TaCo Cantina - Harveys Lake Tahoe

3.6
132 Reviews
$30 and under
Grill
The casual dining and nightlife hot spot, TaCo. Cantina & Restaurant is the place to go at Stateline for a variety of appetizers and delectable, authentic Mexican and Southwestern entrees such as Smokin’ N’ Sizzlin’ Fajitas, Grilled Pork Al Pastor Tacos, Shrimp Po' Boy, Texas BBQ Burger, Seared Tuna Lettuce Wrap and much, much more. An array of intriguing Margaritas and specialty drinks are available, along with a wide variety of the best domestic and international beers.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 132 people are saying
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JamieF
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

There was a piece of plastic in my husband’s chicken tacos. Unfortunately he didn’t find it until after he had taken a bite of the taco. The server was very nice and apologetic. His meal was comped, but we will not return. Also, our table was sticky when we sat down.

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DonW
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Hoping it was due to the recent evacuation being lifted but we were in town from Texas and made reservations through open table for 9/30, showed up on time to find the restaurant empty. Front desk of Harvey’s didn’t know it was closed. Not sure why we were able to make reservations.

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vipLINDAK
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Check first! They were scheduled to be open and I MADE RES., BUT THEY WERE CLOSED!THEY REOPENED THE NEXT NIGHT

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Sf4us
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was prompt and friendly. Food was served hot and was very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’d rather drink from the lake and get serviced by the birds that sit on the hotel.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Dark, loud, in the basement. Service was fair to Good, food fair/poor. Overpriced. $8 for chips. Bad sign.

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RosemarieO
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

The food was disappointing. Didn’t eat anything but the nachos which were good. Service was good. Would not return except for a Coconut Margarita.

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shelleym
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

On vacation and our first time here. Service was great and food quality was good. Steak tacos were a little chewy but chips were light and tasty. They charge $8 for chips and salsa, which is way too expensive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Margaritas were amazingly good.

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vipDomicell
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I eat here every time I come to HARVEYS. I always get the chicken fajitas. And I have to get two extra tortillas there’s so much chicken and vegetables. It’s delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Family get together

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MistyH
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The menu was too unique to where the meal’s flavoring was not enjoyable. Was not the experience my husband and I were looking forward to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience4

The table tops are so sticky from the disinfectanct that my drink stuck to the table to where i spilled it everywhere. Waitress did not offer anything to clean it up with nor a replacement drink. She simply stated..."oooh thats been happening".

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was good except the meat in the fajitas was very tough. Everything else was perfect. The waitstaff was friendly and offered great service, drinks were good, and the rest of the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Table was sticky and so was the floor. Carne asada was chewy. Server was snotty.

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vipOldtimer70
Tahoe
21 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Belly Burger was very good and so was the Lettuce Wrap. Modelo Especial was on the menu as draft but only available in bottles.

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vipdollvintage
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Table was disinfected but not really clean. Had them clean it again but it needed to be scrubbed, I used my napkin and sanitizer and removed dried on food.
BBQ ribs were so tough I couldn't naw through them. They offer borritos but they aren't on the menu, it's just strange.
The chips and salsa were good, the chips are very thin and light.
I gave it a meh rating. Bring back Cabo Wabo...

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Went there for lunch as there aren’t too many food outlets in Harvey’s and we had already gone to Hells Kitchen for dinner. From the outset it seemed like a bad choice. The place was empty on a Saturday lunch. The was far from welcoming - wasn’t friendly didn’t smile and despite there having onLymonenother table occupied he sat us at a two-top instead of a five top for the three of us, which unsurprisingly made delivery of our theee entrees and a few appetizers challenging. One bright spot - the waitress and bus staff were great however. As for the food - One entree - the fish tacos were food as was the salad. The roasted corn was good though it was served cut off which was not expected. The ribs were way too salty, the nachos used flour tortillas instead of corn so they got totally soggy from the start. The chicken fajitas I ordered seemed like they were reheated and were totally dry and weren’t particularly well flavored. Honestly, Taco Bell is probably a better bet to cure a Mexican food urge - an authentic Mexican food place this is not. I wish we had just gone to the coffee shop at Harrahs which has much better prepared food. Won’t be trying this place again. I suppose this restaurant has the same issues a lot of places in Tahoe are having finding good cooks and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haley and the front host were amazing. Very accompanying. The churros were great with breakfast!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was good but they did not give us a silverware

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vipDale
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Great service, limited menu, very loud !

