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King Taco

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45 N Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91103-3901
+1 626-792-0405
08:00 - 03:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 00:00
Fri 07:00 - 03:00
Sat 08:00 - 03:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Used to be a taco truck that made its name into the restaurant business. Cheap Mexican food truck food that is available in a air conditioned area. Great place to come after a night of drinking in gold town Pasadena. Don't expect gourmet food but just something to curb the appetite

Thank skankymonk
Washington State
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Had some great carne asada tacos with green sauce. The surroundings are pretty basic and the food is good. If you're looking for a fancy place, you'll probably be disappointed. If you're looking for tacos like you might find on the street or in a market, stop by and you'll probably be pleased.

Thank chesterjibowitz
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276 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

King Taco began as a taco truck, way back in 1974 and now has about 20 stores around Los Angeles, and you can still find the trucks at certain venues and events. The menu is traditional Mexican fare - tacos, burritos, tamales and so forth. Nothing fancy here, just good, inexpensive food - albeit sometimes a little greasy. The value... More 

Thank Eric G
Parsippany, New Jersey
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

I would have given this place higher rating but there are many better alternatives around with similar items on menu.. Ordered to go.. Tamales, Burrito and Taco.. Only Tamales were good but Burritos and Tacos were sub-par.. However this is a real cheap eat..

Thank Love2ReviewThis
Cockeysville, Maryland
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78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were here for breakfast after a hike to the eaton canyon falls and ordered just a glass of tamarindo and a couple of tamales - both sweet and savory. I remember eating tamales once or twice before when some colleagues made it and it tasted very average. The one we ate here was awesome. I wish we had their... More 

Thank easyvivek
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353 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This place will not impress with anything on the menu. I've been here a few times, but only due to convenience. The burritos are soggy without much flavor and the nachos are essentially above average chips with cheeze whiz quality cheese oozed on them. Tbe burritos and nachos both get 2 stars, but the tacos I'd give 3 stars.

Thank ee978
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a great late night place to get some tacos. I had the carne asada quesadilla and al pastor tacos. They were gone before I knew. I'm thinking of going back for a breakfast burrito.

Thank kintaro1065
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

For a total fast food joint, their tacos are legit, as are their sopes. Food is fast to be ready and the horchata was pretty delicious too. Keep in mind this is a fast food joint - expect a fast food vibe, cleanliness etc. I'd definitely go back for another quick stop though, the food is great.

Thank MissyFizzyPop
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

So, after being recommended this place by a Mexican taxi driver we ventured in. This was possibly the worst mistake I have ever made in my 25 years of life. The food was tasteless and when I say tasteless I mean tasted like it had been taken into the parking lot, run over by a truck twice and then briefly... More 

Thank Liam O
Phoenix, Arizona
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134 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

You can't go wrong with super-fresh chopped onions and cilantro for your tacos and tostadas. This place isn't overly unique, but it does the authentic Mexican food well. Food was delicious.

Thank jcduncan2001

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Fast food, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:30 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 N Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91103-3901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-792-0405

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