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638 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
+1 650-838-0500
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (54 reviews)
“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“chorizo” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
££ - £££
638 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I love this place. Really yummy tacos!! On warm weather days, get there early for outdoor seating and happy hour food and drinks; then you get well fed with delicious food for a ridiculous price. I love this place.

Thank KG1000
Reviewed 31 March 2017

On a recent trip to Palo Alto I happened to go to Tacolicious twice for lunch. A great place to grab a quick and tasty lunch. On the first occasion I had the lunch special which gives you two tacos plus rice, fried beans and...More

Thank Maninasuitcase_10
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Although the typical "good" tacos cost less than $2, this place is the most affordable in Santana Row! They also serve free chips & salsa once you're seated....but tonight, I was bit disappointed because they changed their chips that tasted like a Tostitos brand. They...More

Thank herTRAVELstorey
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Start with their guacamole. Then move on to the tacos. They are made with the small street-sized corn tortillas. Served with an array of salsas. My favorite is the hottest mango salsa. The best tacos are the carnitas and the chorizo and potato. You won't...More

Thank 597tedl
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Yum! Love their mini tacos and passion fruit chili margaritas! Great spot for after work happy hour on occasion. Gets a bit loud when it's full, but seems to be a happy place to gather so that's why. Also have rooms in back for work...More

Thank BeadsOfLight
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The name sounds kind of silly, but it's a modern and cool place to eat really good tacos and people watch.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Well cilantro, salsa, guacamole and Margaritas helps but the chip tortillas and the tortillas for tacos are not very good. Carnitas taste the same as chicken. We ask for a salad that never came. We invite friends from Europe that have been enchanted with Mexican...More

Thank Irma M
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Went here with family and friends. Our order took too long to get, even drinks were delayed (over 15 mins). Tacos were average. Th chicken en mole colorado was good but the hanger stake beef was not great, meet was chewy and fatty. The Nopales...More

Thank agustin_farias
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The good: guacamole and queso. Fresh qua ample with a nice taste of lime. Queso was hot was a good kick. The bad: The service was really poor. On a lazy Sunday afternoon we waited almost 10 minutes to be acknowledged by our waitress and...More

Thank matthew s
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Apparently, Tacolicious is the most popular drop off spot with Uber in Palo Alto. That is not surpirsing. The tacos are good, and they have a good variety, some that deviate from the typical taqueria norm. I'd call them yuppie tacos. You know - Taco...More

Thank FABourdain
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 638 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-838-0500
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