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vipCal2015
Kiel & SH
36 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner before a concert loss by and a must!! tacos are amazing!!

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vipStig
Sacramento
68 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Too few servers…food took forever
Bland flavor
Boring decor
Pricey

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vipNorCalBev
Sacramento
23 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious shrimp tacos and chicken tostada bowl. Friendly and helpful service. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good service good portions but crazy loud

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Mitzi
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

As soon as we sat down our waiter asked if we’d like to start with chips and salsa. We said sure. Hadn’t looked at menu yet to see it was an $8.00 charge. Fajitas were fine with an ice cream scoop of rice and black and retried beans mixed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

"Chicken in the tacos was way overcooked. The shrimp in the shrimp po-boy was unidentifiable. It could have been pork, chicken or anything and it was severely over breaded. The guacamole was good. We should have stopped there.

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vipAljan
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Service was poor, food was worse. They have changed the menu down to nothing. Very few Mexican items on the menu. No More

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Susan
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, but short staffed

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SturgisDmd
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We will not be returning to this place. I ordered appetizers well before my meal, when my meal showed up I had to ask about the appetizers. Waitress did not clear one dirty dish. I had asked for salsa. Waitress did not bring it. I gently reminded her, she sighed and said yah in a little bit. The restaurant was not that busy. I waited but my food was getting cold when she finally brought the salsa I had almost finished my meal. The food looked good on the signs but tasted like seasoned cardboard. Hey the best part of the me was the chicken strips off the kids meal. I really feel its so disappointing have an awful Waitress the whole meal and then when they drop off you ticket they seem to be all smiley and friendly as your leaving and they want a tip. Do your self a favor and eat across the street at fat burger.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was pretty good. We enjoyed the street corn. Service good have been better. I ordered extra sour cream when we ordered our dinner. The waitress never brought it out. Had to bug one of the other staff to get it. The place was not busy so it was frustrating that she didn’t bother to check in on us

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Chief
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Janie was an attentive server and was able to even talk us into dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great first experience.. Kaley was awesome, drinks was great, food was delicious. Will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork belly al pastor tacos were really good and the coconut margarita was made perfect. Service was great and they have a jukebox inside the bar area. Overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our waitress was not attentive at all. We had to flag her down twice to get silverware. Then we needed water and asked for it and chips a few times. Once we received our waters we couldn’t get a refill without flagging her down multiple times.

We mentioned that the Nachos were terrible and all
She said was I never had them so I don’t know. One would of thought since we didn’t eat them that they would of been removed from our bill. But nope she didn’t care. Very poor service and mediocre food.

I DO NOT RECOMMEND AT ALL!! HORRIBLE SERVICE!!!!!! FOOD PAR AT BEST!! VERY DISAPPOINTED

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vipSteveB
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a decent quality restaurant t but priced very high for the food. Excellent service.

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Steaklover1
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

My husband and I ate at TaCo while staying at Harvey's out of convenience. I ordered the short rib fajitas and my husband had the short rib tacos. The meat was chewy, fatty, and flavorless. Beans and rice were ok, and my strawberry margarita was overly sweet (even with an extra shot of tequilia). NO FREE CHIPS AND SALSA HERE, even though you are overpaying for your meals, they charge you $8 for something any decent Mexican restaurant would include with your meal. The restaurant area was dark and had food on the floor around our table. Only bright spot was our waitress who was polite and efficient. Take your money to any other restaurant in Lake Tahoe!

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RickJ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Place has a nice atmosphere. Casual, don’t have to dress up. Menu was kinda small but all in party if 4 liked their dinners and portions are good.

JT
vipJoeTexas
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Slow service.
Food mediocre at best.
Cheese platter was not fresh or high quality.
$8 for chips and salsa lol. Absurd. Should be free.
How ceasars can allow this restaurant to exist is beyond me.
Go elsewhere

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TaCo Cantina - Harveys Lake Tahoe is rated 3.6 stars by 132 OpenTable diners.

TaCo Cantina - Harveys Lake Tahoe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.caesars.com/myrewards/gift-card.

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.