Tacolicious - Palo Alto

4.6
62 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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Fun
Casual
Tacolicious is a modern, casual Mexican restaurant in San Francisco, Palo Alto and San Jose. We source our ingredients responsibly, take our tacos as seriously as our cocktails, and offer a fun sit-down, full-service experience.
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  • Taco Tuesday

    Multiple dates available

    Tue 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Come enjoy Taco Tuesday, EVERY TUESDAY AFTER 5PM! Featuring old school crispy shell tacos, our house-made taco sauce, and reduced prices on pitchers of Margaritas Available at every location.
  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Happy Hour, Tacolicious style. Join us for delicious MF tacos, discounted drinks, and appetizers. Every Weekday from 3pm to 6pm
  • Brunch Tacos

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    HOLY GAUCAMOLELY!!!! Austin inspired Brunch tacos. Come and check our the infamous Migas taco as well as the return of our Chorizo-potato tacos. Every Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 3pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • 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
What 62 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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GMAN
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Greatest taco's and dessert!!! I drive all the way from Pittsburg.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great staff that is attentive to your tables needs! Even gave us homemade cookies for the kids!

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vipKingdmmc
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service are great but music is WAY TOO LOUD. Maybe okay for a night club but ridiculous for a restaurant.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Margaritas in the Bay Area! Food is great too. Good specials for Happy Hour and Taco Tuesdays.

LT
vipLouisT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Short staffed but overall good!

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vipFoodie4
San Francisco
175 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Diverse food and drinks menu. Friendly service. Music a little loud for my taste.

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vipCindyC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place if you just want something casual. Review is only for dining outdoors. They have quite a few tables but make reservations. Delicious tacos and good drinks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff clean up our table quickly. Food came out quickly and was delicious! Really love eating here.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't know his name but the host / manager was AMAZING. It was so nice to encounter someone so upbeat and caring. He made the experience at the restaurant a true delight. Waiter was Cole - also very attentive. Great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Made reservation but no table when we got to restaurant

Waited 15 mins for drinks etc and the “ignored” during meal

LC
LoveContramar
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We told the staff when we ordered that we are on a time crunch for a concert. The food came in 5 minutes. They were so delicious, we inhaled them. From the time we sat down to us leaving the table and heading for the car, 25 minutes. I am a sworn carnivore but who needs meats when there are fried avocado tacos. They are amazing.

LM
LillianM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy tacos! Great drinks and fun food.

I usually eat protein filled tacos but I went with veggie tacos the last few times and I was surprisingly satisfied. I can live with out meat but not margaritas!

Cheers!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived on time and not serviced at all. Waited 5-10 minutes and someone finally told my party that a table might be ready soon. Waited another 5-10 minutes with no updates. Asked again and was told rudely that I should wait 5 minutes. No apologies or explanation. Couldn’t care less. Left to eat somewhere else.

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vipParN
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maya our server was outstanding 👍🏼👍🏼

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Dland
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good fresh tastes and combos. Our server Moose was great. Tacolicious is a neighborhood gem.

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Sad1reviewpatron
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Horrible place with horrible attitude from horrible people...Dude starts screaming at patrons..WTF? and based on that Patrons started arguing with each other rather than scream at the BIG ETHOLE manager...
We left right after without waiting for our table..Will never visit!

MP
MayP
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Mousse gave great service! He was very knowledgeable with the menu and drinks . Super friendly abs has a great smile . So nice to be able to dine in a local restaurant again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were hands down amazing! The service was great. Our waiter was funny! Lol. I would for sure go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delicious tacos and amazing service. I would also recommend their cheese dip

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FionaT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly and attentive servers! We did not wait long for our food and had a really enjoyable experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family in town for the afternoon

KO
KeriO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I am sure when things get back to "normal" it will be a 5 across the board

AD
AndrewD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place, I always love coming here and other locations.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was pretty safe with outdoor dining.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Very ordinary food
And service was belies average

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vipBdog
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The quality of food has declined. Our waiter was responsible for way too many tables, and he was the bartender, literally working as hard as a one arm wall paper hanger.

JG
JoelleG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of my favorite places in Palo Alto for both dinner and happy hour.

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Flores
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here many times and always enjoy the freshness of the ingredients, the creativity of the tacos, and the unlimited delicious homemade salsa and chips! The service is always friendly, professional, and attentive. A great place for a casual delicious dining
experience. Margaritas are sooo good!

SM
SallyM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience and food. Would definitely come back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! As usual the service was top notch and their food is delicious. The cocktails are excellent I recommend the mucho gusto.

DP
DanP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tacolicious - Palo Alto is the best. The food is always great.

MC
MichelleC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We choose to sit outside but the waiter kept forgetting about us. We had to go inside two times to ask for chips and drinks. It’s unfortunate for the waiter as we are great tippers with great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time here. A little pricey but I think it’s worth it if you get a margarita!

CK
vipChrisiK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Good service, delicious tacos, and food comes out fast

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AnnD
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My kids especially enjoyed the meal, complete with a mandarin aqua fresca and an ice cream sundae - all included in their meal. We had a great time!

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vipDaruchan
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Brought a group of 9 for lunch at 11:30am. Took over an hour to get our food. Only 6-10 other people in the resturant. Folks that had been seated long after us were getting food. They were clearly working on a large to go order, but made no attempt to give us any priority or service. Servers had to be summoned, all the tacos served on one large platter that had to be passed around person to person for them to "pick up" their individual taco order. Took over 20 mins for our table to completely be served. No water refill, no drink reorders, though they once came by with extra chips and salsa. Simple salads were the last items to be served??? They never apologized, but brought the full check with no consideration for their bad service. They did knock off about 10% of the check AFTER I had to walk over to the server, since he ignored us after giving us the bill. He confirmed that they were doing a to go order for 100 people.......and that was the clear delay, but others were getting their food and if your IN-HOUSE customers don't have the least bit of priority, I think you should just be in the catering business. Maybe just order food to go from this place?

TR
TopReviewer
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Music at the place is pretty loud. Moderately difficult to hear person nearby. Place is good, but expensive- $6 for a taco with a small piece of fried fish?

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is amazing! Friendly and professional!

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vipVismayG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food .. great service .. great value .. can’t go wrong with that :)

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vipNett
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was freezing cold the night we were there because the restaurant kept the door open. Everyone was wearing their coats!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tacolicious - Palo Alto using the Order Online button. Tacolicious - Palo Alto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 273-5307.

Tacolicious - Palo Alto is rated 4.6 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Tacolicious - Palo Alto does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/tacolicious/giftcards.

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.