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King Taco

45 N Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91103-3901
+1 626-792-0405
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“tamales” (8 reviews)
“taco” (12 reviews)
“lengua” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Fast food, Latin, Spanish
45 N Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91103-3901
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Some of the finest tacos I've ever had were in SoCal taco trucks, and King Taco provides the same quality, fresh experience! They keep it true to the taco truck experience in a clean, safe rock and mortar experience. I like that while they have...More

Thank jscottmac
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Used to be a taco truck that made its name into the restaurant business. Cheap Mexican food truck food that is available in a air conditioned area. Great place to come after a night of drinking in gold town Pasadena. Don't expect gourmet food but...More

Thank skankymonk
Claudia M, Manager at King Taco, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for your review! Please let us know what we could have done to reach the 5 stars!

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Had some great carne asada tacos with green sauce. The surroundings are pretty basic and the food is good. If you're looking for a fancy place, you'll probably be disappointed. If you're looking for tacos like you might find on the street or in a...More

Thank chesterjibowitz
Reviewed 1 March 2017

King Taco began as a taco truck, way back in 1974 and now has about 20 stores around Los Angeles, and you can still find the trucks at certain venues and events. The menu is traditional Mexican fare - tacos, burritos, tamales and so forth....More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I would have given this place higher rating but there are many better alternatives around with similar items on menu.. Ordered to go.. Tamales, Burrito and Taco.. Only Tamales were good but Burritos and Tacos were sub-par.. However this is a real cheap eat..

Thank Love2ReviewThis
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We were here for breakfast after a hike to the eaton canyon falls and ordered just a glass of tamarindo and a couple of tamales - both sweet and savory. I remember eating tamales once or twice before when some colleagues made it and it...More

Thank easyvivek
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This place will not impress with anything on the menu. I've been here a few times, but only due to convenience. The burritos are soggy without much flavor and the nachos are essentially above average chips with cheeze whiz quality cheese oozed on them. Tbe...More

1  Thank ee978
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a great late night place to get some tacos. I had the carne asada quesadilla and al pastor tacos. They were gone before I knew. I'm thinking of going back for a breakfast burrito.

Thank kintaro1065
Reviewed 14 November 2016

For a total fast food joint, their tacos are legit, as are their sopes. Food is fast to be ready and the horchata was pretty delicious too. Keep in mind this is a fast food joint - expect a fast food vibe, cleanliness etc. I'd...More

Thank MissyFizzyPop
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

So, after being recommended this place by a Mexican taxi driver we ventured in. This was possibly the worst mistake I have ever made in my 25 years of life. The food was tasteless and when I say tasteless I mean tasted like it had...More

Thank Liam O
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 N Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91103-3901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-792-0405
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