Restaurant Review: Tacos El Gordo

I tried Tacos El Gordo for the first time last August in Las Vegas and honestly, I can’t rave about this place enough. IT’S SO GOOD. Arguably the best authentic Mexican tacos I’ve ever had and if you know me I love Mexican food and have eaten a lot of tacos. You haven’t had tacos until you’ve tried them at Tacos El Gordo, trust me.

Restaurant Review: Tacos El Gordo

There are locations in the San Diego and Las Vegas areas so if you’re close to one of these cities don’t miss out on these delicious tacos. I went to the Tacos El Gordo on the Las Vegas Strip but they have since closed that location but don’t worry there are still two other locations in Las Vegas.

Now, some tips for first-timers since the restaurant isn’t set up like a typical restaurant and can be a little intimidating when you first walk in.

  • There are different lines dedicated to different meats so pay attention to what line you’re in! If you’re with a group it’s easier for members to stand in different lines to get the tacos you want so you don’t have to wait as long- divide and conquer.
  • It can sometimes be difficult to find a table so if you have an extra person with you that can snatch up an empty table while everyone else is still waiting in line then definitely do that!
  • The lines might look super long but don’t worry they move pretty quickly.
  • I suggest eating the tacos at the restaurant when they are fresh! We had Tacos El Gordo twice while in Vegas, once at the restaurant and once we took the tacos back to where we were staying and I thought they were infinitely better at the restaurant when they are fresh.

Restaurant Review: Tacos El Gordo

Tender, juicy strips of meat stuffed inside a double corn tortilla topped with onions, cilantro and sauce. Is your mouth watering yet? But wait, I haven’t even gotten to the best part.. all the food is super fresh! You are literally standing there watching them make your tacos- from the fresh, handmade tortillas to them slicing the meat off a big, rotating slab of meat right into the tortilla to the addition of toppings (your choice what you want on top- I like to get everything on mine).

Restaurant Review: Tacos El Gordo

My favorite tacos were the adobada (spicy pork) but I’ve also heard wonderful things about the carne asada (beef) and lengua (beef tongue) tacos. I definitely suggest trying out a few different meats to figure out what you like- you really can’t go wrong with any of them! Inexpensive, authentic, unbelievably delicious – don’t miss Tacos El Gordo if you’re in an area lucky enough to have a restaurant. They should really think about extending out to the Midwest but I guess I always have something to look forward to each time I head to Vegas.

Have you been to Tacos El Gordo? What did you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!


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