Pink Taco - Boston

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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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Pink Taco will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th. Normal operating hours will resume on Friday, November 29th.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 35 People Are Saying
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Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Made a reservation for 8:15pm days in advance. When our party arrived that night at 8:15, we were told that it was very crowded and they didn’t know when they would be able to seat us - they said “it could be 20 minutes or much more, we don’t know.” We ended up getting seated after 9:20. Service was awful. Food wasn’t bad but definitely not worth it.

NR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Food, Drinks and Service!!! Wish I had found this place prior to leaving Boston as I would have gone to eat multiple times!!!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to wait 40 minutes even though we had a reservation. Waitress, food and drink were great.

SD
New England
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was mediocre. It was incredibly loud so it was difficult to hear people we were eating with. Drinks were good and the bar was nice, so I’d go for that.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place is a disaster. Took 20 mins to get a server, 20+ mins to get our drinks every round, 2 hours to get our food. Cold food when we did get it. Rude manager. Poorly trained server. We werent the only ones having issues, every table surrounding us seemed to have issues with service and food as well. There are plenty of other taco places nearby that are far better options, including the Taco Bell up the street.

PB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Just opened 1 month ago. First off...Atmosphere, drinks and staff were great. Excellent place for drinks. We arrived at 5pm on a Friday with an open table reservation. Bar was packed and restaurant was just starting to get busy. We were promptly seated and waited on. The nachos trio only had a handful of chips, but they refilled it upon request. The food was average, but overall soggy. My wife's carne asada tacos were soggy and my chicken burrito was also wet to the point of dripping in my hands and plate when eating. The sides on each were great - the rice and also the salad. Hard to say if this is the typical food experience or 1st month settling in. Worth a try, but don't expect incredible cuisine. Great social scene of locals and after work crowd.

FP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was decent and the drinks are great, however service was very slow during lunch. Maybe it was because it was packed and they didn't have enough staff? I've been here for just drinks in the evening and its crowded but things seemed to move quicker.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food is microwaved and disgusting. Tasteless. Worst Mexican food ever. The Restaurant was so loud I couldn’t hear my friend seated across from me.

AC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

great vibes in pink taco - server was a little slow but he blamed his bar backs

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Terrible service and very loud acoustics. No sound attenuation on the ceiling and hard floors create a tough atmosphere.

D
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool atmosphere with fun drinks. Greeted at front door by friendly hosts. Sat at bar until friends came and ordered a drink, I was served quickly and by a nice bartender. I got the Cadillac margarita which comes with a mini bottle of gran mariner which was fun! too much salt on the rim (it fell into the drink a lot) and they use large salt crystals but drink was good anyways just ask without salt if you even question if you want it. Other drinks were great, got the strawberry slush served in the pineapple and it was delicious and not too sweet which I’m sensitive too. Good amount of alcohol in drinks.

Food was great! We got taco bowls and fajitas and all were delicious. Chips and guacamole also great.

Expectedly noisy, a little bit more than usual I suspect as they had some sort of event going on too but once they left it was perfectly fine. Not too loud.

Waitress was extremely friendly and all staff were helpful and vigilant of needs ! Overall good time and would recommend!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Good food from a great LA restaurant but very slow service

LS
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Overall okay experience. The place is lively and very popular. Great for drinks after work or a date. However, the hostess was very slow and borderline rude. A lot of the staff seemed exhausted or sad. I’m not sure if we just happened to visit on a day that something bad happened or what was wrong. Our waitress was fast and friendly, she did a good job.
The music and noise level was closer to a club than a restaurant though.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Went for a friends birthday and absolute worst dining experience I’ve ever had.

Reservation for 6, sat us at an 8 top so the entire night we had to play telephone cuz the place is too loud. Server seemed like she had little to no experience... didn’t know which drinks when to what people, never checked back after we got our food, was absent from the table when things were taking long. Just awful. We got 3 rounds of drinks, not by choice, but each round took at least 20 minutes to receive our drinks. Which were below average at best, the only thing spicy about the spicy marg is the rim...???! At one point a manager noticed our aggravation and came to our table where we told her we could see our drinks waiting for at least 10 minutes. She went over and looked at them.. didn’t bring them herself nor did she even check back with our table or address the issue. Asked for a dessert because it specifically came with a sparkler... it did not and wasn’t even dropped at the birthday girl. SEAT NUMBERS PEOPLE.

At the end our waitress brought over the check, she brought two copies and told us she took off our apps... no explanation why (I mean well deserved but still) we thought it was kind of ridiculous that she pointed out how much $$ was taken off.. it was also at the bottom of the check. Then the most awkward part. They do pay at the table and she stood over my shoulder and watched me fill out the tip. I felt like I could do nothing under 20% our check was ?$300 and nothing about our experience or service deserved 20%.

This was 4 of our first times and we will never be back. 2 girls had been before and had similar bad experiences so they will no longer be back

Only thing worth mentioning, if you are brave enough to try this place get the nachos, they stole the show! From the queso cheese to the pickled jalapeños.. absolutely fantastic!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The hostess was very unprofessional as well as very quiet. Not good for a loud, busy restaurant environment. I wasn’t checked in with my opentable reservation although I told her a few times I made one. Other than that, waiter and food was good!

