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El Taco Loco

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2408 M L King Jr Blvd, New Bern, NC 28562-4418
+1 252-633-3326
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10:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They have THE most authentic Mexican food in town! You must try the carnitas!! It's hard to find good Mexican food. I highly recommend Taco Loco.

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Thank Melissa H
New Bern, North Carolina
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this place! I really like that the prices are fair and this is authentic mexican food! The tacos are like street tacos! You can't order on hard or soft; they are made with real corn tortillas. I don't like store bought corn tortillas, but i like the ones that they offer at El Taco Loco. The food is... More 

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Thank CBarr617
North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Like everyone else says, it is a very small, no frills restaurant, but...they have the best authentic Mexican food in eastern NC. I live in Kinston but when in New Bern, I always stop and pick up food to take home.Do yourself a favor and order the Burrito Loco. Way too much for one person. It is so good. My... More 

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Thank wgpirate
bayboro
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Being very particular about tamales, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the tamales at El Taco Loco are fantastic. They are only available on the weekends, and if you want a large order, you need to order them during the week to be ready for pickup on the weekend.

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1 Thank owens1996
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I think these are the best street tacos Ive ever had. This place is one of those rare gems. The place is small and nothing fancy but clean. The food is incredible though. One of my favorite spots in New Bern, and in NC.

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1 Thank DJ P
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the best Mexican food we have ever eaten. The burritos are HUGE! And the Asada Fries are super yummy. Hole in the wall, but FABULOUS FOOD!

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1 Thank Jordan C
New Bern, North Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

There is no comparison for this restaurant. Obviously you must be prepared to possibly wait, and dine in options are very limited. But so worth it. Tacos and burritos are all I can speak to, but we have pretty much stopped going anywhere else in town.

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1 Thank jch2000
Havelock, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

So I've been to pretty much all the Hispanic restaurants around town, and this place really makes me feel like home. They have great street tacos and tortas anything you get is sure to have that authentic Mexican taste. Also the workers are very nice 👌🏽👌🏽

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1 Thank danidelgado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We went a couple times in this great Mexican place... Everything taste fresh and very good. We eat Burritos ,Taco salad ect. Amazing food!!! Best price Leistung

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1 Thank Lidia L
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This place, hidden from the road and nearly invisible if you don't know it's there, is a gem. The food is Southern California Mexican, something that's hard to find outside California. These folks do it right. I had the Carne Asada burrito and a couple of Chorizo tacos. Everything was fresh, tasty, and in plentiful portions. The burrito was so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2408 M L King Jr Blvd, New Bern, NC 28562-4418
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-633-3326

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