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El Taurino

Mexican Restaurant and Taco Place$$$$
Pico Union, Los Angeles
  • The tacos at El Taurino is a can't miss
  • nelehelen
    "i always get the al pastor torta and carne asada tostada!"(4 Tips)
    "Tacos al pastor and the tortas de carne asada are the best!"(9 Tips)
    Sandie S.
    "carne asada taco & sope.. love it."(4 Tips)
    "Try the Carne Asada Burrito - Wow. Authentic Mexican."(3 Tips)
115 Tips and reviews
  • tacos
  • burritos
  • tortas
  • tamales
  • good for a late night
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  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KFebruary 26, 2015
    Torta Milanesa Cubano! Add some Red Sauce. Great for afterhours or after work grub. Safer parking. A/C is on full blast at 11:00 pm?? Tacos shrunk over the years. 2 armed security guards inside & out.
  • Geoff O.
    Geoff OkiOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The torta Milanesa with everything (onions, avocado, crema) plus cheese is everything to me, doused in their special red hot sauce, and washed down with a cold sugary pineapple drink. Open super late.
  • İbrahim D.
    İbrahim DemirJune 16, 2014
    Tried all meat buritto with onions and nachos (meet+cheese) Buritto was perfect. Do not get cheese for nachos as it is not a real cheese. Very crowded and they just speak Spanish!!!
  • Sir Sal R.
    Sir Sal ReyesMarch 20, 2011
    If you are in L.A. late at night go to el taurino. It may be in the ghetto but the food kicks ass. Parking is full but its worth the wait. If you can't find parking I.side park at food for less lot
  • Stephen Y.
    Stephen YeeOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The guards keep their guns "cocked & locked." Which means you'll get shot if you mess around. Buy a "rioja grande" & keep it to have with other tacos. Tacos are like BBQ ribs, its all in the sauce. ;)
  • Juston P.
    Juston PayneJanuary 8, 2012
    This a good burrito, maybe the best of the burritos. Eat this burrito. Also, for those looking for a bit of that fabled "local flavor," you'll get it here.
  • Gabriel K.
    Gabriel KimJanuary 28
    They really are the best place for tacos in LA. I always get their Carne Asada Combo Burritos with green sauce and Horchata. Yummy!
  • Daniel F.
    Daniel FloresOctober 8, 2014
    Best taco spot in Los Angeles. Service is very slow. You will be asked to pay extra for salsa. Do not come here on the Weekend. Mixture of Hispanic and koreans hardly any Caucasians. A lil pricey.
  • debz
    debzOctober 5, 2012
    get extra red sauce (you can get it on the side). you'll either love it, or it'll give you the shits. the risk in finding out is worth it.
  • Kenny
    KennyMay 24, 2014
    had three carne asada tacos with quesadilla and extra onions/cilantro on the side. tasted amazing! will go again soon.
  • Sirenne S.
    Sirenne SanchezJuly 24, 2013
    If you phone your order in, you'll be asked to go straight up to the window. Don't make eye contact with anyone in line unless you like getting the stink-eye. Ha!
  • Gabrielle S.
    Gabrielle SibalJuly 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Torta with al pastor and the carne asada tostada are the items to beat. The barbacoa taco is pretty good too!
  • Erika S.
    Erika ScottDecember 1, 2011
    BEST salsa in town,I'm not kidding.However they do have really bad service & they are so freaking stingy with their SALSA what's up with that.Go if you don't care for the service coz the food is GOOD!
  • Lost In A Supermarket M.
    Jonesing for a REAL Mex burrito downtown? This is ur spot. Carne asada, with the hot sauce, is why Los Angeles rules
  • Numwan W.
    Numwan WannieAugust 18, 2014
    Taco!!!!! One piece is very very small. Hot sauce is good. Try mix with green sauce too.
  • Antea S.
    Antea SheltonApril 25, 2013
    The chicken burrito with rice and beans AND a side order of beans with Mexican cheese! !! HEAVENLY!!!
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AguilarMay 8, 2012
    You have to try the green sause they serve....with anything on this menu...its sooooo gooood
  • tonyG
    tonyGMay 11, 2014
    Tacos al pastor and the tortas de carne asada are the best!
  • DrinkCoba
    DrinkCobaApril 28, 2011
    Late night grubbin' is on! The all-meat burritos are full flavored and loaded with toppings!
  • Jeff Q.
    Jeff QuandtJanuary 20, 2016
    Authentic local spot - don't miss the Carne Asada
  • Jason L.
    Jason LiangJune 12, 2010
    Salsa roja (red) is the only way to go. On weekends gotta come here b4 1:30 am or else you get stuck w/ the clubbing crowd
  • Steven K.
