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Taquito, Carlton, AU-VIC

Taquito

4.8
4.8
326 Reviews
$40 and under
Mexican
Inspired Mexican bar and eatery in Carlton. Hand making every tortilla from scratch. Open for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday - Bookings are essential

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    0450 651 247

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Paul Clarke

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us for special events and group bookings hola@taquito.bar

  • Neighborhood

    Carlton

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wine

What 326 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • Inner City North

    Best Overall

  • Inner City North

    Best Ambiance

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  1. CB

    CharmaineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meals, venue and service. My only (minor) complaint is the serving size of the mango cervice was overpriced for the amount you received..considering the taco serving is more generous for less than half the cost. Either way it was still delicious.
  2. K

    Kris

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with super friendly staff and excellent table service. Will definitely return. Thank you
  3. K

    Kathryn

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a pleasure dining at Taquito! Very tasty food, delicious drinks, nice and friendly service, and amazing decor.
  4. A

    Alison

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It was lovely but the space is noisy and the music was really loud. The waitress was great and adjusted the music for a while but it crept up again or maybe the noise level rose with more people arriving. We were a table of 7 and you could only really talk to the person next to you!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, cocktails and food. Pricey bill but worth it!
  6. a

    anonymous

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This place has such a great vibe, food and service!
  7. J

    Jesse

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is dope! Already told 5+ people to go there. Keen to come back and try the other dishes and drinks on offer. Service was light and friendly which is always a plus. The space is comfortable, casual and fun. Small small points of feedback - Would have really appreciated a table wipe after some of the courses but legit no biggie in the end. Also the music was super low, it could have been a bit more of a vibe with some sounds to drown out the other tables. These hardly detract from the experience, and keen to go back for sure! Thanks Taquito
  8. AD

    AlexD

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really loved the char-grilled corn, the fried potatoes with smoky sauce and...the guac and tortilla chips! Super incredible. Plus welcoming staff were great, we'll be back.
  9. DR

    DaleR

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, awesome staff, great value. The homemade tacos were unreal
  10. DH

    DebbieH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious & interesting food and drinks. Friendly and efficient service. Great atmosphere too. Only criticism relates to the music being a little bit too loud to hear conversations easily.
  11. AM

    AliM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasty meal, nice cocktails. Sat outside in the sunshine. Friendly service.
  12. C

    Cassandra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No other place like Taquito. My absolute FAVOURITE. Food/ people/ atmosphere always 11/10 and the best margarita I’ve ever had (and I’ve done the legwork)
  13. H

    Hg27

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finally!! Authentic fresh, flavourful and fantastic Mexican. Looking for the best I saw that the owner lived in Mexico City and must know what’s up. So off we went. What they have is just as important as what they don’t have. Home made tortillas and mole and varied meats. No cheddar or heavy cheese, no lettuce and beans. Great cocktails and tequila. Beers and deserts. Excellent service. Not rushed out felt comfortable to stay and enjoy our time. The only thing not quite right. I’m being super picky. The stools on the high tops are too tall for the table. Keep it up. This will be my go to from now on. So so happy to have found you gracias!
  14. L

    Lissa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and I was in awe at every dish that was brought out to me. The service was excellent as well and I had a lovely dinner. The Feed Me menu left me wanting for more even though my stomach was filled to the brim. Good value for money and would definitely go again next time.
  15. T

    Thommo249

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere, though a little bit noisy. Excellent service from knowledgeable and friendly staff. Interesting and flexible menu with very tasty food.
  16. MB

    MaggieB

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I love Taquito and have eaten there many times. The tacos, the chips and margaritas are so tasty. I took some out of town guests there and we were forced to have the banquet as a group of 8. The starters were tasty but the main was disappointing. They were exceptional at catering for a celiac guest.
  17. SL

    SamanthaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely staff and delightful food with a wide selection of drinks to choose from.
  18. SA

    SebastianA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food, service and drinks were all amazing, frequently impressed by Taquito
  19. J

    Jackie

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting, great food and drinks. Loved the mortadella tacos.
  20. JL

    JayL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've visited Taquito twice now, and it's been just as gret both times. The service was fantastic, friendly and prompt. And the food is amazingly authentic and delicious. The ceviche, the marrow tamal, the goat taco and fish taco are to die for. We'll be going back again very soon. PS: Get a margarita!
  21. NK

    NoahK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, very lovely and informative staff. Menu was exciting, drinks were fun. Overall energy of the venue was great, people were having fun. Love ya vibe
  22. J

    Jojo

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Arrived late but wasn't a problem. The food came out quickly and was exquisite. The only downfall was dessert that wasn't your typical creme brulee
  23. EW

    EmmaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    A Lovely place and great service. Good, tasty food
  24. MA

    MariaA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wasn’t sure what to expect but exceeded our expectations. Waiter was fantastic and his food suggestions were spot on and also his alcohol suggestions. The food was very tasty and delicious. Would dine there again.
  25. L

    Lizzie47

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just fabulous food, attentive service and relaxed atmosphere. Loved it!
  26. J

    Jack

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, fantastic service, spectacular design and ambience. Have already recommended and will definitely go again!
  27. M

    Matthew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been twice now and was very good both times. Highlights were the guacamole (yep, how can you make gauc worth a mention? Make it authentic, fresh and delicious with a home made chili sauce). Fish taco a required choice. Service really good. And if your into Sth American spirits... they have a book....
  28. HC

    HenryC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing food and drink. The tacos are the best I’ve ever had.
  29. MR

    MimiR

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is 11/10! Great vibe and delicious food
  30. ST

    StephenT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food was great. Good wine list. It does get a little cold in the back room (but that’s minor).
  31. J

    Jeannez

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have a family catch-up session, nice ambience and excellent food. Always come back with their Ceviche and find our new favourite, scotch fillet with black peppers sauce. Perfectly cook and definitely will come back for more.
  32. CM

    ChrisM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Nice sneaky hidden Mexican spot that I’ll be heading back to!
  33. LW

    LukeW

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks and service! Can’t wait to come again.
  34. DA

    DarrenA

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne. Beautiful food, great ambiance, and the cocktails are brilliant!
  35. SM

    SamM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing fish stew and flight of tacos. Must try the chili margaritas! Staff were friendly and accommodating for dietary requirements. Will definitely be heading back to Taquito Bar.
  36. S

    Sonny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, excellent service and great cocktails. Can't go wrong!
  37. O

    Olivia

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks, good service, will gladly be back!
  38. DV

    DrunkVegetarian

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food with an extensive delicious mezcal list. Loved that the mezcals all had tasting notes and were served with a tasty pineapple coriander juice on the side. Excellent vegetarian tacos with unique fillings. Very attentive and helpful staff. Can't fault the place!
  39. D

    Davo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and great vibe. Spicey margs were the best I've ever had!
  40. L

    Leslie

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff, creative cocktails and delicious tacos!! I highly recommend this spot for a laid back dinner with friends or an easy going date night!

FAQs

Taquito offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0450 651 247.

Taquito is rated 4.8 stars by 326 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Taquito

350 Drummond St, Carlton, AU-VIC 3053

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Carlton

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Paul Clarke

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    0450 651 247

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us for special events and group bookings hola@taquito.bar

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