I have eaten Taco's El Rey about 350 times, I would say 90% of those visits were 5 Stars, then I had quite a few hiccups and disappointments, so I pulled my review since it's hard to rate a place bad after so many great visits. After quite a long spell, I ventured back, and saw an important and familiar face, Chris one of the owners. Once I saw Chris and relayed my previous concerns, it was back to the magical place it used to be! =) It really is a special place with amazing food and prices. My only gripe is the burritos never to seem to satisfy me (little meat, lots of beans and rice, plus more beans and rice on the side - just doesn't work for me); but everything else does from the Sopes, Enchilada's, Taco's (My only preference is Large), Nacho's, Quesadilla, Flour Tortillas, etc. I tried a Crispy Chicken taco last visit and it was delicious, and well dressed up. My last meal on Friday was 2 Large Taco's Carne Asada ($2 each) 1 Large Chorizo (Homemade in house - no funky parts) Taco ($2), 1 Crispy Chicken (Wet style) Taco ($1.50) and 1 Cheese Enchiladas ($1.50) = $9 plus tax. I am hooked on the Cheese Enchilada, it's delightful treat to eat every time. You can really feel the home like nature of the food when it's served to you, there's thought and care, and many little touches, that just sing WOW, REAL DEAL! My only WISH for any place that serves a lot of corn and cooks in soybean aka vegetable oil is to offer organic options for a reasonable upgrade charge, as I don't want to support GMO Corn or Soybeans, etc. The food was excellent and delicious on my last visits. The secret to culinary delight is you have to find your dishes in any place, and or the ones you like the way it comes out. I will admit many times they don't have the chance to earn my business if they fail 1 or 2 times. That's why I always post what are my 5 stars dishes, so if you are someone who's had an experience that didn't hit you in that sweet spot, try mine (if our palettes our similar), and it just might! I am happy to say after 5 visits recently, I can give back the 5 Star Crown to one of my old school favorites on the dishes aforementioned!
Brandon L. on Aug 2, 2015