KK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Aweful service. The staff has zero experience. My friends drink didn’t arrive until after our food and our server STILL put it on the bill in addition to an extra drink we didn’t order that was an accident apparently. The hostesses weren’t friendly at all. Not sure why they do it for a job if they’re not happy working with people. They also had no idea what they were doing and told us even with a reservation we didn’t have a table... yet we saw several tables open so when I told them that they sat us. They didn’t even know there were tables open. They don’t mark food allergies on the menu... and they don’t mention that their vegetarian tacos are FRIED in a batter... so I have celiac and ended up with breaded tacos and had to wait an extra 30 mins to get a replacement. Awful experience apart from the atmosphere and at least the server had a really nice personality.

SM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

After being seated, we waited 15 mins before getting served (that too upon asking) on a not so busy night.
Servers who brought the food to the table walked around our table a few times due to confusion over who ordered the food.
Drinks were good
Soup was too salty, but rice and beans barely had any salt or seasoning.
Tacos were below average
Churros and Fried Ice cream were both really delicious.

L
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very cool ambiance and always nice to try a new spot. The drinks and the food were great, but it took a long time to get them. Our server was very nice, but seemed like she didn't really know what she was doing. I am gluten-free, and despite having a conversation with our waitress about it, my meal came out wrong twice. Mistakes happen, but I was a little surprised when they didn't remove the meal from bill after so many errors. I was with great company, so we had a wonderful time, and I'm sure as they continue to get their feet under them, the service will improve!

ET
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of 8 came to celebrate a birthday and it was a fantastic night. I’ve been to the LA location a few times and I’m thrilled they’re here in Boston. The food, drinks and service excellent all around. Can’t wait to go back

C
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was lukewarm. Service was slow. Messed up our order, twice. Its just tacos, its not that hard to get right...

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was great the cocktails were lackluster at best. With an abundance of similar food/atmosphere they need to step of their cocktail game or they won’t last in Boston. I’m paid craft cocktail prices for sports bar cocktails. No bueno.

MB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Our server was very nice and apologetic, but everything took far to long to come out of the kitchen and was generally not good at all. 3 of the six had upset stomachs after. Other than the decor and our server's personality, there was nothing enjoyable about our experience.

NR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came in greeted by the host and immediately my table was ready. The staff was great and the food was amazing. I will definitely be coming back.

AC
Finland
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was horrendous to say the least. Food was good but pricey. Prefer bartaco.

OT
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Slow service, poor food and margaritas. Overall don’t recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

It took an hour to get our first drinks, just 4 margaritas from their menu.

b
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Pink Taco was a good idea with bad execution. I went with a group of 6 and service was absolutely awful. Our waitress would disappear for 20 minutes at a time - at one point she asked us if we needed anything because she was going outside for a few minutes to cool down (??!). I had to ask multiple times to get our water refilled, drinks and food took forever to come out (and food was cold when we got it), and it was LOUD. I understand a lot of this has to do with being a new restaurant in the Seaport, but my meal was on a Tuesday - I can only imagine the craziness that is the weekend. Bar Taco is right around the corner and much, much better food-wise (though also suffers from slow service). Best thing was my cucumber marg I got at the bar prior to being seated... not a great experience.

s
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The food was decent, service was pretty slow. I think it'll get better once they become more comfortable/mature but since they are so new, wasn't surprised the service was slow. Definitely a nice addition to the Seaport though, the atmosphere was great.

S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food is not great, but it's decent. Great atmosphere and service.

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Pink Taco is working through growing pains as a new establishment in Seaport. It has chic and groovy aesthetics but it has not worked out its reservation system with open table; we only waited about twenty minutes after arriving for our 8pm reservations but there were parties who had earlier reservations who had waited far longer. It was obvious there were going to be systematic issues when we booked an available 8pm reservation on open table at 7:57 but walk-ins were being told it was going to be over an hour (of course we took the plunge anyway). I will say the hostess was very professional through the ordeal and she did the best she could from her end to manage the chaos.

Once seated, the acoustics make for a very loud experience but I assume that’s what Pink Taco is going for. It does, however, significantly impact the ability to reasonably converse with others around a table of five (and we were in the presumably quieter back room).

The server was nice and courteous but there were some drops in food delivery I attribute to the kitchen being backed up and the overall team being new together. It took quite a while for requested chips and salsa to arrive to the table and requested sauces never came once the tacos arrived.

The street tacos (carne asada, al pastor, carnitas) we ordered were decent but I’d say Bar Taco has them beat on taste at this point. As is customary, I imagine the restaurant will get better over time in terms of processes.

OR
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The restaurant is TOO LOUD and TOO DARK for dinner. This is more of a bar atmosphere and not suitable for a meal with friends.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

You don’t wanna know

HB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was very loud. Not a place to go if you want to have an intimate conversation. The food was ok, not great. Service was good, but we almost felt rushed. Server was awesome. Drinks were amazing! Recommend the cucumber cilantro margarita.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Blah overall but they will only get better.

AS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome!! Fantastic atmosphere, friendly with great Food and drink we had a great time. Will definitely come back.