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638 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
+1 650-838-0500
11:30 - 00:00
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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621 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited during Happy Hour. This meant I tried more, and ate more. Beer discounts and Taco discounts. Everything we ate was flavorful, but compared to other Mexican restaurants, portions were very small.

Cupertino, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. Really yummy tacos!! On warm weather days, get there early for outdoor seating and happy hour food and drinks; then you get well fed with delicious food for a ridiculous price. I love this place.

Thank KG1000
Abu Dhabi
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251 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recent trip to Palo Alto I happened to go to Tacolicious twice for lunch. A great place to grab a quick and tasty lunch. On the first occasion I had the lunch special which gives you two tacos plus rice, fried beans and their special trio of sauces plus a soft drink. A great deal. The tacos were... More 

Thank Maninasuitcase_10
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Although the typical "good" tacos cost less than $2, this place is the most affordable in Santana Row! They also serve free chips & salsa once you're seated....but tonight, I was bit disappointed because they changed their chips that tasted like a Tostitos brand. They used to have the fresh and thick tortilla chips! Anyway, I'm giving 4 stars because... More 

Thank herTRAVELstorey
Palo Alto, California
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131 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Start with their guacamole. Then move on to the tacos. They are made with the small street-sized corn tortillas. Served with an array of salsas. My favorite is the hottest mango salsa. The best tacos are the carnitas and the chorizo and potato. You won't be disappointed. Great margaritas too!

Thank Ted L
La Honda, CA
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Yum! Love their mini tacos and passion fruit chili margaritas! Great spot for after work happy hour on occasion. Gets a bit loud when it's full, but seems to be a happy place to gather so that's why. Also have rooms in back for work parties that can be reserved, etc.

Thank BeadsOfLight
Rochester, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The name sounds kind of silly, but it's a modern and cool place to eat really good tacos and people watch.

Thank Robert W
Mexico City, Mexico
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Well cilantro, salsa, guacamole and Margaritas helps but the chip tortillas and the tortillas for tacos are not very good. Carnitas taste the same as chicken. We ask for a salad that never came. We invite friends from Europe that have been enchanted with Mexican food but it was disappointing. If you like places with noisy music then it will... More 

Thank Irma M
Los Altos, California
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Went here with family and friends. Our order took too long to get, even drinks were delayed (over 15 mins). Tacos were average. Th chicken en mole colorado was good but the hanger stake beef was not great, meet was chewy and fatty. The Nopales and Oaxaca cheese were my favorite. We talked to waiter first. He said nothing he... More 

Thank Agustin F
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The good: guacamole and queso. Fresh qua ample with a nice taste of lime. Queso was hot was a good kick. The bad: The service was really poor. On a lazy Sunday afternoon we waited almost 10 minutes to be acknowledged by our waitress and another 10 minutes for water. Our food then arrived before our beverage order. The Margarita... More 

Thank matthew s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 638 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-838-0500

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