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Pink Taco - Los Angeles

3.7
267 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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About

The Pink Taco is a Mexican restaurant and bar located in Los Angeles, California. With an attitude all its own, The Pink Taco is not your typical Mexican restaurant. From the outside, you would be forgiven for thinking this was a tattoo parlor with the outlandish colors and biker-gang style font that adorns the wall. The folks at the Pink Taco wouldn't have it any other way.

This is a restaurant built on great food and attitude, and everything here is in service to that, from the decor to the menu. The best time to come out is on Taco Tuesday, when the Pink Taco offers amazing specials on the many varieties of tacos and house-made margaritas. If guests want to go all-out, they should try the Pink Taco's signature dish, the fried lobster taco with avocado, chipotle mayo and mango-habeñero salsa.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Happy Hour 3pm - 7pm EVERYDAY*
Taco Tuesday 4pm - Close*

*Available in bar and patio only
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Phone number
(310) 789-1000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Angelo Chavez
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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.
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Private party contact
Jordan Reynolds: (888) 532-2632
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Century Park West
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Parking details
The Westfield mall has a vast subterranean parking garage and valet. Pink Taco will validate valet parking for you and your guests to receive a discounted valet rate.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7  based on all time ratings
3.6
food
3.7
service
3.7
ambience
3.5
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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marky (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2016

The meat seemed old the dressing was overpowering .. i have had tacos here before and they were good but this meal was not

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Great (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2016

Our food was delicious, as were the house made maragaritas. Our server was very friendly and accommodating. Pink taco is one of our favorite Mexican restaurants, we'll definitely be back!

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JH69 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 8, 2016

The food here was very good. I ordered the fajitas which were good and the Cadillac margarita was excellent. The service(our server) was just average and it was not that busy for lunchtime on a Friday.

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vipLAfoodie (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 5, 2016

Fajitas were expensive and really greasy and oily with very little chicken. Have had better fajitas at virtually everywhere I've been in LA. Tried to get reasonable sized tortillas and it was like asking for gold bullion.

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vipSMDiner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 2, 2016

Ok place to go after a movie at Century City - full bar, large menu. Everything was "fine". That's about it.

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Kiki (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 2, 2016

What a quiet Saturday night meal. Obviously folks were still away for the Holidays.
The house Margarita was okay. Not much zing or flavor.
Food was good. Again no, special flavors.
Our server was delightful.

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birthdaygirl (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2015

Had a fun and effortless group bday dinner here for my 23rd on a saturday night. Great outside table where you can still talk to everyone. Treated with a nice double shot of tequila and a sparkler instead of a dessert - which was a nice touch :) The margaritas, tacos, and fajitas we all had were delicious.

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KwadsW (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

Pink Taco has some of the best food around. It's always consistently great!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on October 15, 2015

We ate at this Pink Taco about 5 years ago. We liked it so much that we ate there 3 times during our stay. This trip we made the RES and actually drove an hour to eat there. This time the food was bad ( other than the Guacamole ) even the salsa / hot sauce tasted bad . Our bill came to $70 with tip and all three of us wished that we would have gone to Del taco by the hotel instead. Obviously we will never eat at Pink Taco Westfield Mall again.
Also... THEY STOPPED VALIDATING PARKING. COST US ANOTHER 3 BUCKS.

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Foodie67 (E. Tennessee)
5.0  Dined on October 12, 2015

Food was excellent. Salsa options and sides were outstanding.

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1Refined1 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 2, 2015

I love Pink Taco! The food has always been great! This is a great place for happy hours, group outings, girlfriend catch-up sessions... you name it. Some people even bring their kids here. The outdoor seating area is cool too!

I normally get tacos but the last time I visited I had the vegan bowl. Can you say amazing?!?! If you eat meat the waiter recommended that you add meat to the vegan bowl. I also had the guacamole and it was delicious. I am sort of a guac snob so I can say without a doubt this guacamole was bowl-licking good! I'm a fan!

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vipMDLR (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on August 30, 2015

I have not been at the pink taco for about nine months. I took a friend here for her first time because I really talked up the atmosphere, the food, the clientele, the ambience, the vibe. I was very disappointed to find that none of the things that I was looking for were to be found on this particular day. The service was very good, the food was just as I remembered it, but the vibe just wasn't there.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on August 21, 2015

Unfortunately they removed the best items from the menu. What's left is mediocre. I used to visit monthly, sadly I won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 31, 2015

Stopped by cuz I was craving the tamale cakes... GONE! No longer on the menu... The corn cob was good , but I still miss those cakes... Cheesecake Factory has a subpar equivalent which I will prob have to settle for from now on...FML...

