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Vatos Urban Tacos

Mexican Restaurant₩₩₩₩
이태원1동, 서울특별시
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  • Go here. Experience the Mexican food. It's worth it.
  • Clifford L.
    "Kimchi Fries!!! Loved the Burrito Bowls, Tacos and Quesadillas too."(20 Tips)
    Nuri J.
    "The best American style - Mexican restaurant in Korea."(7 Tips)
    Lucy H.
    "You MUST try the Nutella Nachos - deerishus!"(8 Tips)
    Jessica H.
    "Great food and great atmosphere!! Nothing like it in Itaewon."(4 Tips)
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  • Hannah R.
    Hannah R2 weeks ago
    The best Mexican food in Seoul!
  • Samuel B.
    Samuel BennettFebruary 14
    Pretty solid Korean Mexican fusion
  • Kristina B.
    Kristina BosakFebruary 7
    Great place with amazing food and atmosphere! Taco with spicy chicken - love :)
  • Dunja L.
    Dunja LazicJanuary 3
    Great cocktails 🍸
  • Jay E.
    Jay EureDecember 12, 2016
    One of the best places to dine in Itaewon-dong. Atmosphere 5 stars, staff 5 stars, food 5 stars. No wifi.
  • Baldomero C.
    Baldomero CastroNovember 26, 2016
    Vatos is not an authentic mexican food restaurant... It is a korean american mexican style. I dont understand the popularity of nutella nachos or kimchi tacos wtf
  • Stacy A.
    Stacy AustinNovember 23, 2016
    Tacos are small and flavorful. Service is fast, kind, and attentive. Highly recommend going on Wednesdays for the all-day 5,000₩ margaritas.
  • Sang-Hyeon P.
    Sang-Hyeon ParkNovember 21, 2016
    Such a great place! Atmosphere, kindness, foods are wondeful, you should visit there.
  • 윤지 이.
    윤지 이November 8, 2016
    Burrito Bowls 최고다
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan MNovember 2, 2016
    For when you need a taste of home... or a margarita with a Corona upended in it. Oh and the kimchi fries 👌🏼
  • Yves S.
    Yves SummonsOctober 25, 2016
    Great tacos, even better cocktails!
  • Nate T.
    Nate TinnerSeptember 15, 2016
    Fish tacos did it for me. A little pricey, though.
  • Mariana S.
    Mariana Stuginski BarbosaSeptember 4, 2016
    I was expecting too much maybe... Tacos were samples only. Food is nice, but nothing special.
  • Gregory K.
    Gregory KueblerAugust 6, 2016
    Fish tacos!! The tortilla wrap for the tacos weren't really authentic but more of the Korean style wrap but it was still good. Good craft beers and sugar drinks
  • Mikael R.
    Mikael RosénJuly 24, 2016
    Mexican ice tea
  • Amy Y.
    Amy YehMay 26, 2016
    Love fish taco!! So refreshing 😍
  • Egor L.
    Egor LavrentevMay 6, 2016
    Indica IPA and tacos made my day.
  • Brian W.
    Brian WebbApril 22, 2016
    Margaritas, quesadillas and atmosphere. Noise level was fine even though it was busy. Staff are friendly.
  • Seline J.
    Seline JungApril 14, 2016
    Vatos was the original but the taste has gone down with expansion. Much better choices for Mexican in Seoul now.
  • Baturay A.
    Baturay AkaslanMarch 13, 2016
    Best guacamole I had in Seoul so far, the burrito was pretty good too.
  • Omer M.
    Omer MertMarch 1, 2016
    Baja fish taco - one of the must-have item in the menu !!
  • Justin K.
    Justin KopepasahFebruary 27, 2016
    Looking for Mexican food with a twist? This is the spot for you.
  • Namona B.
    Namona BtFebruary 25, 2016
    The best margarita ever tasted 🙀
  • Toby C.
    Toby CornwellJanuary 27, 2016
    Great Cocktails
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱January 20, 2016
    THE BEST Korean-Mexican fusion restaurant in Seoul! They have recently expanded to Singapore because they are THAT good!
  • Georgianna P.
    Georgianna Pisano-GoetzJanuary 11, 2016
    Delicious, but the price adds up quickly! There are cheaper, more authentic and less crowded places nearby. Definitely requires a reservation on a weekend night!
  • Clifford L.
    Clifford LimDecember 28, 2015
    Kimchi Fries!!! Loved the Burrito Bowls, Tacos and Quesadillas too. One of my fave places in Seoul.
  • Alice S.
    Alice SellsNovember 23, 2015
    Chimichuri chicken tacos
  • Alice S.
    Alice SellsNovember 23, 2015
    Kimchi fries!
  • Sarah
    SarahNovember 20, 2015
    MUST GET THE KIMCHI CARNE ASADA FRIES!!!!
