Taco Asylum

Taco Place
2937 Bristol St Ste B102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 98 votes

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  • Ranked #3 for taco places in Costa Mesa
  • What you need to know
    "BBQ Beef Tongue taco, outta this world goodness!"(3 Tips)
    Rhonda R.
    "Ghost chili pork and duck tacos are best."(3 Tips)
    Duy H.
    "Tip on Ghost Chili Pork Taco: "One of the best tacos I ever eat!"."(3 Tips)
    Phu P.
    "Try the pork belly taco!"(4 Tips)
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  • tacos
  • chili
  • short ribs
  • octopus
  • pork
  • spicy food
  • happy hour
  • beer
  • hidden gem
  • meats
  • fried chicken
  • shrimp pad Thai
  • outdoor seating
  • good service
  • bánh mì sandwiches
  • mole
  • good for a quick meal
  • ghost
  • healthy food
  • good for working
  • Peter A.

    The duck molé are the best!

    Peter Anargirou · October 19
  • Chris M.

    PB&J taco is a delicious affront to nature.

    Chris Miller · October 18
  • Kristine D.

    You need to try the Shrimp Pad Thai taco! DELISH!!

    Kristine Danao · June 28
  • Julia N.

    The banh mi taco and short rib tacos are a must!!! Great beer list too.

    Julia N · March 25
  • Johnny C.

    I had the Buffalo Fried Chicken taco last night. Quite possibly the best taco I've ever had. I need to try the others.

    Johnny California · December 4, 2014
  • Christopher G.

    The Jerk Chicken Mango Habenero goes off....

    Christopher Gullett · October 25, 2014
  • Brew meets Girl

    Creative tacos on the menu with lots of local craft brew options.

    Brew meets Girl · June 16, 2014
  • Donna B.

    Fried green tomatoes rocked.

    Donna Brightman · May 29, 2014
  • Nui W.

    Beef tongue and duck was good. The sauce on the rabbit was kinda funky lol

    Nui Waiworakij · March 15, 2014
  • Matt S.

    Ask for extra meat on your taco.....a dollar extra, but worth it!

    Matt Simanski · November 15, 2013
  • Mo M.

    The beer on tap is pretty good. Also recommend the ghost pork tacos.

    Mo Martinez · September 20, 2013
  • Kasey K.

    Eh, too over priced for beer that really isn't all great. Tacos look tiny & not filling for the price you pay. Save your money, and eat some place healthier for a better value in food

    Kasey Kahne · September 13, 2013
  • Chrystal F.

    1st come 4 happy hour:$3 draft beer and $1 off tacos. 2nd we tried lots of tacos - best are: pork belly (hands down), fried chicken & BBQ Beef Tongue. Eat here, drink here! Your belly will thank u :(

    Chrystal Fairbanks · July 6, 2013
  • constants a.

    such a bummer, new menu is not good. bring back the steak tacos from the old menu...

    constants axl · April 27, 2013
  • Ⓔⓡⓘⓒ

    BBQ Beef Tongue taco, outta this world goodness! Try it with the Red Savina hot sauce.

    Ⓔⓡⓘⓒ · March 20, 2013
  • Michael Ashley S.

    Trying three of the new tacos M. Shah has been talking about.

    Michael Ashley Schulman · March 14, 2013
  • Francis R.

    Pork belly all the way! While you're in say what up to Lee!

    Francis Raymundo · November 29, 2012
  • Samy S.

    The duck taco is bomb.

    Samy S · November 26, 2012
  • Beck J.

    I tried the steak, pork belly and falafel tacos. Steak was the best. I wanted to try the sampler mini tacos but they were out of small taco shells. :(

    Beck Johnson · August 20, 2012
  • Amy C.

    Ghost chili for heat and duck taco for complex flavor, wash it down with a Green Flash.

    Amy Cook · August 19, 2012
  • Rhonda R.

    Ghost chili pork and duck tacos are best.

    Rhonda R. · June 25, 2012
  • Jay A.

    Just ordered the new Falafel Taco. Heaven. Just the right amount of heat and the dates made an interesting flavor sensation.

    Jay A · June 23, 2012
  • Iman Y.

