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4.2based on all time ratings
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3.7
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3.6
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4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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simon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tacos were OK. Nothing wrong with them, but nothing to write home about either. For the price, I would expect something better. Drinks were OK too. Very small ice cubes they use don't leave much room for the drink itself. I would expect more from $12 drink too. Overall we didn't regret going there, but there are many places in the area with better food and higher value. I wish them well, but unlikely they possibly can survive for long.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great casual but delicious dinner! The food was fresh and flavorful. The drinks were all fresh squeezed juices and were wonderful. The service was friendly, prompt and attentive. We love this place!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been to Taco Shack a few times and have never been disappointed. It is consistently good.

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vipSmillers10
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Been there before. Food is very good. Service was extremely slow on this occasion. However, the waitress was polite about it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Came here with a colleague for a quick drink and some chips & guacamole. The tacos looked so good I said I will return. The staff was beyond friendly. The drinks here are made from scratch and you can tell the flavor. I ordered a margarita and my friend got a mojito. The tacos at the shack are bomb! They are flavorful and fresh, not greasy like most places where u walk out smelling like tacos. The guac is the best we ever had with real chunks of avocado and the I really like the selection of beer. By wife likes to get the non alcoholic drinks she’s a huge fan of the pineapple crush. Last time I came they had tres leches cake and that hit the spot.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to Taco Shack a with low expectations. The food was excellent, service very good. The Margaritas were great. Will definitely go frequently

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ElizaK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guacamole delicious - nice and limey!! Loved our tacos and enchiladas, not to mention margaritas (although they were small). Yummmy!!

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vipRDCjr
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Taco Shack and bring friends here whenever in the area. The margaritas are wonderful and every bite is simply delicious. We are never disappointed. The staff is friendly and the restauant is very clean. I highly recommend Taco Shack.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent tacos. Great flavor.

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vipJeanneR
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great fresh food at reasonable prices. The fresh juice drinks are great

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CindyZ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Server did not get our order correct as it did not come out at the same time. There were only 2 tables there so was surprised she didn’t get the order right. Food was good. Margarita’s were just ok.

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vipJojipup
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Reviews are accurate. The food is great but the service is lacking terribly. A table that came in after us and ordered after us got their meal, ate, paid their check and left all before our meal arrived. The waitress also mislead us on the sausage quesadilla, we asked if spicy she said no but it was so spicy my daughter couldn’t eat it. The food is good and the margaritas are great but expect to have very poor service.

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vipRDCjr
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG This place is great. Everything was so fresh and tasty. The margarita's are made with fresh squeezed limes. All of the ingredients are fresh. It was just a wonderful experience.

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TCJR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The food was terrific and the margaritas were good!! I Really liked it, but the service is terrible. I saw this in prior reviews, but not better. If you go, order early and often.

I will be getting take out ad having a drink when picking up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

As big fan of Halstead ave taqueria, I was very excited to try this sister restaurant. The food did not disappoint! However, the service left much to be desired. We had a 7:30 reservation and there was no hostess to be found for at least 15 mins. When I asked the bartender about our reservation, she looked very confused as if she didn’t even know what a reservation was and said she’d check. She didn’t. We asked her for margaritas while we waited. Those took 20 mins. They brought one of my friends dinners and the rest of ours took 10 more mins so hers got cold as she waited. I hope the service improves because the food is truly great and I want this restaurant to stay around! I hope they invest in some training and iron out the kinks. I would certainly try it again.

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vipOtto
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very friendly, the restaurant has potential, but seems to be enduring some growing pains. Staff seemed to be unprepared for pre-show crush, a number of people walked out after a long wait...

Enchiladas were OK Tacos good, margaritas were unbalanced, too much triple sec & not much tequila.

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vipmelissa
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

2nd time dining here. Food has declined since previously. Chicken taco was so dry and hard, inedible. Service was slow! Food took nearly 40 mins for a few tacos.

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TraveyK
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tacos had so much flavor. Their homemade sauces were excellent. I loved the fresh squeezed juices and beverages.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was decent (aside from the fact that the chorizo taco had a strangely grainy consistency - and I know I got the last one because they told me), but the service (barring the bartender) was abysmal. The waitress took a while to take our order (there were only a couple other tables occupied, so I am not sure what was going on). When our food came out, one person's order was correct, one was incorrect, and one didn't come at all. It took a long time for them to sort it out. When they finally did, it ended up that one of the items had run out (it was 7:50 PM). We ordered a different taco instead, which was quite slow to arrive. When the bill came, it was wrong. When it came time to pay, they ran my card twice. I asked if it was going to go through twice, and was assured it would not. At one point I was saying 'excuse me', to one of the waitresses, trying to get a question answered, and she was completely ignoring me. I checked my card later - it went through twice.

Food was decent, drinks were excellent, but with the variety of Mexican restaurants in the area, I won't be returning to this one due to the service. This was the slowest taco place I've ever visited, and now I have an unwanted credit card dispute.

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vipMarlaS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was painfully slow- we were told it would take 20 mins to get our drinks but we were among only 16 other

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vipRDCjr
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Taco Shack before going to the Capital Theater, what a great surprise. The Margaritas and tacos were wonderful. We will be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a quick bite and was pleasantly surprised! All fresh ingredients.

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EricaC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was finely prepared and delicious, but there is a limited menu and no liquor license.

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vipBrogan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We thought the photos looked decent here on OpenTable. It's not terrible, it's just nothing special. My guacamole at home is way better.. Theirs is sour and lacks any spice. Their service is just kind of off, fast casual but really nothing unique. My tacos were ok, but Bar Taco down the block crushes them to oblivion. Their steak had no seasoning and texture was off--it was like eating styrofoam. Ordered a side of salsa to go with the guac and it was a tiny portion and also mediocre. Their tortilla soup was a zero. I predict they won't be around long. You could do a lot worse for sure. The place next door is also average/below average Mexican. Battle to the bottom.

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PeterR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was extremely fresh, delicious, authentic and there were healthy options. I would definitely go again. The prices were very fair and our waitress was friendly, courteous and helpful.

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AlvinS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and prepared to order. Really great find for authentic tacos. Tey the chicken and brisket tacos--terrific. Great quac also.

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vipOnlygoodfood4me
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great new find in Portchester. Good guacamole, excellent salsa, very tasty corn tacos (GF) with generous fillings, and even enchiladas are in corn tortillas (GF)! No liquor license yet so bring your own wine! And all at reasonable prices.
Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mole enchiladas were phenomenal. There may be off-the-menu meats available.

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SashaR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Would be nice to have larger portions and more menu options.

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RichardS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent vegetarian options.

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vipVacayMama
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great new place. Fresh food and good choices. Would recommend fish tacos and shrimp tacos on regular menu instead of specials and should be no more than $5.00/taco. All others reasonable.
They should also offer a 3 taco platter with rice & beans. Wouid be good to mix and match. Side salad instead of full salads too. Plantain side as well.

Has a lot of potential.

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Kaitlin
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent tacos!! Great for lunch or dinner! Mole enchiladas are fantastic. Byob right now pending liquor license but they do a great job making drinks with anything you bring. Looking forward to going back when the license comes in. Been in twice in a week for delicious mexican food that was fresh and healthy!

FAQs

Taco Shack does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Taco Shack also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 481-5551.

Taco Shack is rated 4.2 stars by 32 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.