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Vatos Urban Tacos Itaewon

#38 of 109,483 Restaurants in Seoul
€€ - €€€Mexican, , Latin
181-8, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-866, South Korea
+82 2-797-8226
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“kimchi fries” (99 reviews)
“tacos” (194 reviews)
“burrito” (53 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
181-8, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-866, South Korea
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 2 weeks on holiday in S.Korea and having mostly Korean food, I was craving some good Mexican food! We waited upwards of 30 min. for a table on Friday night, which was totally worth it! We returned for an encore a week later! All...More

Thank Mona P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is fusion mexican/LA. Don't come here expecting good mexican food. My friend and I ordered some tacos and they were just okay. I would prefer authentic mexican. What was good, however, was the atmosphere and the drinks. A great place to unwind after...More

Thank jgreenwood627
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Koreanized Tex-Mex - still, probably the best in town! Great cocktails and atmosphere, youthful, friendly staff. I have tasted so many dishes, all of them were amazing and can be customized according to your needs (food allergies, vegan diet lifestyle etc.) I'm still having daydreams...More

Thank Yesol_AK
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Great place for a late night bite. Taquitos were stellar. the kimchi fries and bacon blue cheese guacamole are must tries. Quick service and decent margaritas. They also have heaters on the deck so you can sit outside even when it’s cool.

Thank LivingtheDINKlife
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Wandering around Itaewon hungry and we walked in this place—a great choice. Kimchi carnitas fries and carnitas street tacos were both awesome. Great service, too. Will definitely go back.

Thank U8414BUjohns
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

This place was hopping for lunch. Filled with lots of Americans from the nearby base but also saw a lot of Koreans enjoying the food. They have creative drinks and margaritas in many flavors. Lots of beer choices too. The food came out very quick...More

Thank DoctorCP
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

This is the second time I have been here and the food is amazing! The service from staff was great! The food came out very fast in a timely manner and the food was on the pricey side but definitely worth it! Yummy!

Thank Minji N
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

So me being from California I know all about good real Mexican food and this place is average the drinks are really good though. Out of all the Mexican places I’ve tried in Seoul I guess this is the best .

Thank Taneisha S
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The food was so good and served quickly. I had honey chicken wings and it’s the most delicious chicken I’ve had in my life. It tastes spicy and sweet. My boyfriend ordered tacos and they were brilliant. Both of us really enjoyed. The atmosphere is...More

Thank huyen p
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We were hoping to go to a nearby Thai restaurant which was unexpectedly closed. We saw Vatos and wandered in. We were told there would be a 40 minute wait. We decided to join the list of those waiting. After about 20 minutes we were...More

Thank neildj1
Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison,
Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red
light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon
and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan
and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to
quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here,
trendy international restaurants dot the area
alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181-8, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-866, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Itaewon
  • Neighbourhood: Itaewon
  • Phone Number: +82 2-797-8226
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