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638 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1609
+1 650-838-0500
11:30 - 00:00
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La Honda, CA
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yum! Love their mini tacos and passion fruit chili margaritas! Great spot for after work happy hour on occasion. Gets a bit loud when it's full, but seems to be a happy place to gather so that's why. Also have rooms in back for work parties that can be reserved, etc.

Thank BeadsOfLight
Rochester, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The name sounds kind of silly, but it's a modern and cool place to eat really good tacos and people watch.

Thank Robert W
Mexico City, Mexico
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Well cilantro, salsa, guacamole and Margaritas helps but the chip tortillas and the tortillas for tacos are not very good. Carnitas taste the same as chicken. We ask for a salad that never came. We invite friends from Europe that have been enchanted with Mexican food but it was disappointing. If you like places with noisy music then it will... More 

Thank Irma M
Los Altos, California
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Went here with family and friends. Our order took too long to get, even drinks were delayed (over 15 mins). Tacos were average. Th chicken en mole colorado was good but the hanger stake beef was not great, meet was chewy and fatty. The Nopales and Oaxaca cheese were my favorite. We talked to waiter first. He said nothing he... More 

Thank Agustin F
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The good: guacamole and queso. Fresh qua ample with a nice taste of lime. Queso was hot was a good kick. The bad: The service was really poor. On a lazy Sunday afternoon we waited almost 10 minutes to be acknowledged by our waitress and another 10 minutes for water. Our food then arrived before our beverage order. The Margarita... More 

Thank matthew s
Melbourne, Australia
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Apparently, Tacolicious is the most popular drop off spot with Uber in Palo Alto. That is not surpirsing. The tacos are good, and they have a good variety, some that deviate from the typical taqueria norm. I'd call them yuppie tacos. You know - Taco 2.0. Overall, it's a pleasant place to have tacos, the bonus being the sidewalk seating... More 

Thank FABourdain
Copenhagen, Denmark
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Both tacos and the special plates are delicious. Great mix of flavorous ingredients. Very good beer and sodas. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Raluca R
Level Contributor
51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I mean seriously though the name says it all. I love how quickly the food comes! The food is delicious. Well prepared. Great delicacy for a great price! I have only been during Happy Hour and this was the first time I went on a weekend for late lunch. It was wonderful! I enjoyed how friendly the staff was and... More 

Thank Samantha C
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I went on a date here and it was an awesome find as the title states!! The food is delicious! The drinks are great!! I love the atmosphere and the portions are deceiving! They appear small but they are very filling!! It is fresh ingredients and it is quality ingredients. The flavors are a unique blend and the name of... More 

Thank Samantha C
Issaquah, Washington
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

These are high-end street tacos with fancy ingredients. The atmosphere was trendy as were the patrons. The tacos were good and the queso was great.

Thank hhyamamo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?