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Taco Mesa

647 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2715
+1 949-642-0629
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (41 reviews)
“burrito” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
647 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2715
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Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

I visited here with my girlfriend on a 6 week holiday and had taco mesa ten times! It was amazing I loved the blackened chicken quesadilla

Thank Daveretro3
Reviewed 27 March 2015

This place serves a number of yummy entrees with daily specials in addition. The seasoning and sauces are excellent. How do they make rice and beans taste so gourmet? Friendly service too. The food is basically indistiguishable from the plusher and more expensive Taco Rosa....More

Thank Hackysacker
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Nothing fancy but great food in a casual atmosphere. Guac, salsa bar, tasty chips and tortillas We had the fish tacos and the carne asada. Such fresh food!

Thank Kathleen8448
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Delish tacos and flavor combinations. Blackened has so much flavor. LOVE the salsas! Lots of choices and tons of jalapeno carrots to snack on while you wait. If you love tacos, this is the place to try. Order at the counter and they call you...More

Thank JacqB
Reviewed 4 March 2015

This little place is the original TM. I frequent the TC in Mission Viejo. The menu is consistent at all. My favorite is the blackened calamari, among the several blackened proteins (fish, calamari, chicken). Today, I had a blackened calamari. Also...the salmon taco with the...More

Thank Fritz3rd
Reviewed 23 January 2015

We found out about this place from Internet reviews when looking for good places to eat in the area. We were visiting in the Costa Mesa area on vacation and went back here twice in 2 days for lunch and also dinner meals. The food...More

Thank JoAnne W
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Wonderful Mexican flavors from a chef raised in Mexico City, Locations in Orange, Mission Viejo and Ladera Ranch. Great Mexican food, you can reserve their tamales ahead of time for holidays. The flan is really amazing too.

Thank claymaryjo
Reviewed 27 October 2014

I can't give this place a bad review rating because the Gringos love it so much. They really think its authentic Mexican food but its nothing special. Everyone in Costa Mesa will tell you that this place is their hole in the wall. King Taco...More

Thank Lumerian
Reviewed 27 October 2014

We have been coming to this eatery for years, and...the food is always great. It is an old, converted fast-food place so the interior is nothing to write home about. It's all about THE food...!! The food selection has been written up in numerous local...More

1  Thank ebrynnie
Reviewed 6 October 2014

The food was fresh.The condiments were very good. I had the shrimp taco it was okay, my friend had the Mesa burrito, also pretty okay. I have had better shrimp tacos and burritos. Service was fast and friendly. I was not looking for anything fancy...More

1  Thank M21966
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 647 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2715
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-642-0629
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