxnard has so much better food now. And Tdm needs to know they have competition. There breakfast is good especially their frijoles and papas. And love their horchata. But the meat is so dry and tasteless it's not even grilled it's more like steamed. And if you go in... More 

Thank Andrew B
Camarillo, California
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847 reviews
632 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Pretty well known by locals. Open late. Very reasonable prices. Tacos, burritos, and some other usual suspects. Burritos were excellent.

Thank Hitcher84
Oxnard, California
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130 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

I will only buy take out. Equal to the popular mobil catering trucks which can be seen in most Hispanic areas now a days. limited English speaking, but they try to understand what you want to order. Once upon a time many moons ago, this is what you would only get from a food street vendor cart.

Thank john r
So Cal
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512 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

That's what locals call it. When I lived in the area for a few years, this was one of the recommended places to eat at. I would make beelines here during lunch to buy food. Just recently, got the chance to go back, so I had to get me a torta again. While I took it to go, it was... More 

Thank d l
Ventura, California
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69 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

This is the go to spot for me and my workers when we have a craving for Taco's or burritos, these are authentic. The staff here do speak enough English for a non Spanish speaking person to order, Love the Asada Meat, We only get take out so the ambiance or any lack of there is not important it's the... More 

Thank Brad M
Oxnard, California
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186 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2014

place has been here forever!!!!!!!!!!!!! im not a fan much of their meats, but their sauce and portion sizes are pretty big. their guacamole is FANTASTIC! Service is ok. prices are low. their nachos are very good. they use monterey jack cheese. they are open very late. old area. their jamaica is very good. beans are full flavor!

Thank oneeddy1
Oxnard, California
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166 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

As noted below, this place is a little controversial. For arguments sake, I am reviewing the TDM on 5th St and Meta in downtown Oxnard. There are other branches that may or may not be operated by the same people in Oxnard and Ventura. This place has authentic Mexican-style tacos and burritos to eat there or take out. The standards... More 

Thank DavidNolanCook
Oxnard, California
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

The location of this restaurant is not a good place to take your family. I am not a fearful person but I do know the area. Not good. The food was so-so but the place is a dump. It's dirty, broken chairs, missing chairs, dirty windows and no one seems to care. I will not be back. Now it's time... More 

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Ka Lae, Hawaii
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2013

There are several "El Tacos de Mexico" in Ox-ball... The best one is Jessie's on 7th street. Back in the 90's there was just the one and the Al Pastor tacos where the best in the region. Things are a little different these days but a Al Pastor chili relleno burrito is still pretty killer if your not afraid of... More 

Thank RLBKaLae_Hawaii
Aichtal, Germany
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2013 via mobile

My family and I have been eating here since I was a baby and I still love this restaurant the best! I have traveled all around the world while in the military and I still carve the food at TDM!!! I have been getting the carne asada burrito for years and have always been impressed! The customer service is awesome!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 E 5th St, Oxnard, CA 93030-7104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oxnard
  • Phone Number: +1 805-486-6883

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