Pink Taco - Los Angeles
Pink Taco - Los Angeles

Pink Taco - Los Angeles

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pinktaco.com/
  • Phone: 3107891000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Jose Aleman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Pink Taco will cater for your party of up to 1000 people and for a minimum of 50 people. We can bring our skilled chefs, servers and bartenders to your home or on location party for anything from weddings to bar mitzvahs to birthday celebrations.
  • Private Party Facilities: Pink Taco is available for full buyouts and also offers a patio or semi-private dining room space for your most festive events.
  • Private Party Contact: Corey Conrad 8885322632

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Century Park West
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Westfield mall has a vast subterranean parking garage that offers the first 3 hours free parking and we can validate valet parking for you and your guests.
A word from Pink Taco - Los Angeles
Pink Taco restaurants have "Mexican food with a great attitude"; it's a place where you can enjoy exciting Mexican cuisine in a casual, yet highly stylized environment. The food's quality and vibrant presentation sets the tone for the restaurant, and while taste is of the utmost importance, Pink Taco also believes that guests' sensory experience can only be improved with great music, exotic decor, and the spiciest staff in town!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Pink Taco - Los Angeles reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.5
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (30)great for outdoor dining (30)vibrant bar scene (24)great for lunch (21)scenic view (12)hot spot (12)neighborhood gem (11)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (7)fit for foodies (7)special occasion (5)romantic (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Cool atmosphere - fun place
    Nextgr8meal
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great margaritas and lots of energy. Friendly staff and service. We definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not bad, not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We came here based on a recommendation from a local hotel staff member. Saw some positive reviews on Yelp, but most of them seemed geared towards Happy Hour clientele. We were expecting something awesome, but it was so-so. Wouldn't go back there again, except maybe for a Happy Hour special. Maybe we were spoiled by a neighboring restaurant we ate dinner at the night before. (Rock Sugar), or because there are so many awesome Mexican restaurants back home in San Diego. On a positive note, we had read several negative comments about the service here, but our server (I think his name was Adam) was helpful and checked on us frequently, so I guess it depends on who you get.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ray144VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It may not be totally authentic and it may not be Mexican gourmet, but the food is good. I love the lobster enchiladas. This is a great place for a casual lunch or dinner in Century City.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food
    FoodDude17
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I had been familiar with the Pink Taco that I've passed by on many occasions on Sunset but to finally experience it makes me wonder what took me so long. After booking my reservation on open table we arrived and were seated. The chips and salsa must have been laced with a drug of some sort because they were addictive. I ordered the Chicken A La Plancha to summarize this I'll just say that it was my first time having that dish, going to that restaurant, and will not be the last. Great food, service, and ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food happening place
    dinnerloveVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This place is fantastic. It's a bit on the pricey side. But the food is good. It's very energetic. The decor is fun. And the drinks are delicious. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sweet Corn Tamales!
