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Tacos POR Favor

Santa Monica
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1406 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3803
+1 310-392-5768
08:00 - 20:00
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Tacos Por Favor in Venice on Hamilton St. Maybe we are spoiled by good local fare in Seattle but this place failed to impress us foodwise. The tacos were somewhat bland and unexciting. Seemed like typical cheapmex food, nothing special. The service was good however and fast.

Thank Begreen
Sofia, Bulgaria
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124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a California burrito here for breakfast. It was excellent. As a burrito enthusiast, I have to say it was among the better ones I have tasted. The staff is polite and fast. If you want it more spicy, you need to ask for it.

1 Thank Denitsa H
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Their food was great, but I had my 2 year old. And they had no high chairs. Great food! But the food was really good, and it had a fun atmosphere.

1 Thank Myndie C
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

My wife and I had recently traveled to Ensenada, Mexico for our honeymoon. We visited an award winning taco stand and had the best tacos we've ever had. Fast forward a few days and we visited Tacos Por Favor. We were not let down. The El Pastor tacos were almost as good as the ones we had in Mexico. The... More 

1 Thank Trexxx_99
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We love Mexican food and especially the little hole-in-the-wall places so my son took us here for dinner when we were visiting and it did not disappoint. Place was packed. Chips and salsa was great and so was our food. Closes around 8 so you have to go early.

1 Thank playamomma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We order fronm Tacos Por Favor often, always fresh and delish. Lilly and Henry are #1 we are very satisfied at our law firm. I'm personally hispanic this is the real deal when it comes to authentic Mexican food. Love it!

1 Thank Irma C
Geneva, Switzerland
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

They actually have 3 locations: West LA, Santa Monica, and Venice. The Venice operation is smaller than the Santa Monica one, but the quality is fairly consistent. The tacos and the burritos are very good, the chile relleno is only "good". I also confirm the portions are not as gigantic as others, so we complemented with some taquitos, also very... More 

1 Thank Thoi D
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

This place was the real deal. Real Mexican food with real Mexican people working at the restaurant. Being from Chicago, I have become real picky with Mexican food and cannot tolerate it if it's bad or just mediocre. (New York for instance, doesn't tend to have real Mexican food). I was in a rush so only had the al pastor... More 

1 Thank Erika G
Smugglers Notch, Vermont
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

How much details can one go into when praising a taqueria? The ingredients are fresh, the service is friendly and the portions are generous. I usually go for the Mahi Tacos, but also recommend Pastor (roast pork) in any form you like, if that's your thing. Anyway you go, you can't go wrong, but be careful of the lunch rush,... More 

1 Thank SonOfClovis
Marina del Rey, California
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324 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We love Tacos Por Favor. We just went back this weekend and as always it was great. We usually just order to go but you can eat there. The tacos are the best and I just love the burritos. Their chips are super tasty. Tacos Por Favor is a small family owned place you will love. If you are in... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1406 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-392-5768

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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