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Eltaurino Restaurant - 19 Reviews - 1104 S Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90006-3616, Los Angeles, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (213) 385-1187

Eltaurino Restaurant

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1104 S Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90006-3616
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Eltaurino Restaurant - Los Angeles, CA
Eltaurino Restaurant - Los Angeles, CA

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This is the best taco joint in the Pico Union District area. I grew up around here a lot of people come from all over it always gets pack on Friday's and the weekend you have a lo...

Worst

Ok ... lets get this straight.\r I love Mexican food. Authentic Mexican food. I expected El Taurino to be just that. \r VERY WRONG.\r First bad sign: My friend gets a burrito a...

Great Food 10/2/2011

This is the best taco joint in the Pico Union District area. I grew up around here a lot of people come from all over it always gets pack on Friday's and the weekend you have a lot of USC kids come up here to eat at this place. There is always parking if not you will certainly find parking in the street along Hoover or 11th street. On Friday's and the weekends they have the taco truck outside. They serve beer and have a jukebox. Good place to bring your friends. They now accept atm debit or credit cards finally it took them a good while to take cards. The atole they serve is real good. Everyone that I bring here always says this is the best taco joint they have ever been to. If you are ever on the Pico Union area go and check out this place. Open 24HRS more

Great Food! 10/2/2011

This is the best taco joint in the Pico Union District area. I grew up around here a lot of people come from all over it always gets pack on Friday's and the weekend you have a lot of USC kids come up here to eat at this place. There is always parking if not you will certainly find parking in the street along Hoover or 11th street. On Friday's and the weekends they have the taco truck outside. They serve beer and have a jukebox. Good place to bring your friends. They now accept atm debit or credit cards finally it took them a good while to take cards. The atole they serve is real good. Everyone that I bring here always says this is the best taco joint they have ever been to. If you are ever on the Pico Union area go and check out this place. Open 24HRS more

Need a Place like this in the Westside! 10/21/2009

I moved from Ktown to the Westside last month and I'll be honest...there are two things I miss about Ktown. El Taurino and Shikdorak. The opened a Manna in the Fox Hills Mall so my duk bo sam cravings are taken care of.\r \r HOWEVER, as much as I love titos tacos...it is NOT El Taurino. I miss this place so much. The hot sauce will burn a path down to your stomach but really its a good kinda burn. Love at first bite!\r \r If you can get over the cow heads ont he wall, enjoy the carna asada, barbacoa, and carnitas. you can have all meat, meat and beans, meat beans and rice, you name it they can do it for you.\r \r Just don't expect fine dining, you're gonna stand in line, rub elbows with a bunch of college students, and wait a bit for your food if its busy but i promise you its worth it.\r \r PS...the hot sauce is HOT. get some horchata to ease the OH SO GOOD pain. Pros: Open all the time Cons: At certain times its gonna take you a while to get your food more

Salsa roja so hot it will make your head itch! 12/23/2008

Best in LA! Carne Asada Taco or Al Pastor Burrito!! and extra container of the sultry love juice they call hot sauce Pros: hot sauce Cons: long wait more

Great tacos 9/25/2008

i love their carne asada and i usually don't like tamales and I had it here and ate it all. This place is awesome. Pros: great food Cons: not so good neighborhood more

El Taurino- The best Tacos and Burritos I've had... Period 9/10/2008

Listen- If you come here expecting the Taco Bell, Chipolte. etc., experience. Sorry. Don't come. El Taurino afficianados don't have to explain themselves and we don't complain. The carne asada burritos w/ salsa verde, the carne asada and lengua tacos are the Business! The horchata, during the summer, and the atole during the fall/ winter will never let you down. I will drive from all points to come to El Taurino. Pros: Great food, consistent flavor(s) and quality, never let's me down Cons: Need to improve the pa system so you can hear your order called. more

Just Awful 6/18/2008

Ok ... lets get this straight.\r I love Mexican food. Authentic Mexican food. I expected El Taurino to be just that. \r VERY WRONG.\r First bad sign: My friend gets a burrito and they won't give him tap water. They try to make him buy bottled. Not only is this stingy, I'm pretty sure its illegal in the state of California. He ends up with no drink. They REFUSE to give him tap.\r Next. I order nacho's. At the least I'm thinking some good chips, cheese, cilantro, onions. Bare bones stuff right?\r WRONG\r Chips out of a bag. Cheese squirted out of a can. Bits of charred meat. They reminded me of Dodger stadium nachos except they were COLDER at El Taurino. Worst nachos I have ever had. EVER. No vegetables, nothing whatsoever. My friend once dropped nachos on the floor at Dodger stadium and ate them....I bet it was better then the ones here.\r The salsa is bland. Its spicy but has no flavor whatsoever. \r If you neeeed 2:00 am food.. fine. But hey...Chano's is open on 30th and Figueroa till 2:00...sometimes 3:00. It is ten times better then this place. \r The servers were rude to top it off.\r In an area FULL of great Mexican food, El Taurino shouldn't even be on your radar.\r \r (I signed up a Citysearch account just to make this review....that how bad this place is) Pros: Open late Cons: Everything else more

wow... the tacos here are the best i've ever had. The me... 8/12/2007

Geoff Provided by Partner
wow... the tacos here are the best i've ever had. The meat is very well seasoned/marinated and the salsa is tasty. At $1.25 they're a great deal ... more

