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Pink Taco - Los Angeles

3.7
267 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Perfect For:
  • 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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3.7based on all time ratings
3.6
food
3.7
service
3.7
ambience
3.5
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 7, 2015

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 12, 2015

Food was excellent. Salsa options and sides were outstanding.

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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1.0Dined on June 18, 2015

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

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 9, 2015

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

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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1.0Dined on October 20, 2014

This is a barn of a restaurant, huge, with poor low level lighting, and lights over the tables that make you squint.
The staff was pleasant, the food mediocre, they charged an extra $.50 for 'hot' salsa - and don't validate...

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3.0Dined on October 3, 2014

My fish taco was tasteless. My friend's steak fajita looks OK.

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4.0Dined on September 27, 2014

Great margaritas and lots of energy. Friendly staff and service. We definitely be back.

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1.0Dined on September 21, 2014

Aweful food just Aweful! No flavor very cheap tasting food! No choices on the menu.......rally terrible...never will I go again!

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2.0Dined on September 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.

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4.0Dined on September 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.

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4.0Dined on September 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.

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4.0Dined on August 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.

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4.0Dined on August 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.

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5.0Dined on August 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.

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