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“"Great lunch experience!" ”
Review of El Rayo Taqueria - CLOSED

El Rayo Taqueria
Price range: US$6 - US$12
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Takeout
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“"Great lunch experience!" ”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

The food was great here! We especially loved the gluten free options, and the atmosphere in general was great. The service, solid. Would recommend for a good restaurant to try out! (-:

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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great find”
Reviewed 11 December 2013

We were down on Commercial Street at a warehouse, and one of the guys took us here. It is a colorful dive, and the food is not your usual Mexican fare. I had an Acorn Squash and swiss chard tamale if that tells you anything. It was delicious. The place was packed for lunch, and the service was quick and efficient. Will go back.

  • Visited December 2013
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conn
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Really a 3 1/2 but solid Mexican food.”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Went here for lunch. I had one fish taco great fresh Pollock, which had a nice tasting chipotle mayo and avocado. Also had one steak taco with rajas which was a little bland. Rice and beans were good. Fried plantains were enjoyable. Place is my kind of divey place, colorfully decorated.

  • Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Food's special; service isn't”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Menu has Mexican standards as well as some special treats - the pork tacos with pineapple salsa were very yummy. The service was slow (waiter said it was because the restaurant was full but two tables that came in after us got their food about 10 minutes sooner) and not especially friendly. Outside tables were great on a fall day.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank G H
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great choice”
Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is casual and close to the waterfront. Dining outdoors was fun and comfortable. We had fast and attentive service. The snakebite 'mojito' has an interesting jalapeño bite. Tacos are small (so get 2) but tasty. Don't miss the corn on the cob - it is really special.

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