El Taquero

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£25 and under
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Mexican

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was bland and didn’t taste of much.

JM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good, the guy who greeted us when we came in was very friendly and helpful

EV
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the best thing to happen to Mexican food in England. Amazing food and with happy hour, it's one of the best deals in the city.

MJ
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, service & atmosphere!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Best tacos in Manchester! Definitely worth going on Taco Tuesdays for £1 tacos.

OT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really tasty and authentic Mexican food, friendly service and great selections of drinks - not easy to find

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice little restaurant for a casual lunch/dinner. The waiting staff was really helpful and friendly. In my opinion the food standard wasn't consistent. Some of the dishes were really really good and some were disappointing. For example the sauces and the Taco Tinga were excellent, even the tortillas they use feel quite authentic, but the basic things like 'guacamole' and the 'arroz rojo' were really disappointing. I think with some improvements this place could be a great eatery!

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

2 out of 3 tacos dishes were dripping with grease/oil. Service was ok, was waiting a while for the bill and then to pay but the waiters were busy.

A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

But the toilets are a disgrace
People judge the standard of a restaurant by the cleanliness and upkeep of the toilets

NG
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a little slow at first, particularly for the first round of drinks. The food was excellent though and the staff were very helpful in assisting with dish selection.

JS
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely food. Relaxing atmosphere with friendly service.

RF
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is fabulous and I always get a margarita as they are great!

LH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, authentic food accompanied by diligent and friendly service. Perfect atmosphere with perhaps a few too many Shakira songs (maybe not enough for some). Definitely will be returning to sample more of the vast menu.

RM
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved my recent visit to this hidden gem in Manchester's Northern Quarter. Food was plentiful and delicious - all very varied and tasted fresh. Beautiful sangria and the service was great - staff were so friendly. Sat downstairs which was quiet - perfect for me and my parents. Upstairs was more lively.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

The food and micheladas were very good but the wait staff kept coming to take food away before we were even finished with it!

T
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Second time visiting and a great place to eat some Mexican cuisine. Good flavours, great staff and lovely atmosphere. They were out of a few things but that show how popular they are!

I
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, I always love going there! Would highly recommend it to anyone!!

MT
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely and tasty, lots of variety of fillings. We will be back

LD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great drinks, wonderful service and great atmosphere!

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taco Tuesdays... Brilliant! Offering a real value for money meal, that clearly has love in the food. Absolutely recommend this place.

HD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came before a concert in Feb as we needed something quick so taco Tuesdays was perfect. The food was amazing and only cost us £18 for 2 people! Will definitely be back.

MP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and very nice service
I am very happy

OT
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are excellent. The descriptions and explanations of dishes are thorough and interesting so you'll like know what to expect but as the menu is authentic the dishes are still an exciting surprise for someone like myself with a limited experience of Mexican food. Would recommend to anyone.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service staff very attentive and knowledgeable, quick and good food

RL
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Food was terrible small portions and not much taste

JP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Main courses arrived before starters , no outstanding flavours making each portion indistinguishable from the others , bordering on bland . Very disappointed as we had been looking forward to this visit as there is very little on offer in Manchester apart from usual chains serving Mexican . Have done always enjoyed Solita so expected same standard . Perhaps I expected something like I've had in US .

LH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Having all visited Mexico we were interested to see how authentic the food was and the verdict is..... Good!!! Some delicious tacos . Will visit again.

S
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was nice but small portions we did ask advice on ordering size wise and it wasn’t forthcoming .. So the portions seemed small and not great value for money.

DC
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I visited saturday evening with the family. Bubbly atmosphere. Lively. Friendly service. Lots of good great food choices. We had the fish and and beef brisket main dishes. Off the beaten track but well worth it.

Thanks El Taquero!

PG
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, tucked away in the northern quarter. Food was amazing and authentically Mexican, the staff are friendly and attentive. Excellent place, we’re going back next week with our kids. Would recommend to anyone 👍

RF
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is so lovely - the food is really different to anywhere else in the centre of Manchester. It is tucked away down a quiet street but that hides a real gem. I’ve now been a few times but this was the first with the new menu ... it is fab! I need to go back soon to try more dishes!!

E
Manchester
17 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ok food - not loads of flavour but then they do provide you with some sauces to spice up the dishes.

GF
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really well presented and authentic seeming Mexican tapas. Friendly staff. Was oddly quieter than when I've been in there previously but I suspect that has a lot more to do with the World Cup rather than losing customer loyalty. Very good and I will be back again.

CH
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived at booking time and we were attended to and seated immediately. Food and drinks arrived quickly and waitresses were friendly and attentive. Food quality was good and prices reasonable, with a decent selection of beers and soft drinks available. Not the easiest of places to find but well worth a visit and I will definitely visit again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Went about a month ago and food was excellent. Disappointing this time though, not nearly as tasty and less effort put into presentation. Service was quick but felt a bit disengaged. Seems a bit overpriced for the quality now. Hopefully they can get back on track soon!

OT
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here on a spur of the moment on a Friday night. It was very busy but the staff still had loads of time for us and served us really quickly. We had a mixture of different tacos and tasted Cactus for the first time - it was so good! My fav taco was the steak one. Unfortunate they didn’t have any of the potato tacos so i couldn’t try them.

The atmosphere was really lively but at the same time chilled out. A really nice place I’ll definitely visit again!

R
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was tasty and came out quickly once ordered. Took a while for our drinks to arrive though. Enjoyed the evening and would return

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I booked a table there, went outside the restaurant and it was shut. Never going there again!

D
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I visited recently and found this place to be a hidden gem. Tucked away from the main area of Manchester this place is so nice. We were greeted with a lovely welcome at the door. Once seated we had our order taken quickly and when the food arrived the lovely waitress explained what all the ingredients were which was really great. The food was so good and washed down with frozen margaritas !
We were already saying we will be back before we had even finished.
Highly recommend this place.

Y
Yorkshire
121 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good fresh mexican food. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

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