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Pineda Tacos

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311 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
+1 612-729-5320
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great authentic Mexican food! I was visiting from Texas for a Minnesota Vikings game and have never had authentic Mexican food like this outside of Texas. I recommend to anyone looking for great food!! Small but great!!

Thank Moises G
Des Moines, Iowa
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Took a chance on this place using a google search and tried this place for the first time. Don't be put off by the inside, it is definitely not anything to write home about. The star here is the food. Fresh, tasty, flavorful and large portions. The tacos are completely legitimate. The alambre is a bit different than traditional preparation... More 

Thank Andy D
South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

I have passed this restaurant hundreds of times and finally decided to stop in. It's small, a little "hole in the wall" type place, but so very good. My sister and I both ordered the enchiladas which is made right in front of you while you wait. Prices are reasonable. I will definitely will be back again. If you're looking... More 

Thank caighr
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273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Was on Lake street last week and asked some locals were to eat. They recommended PT and I enjoyed my take out meal. The interior was very spartan and it is on Lake Street near 35W if that tells you anything. I'll definately be back, but can't see why this can be rated excellent when there are so many other... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

I'll keep this short and to the point... Service is always friendly and fast. The food.... Hands down best Tortas (take it from me I'm a gringo who has been given the nickname Tortas by all of my Mexican friends) in fact all the food is crazy crazy good (this is assuming you like and can tolerate real Mexican food.... More 

Thank Steven S
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Great authentic Mexican food---just like south Texas. No ambiance, but you go there for the food. Reasonable to cheap prices for what you get. Good flavors. You choose from many different meats to put into your dish. I like the spicy ones----spicy but not too much. Also a salsa bar to get your own salsa, lime, cilantro, jalapenos and onions.... More 

Thank vgroten
Chaska, Minnesota
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013

Great food at Pineda. Love the chimichanga, tacos, tacos bravo. Steak with onions, carnitas, chicken - all awesome. Lunch time favorite - multiple times per week sometimes!!

Thank ConnorMN
Laguna Beach, California
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012 via mobile

Pinedas is one of those places when your looking for quick cheap Mexican to-go style food. The food is good and cheap (around 10 bucks for a torta and a soda). You order at the counter and food is ready in two minutes. The only problem is it looks cheap in the sitting area and it kind of ruins the... More 

Thank FoodandWineReviews
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

We first tried Pineda Tacos a few months ago, and it has now become our weekend tradition. We have enjoyed everything we have tried, but we especially like the corn tortilla tacos. We have tried each of their different meats and all have been great, but we especially enjoy the chicken in green sauce and pork in green sauce. Each... More 

Thank organicphoto
Southside, Minneapolis
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2009

What else could you want from a Mexican restaurant but giant-sized, delicious meals, for less money than it takes to fill your tummy @ McDonalds. The Manager's Special is beautifully exemplary of this: - 1 Tastey vegetarian burrito, the size of your forearm, with any fixings your heart desires - 1 Medium soda - Chips & Salsa For less than... More 

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-729-5320

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