    OnTheHunt
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    When here with my girlfriend and another couple and we had an awesome time. The drinks were on point and the food is delicious . Hands-down, the best thing to get the sweet corn tamales.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friday night at pink taco
    Maria
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    highly recommend Pink Taco. Ended up there at the tail end of happy hour, which made the bill even sweater! Had pink tacos, corn and their house margarita. All of them delicious. Would definitely go back there if I'm ever back in LA.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for visitors to LA
    K4TE
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This Pink Taco location is a great spot for tourists, and I often bring out of town guests here because of the Mexicali rock n' roll ambiance. As for the food, I highly suggest getting the side of Mexican Sweet Corn, but skipping the guacamole which is pre-made, refrigerated, not very tasty, and overpriced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pink Taco has declined
    Dig2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Used to be our go-to Mexican Resturant for food and fun but we will never go back. The food was truly horrible. Cheap sugar water lemonade followed by average very expensive guacamole and our tostada salads were served soggy and tasted like they were made days ago.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    GrinderVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I have noticed a decline in the quality of the food at Pink Taco. The menu needs to be updated as well. The restaurant had a tired feeling to it. They even stopped validating for parking. Will probably not go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was ok, not real kid friendly
    SamanthaVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Service was solid but a little spotty, ordered appetizers to start but they didn't delivery any plates to serve them on. Menu wasn't real kid friendly either.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average
    debbVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Service was good but the food was just average - not remarkable. Nice atmosphere. Quick service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mexican flavors abound
    hotnspicy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We shared several items and found that each item had its own unique south of the border spices and flavors! Shrimp was fresh and the smoked, south of the border spiciness!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BECCAA
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Always love Pink Taco Century City!! Our server was fab food was great as usual, I recommend shrimp fajitas!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nicer Pre-Movie Dinner Option
    LAPalmTree
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I usually hit up the Century City Pink Taco after the movies because they stay open late and offer wonderful margaritas. This time I decided to switch it up and get dinner before the movie instead. My friend and I had both had tacos: I went for the shrimp and she got the carne asada. We both agreed that the tacos were awesome, but the sides of refried beans and rice were pretty bland. My advice is to skip the food: stick to their cocktails and salsa or guacamole and you're set!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Keystone91
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Pink Taco is a friendly spot with a great bar and spot on service. Our waitress was very accomodating and prompt. I bring clients to this location and they always have a good time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FUN!
    BusinessLuncherVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Fun and lively environment with outdoor patio and amazing guacamole! Great place to get away from the office and get rejuvenated at lunch time. Looks like the happy hour time frame would be ideal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • skluvsfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We waited forever before server came to check on us & get our order, restaurant was not busy at all. The appetizer & meal arrived at same time. App was cold & again the server never checked on us even to see if we wanted anything else. There was nothing amazing or great about the food or I would've remembered what we had :( A manager was checking on tables & when I told him what happened, he offered to comp. the starter but when we got the bill that was not the case. Reminded manager of this & he apologized and corrected bill. He was nice and that is the only good thing about the place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy Food
    Junekid
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Nice that the menu is different than your typical Mexican restaurant. The guacamole is exceptional. Good salads and sweet corn tamales. Sangria was among the best, too. Had to move to a less sunny spot inside, and the staff had no problem with that.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They wouldn't seat us
    RitefulFoodSnobVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    THey said they didn't have a reservation for us even though i pulled up my conf email from opentable. They were rude and aggressive and would not seat us until we spoke to manager. WORST EXPERIENCE EVER. The hostess is awful
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, drinks, scenery
    shaytwin
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I have been here before, but never during the day. i enjoyed sitting outside on the patio, over looking Santa Monica blvd. I had a strawberry margarita, which was great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pinklove15
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Waitresses are super friendly and on top of service! :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I was in town for business and wanted to relive my experience from the Pink Taco in Las Vegas. I ordered the guacamole which is as good as my homemade. They have a chicken dish on the menu with carmelized onions, black beans, cheese and spiced perfectly. Have it! You won't regret it. It is big and could be shared. The service was great in the bar and even though it was busy, the staff were attentive. I can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • world cup hot spot!
    joecoolrd
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Tv is all around. Multiple games is no problem. You can keep attention to the score and game at any time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great to Sit outside and Enjoy!
    Riosbest
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The outdoor dining is the best at the Mall, but they need more umbrellas to help with the bright sun in the PM- they could buy some nice umbrellas for $100- at Costco that would add a lot to the experience! Besides that the place is terrific!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Drink, View
    mpa11
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    This is a nice place for a meal. The food is good, and not too expensive. The margaritas are really tasty and the fired ice cream was unreal. They have a really nice patio with good views of the hills and, thanks to it's location in the mall, parking is never an issue. Recommended for a nice night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My 2nd visit but also my last
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The hostess was not that friendly. The food was barely mediocre and the their was a bottle cap in one of our drinks. Our glasses were very sticky. I already didn't expect much from this place and they under delivered. I will NOT be coming here again. The manager was very nice though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 191 reviews are from the Pink Taco - Los Angeles reviews archive.
