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The Taco Stand

642 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3539
+1 760-230-2061
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp tacos” (7 reviews)
“carne asada” (7 reviews)
“tortillas” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
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642 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3539
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Reviewed 3 days ago

BEST TACO STAND EVER! I ordered the Pastor and Fish Tacos. OH* MY* GOODNESS! Crazy good flavor! And their salsa bar is full of every type of creamy or spicy sauce you could ever dream up. Loved the creamy cilantro sauce. I could drink it....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank M2922DHkarenh
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been here a few times while traveling to Encinitas. The tacos are pretty good, the fries with all of the fixings are tasty and huge, but I have never tried the churros until our most recent trip. YUM! Try them! They are so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank S5146TXadamm
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

The Taco Stand was recommended to me by a friend. I went in because I had heard good things and wanted to taste for myself. I ordered the Baja Taco and the Al Pastor Taco. Both were delicious but the Baja Taco was my favourite....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank IndecisiveFoodie
Reviewed 7 November 2018

i went to the taco stand in lajolla on pearl st. food authentic and excellent .the manager was very hospitable,i highly recommend,the line is worth the wait....

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank traumitized
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We once ate here for lunch and then went back again for dinner in the same day! The tacos are really amazing. Laid back atmosphere and amazing tacos. You can't go wrong! Everything we visit South Cali we make sure to stop here and enjoy.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank JohnShepherd7
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We live five miles away. Why did it take thirteen (13) years to find the BEST tacos around? Fresh ingredients, great taste, gluten free (GF) options and great value! The seating area is a bit picnicky but who cares? It rains maybe five (5) days...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank db7477
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

I went to The Taco Stand because of the rating and I was surprised that it was rated so high. I ordered the shrimp tacos and cactus (nopal) tacos. The taste of both was not great and what i didnt like the most was the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PLpatricia
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We had shrimp tacos, a shrimp burrito, and steak burrito w a Corona & Blue Moon. It was all superb! You order at the counter & the bring it out. Don’t forget your chips! Will definitely go back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KimSparks
Reviewed 2 October 2018

When a place serves exclusively dark meat chicken thighs I am OUT! Long lines long wait and for what? Really over rated. The fish taco was more breading than fish and greasy. Not cheap and kinda grungy for having been open recently. Greasy slippery floors...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mitjones1954
Reviewed 2 October 2018

If you're into beach vacations, the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar isn't a bad option. It's about a 25 Lyft ride from the airport just north of San Diego several blocks from the ocean. It's a large property with a bar, restaurant, breakfast area, gym, etc....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank austing536
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  • Food
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  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 642 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3539
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-230-2061
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