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El Taco Loco

2408 M L King Jr Blvd, New Bern, NC 28562-4418
+1 252-633-3326
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (10 reviews)
“burrito” (31 reviews)
“street tacos” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
2408 M L King Jr Blvd, New Bern, NC 28562-4418
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Don't miss this little restaurant if you like authentic Mexican food. Fish tacos, pork burrito, chicken burrito and chicken cheese quesadilla were all amazing. Quick service even with an endless line of people placing orders in person and on the phone. Order at the counter...More

Thank Heather G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a Friday after work and I waited 25 minutes. I had stopped on a whim. I almost left twice but was stopped by other customers with promises of it being worth the wait. Omg! It was. None of that ground beef garbage. My...More

Thank kitamon121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Fast and good. Drank my first ever Mandarin Orange soda. Taco Loco was yummy. Just try it.

Thank M M
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Stopped in on the way home from the airport, lunchtime on a Sunday. Not great "curb appeal" but was highly rated so we tried it out. Not impressed with the food, can't understand the high rating - maybe it is the tamales they serve on...More

Thank jenstwocents
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Trip Advisor, thank you, for another great recommendation. Asada Fries extra crispy are unbelievably good. We got one order as an appetizer to share between five people. It was absolutely incredible. Highly, highly recommend.

1  Thank Teresa A
Reviewed 5 April 2017

But don't let that fool you. Very good Mexican food. We had tacos which were quite tasty. We have to be back in New Bern in a few weeks and will be back for the burrito. Very small inside with just a few tables and...More

1  Thank Edward C
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

They have THE most authentic Mexican food in town! You must try the carnitas!! It's hard to find good Mexican food. I highly recommend Taco Loco.

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I love this place! I really like that the prices are fair and this is authentic mexican food! The tacos are like street tacos! You can't order on hard or soft; they are made with real corn tortillas. I don't like store bought corn tortillas,...More

Thank CBarr617
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Like everyone else says, it is a very small, no frills restaurant, but...they have the best authentic Mexican food in eastern NC. I live in Kinston but when in New Bern, I always stop and pick up food to take home.Do yourself a favor and...More

Thank wgpirate
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Being very particular about tamales, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the tamales at El Taco Loco are fantastic. They are only available on the weekends, and if you want a large order, you need to order them during the week to be ready...More

1  Thank owens1996
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2408 M L King Jr Blvd, New Bern, NC 28562-4418
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-633-3326
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