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Taco Mesa

647 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2715
+1 949-642-0629
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (42 reviews)
“burrito” (12 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
647 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2715
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Reviewed 5 October 2014

The food was fresh.The condiments were very good. I had the shrimp taco it was okay, my friend had the Mesa burrito, also pretty okay. I have had better shrimp tacos and burritos. Service was fast and friendly. I was not looking for anything fancy...More

1  Thank M21966
Reviewed 3 October 2014

Be thankful that this is technically fast food, because the line can be long; but well worth the wait. I'm partial to their tacos and the soup of the day, but I can honestly say that I've never had a disappointing meal here. Not only...More

1  Thank Lee D
Reviewed 3 October 2014

This was good Mexican. But the #3 restaurant in all of Costa Mesa? Doubtful. It was pretty tasty food, and relatively inexpensive. Give it a try, but not just because its way up the list.

1  Thank lucycan
Reviewed 9 September 2014

We stopped by for dinner after an exhausting day and we were surprised at the friendly atmosphere. The menu is incredibly vast for such a tiny place and the food was excellent. There is no place to eat inside (other than a small bar type...More

1  Thank srmaher
Reviewed 30 August 2014

This place has been here for decades now. The food is great with a lot of choices. The decor has gotten better over the years with more comfortable seating. Very informal (was built in an old Taco Bell building) but the food is worth stopping...More

1  Thank Dale O
Reviewed 27 August 2014

I'd like to recommend taco mesa for cheap and tasteful tacos! Give a visit, totally worth it!! We had shrimp tacos, delicious!

1  Thank Enrico N
Reviewed 12 August 2014

There food is excellent. Service is fast and efficient. They even have an outdoor seating area under roof. All of the food here is excellent. if you want a more posh environment, go to Taco Rosa in Newport -- same owners -- which has excellent...More

1  Thank jland0001
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

If all the old Taco Bells get converted to Taco Mesa's we can call that real progress! Lots of good taco stands in SoCal but this one is yop tier. Beer ain't cheap here but hard to complain or go hungry here.

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 7 July 2014

I have got to say everything I saw being served here looked amazingly good. I wanted to try it all. I chose the shrimp tacos which were awesome. The tacos are made with corn tortillas which is smart because they didn't fall apart like tacos...More

1  Thank lisa018
Reviewed 30 June 2014

One of my favorite spots in all of Orange County! Order at the counter, load up on your salsas & marinated carrots, and enjoy your cold beer at one of their metal folding tables on the patio. No need to dress up...come as you are....More

2  Thank Lynn E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 647 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2715
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-642-0629
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