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“great taco variety”
Review of TacoLu

TacoLu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Great place with a very fun vibe. The taco selection is amazing but the shrimp and fish tacos are the true standouts.

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Thank David L
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

We went to TacoLu in October, 2013. Surprisingly, we got a table fairly quickly on a Saturday around noon time. The food was really great....lots of good variety and the queso dip appetizer is to die for! The service was friendly and quick, they seemed to be staffed very well and we did not wait long for our order to be taken or our food.

My one complaint, and it is not really a complaint, more of a heads-up....they only have valet parking despite having what appears to be a decent size parking lot. This forces you to tip the valet and "pay" for parking in a sense. So bring a couple bucks for the valet.

Overall a really nice experience...loved the decor too!

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Thank dh301
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

We have eaten at TacoLu many times. We want to love it. I have written that we loved it. The truth is, we don't LOVE it. We like it. It's OK. The honest truth is that every time we have left, we asked each other, "Did you think your meal was that great?" The answer was always, "Not really."
The atmosphere is fun...if you don't get stuck in one of the dark & dank back rooms. It is loud and that's OK. The drinks are the best of TacoLu's selections. The place is funky and hip, so we get why young people gather there.
Let's talk truthfully about the food and the price.
The tacos are OK...not spectacular. The corn is delicious. The rice is OK. And, the price is not cheap!! If you have two tacos and and a soda, you might get out cheap!
If you have a dip, two tacos each, split an order of corn and rice, and have two cocktails, you will not get out for less than $40-50.00. This would be fine if the food were spectacular...it's just that it's not.
Most of the time our service has been very friendly. We did take friends for a first time visit and get stuck in a dark back room with a waitress who very rudely told us to, "use the flashlight on our phones if we couldn't see." DUH! She had to use her phone light to look for her tip.
If you're over forty and looking for good food and relaxing atmosphere, this isn't your place! If you're under forty and want to see and be seen, you're not that interested in a culinary experience, and you want to hang out and drink, TacoLu is your place!

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3  Thank CindyCBL
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Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

After 3 great meals at taco Lu I was super excited to bring my parents in for not only 1st time, but anniversary dinner. Start to finish was horrible, waitress was rude and extemely condicinding. Food was wrong order, very late and never corrected. Asked to speak to mgr (never happened). Have since called and left message, sent email & text to restaurant to discuss how poorly my table of 7 was treated and have yet to hear back. VERY DISAPPOINTED AND WILL NOT RETURN!!

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3  Thank Angela K
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Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

Great food. Good value. Lots of kids all the time depending on your place in life and the experience you are looking for, that can be great or not so much

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Thank Halliebeach
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