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Taco House

Mexican, Fast food, Southwestern
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1707 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-4337
+1 231-947-0672
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Mason, mi
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we got in the door, was greated right away. Server was very friendly, polite, and professional. Prices very reasonable. Served within a few minutes. Food beyond tasty. Portions large. We drove a few hours to eat. Returned a few different times. I even brought burritos home to freeze. I would recommend to a single diner or a family.

Thank Mark A
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Great local gem. Excellent quality of food. My fussy kid was all over the tacos and wet burrito. Menu is limited compared to some other places, but they have enough variety to suit most tastes. Loved everything and will be returning for sure.

Thank TeamMoe
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191 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Very good food served in a very utilitarian way.. Paper plates are the norm, the food is the attraction not the presentation.

Thank m2ice
Traverse City, Michigan
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Wonderful ''Local'' Mexican food. Very tasty ''Cheap'' eats!! .. Always a favorite of ours when we are on the east side of town! The Wet Burrito is very good and is $5.00 bux or less? Lots of very cute girls work here! LOL..

Thank James J
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

OK, I really don't get the bad ratings on here at all. This is a fast food taco place, not meant to be an authentic, sit-down, Mexican Restaurant. Honestly, once you have been to the Southwest of this country, you realize that all the "Authentic" Mexican places in Michigan pale by comparison anyway. Taco House is a local favorite of... More 

Thank rinkratsx4
Traverse City, Michigan
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

So this is in no way even close to authentic Mexican cuisine, but I don't believe that's what they were going for. This food is awesome, the staff is amazing. And they must get treated well as most of them have been there for years! great food and value.

Thank jgr0te
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100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I had to try out this place, because I hear it was similar to Mr. Taco. It tastes just like it, and the food was good! The amount of food you get for the money is a great deal!

Thank ASL_Secretary14
Muskegon, Michigan
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This was a place we found because Mexican food sounded good. Easy to find and easy parking. Food was great! Employees were friendly and helpful. They have specials everyday. Very affordable. I cannot complain about anything I had and neither did anyone else in the party I was with. I encourage you to stop and try them, you will not... More 

Thank Eric F
Traverse City, Michigan
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

My favorite is the wet burrito combo #8 rice instead of salad. Nothing against the salad in the combo plate but thier Spanish rice is excellent. It's a busy place at noon but after 1:30pm it's a short wait. I really feel this is the best Mexican food in town. Handsome Dan

Thank HandsomeDan1
Traverse City, Michigan
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

I love this place. I've been going there for decades, both to dine in or for carry-out. It's not fancy, you order at the counter, but the food is just so much better than fast food from a chain, and the place is always impeccably clean. All the ingredients are so fresh, and so simple and real. Not overly spiced,... More 

Thank sammy m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1707 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686-4337
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-947-0672

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