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Tacos Moreno

1053 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1512
+1 831-429-6095
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“al pastor” (6 reviews)
“quesadillas” (11 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
1053 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1512
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been eating at Tacos Moreno since 1983 (and still have a shirt from 1985 that drew a surprised reaction from the owner's daughter, the champion boxer, when I wore it on a visit there a couple of years ago). When I started going...More

Thank Falafelsryummy
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I have been eating at Tacos Moreno for over 20 years. It is a family run business and the food is homemade and always fresh. I actually have withdrawal symptoms every December when the family goes to Mexico for the holidays and closes shop for...More

Thank karencyd53
Reviewed 12 May 2017

While in Santa Cruz on a recent Saturday afternoon my wife and I decided to try Tacos Moreno for lunch. The place was very sad and the service lacking. Because this sometimes is the case in authentic Mexican eateries, we overlooked it because the quality...More

Thank TJFLG42
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

The value was incredible. The young lady working the counter was phenomenal, attentive and extremely efficient.

Thank csksr
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Best of everything! I heard about this from the guys at work...they recommended the burittos, but I had a craving for tacos & they were fantastic! Beats anything I've eaten in Mexico!

Thank nicolegall
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We grabbed lunch at this place on our stop in Santa Cruz. The good ratings on Tripadvisor were true. It a very good place for burritos, tacos and thelike. It looks rather unimpressive from the outside. But there was a line-up which is always a...More

Thank LoonCA
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered take-out over the phone. They didn't put in the order until I arrived so defeated the purpose of calling ... Al pastor was overcooked. Salsa was good. Sour cream and guacamole sides were tiny. I like the simple menu. If I did it...More

Thank Scott F
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is my favorite place for burritos and tacos. They have a small menu but everything is special. In my opinion they make the best bbq pork burritos. The meat/sauce is unique and tasty especially when their signature salsa is added. If you have a...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We had a late dinner one of the evenings we were in Santa Cruz. Some of the staff at the hotel recommended Tacos Moreno for excellent fish tacos. We agree! A couple of us had burritos and they also were fresh and very good. Prices...More

Thank RAMX13
Reviewed 26 July 2016

al pastor is my husbands favorite. I like the chili verde. Their salsa is amazing so be sure you get enough. hey give you one container for each item if you get it to go - they charge 25 cents for other containers, but it...More

Thank Angela n
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1053 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1512
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-429-6095
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