Tacos El Tucan

12505 San Pablo Ave, Richmond
(510) 374-6538

Recent Reviews

Maria Barajas-Sanchez

I loved the fish tacos, really delicious. I liked the outdoor seating. The menus ua not very extensive, but they have a large variety of tacos , burritos.

jackiejax76

I was so excited when I first heard that there would be a Mexican restaurant walking distance to us. After waiting for opening day for quite some time, I was not impressed. I mean the food was not bad but it’s not the greatest either. I had one of each meat tacos and a tamarindo drink, everything’s was ok but for the wait and price, it was just not worth it to me. I have not been back since and I have gotten mixed reviews from my friends and family about this place. Where some like it and some have the same thoughts as I. The staff is nice, friendly and helpful. Who knows maybe I’ll give them another shot and change my review.

George M.

Best burritos in Richmond, Nuff said!! The chorizo has deep delicious flavor, the carne asada is just like your Tia used to make. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu

Debbie M.

Food is fantastic!! Totally worth the wait!!! Generally I feel disappointed if I go anywhere else

Adilene Sanchez

Hand made tortillas melt in your mouth. My favorite is the shrimp taco! Also, the pineapple agua is sooo refreshing.

Mali Gross

If you have any food allergy, don't eat here. It's a mass production line posing as "homey." Twice I told the cashier about my onion allergy. Onion might kill me. She promised me that the kitchen crew will be attentive to it. What's the big deal about replacing Guacamole with sliced avocado if everything, as they claim, is made from scratch? What's the big deal about putting cilantro in the taco and making sure not to dump minced onion with it? Twice I got my order full of onions because everything is pre-made and there are zero accommodation, let alone listening ability. When I opened my order at home I near died just from the smell. It makes me choke and my face turn blue.

Karin Hart

Good food and usually a long line. Today it was shorter so we stopped. They have nicely expanded their outside seating from a picnic table left over from Pup Hut days to nice tables & chairs spread out to deal with C19 rules (see photo I took to show friend who took me here first to try).

mono 1214

Shop is pretty good, but the tacos are way too salty for my taste plus you can find (in my opinion) better taco stalls and trucks nearby there's one approximately every 100 feet, only plus I'd say is the Excellent customer service and shrimp tacos are the rave.

Misa Hayashi

Garlic Butter Shrimp Taco was Excellent??? ( New item...not on the menu yet)

Justin S.

On this Sunday noon I ventured backed to Tacos El Tucan. Yesterday, I tried their shrimp tacos and loaded fries. Today, I set my sights on their most popular offering - the quesataco. I arrived a few minutes before opening and saw that like-minded patrons had already queued up outside. Fortunately, the line only looked long due to social distancing. Everyone respected social distancing and other now-standard health safety measures. Once the establishment started taking orders, the line moved quickly. I submitted my order in 5 minutes and received my food 10 minutes later. I started my lunch with two al pastor quesatacos ($3.50 ea). The cheese tasted milder than I had initial expected, especially given its blowtorch-melted appearance. Nonetheless, that, along with the corn tortilla, provided an interesting texture contrast. Otherwise, these tacos seemed satisfactory. Garnish and guacamole seemed fresh, and the al-pastor seemed decently savory.Afterwards, I moved onto my main course, a rice bowl with al-pastor ($8.75). Why? I had a craving for a Chiptole-style burrito bowl but, well, not from Chipotle. This rice bowl, with beans, pico de gallo, lettuce, and guacamole, epitomizes neighborhood comfort food - no-frills, satisfying, and competitively priced. The same can be said for the establishment as a whole. It's a go-to for any local.

Goku U.

One of my favorite taco places in Richmond. They make the tortilla in house and you can taste the difference.I've tried all the different meals that they offer from burrito to taco to quesataco. I'm not a huge fan of the vegetable mix but the beans are tasty! The salsa verde is tangy and hits the spot. If you like pickled veggies, make sure to request them - they also have a nice kick to them.There's usually a line to order. They are a bit slow in prepping meals but hey, at least it's freshly prepared. They recently installed a plastic barrier around their seating area.

Auntie J.

Good food and usually a long line. Today it was shorter so we stopped. They have nicely expanded their outside seating from a picnic table left over from Pup Hut days to nice tables & chairs spread out to deal with C19 rules (see photo I took to show friend who took me here first to try).

Gerardo Vicuna

Really enjoyed the veggie burrito and the shrimp tacos. Great options for non-meat eaters. Will definitely be going back.

Karl C.

Not a lot of quesatacos in the Bay Area. Yum! The service is good and ambience is nice

Paul P.

I'm a huge fan of heir carne asada burrito and tacos! Great food plus fast and friendly service! I recommend ordering ahead and going to the front of the line for pickup as it can get very busy here.

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