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638 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
+1 650-838-0500
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (52 reviews)
“guacamole” (16 reviews)
“churros” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
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638 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was a great taco, great staff, and a good deal. three tacos tequilla, and a tecate for $12, sign me up!

Thank Sdhten
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Just a solid place to get some very good food with smiling servers in a nice, relaxed atmosphere. For a family of 4 we split the 10 taco deal, with a side of guacamole and everyone was satisfied.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Well priced, high quality Mexican food served quickly. Outstanding fresh squeezed Margaritas. Dine inside or outside.

Thank Brenton h
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

A boisterous and relaxed place, part bar, part restaurant. The tacos are fabulous with a great assortment of fillings, each creatively flavorful in their own right. Full bar, but of course they have a wide assortment of, you guessed it, margaritas. The House was pricey,...More

Thank CayUcusZ
Reviewed 12 June 2017

4* Tacolicious Palo Alto Love this place The food servers are super friendly and quick Love the tacos e.g., carnitas, chicken Fun atmosphere Specials with tacos and alcoholic beverage Reasonable prices

Thank Rosquete
Reviewed 24 May 2017

24 People attending a private wedding rehearsal dinner party last week. Service was great. Good was spectacular and the Margaretta's were wonderful. We had a private dining room and designated server to help with all of needs. The place really is active on a Friday...More

Thank reeddavidjohn
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I visited during Happy Hour. This meant I tried more, and ate more. Beer discounts and Taco discounts. Everything we ate was flavorful, but compared to other Mexican restaurants, portions were very small.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I love this place. Really yummy tacos!! On warm weather days, get there early for outdoor seating and happy hour food and drinks; then you get well fed with delicious food for a ridiculous price. I love this place.

Thank KG1000
Reviewed 31 March 2017

On a recent trip to Palo Alto I happened to go to Tacolicious twice for lunch. A great place to grab a quick and tasty lunch. On the first occasion I had the lunch special which gives you two tacos plus rice, fried beans and...More

Thank Maninasuitcase_10
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Although the typical "good" tacos cost less than $2, this place is the most affordable in Santana Row! They also serve free chips & salsa once you're seated....but tonight, I was bit disappointed because they changed their chips that tasted like a Tostitos brand. They...More

Thank herTRAVELstorey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 638 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-838-0500
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