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Backyard Taco

Mexican, , Latin
1524 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203-8133
+1 480-464-8226
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“street tacos” (11 reviews)
“carne asada” (15 reviews)
“grilled meat” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fast food, Gluten Free Options
1524 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203-8133
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 10 August 2017

I have eaten there several times and there is consistency in the taste of the food, service is good but it is crowded at lunchtime, probably because of the good food. I think the Horchata tasted good. they also serve Mexican coca cola in the...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Simple good food. I had a burrito Al Pastor and my wife had a carne asada taco and quesadilla. All were good. I Liked the carne asada flavor better than the al pastor but all good. We finished with flan, which was very flavorful but...More

Thank PJ H
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed. You get the smallest tacos you'll find anywhere for higher prices. Flavor not so great. Horchata was very grainy and not very good either. Husband had a gordida which was the same size as a taco. Carne asada was fatty, no flavor. Will...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 July 2017

These are not street tacos, but they're kind of close. Very expensive compared to what you'd get from a real Mexican taco cook on the street. I've had tacos on the street in Mexico City, and these are not in the same league, but you...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We each ordered a carne asada street taco…and we each ordered an Al Pastor street taco…OMG! The Al Pastor style taco is one that consists of crisp-thin shavings of vertical spit-roasted port, marinated with guajillo chiles and anchiote, a mildly earthy, ever-so-slightly bitter spice with...More

Thank lkph48
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Fabulous for lunch or dinner, for a date, for the family, for yourself. Always a line, but it moves quickly. Portions are small so plan to get a few different things. I love the papa loca (baked potato which toppings) served upright in foil. The...More

Thank Melissa K
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This is the epitome of a great hole in the wall joint. The menu is simply, space is tight and there seems to always be a line. The food is well seasoned and authentically Mexican.

Thank Shan143
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The fragrance of grilled meat can be smelled as you drive by. There is a variety of burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and filled baked potatoes. There's American sodas and Mexican favorites such as Horchata and Jamaica. There's a fresh salsa bar to add to the taste.

Thank AZhiker
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This place is closed on Sundays. I had the carne asada quesadilla and really liked it. There was nothing else with it. No chips, rice or beans. I also did not understand the guacamole..it was really thin a bland tasting.

Thank Kimberleef
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I have been hearing about Backyard Taco since they were actually setting up in a backyard. We visited this weekend and after a 20minute wait in line we ordered a variety so we could get a taste. I had chicken and Birria tacos and a...More

Thank Doug A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1524 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203-8133
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-464-8226
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