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El Tarasco
Ranked #125 of 192 Restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating
California
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A real bargain!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

I like the food....the portions are ample and very tasty. The beans are really good, if you like refried pinto beans, the taquitos meaty, as are the tacos. Salads are too much to eat. I have been to 2 different ones and neither were very inviting, one has beat-up furniture, but it doesn't keep the patrons away. The prices for what you get are very good

Visited November 2012
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English first
Peoria Heights, Illinois
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great, I Mean Great Mexican Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

A great place to go for a ‘quick’ Mexican meal. This El Tarasco location (there are several) is probably the original El Tarasco as all it is; is a counter that can seat about a dozen people.

There are chairs to sit in while one is waiting for a counter seat to open up.

Not being up on Mexican food I asked for a recommendation and was recommended the “Jr. 0super Deluxe Burrito”. I was barely able to finish this Burrito so I cannot imagine how big the Super Burrito would be
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When the waiter set the plate down he said this is hot; he was really right as the sauce on the plate continued to bubble for a bit after setting the plate down.

Just a great fun spot to go to!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent Value, great food!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

The place is great. It is a quiet local spot with great food. The prices are very reasonable and many drinks to choose from (full bar with many beers on draft). Also of note, the place is kept immaculately clean.

Visited October 2012
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Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best mexican”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

We love El Tarasco at Rosecrans. This location is recommended for take-away.
Jr. super deluxe burrito is so good. Guacamole is fresh. Portions are big, pricing great. It seems that it's always open ?!

Visited January 2012
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“Reliable, inexpensive, and quick Mexican food. They also do take out. Two locations in Manhattan Beach.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2008

Reliable, inexpensive, and quick Mexican food. They also do take out. Two locations in Manhattan Beach.

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