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4533 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-2617
+1 949-642-2458
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

So good. We told them we had never been there before and they enthusiastically walked us through. So yummy!!!

Thank Beth C
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Definitely a little hole in the wall, but sometimes those are the best places to eat. This little taco shop is no exception. I like to hit it up whenever I'm in Newport.

Thank Arturito76
Spanish Fork, Utah
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Fish tacos were yummy and our favorite was the steak nachos! Good value and fast food. Limited seating & parking, but great for a quick bite!

Thank peachygirl33
Rancho Mirage, California, United States
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65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Not fancy and limited seating (and parking is minimal) but really good tacos especially shrimp. Ask for the secret sauce. Friendly staff and clean kitchen. Many fine Mexican staples available including large(!) and small burritos. Drink choices are extensive. Fair prices. Like!

Thank Andrew T
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We came in from out of town and wanted to eat some tacos near the beach. Chronic Tacos was awesome. I had a torta which was delicious and cheap. My brother tried to get fish on his torta and the guy making it said he probably didn't want to do that. He was looking out for us. Just eat here.... More 

1 Thank Jacob A
Austin, TX
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

ANY of the seafood tacos made Baja style are muy excelente! I did not try anything but shrimp and fish. I am from Texas and have a fairly high minimum for a tasty taco. Staff was friendly, helpful, quick, and clean/hygienic. Laid back décor and vibe...no fancy pants snob stuff here...just the tacos!

Thank texszem
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Love this place! You can choose your own ingredients for your tacos/burritos/bowls/salads just like Chipotle, but it just seems more "authentic" since it has more of a hole-in-the-wall vibe than a nationwide, fast food chain vibe. It also has more options than Chipotle (like shrimp) and I think I even saw someone order French fries in their burrito once (not... More 

Thank Crystal W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

We were on vacation in Newport Beach and went to Chronic Tacos because a friend of my son recommended it. I'm not really a fan of chain restaurants but decided to check it out anyway. I had the carne asada tacos and my son had the carnitas. We were both pretty happy with our choices. It was not horribly expensive... More 

Thank Disneylover41
Salt Lake City, Utah
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

We come to newport beach every year for 1-2 weeks in the summer and we have our regular rotation. Chronic taco is one of those lunch rotations. They are consistently good and busy. It's very casual so we have eaten there for dinner in the evening if we don't want something heavy or formal. I usually have the fish taco.... More 

Thank ssmlutah
Huntington Beach, California
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210 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

We love the ability to customize our Mexican meal whether we want tacos, burritos, bowls or salads. We like the carne asada, chicken and carnitas. The grilled onions and green peppers are a great addition. We like the one in Irvine the best.

Thank Famluv2travel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4533 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-2617
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-642-2458

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