Lago Tacos

4.7
137 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Located in Excelsior, Minnesota, Lago Taco serves a variety of Mexican cuisine with a focus on street fare such as tacos. The restaurant is located on the water and offers dockside delivery and takeout. Lago Taco also has a full bar known for margaritas.



Try the guacamole or the nachos to start out your meal at Lago Taco. Choose from menu items like the street tacos with your choice of meat or a quesadilla. The menu includes plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 137 people are saying
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johnm
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Carnitas were pretty much flavorless, shells mushy, sweet corn cake was quite good. Drinks overpriced.

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JasonB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great little spot if you are looking for something more than your typical tacos.

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RomanP
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

My wife and I and another couple arrived at the restaurant at 5:10 pm for dinner. We were seated right away and the waiter took our drink orders at 5:20, our drinks arrived at 5:35, at 5:40 the waiter took our food order. At 6:10 he came to our table and informed us that they lost our food order and that he needed to get our order again and that he would "rush" our order through. Now you have to understand that our order was nothing more than tacos....all the fixings are ready to go, all they have to do is slap them together and get them out to us. Remember that he took our food order once again at 6:10 and he was going to "rush" our order through?.....our food didn't get to our table until 6:50. Don't get me wrong, the food is awesome but the service was awful!

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DanielleC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We love LAGOS in Excelsior... our table of 6 was sat at a table meant for 4 we were told they would move us but never did. We order drinks but did not get asked if we wanted a second round. We order chips and dip but only received 1 basket of chips prior to our main meal being served after asking for it right away.

I order the tacos - Gyro (my favorite!), beef and potato and ahi tuna. I will not get the tuna again - lacked flavor and really dry. I will go back to my go-tos next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lago Taco is absolutely amazing every time we go. We celebrated a birthday with 6 and 2 kids and they were so accommodating. The staff is always so friendly and helpful! Plus the food is out of this world. I’ve never had a smothered queso burrito I don’t love! We’ll keep coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the staff here and the food is excellent!

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vipJoanS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was its usual very good quality and taste, however Covid hours really had some staff rushed to shut down lights out by/before 9 PM.

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SaraJ
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service, friendly staff and delicious food. Other than a crowded feel, it’s all great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Per usual, the food was on par, service was prompt, and social distancing precautions were excellent!

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vipfuntogo
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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Jeff
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, highly engaging and overtly kind staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Not very welcoming and I used to love this place !

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AlliV
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. It’s casual yet nice. I really like coming here. The service was quick and friendly as well

KR
vipKarleeRH
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I ate at Lagos Tacos for the first time and was SO impressed. The inside isn't anything crazy but I will say the service and food was outstanding. The Nachos were a 10, and the service was a 10. Excellent!!

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billB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food, good service. We always feel so welcome.

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vipAshleyS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience1

My family and I are regulars at Lago Tacos in Excelsior. Tonight we had a terrible service experience. I made a reservation for 4 people at 6:15 pm and requested "Standard seating" which I understood to mean a normal table in the dining room. I have sciatica and cannot sit in a high top or at the bar. When we arrived, we were told that our only option was to sit at the bar. Regardless of my back problem, it is not a feasible seating solution to have a family of four (including 2 minor children) sitting in a row at the bar. I explained my back problem, my family situation, and my reservation request to the host. He told me that we would have to wait 30+ minutes to be seated if we didn't take the bar option. There was a completely empty booth seat available with no other reservations on the computer screen at our scheduled time. The host said that he needed to get the manager to help resolve the situation. She stated that as a small restaurant, they have the option to use the bar as reserved seating and told me that the booth table was "for reservations." I told her that we in fact had a reservation. She said "Fine" and then stormed over to the booth where she dropped the utensils and walked away. Our server was wonderful and ultimately made the experience a good one. We will be sure to pass along this experience to the many friends we have in this area and will rethink any future reservations. I understand that the staff must be dealing with a lot during this time, but there is never an excuse for rudeness.

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Familyof4
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a late night table. Staff was very accommodating, food was delightful.

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vipRosie
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was tasty but our tacos were served cold. And margarita was mostly ice.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Lago are exceptional!

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DeniseW
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very nice evening at Lagos Tacos on Wednesday. The food was good, the service was excellent. I especially enjoyed my margarita. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.

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Blondie
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The menu is not what it was before COVID. The tostada salad was terrible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great. The waiter was phenomenal!!! He made my 24 year old daughters birthday celebration extra special

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vipCherylS
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly bartenders and waitstaff. Everyone greets you upon arrival and makes sure to get you to your reservation ASAP. Great food and tasty drinks!

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Heather
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE Nachos and have NEVER had better nachos than at Lagos. its the best!

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MikeMesh
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is is GREAT! The Excelsior location is my personal favorite. A+++++ food and staffing. It's very clear they use high quality food for their menu items. The steak tacos are outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipJudyS
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drink was great as usual. Our server was outstanding, very patient with our friend who asked lots of questions and he helped steer her toward the club tacos that she loved! I love the chicken Tinga burrito double smothered. Yum! All three of us loved our food and had leftovers to take home!

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CollinC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Drinks were great! Staff was great !

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NancyC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great time here. Quiet during pandemic, but so happy they are open and providing great food and drink!

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Jenn
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love Lago! Dependable food and service. Chilly when seated by the windows--bring your jacket!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food never disappoints. Best tacos around.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always fun
Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food is creative and delicious.

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vipSteveA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican Restaurant in Excelsior !! The management and wait staff were wonderful. I would suggest this place to all my friends.

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MplsFood
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ordered the veggie quesadillas, best I've had in a while.

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KellyH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chicken tinga and sweet corn bread....amazing!!!

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vipBruce
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the food and we sat at the bar and so it was very comfortable and enjoyable.

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vipleslie
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The food was good, the ambience was good, but most the service by (believe her name is June??) was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great staff. Very friendly and made dinner very fun.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lago Tacos using the Order Online button. Lago Tacos also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 300-8495.

Lago Tacos is rated 4.7 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.