    Steven KimDecember 26, 2009
    On sundays, get the Consome to compliment your tacos and tamales. It's a soup with garbanzo beans and is great with some red sauce mixed in
  • Corleto A.
    Corleto AntoniFebruary 6, 2016
    Chaotic number calling are out of whack,, so be ready to wait at least 30 min for your food... So don't come hungry
  • AleX G
    AleX GOctober 9, 2013
    Rib plate is delicious! A must have!!!!
  • Lily Ana
    Lily AnaFebruary 1, 2014
    Eat the carne asada nachos. The best ever.
  • Melanie C.
    Melanie CastroNovember 26, 2011
    Honestly, I'd rather go to King Taco. You can ask other Latinos if you'd like. I should know
  • Steven Y.
    Steven YApril 7, 2013
    Waited 30 minutes to get some carne asada tacos, but absolutely worth it; beware of drunk Koreans trying to speak poor Spanish though if you go late at night
  • Regina X.
    Food was good but they charge for everything salsa lemon everything!!
  • eva f.
    eva felicianoDecember 18, 2011
    The tostada de asada with da green sauce...BOMB!
  • Guadalupe M.
    Guadalupe MoralesMay 15, 2012
    Delicious burritos! Tacos, tortas!! Everything!
  • 오미헤
    오미헤January 18, 2012
    i love carne asada tacoz here !! with green verde salsa ! 4 tacoz = $5
  • Walter
    WalterAugust 29, 2011
    You have to get the all meat al pastor burrito !!!
  • Liz K.
    Liz KimOctober 12, 2011
    best tacos in LA. ever! they confirm your oder in spanish.
  • Bryan
    BryanSeptember 11, 2013
    You need to know spanglish numerics to pick up your order
  • AZ Productions
    AZ ProductionsFebruary 29, 2012
    Great tacos! Probably 3-4 will fill up your tummy
  • Cindy P.
    Cindy PenaMarch 2, 2013
    Yummy.. Burrito al pastor can't go wrong.
  • Mooyon K.
    Mooyon KimDecember 26, 2013
    Expect to wait for your order for longer than usual time for tacos and burritos.
  • Marcus
    MarcusJuly 1, 2012
    Try their red sauce it's great
  • Cynthia A.
    Cynthia AguilarNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You love our's no surprise that you love our food...enjoy! ;)
  • Akimba
    AkimbaJanuary 18, 2014
    Best Asada tostada in town
  • Han
    HanNovember 6, 2012
    Try the Carne Asada Burrito - Wow. Authentic Mexican.
  • Ruby S.
    Ruby ScarlettJuly 7, 2014
    Carne asada burrito w/ green salsa and lemon. Mouthgasm.
  • Fernando
    FernandoFebruary 10, 2012
    There service is slow during lunch time! You definitely need an hour just for lunch!
  • John O.
    John OhJune 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Both verde and roja salsa is the shit here!!!
  • Adam G.
    Adam GeeFebruary 19, 2011
    Get at least 10 Tacos and 1 extra pata (foot) to go.
  • Robert G.
    Robert GamboaOctober 26, 2013
    My favorite Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles! !
  • Anthony E.
    Anthony EcheverriaJune 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Torta de Milanesa is the bomb
  • Sam L.
    Sam LeksunthonJuly 13, 2012
    Slooooow service, the food is good if u have 1/2 hr to wait for your order!!
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OJanuary 18, 2011
    Try the tamales dulces (sweet tamales)
  • Sandie S.
    Sandie SsiFebruary 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    carne asada taco & sope.. love it. just as good as king taco
  • Izzy Le D.
    Izzy Le DoornFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Torta de lengua are bomb.
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OJanuary 18, 2011
    The agua de horchata is delicious.
  • Rosemary G.
    Can't get tacos like this anywhere else.
  • James L.
    James LeeApril 16, 2011
    get the all meat asada burrito + red sauce!
  • Missy W.
    Missy WJune 24, 2011
    Carne asada tostadas are a must
  • Irma M.
    Irma MejiaFebruary 21, 2013
    Try the champurrado it's bomb!!
  • Armando D.
    Armando DugallJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here after you parties hard and the food will be better then ;)
  • Heidi R.
    Heidi RiebsMay 4, 2013
    Favorite Mexican Food in Town
  • Fernando
    FernandoSeptember 30, 2011
    You came here because you thought this was King Taco. Where is King Taco?
  • nelehelen
    nelehelenAugust 12, 2010
    i always get the al pastor torta and carne asada tostada!
  • Anthony W.
    Anthony WilliamsJune 8, 2013
    It's aight. Just that. And yeah, the wait is long, but I guess they're making it fresh? Meh.
  • Ivan V.
