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El Taco

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306 Victoria Street, Nelson, British Columbia BC V1L 4K4, Canada
+1 250-352-2060
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

amazing fresh food faster than fast food. Delicious burrito bowls. Reasonable prices.....good sized portions. Wonderfully fresh. The salsa verde is excellent. Very comfortable, casual setting. My favourite eatery in Nelson.

Thank wen6dy
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The hotel recommended this place for gourmet tacos...I was NOT dissapointed! I had the special pot roast taco and eggplant taco...YUMMMM

Thank drdennis22016
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Fresh, delicious and authentic Mexican food! A local relative brought us here for dinner, the burrito was huge! Funky little place where you place your own order and grab your own food. There was a Mexican band that came thru and sang, adding to the atmosphere. Recommend to anyone looking for a great meal.

Thank littlemego
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Thanks for awesome food and service .we love the authentic food every time we come here The hot sauces were just the type of sauces we love Thank you very much for the delicious food!!!!!

Thank Rajeshkiran M
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We spotted El Taco while cruising up and down seeking a parking spot (not easy to find) then while window-shopping Baker Street made our way back there for lunch. Mostly a good choice. Although it is totally self-serve (order at the till and pay up-front), and return to pick up plastic bowls containing our food, it was fine. The chipotle... More 

Thank dont_tie_me_down
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Great Food. Taco Salad, Burrito, Quesadillia all good. Nice size portions. Get a seat outside as its pretty hot inside.

Thank jaykayCalgary
vancouver, canada
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78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Place looks sort of fun with a nice little garden. Had a very dry and bland burrito with a side of chips with a bland salsa and a beer for $22. Not great value.. Wouldn't be coming back here...

Thank jeffpry
Nelson, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Love this place, great food everytime I've been and fresh. Not overly spicy for those that can't handle the true Mexican heat!

Thank cducalgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We had mojitos, seafood tacos, pork tacos; and chips and guacamole. The drinks were average, and the tacos were more lettuce than anything else (hard to find the meat and I do not remember seeing any cheese). The guacamole was a weird sauce (I would not classify it as actual real guacamole), and the chips weren't fresh or interesting.

Thank zirnaayla
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We were late and staff clearly had their mind on other things than serving customers. We ordered chicken burrito but they forgot to put in the chicken. Not kidding. Mumbled apologies, unwrapped the whole thing, added the mandatory chicken and that was it. Probably better for vegetarians.

1 Thank callecarlito182

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 Victoria Street, Nelson, British Columbia BC V1L 4K4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-352-2060

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