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Tacos El Gordo

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395 E Main St, Vernal, UT 84078-2607
08:00 - 18:00
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Durango, Colorado
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75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This a great little taco stand inside an old convenience store. I've only been to Mexico a handful of times, but this joint seems quite authentic...very tasty!

Thank MakaiTide
Park City, Utah
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here based on a recommendation from Troy at altitude bike shop and so glad we did. Problem is we would have never stopped in this place based on the outside appearance. The salsa is the best I've ever had. Had the pork burrito. Will be back

Thank Michael W
Vernal, Utah
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a great little restaurant. Not much to look at but great food and service. Great location on main street.

Thank Colette1347
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This place is hidden in plain site right on the main drag in vernal ive tried many different items here and with each one im always very impressed

Thank Mike O
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132 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is not Taco Bell or any other chain. It is a one-off Mexican restaurant with a menu unique to this location. The food is cooked upon order, so it takes a while. If you visited a Mexican family for dinner, this is what they would cook. Just as one family had different ways of doing things, this restaurant is... More 

Thank HardtoDissatisfy
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Colorado and moved out east and am always disappointed with the Mexican food. We recently did a cross country road trip and stopped here after our visit to dinosaur national monument. This place has epic tacos. The tortilla is just delicious - home made and a crisped up on the griddle. We had the carnitas, asada... More 

Thank Rinee P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Super friendly staff. Referred here by locals. The cashier gave us a recommendation and it did not dissappoint.

Thank Yun L
Watsonville, California
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314 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I ordered two tacos with chicken and one burrito with pork. The tacos were done traditionally but did not have too much taste. The burrito was bad because the pork was too salty. When the clerk took my order, he asked me twice if I wanted anything else. When I picked up my order, he asked me again. I answered... More 

Thank 427BeatleBob
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130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

I am obsessed with this place and it's worth every penny! Definitely a tad pricier than I normally pay but it's legit Mexican food. Seriously delicious! I always get the steak tacos. YUM.

Thank kadiehlers
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350 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

The food here is OK, not great but OK. Go for takeout as the dining setting is not that great. Try for the burritos, they are big so you can share.

Thank TexasTravelerGoGo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 395 E Main St, Vernal, UT 84078-2607
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Vernal

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