    Ivan VegaMay 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The costillas are the BOMB!!!
  • JT
    JTApril 19, 2016
    Open pretty late! Good tacos
  • Marcus
    MarcusJuly 1, 2012
    Their red sauce is pretty spicy
  • DishOnIt
    DishOnItMay 11, 2011
    Found Beef taco as Yum. Try it and dish on it at Read more
  • Fernando
    FernandoFebruary 10, 2012
    Don't get the tamarindo drink! Too much sugar/corn syrup!
  • Lailanie G.
    Lailanie GadiaMarch 12, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    I love their tostada!
  • David E.
    David EsquireSeptember 28, 2011
    Be sure to get the nachos!!!!
  • Jay
    JayJuly 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Al pastor + red sauce, FTW
  • Sohyun C.
    Sohyun ChoiFebruary 23, 2011
    Its hot sause is so addictive that you have to pay for the extra
  • Jane C.
    Jane ChuMarch 16, 2012
    Pretty freaking delicious Mexican food
  • Dj W.
    Dj WERKSFebruary 15, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the torta de milanesa
  • Cindy P.
    Cindy PenaApril 3, 2013
    It's 11:30am and it's very busy
  • Elaine W.
    Elaine WangMay 26, 2013
    Get the tamales!! 😋
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel AndradeOctober 8, 2011
    Get the. Carne asada burito.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel ChunMay 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Carne Asada Tacos
  • Erika C.
    Erika ChuidianOctober 16, 2011
    carne asada tostada... NUFF SAID
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos ColmenaresAugust 30, 2012
    The f****** best in town!!!
  • 오미헤
    오미헤January 18, 2012
    major after hourz spot for food !!
  • Grace C.
    Grace ChungNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    tostada and pineapple drink
  • Chris S.
    Chris ShonOctober 9, 2010
    Get the carne asada burrito. Everyone else does.
  • Juan R.
    Juan RamirezSeptember 24, 2012
    Its not like the old days now they charge you for everything...
  • Armando D.
    Armando DugallApril 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Dont seat next to the doors too cold haha
  • Martin N.
    Martin NungaMay 6, 2012
    El legitness
  • Dan G.
    Dan GutiJune 15, 2013
    Someone murder that phone! 😂
  • Ommar
    OmmarApril 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Bunch of hungry paisas lol
  • Ramon P.
    Ramon PaulinoApril 19, 2011
    Try the carnitas tacos
  • Ken F.
    Ken FerrellAugust 2, 2013
    Its not that great and there is always a line. #fail
  • Duy V.
    Duy VOJuly 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the al pastor tostada
  • Jiho S.
    Jiho SongJanuary 27, 2013
    Too many Mexicans in here I thought I was in K-Town
    QUEENDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    King taco is better !!!
  • Julian N.
    Julian NamFebruary 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Tostadas. Dat be da bomb.
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AlonsoNovember 3, 2013
    They don't have molleja anymore!!!! So sad.
  • Ommar
    OmmarJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sum fine bitches be coming up at this spot lol
  • April D.
    April DJune 13, 2010
    Best mexican food ever!
  • Danny P.
    Danny PerezJuly 25, 2010
    Great after a dodgers game.
  • Mane L.
    Mane LopezAugust 18, 2010
    Even then there ain't too many people they take for ever!!!!! 20min for 2tacos WTF?
  • ica z.
    ica zaApril 10, 2010
    Best Mexican Food in LA !
  • Mitzifaye S.
    Mitzifaye SarabiaAugust 28, 2010
    Lmfao there are too many chinos here they keep poppin outta no where (:
  • Jayson
    JaysonMarch 12, 2011
    Wait is too long and portions are too small. It's alright since it's open late.
  • John D.
    John DixonApril 11, 2014
    La comida aquí es premia buena mexicana en Los Angeles!
  • Erick R.
    Erick Rangel ArroyoSeptember 27, 2016
    Torta de asada con salsa verde 👌🏾
  • Harrison J.
    Harrison JungJuly 8, 2016
    타코와 브릿도 엄청 맛있어요
  • Juan "Bobby" C.
    Juan "Bobby" CorralesSeptember 6, 2014
    Torta de asada
  • Prima C.
    Prima CJune 3, 2012
    cheek taco, tostada el torino
  • Pablo G.
    Pablo GallegosApril 9, 2015
    Milanesa torta, OMG!
  • N G.
    N GameroOctober 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Milanesa torta
  • HopHeadJim
    HopHeadJimSeptember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Carne asada torta, no beans
  • Misael H.
    No puede ser que los limones los cobren como extra
  • Missy W.
    Missy WFebruary 19, 2011
    Carne asada tostadas! Horchata!
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