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AliLuv (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on July 20, 2015

I've been coming to pink taco every Tuesday for the last 3-4 weeks. The margaritas are excellent. And the al pastor tacos are delicious. Happy hour on Tuesday's is only at the bar and outside patio. There is usually a wait for the outside patio but I would suggest waiting so you can see the scene of the beautiful city

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vipMarie007 (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on June 18, 2015

Service was horrible. Menu changed, and it was empty.
Very disappointing.

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Bre7ezy (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on June 9, 2015

The food here is just not good. Been here a couple times and haven't really liked anything. With that being said, it''s a great place to come grab a drink, watch the game, and maybe eat some chips and guac

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vipMerCys (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 3, 2015

We've always been big fans of Pink Taco. It's food, service and ambiance made it quite the draw for us. Having said that, there has been a change - not just the menu but the service seems to have suffered the same cutbacks.
We're hopeful that we'll see a shift upwards and continue to enjoy Pink Taco as "frequent flyers".

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on May 18, 2015

Unfortunately, the last time we went to Pink Taco both the food and service were mediocre... Not bad, just okay... not enough to come back and not so terrible that you'd call the manager...

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vipEatDrinkAndBeCherie (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on May 2, 2015

My friend and I love going to Pink Taco particularly for the nachos. We especially like to come for holidays for some reason like St. Patrick's Day or Cinco de Mayo just for some reasonably priced drinks for happy hour before we head out for the day. I like their strawberry margaritas especially. Thanks for being a great go-to restaurant.

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vipns8cibl (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on March 28, 2015

I've been here a number of times since the grand opening and each time I've dined here, there has been a change to the menu in the negative way. They continue to downsize their menu items and on this recent visit (3/28/15) the menu seemed like a happy hour menu and bar sized portions though we were sitting in the dining area. We asked if they had a different menu and were told that they have "streamlined" their menu now. The food used to be really good but now seems like bar food as I mentioned before.

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VaHilcl (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on March 8, 2015

I was expecting this place to be more about the drinks than the food, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The selection of tacos I ordered all had a great combination of flavors. I'm already looking forward to my next opportunity to visit.

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vipShaunT (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on March 3, 2015

My wife and I are new to LA, so we are on discovery mode.
Pink taco is a great find, we'll certainly be back.

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Lngbchjohn (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 21, 2015

First time at Pink Taco.....very straightforward menu......lots of taco choices, I had the baja fish and they were quite good.....served with rice and beans. The chips and salsa are excellent but if you want to add guacamole prepare to spend $10. Taco plates are all about $15.....three tacos, rice and beans. A wide array of margaritas too....I had the house margarita and it was good. They offer a skinny margarita as well for you calorie counters. The service was good......very attentive. Definitely a satisfying experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

Horrible mexican food akin to Cabo Cantina... Very bad service - waited forever... My entree (shrimp fajitas) came badly burnt and had to send back. I took 6 of my single girlfriends out for Valentine's day - only thing good about this place are the cheap drinks (which in theory could be used to mask the food, but there was no helping this fake greasy mexican eatery).

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on January 24, 2015

They ran out of fajitas at 7:00 pm on a saturday? Food was cold and awful

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vipmikem (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on January 9, 2015

We've been to Pink Taco many times, but not recently because we now live closer to the beach. First, it was Friday night and not as crowded as we remembered. Second, some things we liked are no longer on the menu, specifically a vegetarian plate. Next, the food OK but not great. One of us had chicken fajitas and there was so little chicken mixed in with a mess of veggies and onions that it was a joke. We made trying to find chicken a game. Sorry but we'll not be back. I will say that the service and atmosphere still good, as in the past. They still do that part right.

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vipjustgoodfood (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 9, 2015

The place is great, but the food is very average. Awesome drinks!!!

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Royalsfan (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on October 25, 2014

The food was good, but it came out cold. I had to ask multiple times for multiple things. I asked several times for the house hot sauce from the server, so finally I asked the manager. Since the hot sauce was hot, we needed water. Our waters was never refilled by our server, only once by the manager and by another server. The manager was accommodating, not so much the server.

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Nathalie (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on October 21, 2014

Went here for Taco Tuesday night and it was delicious! The service was very good and bartender and waitress were both very attentive. The only thing I was bummed about is that I had made reservations but that was for indoor dining only, and we wanted to sit outside on patio for the Taco Tuesday night but some of the table's had been reserved for some groups. I wasn't aware that you could not request that area outdoor.

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