  • Carlos R.
    Carlos Ramos VillarrealOctober 14, 2015
    wow greet tacos and greet place service it's so good and the food so tasty
  • Yongseok P.
    Yongseok ParkSeptember 30, 2015
    Kimchi carnitas is a must try! Tacos are fine too.
  • David D.
    David DávilaSeptember 28, 2015
    Kimchi fries were good, but definitely just Tex-Mex food, even though the most Mexican food I had in Korea, they had tamales!
  • Eric G.
    Eric GillespieSeptember 10, 2015
    Awesome please! Food was really good....kimchi fries are the bomb!!
  • G D.
    G DAugust 11, 2015
    One of the better burritos I have had in Korea.
  • Will K.
    Will KimJune 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I usually hated Mexican cuisine, but this restaurant just changed my mind - the tacos and burritos here are absolutely stunning. I also recommend you to try the Mango drink as well.
  • Mike H.
    Mike H.June 14, 2015
    Burritos were great! Sit at the bar to avoid waiting on a table.
  • Sam H.
    Sam HerbertJune 10, 2015
    Tasty Mexican food, but I wasn't impressed with my margarita on the rocks. Will try again some time.
  • Christian
    ChristianMay 31, 2015
    They have almost invisibly advertised vegan and vegetarian choices. Veggie kimchi burrito was nice. Pets are accepted. Cocktails are ridiculously big, served in Texas hipster jars.
  • Timothy K.
    Timothy KimMay 14, 2015
    Great food. Expect a wait. The Kimchi fries are delicious.
  • Christian L.
    Christian LeeMay 11, 2015
    Don't be surprised if you reorder a second helping of kimchi carnitas fries!
  • Will K.
    Will KimMay 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Insanely amazing Taco/ Mexican restaurant! - I use to not like Mexican food; Tacos and Burritos weren't my things. But this place just nailed it - I seriously recommend anyone to try the foods here!
  • Brad S.
    Brad SnyderApril 27, 2015
    Galbi tacos are the shiz!!!
  • Namo Y.
    Namo YooApril 24, 2015
    Awesome~Awesome~Awesome~
  • Shelly Z.
    Shelly ZordichMarch 23, 2015
    The kimchi fries really are top notch! The tacos are also excellent. Got the carne asada and thoroughly enjoyed them!
  • Margaret
    MargaretMarch 11, 2015
    Honey tequila chicken wings, spicy chicken tacos, fat bastard burrito bowl and sexy Sanchez. All amazing.
  • Léo
    LéoMarch 8, 2015
    Top Food !
  • Ashley W.
    Ashley WoodsJanuary 22, 2015
    Amazing and well worth the price
  • Kristina P.
    Kristina ParkJanuary 21, 2015
    Best margaritas in Seoul. Period.
  • @soyrev
    @soyrevJanuary 7, 2015
    much better than it has to be. guacamole is especially high standard for a place nowhere close to any avocado climate.
  • Justin K.
    Justin KopepasahJanuary 1, 2015
    Extremely delicious tacos in Seoul and a fantastic atmosphere. Whether you are just visiting Seoul or live here, if you are craving tacos, this is a great place to visit.
  • bym
    bymDecember 24, 2014
    Crazy Drinks and great tacos!
  • Katrina Z.
    Katrina ZaiDecember 12, 2014
    Hip bar/pub with lots of specialty drinks. Serves up fast & tasty Korean/Mexican fare. House special-Kimchi Carnitas Fries. Galbi short rib tacos were good too. 1st basket of chips & salsa is free.
  • Khloe K.
    Khloe KimDecember 9, 2014
    Must try shrimp avocado quesadillas:) I loved it
  • Duane B.
    Duane BrownNovember 9, 2014
    Awesome tacos. I'd eat here again.
  • Mike G.
    Mike G.October 22, 2014
    Loved the mango quesadilla, shrimp tacos and jeju sunshine. Menu on the whole is delicious. expect to wait 1hr plus on weekends
  • Bitter R.
    Bitter RootOctober 4, 2014
    Kimchi fries, galbi tacos
  • Nuri J.
    Nuri JeonSeptember 11, 2014
    The best American style - Mexican restaurant in Korea.
  • R C.
    R CAugust 24, 2014
    Yummy. Great burritos and tacos. But the place is always loud and too crowded, you can barely hear yourself chew.
  • Will H.
    Will HughesAugust 10, 2014
    Kimchi pork fries and craft beers from US and Korea. Magpie IPA. Good size restaurant and ambience is oddly western - feels like a place in a US metro area. Highly recommend it. 60,000₩ for a family5
  • Brenna B.
    Brenna BrooksAugust 2, 2014
    Great food. Delicious
  • Katrina B.
