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Original Taco House

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3255 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220-5229
+1 503-255-8226
11:00 - 22:00
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1,434 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's better than the Taco Bell but that aint saying much. It's reasonably clean and they food is solid and its cheap.

Thank Alzor S
Hanoi, Vietnam
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770 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

On the busy strip of 82nd avenue, there's this Mexican restaurant that is easy to miss since there are quite a few places along this route. The people working here are warm, skilled at their job and non-pretentious. The food comes on big plates, ample and tasty. I had one of their lunch specials and enjoyed every bite. They're also... More 

1 Thank Bryan H
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service with consistant "WOWMAZING" food! Both the Street Tacos and Deep Fried Ice Cream exceed the yum meter. My wife and I enjoyed the experience.

2 Thank pencilmein2
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful enchiladas! Chips were light and fluffy. Salsa was great too! Can we get one of these in Sacramento please.

Thank Steven B
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The atmosphere was good and service adequate. Plenty of chips and salsa with your beverage. Food was tasty enough but did not look that colorful or interesting on the plate. Good have used some garnishment or colorful ingredients to make it interesting. I finally ordered some guacamole to liven it up.

Thank scatter2162
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Had a craving tonight and so we went to Taco House. Good food good price and excellent service with Carlos. There are 2 locations in Portland and 1 in Vancouver.

Portland, Oregon
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We decided to stop in here on our way home after a day of swimming at the Clackamas aquatic center. We had never been here before. The food was absolutely delicous! The best mexican food I have had in awhile! We all left full and happy! My 7 year old son loved that they have toys for the children that... More 

Thank Brtty365
Bellingham, Washington
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624 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

The lunch I had today was really bad, first of all the service was poor and the chips they gave me weren't very good at all. The salsa with the chips was obviously from a can and not very good. Then the black beans were not at all tasty or tasting like real black beans are supposed to taste like... More 

Thank KweqSmanit
Portland, Oregon
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Been going to this place for a good 20 years, starting the Powell location. Friendly staff, fast service, and great prices/quality food. Pros - Good food - Good prices - Fast and friendly service Cons - they changed the green salsa, did not like it!

Thank Steven M
Portland, Oregon
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

This was once a go to place. The food is overpriced. I had a pork tamale that was 95% masa. It was fluffy but dry. My mother had the shredded beef enchilada which was overcooked and tasteless. Her salad was good and my tortilla soup was good and the ice cream was the best course, which is sad. The rice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3255 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220-5229
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-255-8226

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