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Taco Asylum

Taco Place$$$$
Costa Mesa
  • Ranked #4 for taco places in Costa Mesa
  • The tacos at Taco Asylum is a can't miss
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    "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)
54 Tips and reviews
  • tacos
  • chili
  • pork belly
  • short ribs
  • octopus
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  • Lee Y.
    Lee YiApril 15, 2016
    Try the Tacos - Battered fish was great. Sauce was great. Carnitas was a little bland and watery for my taste. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Peter A.
    Peter AnargirouOctober 19, 2015
    The duck molé are the best!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MillerOctober 18, 2015
    PB&J taco is a delicious affront to nature.
  • Kristine D.
    Kristine DanaoJune 28, 2015
    You need to try the Shrimp Pad Thai taco! DELISH!!
  • Julia N.
    Julia NMarch 25, 2015
    The banh mi taco and short rib tacos are a must!!! Great beer list too.
    Upvoted Apr 12
  • Johnny C.
    Johnny CaliforniaDecember 4, 2014
    I had the Buffalo Fried Chicken taco last night. Quite possibly the best taco I've ever had. I need to try the others.
  • Christopher G.
    Christopher GullettOctober 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Jerk Chicken Mango Habenero goes off....
  • Brew meets Girl
    Brew meets GirlJune 16, 2014
    Creative tacos on the menu with lots of local craft brew options.
  • Donna B.
    Donna BrightmanMay 29, 2014
    Fried green tomatoes rocked.
  • Nui W.
    Nui WaiworakijMarch 15, 2014
    Beef tongue and duck was good. The sauce on the rabbit was kinda funky lol
  • Matt S.
    Matt SimanskiNovember 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for extra meat on your taco.....a dollar extra, but worth it!
  • Mo M.
    Mo MartinezSeptember 20, 2013
    The beer on tap is pretty good. Also recommend the ghost pork tacos.
  • Kasey K.
    Kasey KahneSeptember 13, 2013
    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
  • Chrystal F.
    Chrystal FairbanksJuly 6, 2013
    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 :(
  • constants a.
    constants axlApril 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    such a bummer, new menu is not good. bring back the steak tacos from the old menu...
  • Ⓔⓡⓘⓒ
    ⒺⓡⓘⓒMarch 20, 2013
    BBQ Beef Tongue taco, outta this world goodness! Try it with the Red Savina hot sauce.
  • Michael Ashley S.
    Trying three of the new tacos M. Shah has been talking about.
  • Francis R.
    Francis RaymundoNovember 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Pork belly all the way! While you're in say what up to Lee!
  • Samy S.
    Samy SNovember 26, 2012
    The duck taco is bomb.
  • Beck J.
    Beck JohnsonAugust 20, 2012
    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. :(
  • Amy C.
    Amy CookAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ghost chili for heat and duck taco for complex flavor, wash it down with a Green Flash.
  • Rhonda R.
    Rhonda R.June 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ghost chili pork and duck tacos are best.
  • Jay A.
    Jay AJune 23, 2012
    Just ordered the new Falafel Taco. Heaven. Just the right amount of heat and the dates made an interesting flavor sensation.
  • Iman Y.
    Iman YasmineJune 10, 2012
    The lamb taco with whatever sauce they used was sooo good! This one is a must try, along with the duck & octopus!!❤
  • Amy C.
    Amy CookMay 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ghost chili pork!
  • Mike L.
    Mike LongMay 22, 2012
    Wild mushroom! Radical people!
  • Saren S.
    Saren SakuraiMay 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Do not combine ghost chili tacos with ghost chili sauce. It will end your day.
  • Beth C.
    Beth CrosbieApril 5, 2012
    Tell Foxy I say hi!!
  • sarah jane b.
    sarah jane barbaMarch 28, 2012
    If you have the Ghost Chili Pork, you might want to follow it with the Duck. Cool your tongue off with the brie!
  • Duy H.
    Duy HuynhMarch 23, 2012
    Tip on Ghost Chili Pork Taco: "One of the best tacos I ever eat!". Read more
  • Taste Terminal
    Taste TerminalMarch 4, 2012
    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
  • Alyssa H.
    Alyssa HigginsJanuary 17, 2012
    Try the mushroom taco, its more filling than you'd imagine.
  • Lindsey R.
    Lindsey RathmannJanuary 7, 2012
    Tried the Duck & the Ghost Chili tacos. Tasty & HOT!!! Great homemade tortillas!
  • 캐쉬 문.
    캐쉬 문December 11, 2011
    man they don't mess around with their Red Savina hot sauce for real
  • Nick F.
    Nick FactoranNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget the chips! They are a favorite!
  • Jenn S.
    Jenn SAugust 23, 2011
    I haven't made it through the whole menu but so far my favorites are Duck, Wild Mushroom and the Special Shrimp Tacos. Yum!!!!!!
  • Tyler D.
    Tyler DenstadAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Back in Black IPA. FTW
  • Phu P.
    Phu PAugust 17, 2011
    Try the pork belly taco! Awesome with the daikon radish!
  • J G.
    J GallardoAugust 13, 2011
    Really cool atmosphere. Comfortable seating. Awesome patio within range if where bands are able to play. Worth the money...if you got it :-)
  • Dee P.
    Dee PettitAugust 8, 2011
    Amazing Range of Taco's A Real Hidden Treasure
  • John H.
    John HsiangJuly 31, 2011
    $1 too expensive, but tasty. Short rib with Ghost Chili hot sauce all the way.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CoxJune 28, 2011
    Amazing food. So delicious. The lamb was fantastic. Duck was a little bland.
  • Marlena W.
    Marlena WeisbrotJune 12, 2011
    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 W.
    Marlena WeisbrotJune 12, 2011
    Good food but too expensive, you don't even get a plate or a cup! WTF??
  • Lillian
    LillianJune 10, 2011
    Short Rib and Ghost chili tacos are bomb.
  • Theresa D.
    Theresa DreikeJune 6, 2011
    Really enjoyed a quiet Sunday afternoon here. Had 3 tacos. More than enough food and a beer. Lovely spot to hang out. Read more
  • Matt B.
    Matt BorstMay 7, 2011
    The octopus tacos are AMAZING!
  • Max S.
    Max S.April 21, 2011
    Come back for happy hour prices. $1 off tacos. ps. get the octopus!
  • Audra H.
    Audra HaskellApril 16, 2011
    Craftsman Hef is delicious.
  • James W.
    James WrenMarch 31, 2011
    The chocolate ganache was rich and tasty but the apple cobbler was the worst I've ever had.
  • Olivia
    OliviaMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice selection of flavored fresh Ginger ales.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AMarch 9, 2011
    Wild mushroom tacos are incredible! Careful with sauces- very dangerous
  • Suki
    SukiMarch 8, 2011
    Wild mushroom and curried Paneer are the best
  • Eunice O.
    Eunice OhFebruary 21, 2011
    Any w/olives are too overpowered in flavor by them. Food offerings are hyped, but the beer offerings are top notch.
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