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Tex Tubb's Taco Palace

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Southwestern, Mexican, Gluten Free Options
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2009 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5324
+1 608-242-1800
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Chaska, Minnesota
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141 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband had the shrimp tacos and I tried three different vegan tacos in the platter... the fried avocado was INCREDIBLE! It needed a bit of salt, but the best damn taco ever!! We brought our tacos over to one barrel brewery next door, fantastic combination.

Thank Michellereneelove
Madison, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tacos here are huge and really good, the sides are creative, and the salsa bar is a great way to start off a meal. The restaurant is fun and quirky and can get very crowded around dinner time.

Thank adtalerico
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this meal and would definitely go again. Just the best Mexican food ever... Good service and quite crowded but then the best places usually are.

Thank Kathy F
Clinton, Iowa
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at around 6PM on a Saturday night, so we expected there to be a wait. We were told it would be about 45 minutes, which we thought was reasonable, but it was actually less than 20 minutes. We began with the chips and salsa, which is very reasonably priced. The bottomless chips are fresh and warm and there... More 

Thank Lori C
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, Usa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

When you walk in you can smell the corn tortillas. Then you're greeted with "be right with y'all in a minute". Yep you feel right at home. Three samples of margaritas served in a cool iron cast holder. All you desire salsa bar and chips. At least 12 different kinds of tacos. The tamales are HUGE! Service was pleasant and... More 

Thank Anita M
Washington DC
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The food here is pretty good and it really does have the feel of a restaurant in Austin, TX. The food doesn't quite match, but its hard to compare.

Thank rochambe
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped on a Friday night at 7pm so we knew it would be busy. We were lucky to get a table for 3 in minutes. Server was prompt and we quickly had drinks,chips and served our selves at the awesome salsa bar. We had two orders of the smoked brisket taco plates (a family favorite) and wife had the ala... More 

Thank scar
Henderson, Nevada
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Being Hispanic, I am very picky about authentic Mexican food. I otdered the chicken tamale dinner and, even though the tamales were not the traditional size I am used to, they were fantastic! Beware, the tamales are almost 3 times the size of a regular tamale so I enjoyed them for breakfast the next morning as well. Both the mild... More 

Thank Marie-52PeakClub
Dublin, Ohio
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283 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Taco Palace offers very interesting options for taco platters (or a la carte). There must be over two dozen quite varied items from which to choose. I had the Crispy Tilapia and the Baja Blackened Tilapia tacos. I expected to prefer the latter over the former, but the reverse was true. I would definitely do the Crispy Tilapia and... More 

Thank hsbvim
Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We both had a great meal, and a special mention for the Brisket Torta , the service was perfect. This restaurant is close to the Barrymore Theater which was our ultimate destination, we will be back.

Thank Tim S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Southwestern, Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2009 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5324
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-242-1800

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