    Katrina BeckJuly 5, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Another bit hit the New Mexican Caesar Chicken Wrap is great for summer
  • Jimi
    JimiJune 26, 2014
    Totally not worth the price. Our meal was almost $60 for 6 tacos and 2 drinks. We live in Beijing but from America. So we weren't expecting much. Hit up Taco Bell after. Should have done that first.
  • Tequila M.
    Tequila MenardJune 21, 2014
    Spicy Taco were delish and Margarita was awesome
  • Y - it
    Y - itMay 20, 2014
    holy hell...kimchi fries...awesome!
  • Briana D.
    Briana DeckardMay 11, 2014
    Great tacos and atmosphere. I'll be going back for a margarita next time I'm in Itaewon.
  • B M.
    B MaxwellMay 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is great. Especially the Nutella Nachos
  • Michael Chang K.
    One of the best mexican food in seoul, korea
  • Vatos T.
    Vatos TacosMarch 19, 2014
    Ever that the Original Vatos Tacos in California? The best.. VatosTacos.com
  • Luke L.
    Luke LarabeeMarch 15, 2014
    The Kimchi fries are amazing here. If you are in Itaewon, reserve a space and get these fries!
  • Ishan C.
    Ishan ChatterjeeMarch 10, 2014
    The Kimchi chilli fries definitely warrant a return visit, while the Corona-Rita is a unique twist on a staple well worth trying.
  • Gregory U.
    Gregory UlmaFebruary 19, 2014
    totally...completely...over rated
  • Keith B.
    Keith BeckFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Order the new tamales! Nice spice.
  • James YoungSang C.
    James YoungSang ChoFebruary 8, 2014
    Its bit pricy compare to actual mexican retails in US, but it was still better than other mexican places in Korea
  • Anna L.
    Anna LeeFebruary 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Passion fruit margarita is good!
  • Danie B.
    Danie BFebruary 2, 2014
    Texas tea and fish tacos are amazzzzzzing!
  • Kalley
    KalleyJanuary 18, 2014
    Kimchi fries were delicious! Chili lime shrimp tacos were so good! We went at 1700 and the wait was 1.5 hours! We got in right away as we made a reservation a week in advance. Reservation recommended.
  • Min P.
    Min ParkJanuary 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Kimchi carnita(?) Fries. Fries and kimchi - Boom. Explosive. You NEED to order this.
  • Sa'lome H.
    Sa'lome HinsonDecember 24, 2013
    Great white beer!!
  • matt h.
    matt hunterNovember 6, 2013
    great, english speaking restaurant. I recommend the braised short rib tacos for dinner and nutella nachos for desert (ok skip dinner and just get desert).
  • Angela N.
    Angela N.October 30, 2013
    Kimchee fries is a shareable size.
  • Anton K.
    Anton KroppOctober 9, 2013
    Delicious, but a long wait and portions are small. Plan on getting an appetizer and 3 tacos. Good beers on tap and nice outdoor seating
  • Phil I.
    Phil ImbuschSeptember 29, 2013
    Kimchi fries and every taco flavor are to die for. Get some diabetes ;) with Nutella tacos as desert - amazing!!
  • Mike H.
    Mike H.September 21, 2013
    Best burrito on this side of the Pacific.
  • Keith B.
    Keith BeckSeptember 8, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Want a dessert, but you just can't eat any more? Order a Café Olé (frozen chocolate margarita)
  • Christine S.
    Christine SheaAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Tip 1: kimchi carnitas fries. Tip 2: spicy chicken tacos. Tip 3: Texas Teas.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MclaneAugust 4, 2013
    small portions and expensive. It's nice they have chips and salsa but the tomato salsa tastes bad and the burritos aren't anything special. They need to stop using iceberg lettuce in Burritos.
  • Kenneth E.
    Kenneth EomJuly 20, 2013
    no free refill for plain nacho.
  • Nina V.
    Nina VanniceJuly 17, 2013
    The margarita was okay but I've definitely had better at el paso. Also they are super expensive! But the food is good!
  • Nuri J.
    Nuri JeonMay 2, 2013
    Awsome!! Remind me of Kimchi Cult in Camden Town, London!!!
  • Stephanie G.
    Stephanie GamApril 27, 2013
    Don't leave here without trying the massive Corona-a-Ritas or carne asada burritos or spicy chicken quesadillas or Nutella nachos or the whole menu basically. Ok?
  • Naeun L.
    Naeun LeeApril 24, 2013
    Good !!!!!good!good!!!!!!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SApril 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I have better Mexican food in the States, but when you need your cravings filled, this hits the spot. The burritos didnt leave me wanting more. Sticking to the quesadillas bc they are phenomenal.
  • David B.
    David BremerApril 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Kimchi fries to go. Too cool.
  • Q
    QApril 3, 2013
    The best taco place in Seoul. Hard to get in every day tho :( Emptying plate time 4 mins
  • Timothy G.