    The lamb taco with whatever sauce they used was sooo good! This one is a must try, along with the duck & octopus!!❤

    Iman Yasmine · June 10, 2012
  • Amy C.

    Ghost chili pork!

    Amy Cook · May 25, 2012
  • Mike L.

    Wild mushroom! Radical people!

    Mike Long · May 22, 2012
  • Saren S.

    Do not combine ghost chili tacos with ghost chili sauce. It will end your day.

    Saren Sakurai · May 17, 2012
  • Beth C.

    Tell Foxy I say hi!!

    Beth Crosbie · April 5, 2012
  • sarah jane b.

    If you have the Ghost Chili Pork, you might want to follow it with the Duck. Cool your tongue off with the brie!

    sarah jane barba · March 28, 2012
  • Duy H.

    Tip on Ghost Chili Pork Taco: "One of the best tacos I ever eat!". Read more

    Duy Huynh · March 23, 2012
  • Taste Terminal

    Every batch of the ghost pepper used for the Ghost Chili Pork Taco is tested by the kitchen staff. The taco is made with a flour tortilla, pork cracklins, and topped with chili threads. Read more

    Taste Terminal · March 4, 2012
  • Alyssa H.

    Try the mushroom taco, its more filling than you'd imagine.

    Alyssa Higgins · January 17, 2012
  • Lindsey R.

    Tried the Duck & the Ghost Chili tacos. Tasty & HOT!!! Great homemade tortillas!

    Lindsey Rathmann · January 7, 2012
  • Eden T.

    To complement the dining experience - fresh Aguas Frescas made daily. Today's: berry and melon with jalapeño.

    Eden Tsai · December 21, 2011
  • 캐쉬 문.

    man they don't mess around with their Red Savina hot sauce for real

    캐쉬 문 · December 11, 2011
  • Nick F.

    Don't forget the chips! They are a favorite!

    Nick Factoran · November 19, 2011
  • Jenn S.

    I haven't made it through the whole menu but so far my favorites are Duck, Wild Mushroom and the Special Shrimp Tacos. Yum!!!!!!

    Jenn S · August 23, 2011
  • Tyler D.

    Back in Black IPA. FTW

    Tyler Denstad · August 17, 2011
  • Phu P.

    Try the pork belly taco! Awesome with the daikon radish!

    Phu P · August 17, 2011
  • J G.

    Really cool atmosphere. Comfortable seating. Awesome patio within range if where bands are able to play. Worth the money...if you got it :-)

    J Gallardo · August 13, 2011
  • Dee P.

    Amazing Range of Taco's A Real Hidden Treasure

    Dee Pettit · August 8, 2011
  • John H.

    $1 too expensive, but tasty. Short rib with Ghost Chili hot sauce all the way.

    John Hsiang · July 31, 2011
  • Matthew C.

    Amazing food. So delicious. The lamb was fantastic. Duck was a little bland.

    Matthew Cox · June 28, 2011
  • Marlena W.

    Way too expensive for what you're actually getting. It tasted ok but now I'm really sick to my stomach. Had the duck & the lamb. Stillll tasting it. :-/ Don't waste your time or money here!

    Marlena Weisbrot · June 12, 2011
  • Marlena W.

    Good food but too expensive, you don't even get a plate or a cup! WTF??

    Marlena Weisbrot · June 12, 2011
  • Lillian

    Short Rib and Ghost chili tacos are bomb.

    Lillian · June 10, 2011
  • Theresa D.

    Really enjoyed a quiet Sunday afternoon here. Had 3 tacos. More than enough food and a beer. Lovely spot to hang out. Read more

    Theresa Dreike · June 6, 2011
  • Matt B.

    The octopus tacos are AMAZING!

    Matt Borst · May 7, 2011
  • Max S.

    Come back for happy hour prices. $1 off tacos. ps. get the octopus!

    Max S. · April 21, 2011
  • Audra H.

    Craftsman Hef is delicious.

    Audra Haskell · April 16, 2011
  • James W.

    The chocolate ganache was rich and tasty but the apple cobbler was the worst I've ever had.

    James Wren · March 31, 2011