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El Taco Riendo

Map & Directions 2416 Central Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
  • Mexican
  • Takeout
  • No Parking


City Pages' Description

Mexican fast food can get a bad rap, but there's nothing like a freshly made taco or burrito as a quick comfort meal. El Taco Riendo offers more than a dozen varieties of tacos (at $2.10 an order), along with burritos, tamales, chimichangas, and even a full plate of nachos. If you're looking for a more complete meal, combination plates include traditionally prepared beef, chicken, pork, or shrimp dishes along with rice, beans, and tortillas. ($8.50 to $12). If you're feeding a bigger group, you can get carry-out of meats, rice, and beans by the pound.

Member Reviews

  • Barry131 wrote a review for El Taco Riendo
    on 11/07/12

    I've been going to this place for two years and can't figure out why it hasn't been discovered. It is truly wonderful, the tacos are great but the burritos--carnitas my favorite--are the best I've had in the Twin Cities. Bravo for City Pages for finding this and rating it Numbero Uno.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Heavy Table on 08/02/09

    The tinga de pollo taco – shredded chicken spiced with smoky chipotle pepper and tomato sauce – is near perfection here.

  • Ryan J. on 10/25/11

    Probably the best chimichanga I've ever had. Enough for lunch and dinner!

  • Todd H. on 10/31/10

    Try the Torta de Cubana.

  • Dawn L. on 09/21/11

    OH GOD, they have good food!

  • METRO magazine on 05/23/12

    Any authentic taqueria in the Twin Cities should serve up a solid al pastor taco, but El Taco Riendo;s is especially nice - lipstick red, tangy and garnished with a few pineapple slices.

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