  • Tasty food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food was really tasty. Service was great for a Saturday busy night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pink Taco!
    Nita
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Love this place. Service and food are good! Would highly recommend. Everything is delicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's the Fish?
    veeElleTee69
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    There was little or no fish in my fish tacos - mostly cabbage . . . they were tiny. What happened to the grilled fish??
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Friday Evening!
    Lmarie
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Enthusiastic staff greeted us and we were shown to our table quickly. As it was a beautiful warm evening we had requested the patio. Apparently Friday there is a DJ playing music which was way too loud to carry on a conversation so we were escorted to a booth inside. Our waitress Charlotte was wonderful, personable and attentive. We ordered the lobster enchiladas and asked to substitute shrimp instead...no problem. I would recommend this dish as it is delicious. Restaurant offers a pitcher of margaritas which is way too much for two and it would be nice if a half pitcher was also an option for light drinkers that want to drive home safely. Overall great experience followed by a stroll around the mall and coffee.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    sunlightsmile618
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    food was okay. hostess failed to inform us that happy hour specials are only available if you sit on the patio or in the bar - which would have been helpful information prior to her seating us somewhere else.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful casual lunch
    Crashtestpatti
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Our party of 4 loved our lunch at Pink Taco. The jug of Margaritas was DELICIOSO. Everybody enjoyed their food. The service was excellent. I had asked for an outside table and was pleased to see it reserved for us when we arrived.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food w/Great Ambience
    sirloe92
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I have been coming to Pink Taco in Century City for a few years now. Food is always good, fair prices and great staff. The ambience is what grabbed me before anything but once I tasted the food, I knew I had found a place that was definitely being added to my favorites list. Awesome decor with the Crosses, Virgin Mary's, lowrider bikes and just an urban look all around. Whether your looking for a lunch spot, a happy hour or a date night, Pink Taco is worth checking out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This facility had avg service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This facility had avg service, the computers were down so ordered were delayed and our waitress was scattered
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you like Mexican food,
    shopperVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    If you like Mexican food, this is the place. The food is consistently fresh and great. The menu is varied with lots of choose from. The service is good and the music and ambiance relaxing. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes to have a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow night in the kitchen
    Marseven
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We were there for two hours and not by choice. We had to wait so long for food and drink refills and then made the mistake of ordering dessert for the kids. TWO HOURS! We come here every few weeks or to get takeout and the kitchen has been super slow lately. Last month we ordered takeout (called ahead from home) and it still took an hour- I complained to the manager and he just said "Well we got slammed in the last half hour" The end. Nothing else. On the other hand, our servers have been pretty good. (fyi this is the first time we've made a reservation through open table for pink taco)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Everything!!
    foodcritic
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Great atmosphere from the exterior wooden door and neon "Pink Taco" light up sign!!! and inside with authentic old style decor. The chips were hot and fresh right out of oven and the salsa was incredibly addicting!! Friendly server and every entree was delicious in every way, and presentation of food was classy and colorful. Great music playing by the way!!! Outstanding dining experience! And to top it off...prices were surprisingly affordable and that made it even better!! Appreciate the complimentary birthday dessert for my daughter which was also presented so nicely on the plate and was sooo delicious (especially the homemade whipped cream) I'm assuming it was homemade! it was out of this world!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sad they changed their happy hour
    nikkiVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I always have a nice time at pink taco. I used to really enjoy their happy hour. Now they have reduced the offerings on the HH menu and it does not make sense. They took off the soup and quesadilla added someother items to the $7 menu, but if you order them, they will cost $11. Not sure why they are changing a good thing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great surprise
    birthdaytwins
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I passed by this restaurant and said to my family that I would like to go someday. Pink Taco was a great surprise. The highlight for me was the "Beer Margarita". My parents had a strawberry margarita in a hollowed out pineapple shell. Overall, a truly great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.