908 Lafayette Ave, St. Louis
Great selection of tacos. Good for large groups. Busy place. Sorry no pics this time.
This is an amazing taco joint. They really nailed the Asada tacos! If you are anywhere near Mission Taco Joint...put it on your list. The beer and bar are equally as good!Parking: If you go on the weekend...be prepared to hunt for a parking spot....otherwise...no issues finding a spot
Recommended dishes: Queso Dip, Street Tacos, Baja Fish, Habanero, Hot Fried Chicken, Queso Con Chorizo, Salsa and Chips
We ordered the beef empanadas and fried chicken tacos. Both of them are delicious. Recommended.
Thank you thank you thank you to Jason and Adam Tilford for giving us Mission Taco Joint. Their first location in St. Louis' Delmar Loop, which opened in 2013, is top-notch food and genuine service, making it a favorite among students, young professionals, and families.One standout item on their menu that I absolutely loved was the shrimp fries. The combination of succulent shrimp and perfectly crispy fries was a burst of flavor and texture that left me craving for more. It's a must-try!Beyond the delicious food, Mission Taco Joint is fantastic for our community. Their dedication to equal rights, higher wages, paid benefits, and open communication with their staff reflects their passion for family and community. It's clear that the mission of Mission Taco Joint isn't just about great food; it's about making a positive impact as well.
Mission Taco does it for me every time! One of my favorite places to eat tacos! I love the fish & chicken tacos! I can’t think of anything that hasn’t been good!
Recommended dishes: Street Corn Off the Cob, Duck Taco, Street Tacos, BBQ Duck, Hot Fried Chicken
Best staff, best food, best margaritas! We drive two hours from Illinois to enjoy the chill atmosphere & great food. Never had a bad experience ever. Highly recommend.
Great food. Service was great. On top of it. Very reasonablePrices they had plantbased tacos among others. The portabello mushroom taco was great
Recommended dishes: Chips
This place has a fun vibe and a good atmosphere. We came for dinner and has a good meal! Patrick was a great server and helped us when we had no clue what to get LOL. We had some margs, chips, quesadillas, and corn. Everything was yummy. I always end up here after a day of partying and its a great night cap.
You've likely been to many restaurants trying to set themselves apart. You've likely had fabulous experiences at many a fine dining establishment. You probably even have a "favorite" or a "go-to" spot.Now hear this, fellow restaurant patrons. A recalibration of your standards is now in order.It starts, as every dining experience does, with location. Is it too far to drive? No. Mission Taco Soulard is a DESTINATION. Go out of your way.Next, hows the parking? Fabulous. Just park anywhere, it's Soulard.The hostess? Lovely, her name might be Jocelyn if you're lucky; and yes, she helps maintain an immaculately clean establishment.Then you'lll speak with a server or bartender, probably a manager as well, and if you're lucky even a cook!They're all great. Hugh, Jada, Alec, Jon, Kyle, or Ally, just to name a few. There are standards for service and you WILL NOT find a better, more cohesive, friendly, helpful team at ANY bar or restaurant. I promise you that.These people set the standard for quality.Now let's talk about the food...Get anything. Get everything. It'll come out fast, in the right order, and with beverages aplenty.The Tacos are obviously the star of the show, however, having tried every single item on the menu, I can assure you there are no dishes that lack in taste or quality. I would steer a newcomer especially towards the tortas and the appetizers. But good luck not ordering a taco, they are scrumpdiddlyumptious.Listen to your heart when selecting, it will never lead you astray.And if the people, the location, the ambiance, and the flavors weren't enough, let us now mention the true gold standard, the top of the mountain, the value added, the wheat separated from the chaff....The CONSISTENCY!..In attitude..In quality..In service..In presentation..In taste..In time..In experience.The consistency is unmatched. And it starts with the people.This restaurant has an identity.So, in conclusion, set aside your biases, your preferences, your tastes, and your previously held standards for excellence. Just come on in to Mission Taco Soulard and have a fool-proof great experience as many times as you can afford.And then tip those guys and gals something ridiculous. Be d**** Be stupid. Make POOR FINANCIAL DECISIONS BASED ON THE QUALITY OF SERVICE RARELY FOUND IN THESE PARTS! Do the right thing.I'll see yall there next Tuesday.Vegetarian options: There are many vege options on the menu. But, if you're feeling particularly particular in your dietary preferences, just ask the server or bartender to whip you up something based on the ingredients listed in the menu. You might walk out with a never-before-created dish. Hell, they might even make it a menu item for future vegetarians. They roll like that.Kid-friendliness: Children will find something to eat, will find friendly staff ready to play along, will find the bathrooms easily, and will be delighted in the fact that their parents are having a great time. Here, children cannot be too loud, the acoustics won't allow for it.Disclaimer: Children will NOT be served alcohol!Parking: Park anywhere, walk, ride, uber, scooter, drive, take a bar-trolley, or helicopter in this bish. Easy in, easy out. Its Soulard, just find a spot and enjoy our little town.Wheelchair accessibility: Any brand of wheelchair, cane, walker, scooter, or mobility device will be more than welcome here. Just prepare to be treated like everyone else (and by that I mean treated like ROYALTY)Dietary restrictions: If you are aboe to eat food, you will find something here that not only meets your dietary restrictions, but will exceed your dietary expectations...by a mile.
Recommended dishes: Carne Asada Fries, House Made Churros, Street Corn Off the Cob, Chips
Good food, unique flavors, friendly service… The three little piggies burrito was pretty good, it’s a big burrito! Guacamole was a great flavor. We enjoyed our visit. Sadly, they do not have sweet tea.
Never go wrong as Mission Taco. The drinks always get the job done. You never leaving saying ‘the food was better last time’. We always look forward to the taco on special too. The servers are always great too, which says the owners are taking good care of their team. Always a solid decision.
The food and the service was great. The portions were perfect.
I honestly do not understand how this has the ratings it has... The atmosphere is cute and the staff are friendly but the food was just super disappointing. Our guacamole was black/brown as if it was sitting out for a long time and my tacos were cold and the fried chicken for the hot chicken tacos were dry and stale. Overall, did not enjoy our experience here since the food was disappointing. We didn't get drinks here but maybe they were better than the food (at least I hope they are). Can't genuinely recommend this place, unfortunately.
Recommended dishes: Street Tacos, Hot Fried Chicken
Mission Taco fits in really well in Soulard. The vibe is fun and lively. The bartenders and waitstaff are friendly, and the food is amazing. I’ve tried almost all the tacos here and while my favorite is the BBQ duck, I’ve never had one that I didn’t want to try again. If you want the full experience, you have to get the street corn off the cob. It’s an excellent side that is cooked to perfection. Don’t confuse them with the street corn fritters, while also very tasty, they aren’t are magical as regular street corn.
Recommended dishes: Street Corn Off the Cob, Chips
We came in on a Saturday and our service from Markelle D was absolutely fantastic! We had a party of 9 and he was efficient, got our order right, and had a great personality.The food was equally as amazing and so flavorful. I loved that any taco could be made vegetarianOne concern, I was told upon being seated that our check would include gratuity because of our table size. I got home and put our receipt away and do not see gratuity on our check. I am now questioning if it was added or not? Check 137 is my receipt number. Please send my sincere apologies if not. And also stress the importance of servers, not greeters sharing the gratuity rule to be sure it is applicable. We had multiple checks and wonder if this caused issues.
908 Lafayette Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104