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Taco Shack Hostel and Restaurant

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9/27 moo2, Mae Haad (The Pier) | next to Dolce Vita, up the road from cafe del sole., Koh Tao, Thailand
+66 77 456 152
09:00 - 23:00
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Lyon, France
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the tacos here are pretty good. we tried the pineapple chicken, honey pork, and fish and we liked all of them. they are served with two fresh salsas which is nice. the salsas are runny though, so be careful how much you put on! each taco is 80 baht. these were good, but i would have preferred if there was... More 

Thank Lindsay6133
Fremantle, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taco shack 2 was one of the best hostels I've stayed at in South East Asia. I was supposed to stay one night and stayed for over a week. The dorms were super clean, air conditioned all day, the attached bathroom was spotless and the shower was hot! You also have a view of the ocean and its super close... More 

Thank punkyajh
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure how steep the competition is but I can honestly say that the tacos here are some of the best I've had anywhere... and I've eaten a lot of tacos. I ordered the fish tacos and the pulled pork and both were excellent. These are more like mini-burritos than tacos so if you're expecting to power down like... More 

Thank Tim H
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I only had the chance to have the burrito and it was orgasmic. I wish I had tried the tacos!!! (If you use the washrooms it's like a sauna, pre undress)

Thank Scott C
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Taco shack is bloody amazing. The atmosphere and environment is great for meeting people, hanging out, playing pool, and drinking so much you'll definitely end up skinny dipping outside fishbowl. The staff are insanely fun, shout out to Cat Lena and Zinko, all of whom I miss very much already. Even if you only stay a few nights, you'll be... More 

Thank tchiridley
Vancouver, Canada
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The veggie burrito and mustard beef burritos were simply not very good. I didn't finish mine and my boyfriend ate his purely because he was starving. Could have found much better food elsewhere for the same price.

Thank JenCoo481516
Koh Tao, Thailand
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I try to eat here at least once a week to get my burrito fix - usually the fully loaded mega burrito. The staff are nice, and the atmosphere is fun.

Thank cmscott187
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were in Koh Tao for 3 days and we ended each day at Taco Shack. A honey pork Taco and a passion fruit mojito was all I needed in life. The staff was so awesome too. All from Burma! Koh Tao is so interesting. Every person who visits Koh Tao I will tell them to stop... More 

Thank Rose M
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Had a great time here and loved ko tao in general, literally can't complain a bit. It's not very cheap but nowhere in south thailand is so it's not the hostels fault. I met some great people so I thoroughly enjoyed IT!

Thank elburkerino
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I tried mustard beef taco and it was really delicious. I love it. Tasty with good ingrediences and the place is also really nice :-)

Thank Kateřina Š

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9/27 moo2, Mae Haad (The Pier) | next to Dolce Vita, up the road from cafe del sole., Koh Tao, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Koh Tao
  • Phone Number: +66 77 456 152
We use homemade tortillas, salsa and fresh local ingredients to create delicious Mexican cuisine with an island twist.

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