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El Taco

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100 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2AA, England
11:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place that is exactly what it says on the tin. It is a cheap, simple, Mexican food joint. I have never waited a long time for my food, and if you want some cheap Mexican food, then come here! It's nothing fancy, and it's not meant to be! Do not get your hopes up and then trudge... More 

Thank Isabella C
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was introduced to this place by a friend years ago when I used to live in Hove and absolutely loved it! Okay, the food is microwaved but it is very quick and filling. I know that it's not the most authentic Mexican food but it is really tasty. I've only eaten the burrito's and the soft shell taco's but... More 

Thank Neil N
1 review
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The title says it all, you don't get the sauce they advertise, you don't get ANY sauce! You don't get any guacamole - must be to save money on their side? What you do get is, soggy rice and vegetables, no taste, plenty of salt, Soggy wet bread and service with a sneer if your brave enough to complain. And... More 

Thank DJ Mighty M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Waited 2 hours for food, was cold when it arrived. No sauce on nachos or burrito. Did not taste like Mexican food. High price, poor quality and poor customer service. Very disappointed and will not use again.

1 Thank Jonathan D
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This place has gone down hill. I used to go quite frequently, but the last three times my food has been very wet and sloppy. Guacamole serving seems to have got smaller and no longer tastes nice- just like supermarket rubbish...clearly padding it out these days. Real shame. Avoid this place.

Thank Cronon W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Nice food and nice people. If you looking for something hot and spicy, get yourself some habanero sauce

Thank Gabriela B
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Was excited to get to Brighton because we've heard they have the closest thing to good Mexican food. Not so with El Taco. Not even close. The tacos are flour tortillas instead of traditional corn. The cheese was layered on the bottom instead of top, and the worst part... The steak was just sitting in a bin on the counter... More 

Thank Caleb C
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Really disappointed in this place after my recent order, after the first couple of times I have eaten from here, I accepted what I didn't like and ordered something else the next time to give them the benefit of the doubt but ended up hating almost everything except a potato which in itself was pretty unattractive when you opened the... More 

Thank ugjesi
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Ignore the idiot giving one star who hasn't even eaten here. Posh it isn't. Delicious & good value it definitely is. Very authentic Mexican grub in the heart of Brighton. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Daniel H
Northampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

if the out side is any thing to go by then I would not venture in. the bins and rubbish in the street outside the place was disgusting the bins were overflowing with waste and cans over the pavement even when the bins were emptied the mess underneath was never cleaned up didn't look inviting

Thank glenn w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton

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