    Timothy GibbonsMarch 23, 2013
    Kimchi fries are delicious!
  • AJ J.
    AJ JenkinsMarch 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    While I find most items on the menu too small, the burritos are sized quite well.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DobbinsMarch 10, 2013
    Kimchi fries were bbbannnggging.
  • Choi H.
    Choi HyoungjooMarch 8, 2013
    mexcican :-) So so
  • Matt T.
    Matt TownsendJanuary 27, 2013
    The food and atmosphere are worth it. Put up with the wait for it, I promise!!!
  • Victoria
    VictoriaMay 24
    너무 기대하면 실망할 지도..
  • David S.
    David SemistJanuary 9
    생선 타코 맛있어요. 맥주가 아주 시원하고 맛있었어요. 사람이 너무 많아서 30분이상 기다릴때가 많아요.
  • Da-ae A.
    Da-ae ANDecember 14, 2016
    수제 맥주가 진짜 맛있음 😋👍🏻
  • Wonjoon L.
    Wonjoon LeeSeptember 21, 2016
    분위기 좋아요. 음식 밋도 훌륭히공
  • Namhee C.
    Namhee ChoMarch 20, 2016
    유명한 김치 fries 양념은 사이드로 주는 나초칩과 함께 드세요. 감자튀김이랑 먹는것 보다 맛나요
  • Taeik J.
    Taeik JangJuly 22, 2015
    새우타코가 맛있음. 굉장히 시끄러움.
  • kannana
    kannanaJuly 12, 2015
    김치카니타프라이즈 (김치 참치 프렌치후라이의 신기한 조합) 칠리라임쉬림프, 코로나리따 맛있습니다
  • sungsim k.
    sungsim kimMay 23, 2015
    망고새우퀘사디아!!! 주방 근처에 앉으면 주문종 소리에 혼이 나갈수도..
  • Julia R.
    Julia RheeApril 7, 2015
    마시기 딱 좋은 맛의 메뉴! 마가리타를 포함 칵테일류는 시키시지마라 맛없다
  • Sean Sangjin L.
    Sean Sangjin LeeMarch 29, 2015
    음료는 한잔만 시켜도 양은 두명이상 마시기에 충분해요
  • Byeongmin K.
    Byeongmin KwonMarch 3, 2015
    줄 안서고 들어간 건 평일 늦은 점심 시간 뿐.... 평일 세시 쯤.
  • Kang Nam P.
    Kang Nam ParkFebruary 15, 2015
    새우타코가 진리, 맥주 밋있고 직원분들 친절함. 좀 시끄럽긴하다
  • Cynthia K.
    Cynthia KimJanuary 11, 2015
    김치까르니따와 누텔라나쵸가 제일 좋았다. 웨이팅 긴 걸 싫어하는데도 오게 되는 곳.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle ChangJanuary 10, 2015
    김치프라이는 정말 최고! 과카몰리는 미리 추가해야지 안그럼 큰거로 치봐 같이 시켜야해요~ 브리또보울도 양이 크다는ㅎㅎ
  • Byung-Jun K.
    Byung-Jun KimDecember 6, 2014
    기대 엄청하고 갔지만 요리사 친구가 미리다녀와서 해준 이 있기에 마음에 준비는 했다. 그런대 역시나 ㅜ_ㅜ.. 친구가 머라했냐면 '향신료, 조미료 듬뿍..' ㅡ_ㅡ.. 내가 느끼기에 이건 김치 참치 볶음에 감자 튀김 얹어서 먹는 느낌이였다. 그나마 타코와 퀘사디아는 나았다.
  • Minyoung N.
    Minyoung NohOctober 30, 2014
    평일 6시에가도 웨이팅..ㄷㄷ 수탠딩 테이블은 빨리 입장가능
  • J H.
    J HuhSeptember 2, 2014
    맛있는만큼 매우 시끄러운? 클럽같은 분위기, 맛은 지독하게 맛있다 ㅠㅠ
  • Y C.
    Y CAugust 23, 2014
    저녁 웨이팅 심함. 타코는 돈차를리.
  • 유 병.
    유 병준August 23, 2014
    워터멜론 위트 마시쪙
  • Hyun Jeong S.
    Hyun Jeong SeolAugust 13, 2014
    늘 정신이 없는 곳!
  • Jinie K.
    Jinie KimJuly 10, 2014
    위생상태 제로!! 음식 시키기 전에 꼭 물컵 깨끗한지 확인할것!!!
  • 동현 김.
    동현 김June 9, 2014
    쉬름프 타코 먹어야겠어요
  • Jonghwa K.
    Jonghwa KimMarch 8, 2014
    김치까르니따는 언제 먹어도 맛있어요...! :)
  • Hyejin P.
    Hyejin ParkJanuary 26, 2014
    11시쯤 오면 기다리지 않아요 오홍홍~~
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