Huge late night crowds, but still worth it 6/28/2007

I usually go to King Taco for fast food Mexican food, but when I'm in the LA area it is an absolute must that I go to this place. I remember going when it was just this taco truck out in a parking lot and surprisingly enough, the food was great. The prices have increased now that they've modernized the place, but I can't help but get my taco craving from here every time I'm in the area. And yea, the line is ridiculously long pretty much at any hour, but it makes for great people watching and just think, you're that much closer to some of the best tacos you've ever tasted. Pros: great, filling food Cons: big lines more

best burritos in LA 4/5/2007

San Diego is known for their Roberto's and Super Sergio's, but for Los Angeles, the official Mexican food joint is El Taurino! I love their carne asada burritos, and they are priced well at $4! I love coming here for my late-night fixes even though it can get busy during the evenings. They do charge extra for extra sauce, but it's not enough me to complain! Pros: burritos, horchata, parking, prices Cons: crowded int he evenings more

My favorite mexican restaurant. Possibly the best since time began. 12/5/2006

I've been here in L.A. for a good 2 years now, am about to leave, and one of the only things I will miss, aside from friends and the delicious smog, is El Taurino.\r \r I crave the grease that comes off of the all-meat carne asada burritos as if it were crank and I was Marion Barry. I even lick it off of my fingers, for God's sake.\r Whoever dared to compare this, the holiest of dive joints, to Chipotle has either severely damaged his taste buds, or is a mongoloid in disguise. Similarly, if any reviewer can't afford a 40 cent cup of the scorching hot sauce or savory tomatillo sauce (perfectly washed down with the homeade Horchata) after a 4 dollar burrito purchase (and still writes about places like Baja Fresh, which charge upwards of 6 dollars for a meager and fake-guacamole laden burrito), they need to check their heads at the door.\r \r If i return to visit L.A. (god knows why, a wedding, perhaps), I will not leave until I have my El Taurino fill. Pros: The most delicious meats you have ever tasted Cons: Parking, Late night drunken crowds on weekends more

Great Tacos and Burritos, Small Portions, Extra cost for everything 11/15/2006

Greates tasting Burritos and Tacos. Real and True Authentic Mexican one can find. Portions have gone down drastically . Charges for everything that you come to expect for free. Extra $.40 for extra sauce/ or onions?! Come on please!! Nobody Else in all of Los Angeles does THIS!!! Aside from that, food's not to be missed. Pros: Great Authentic Mexican Food Cons: Portions, Atmosphere, Extra cost for everythin more

Has Changed A Lot 11/10/2006

This place has changed drastically!! I use to go here back in 1985-1986 and I can remember how excellent the food was. The burritos were gargantuan, and the meal size portions were plenty big too. The prices were affordable for everybody. Nowadays, the burritos are the size of tacos and are overpriced!! Everything is so overpriced and they're so cheap when it comes to portions!!Uugghh!! I sincerely hope they close down someday!! The best tasting burritos along with large size is CHIPOTLE!! HA, TAKE THAT EL TAURINO!!! YOU ARE NO GOOD!! Cons: PRICES, LONG LINES, CUSTOMER SERVICE more

Best EVER 5/31/2006

I have been coming to thos place ever since i can remember and ever since then i can also remember those LONG LINES. but they ask yourselves why is ther ea line, BECAUSE THE FOOD IS GRUB! the casada torta is the best. its open super late and hits the spot. give it a try you won't be let down. Pros: best meat ever Cons: long lines more

Awesome Food! 11/14/2005

When I'm craving carne asada burritos or tacos, this is where I go. It's a no frills restaurant. You wait in line, place your order, get a ticket, walk over to a station and wait till your number is called. Be forewarned, the red sauce is extremely HOT, so you may want to order the green sauce. i have never tried it, but people rave about the dish, ""Las Castillas"". From what ive seen, it comes with a big slab of meat, onions and tortillas. By the way, if you speak spanish, it is a definate plus. They give you extra condiments if you need it without charging additional for it. If you dont speak spanish, expect to get charged extra for things like extra hot sauce. Pros: good food, good price more

GOOD FOOD! 10/5/2004

Picture mini tacos with some good, finger licking meat, cilantro and onions and some of the best green sauce. DELICIOUS!!!! It'll make you want more and more! Pros: Good Food, Taste Great, Delicous! Cons: , Seating on Weekends, charge for extras more

Great burritos! 5/15/2004

I love the con pura carne asada burrito (all meat burrito. The red salsa has a kick to it so a warning to those that cannot take spicy food! The tacos are great too. Only downside is the staff can be pretty stingy with the hot sauce! Pros: Inexpensive, Good parking, Good food Cons: , Sometimes rude staff more

THE BEST TACOS! 5/9/2003

Absoutely the *BEST* tacos in LA. At $1 each, you can't get a better deal!!! Because it's open late night, it's a terrific place to go eat/hang out after a night of partying. more

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot! 9/25/2002

You have to get the Carnes Asada Burritos with lost of hot sauce. But have a nice cup of water next to you, because their sauce is pretty spicy. This is a great place to go eat after a night of drinking and partying! Pros: inexpensive Cons: crowded more
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