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Gardens of Taxco

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West Hollywood
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1113 N Harper Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046-5902 (Santa Monica Blvd)
+1 323-654-1746
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very average american mexican food, average service, average atmosphere. basically nothing special. tight boots and very dark

Thank nanazravan
Riverside, California
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for dinner. All seven of us, five from Pennsylvania visiting. We all found the resturant and food amazing , and a memory was created after visiting all the LA sites. Half of us had the daily special that was made of beef slow cooked all day. The younger of the group had tacos that were beyond the... More 

Thank Suzza77
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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34 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Untouched 1974 decor, cozy atmosphere, family joint with a verbal menu and the best margaritas by the carafe you will ever have. Exactly what you need when you've hit your dinger of beautiful people and kale.

Thank lynx74
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend we were in the neighborhood and while we were looking to something to eat we happen to stumble upon this place and thought of giving it a try. The lady who took our order (also the owner of the restaurant) was a very sweet person. She was very welcoming. We had guacamole and chips as our... More 

Thank Trevin F
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This OUTSTANDING restaurant, with no menu, is about to close its doors! I've been enjoying meals there for the past 43 years and this nostalgic, always great food, great margaritas, and overall the best Mexican food & hospitality is closing its doors! If you get a chance, dont miss this last opportunity for such a great dining experience! GOOD BYE... More 

Thank Michael C
Poughkeepsie, New York
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200 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We read the TripAdvisor reviews and expected authentic Mexican food. But this was the US version of Mexican food with the automatic refried beans and white rice which gives Mexican food a bad name. This was definitely not what I ate in Taxco. That said the salsa and the chips were ok (I was hungry). The beer was not the... More 

Thank Gypsgris
Singapore, Singapore
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I went with friends and ordered a mole chicken meal. Really delicious and creamy texture. It came with herb rice and refried beans. Friends ordered their pork and we got some nachos too. The ambience is warm and cosy and its inviting. There was a lot of singing in the table nearby and it added to the experience.

Thank Shreya14
Los Angeles, California
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

This place is a blast from the past serving authentic Taxco Mexican food with a flair. The staff will sing the menu, accompanied by a guitar and a little bit of "canta no llores" to begin your meal. The drinks are boozey-get a carafe of margaritas if you aren't driving! I love the enchiladas-and they feed you like family, so... More 

Thank napakettu7
New York, NY
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I love this restaurant. The food is always amazing and yummy. I'm always so happy to go back here, because there's no hipster experimentation with the food. It's always straight forward, full of cheese, and delivered by waiters with lots of love. I just saw an article that their landlord might try and screw them. I hope not -- or... More 

Thank Christuna
Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This was a great find. I was staying in Mid City for the first time and decided to book at Taxco after a long day travelling from Portland. I suggest you should book ahead as it gets very busy in the evening, and you could wait for quite some time otherwise. It was a great find. You need to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1113 N Harper Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046-5902
    (Santa Monica Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: Closest transit stop is La Jolla Street and Santa Monica Blvd. Restaurant is 1/2 Block from transit stop.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Hollywood>  > West Hollywood
  • Neighbourhood: West Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 323-654-1746

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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