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Tex Tubb's Taco Palace

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Southwestern, Mexican, Gluten Free Options
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2009 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5324
+1 608-242-1800
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The food here is pretty good and it really does have the feel of a restaurant in Austin, TX. The food doesn't quite match, but its hard to compare.

Thank rochambe
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped on a Friday night at 7pm so we knew it would be busy. We were lucky to get a table for 3 in minutes. Server was prompt and we quickly had drinks,chips and served our selves at the awesome salsa bar. We had two orders of the smoked brisket taco plates (a family favorite) and wife had the ala... More 

Thank scar
Henderson, Nevada
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Being Hispanic, I am very picky about authentic Mexican food. I otdered the chicken tamale dinner and, even though the tamales were not the traditional size I am used to, they were fantastic! Beware, the tamales are almost 3 times the size of a regular tamale so I enjoyed them for breakfast the next morning as well. Both the mild... More 

Thank Marie-52PeakClub
Dublin, Ohio
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251 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Taco Palace offers very interesting options for taco platters (or a la carte). There must be over two dozen quite varied items from which to choose. I had the Crispy Tilapia and the Baja Blackened Tilapia tacos. I expected to prefer the latter over the former, but the reverse was true. I would definitely do the Crispy Tilapia and... More 

Thank hsbvim
Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We both had a great meal, and a special mention for the Brisket Torta , the service was perfect. This restaurant is close to the Barrymore Theater which was our ultimate destination, we will be back.

Thank Tim S
Moncada, Spain
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Very nice ambiance and food. The service was correct and fast, and the food was served on big plates, we ordered 2 plates only for the 3 of us. Not very expensive 45$ / 3 people.

Thank JMMacian
Sarasota, Florida
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Best tacos and tortas in the area. Service was very good. Would go back there in a heartbeat. Their fresh made margaritas add the finishing touch to a splendid meal.

Thank cin66
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Best of the best ! A must try. Food, beverages, atmosphere, service was 10++++. Look forward to going back. Place was full but the service was exceptional!

Thank RogerPTurner
Olney, Illinois
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This place is a gem,big variety to choose from,makes it hard to decide what to get. And they offer a salsa bar for your tastebuds. Staff is efficient on what the restaurant offers.Food has a great blend of seasonings and is very authentic. Go eat at Tex Tubb's,you wont be disappointed.

Thank pollywollypj
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were in Madison for work. We wanted something obscure. We found Taco Palace and had a great meal. Awesome selection of tacos on an obscure neighborhood. It made for a nice dinner date.

Thank Ted G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Southwestern, Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2009 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5324
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-242-1800

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