316 Rosecrans Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA | Directions 9026633.900920 -118.417202
Sun - Thu, 10am - 10pm; Fri, Sat, 10am - 2:30am
10 Seats & 1000 Stories – Seating may be limited and the wait on the weekend is rotten, but the delay is well worth it!!! Go for the Chicken Enchiladas, Carnitas Burrito or Chicken Super Burrito with everything! It has been a long time favorite of mine and the family's for well over 20 years. Somethings change over time, and thank goodness this place has not - it just would not be the same!
Great food for after-hours – Once the clubs shut down, we always head over to this place. The food is affordable and real good. Watch out though - the place gets crowded quickly and it's pretty small inside. But, if you have to wait 10 or 15 minutes - it's worth it. Excellent Mexican food.
FABULOUS! – Exellent value, great food, superb FAST service. My favorite is the legendary Manhattan Beach location on Rosecrans. DON'T BE FOOLED by "El Tarasco Burrito" on Inglewood Ave & Marine. According to the owners of the MB location, the Inglewood Ave location is NOT an authentic El Tarasco restaurant. Apparently they have tried to copy the "real thing" and some people do think they are an authentic El Tarasco restaurant.
Great Everything – I love this El Terasco. The other ones leave a lot to your imagination. This one is just one block from the beach. It is literally a hole in the wall place with probably 10 bar stools at the counter and some bar chairs for eating at the windowsill. That's the appeal to come in. But the appeal to return are the specials. It's awesome! Comes with a drink at about 30 pct off. Try the JR Super Deluxe your first time here. Trust me. I'm a hearty eater and I've never been able to finish the big daddy, Super Deluxe. EVER. The rest of the menu is also great.
I MISS THE DELUXE!! – BEING ORIGINALLY FROM THE L.A. AREA I REALLY MISS THE FOOD AT EL TARASCOS. IT WAS AND STILL IS AGREAT FRIDAY/SATURDAY LATE NITE PLACE TO EAT AFTER THE PARTYING IS OVER. A LITTLE CROWDED AT TIMES BUT ONCE YOU GOT YOUR FOOD YOU JUST HIGH TAIL IT UP THE STAIRS TO THE ROOF AND INDULGE. EVERYTIME I GO BACK TO L.A. EL TARASCOS IS ONE OF MANY GREAT FOOD PLACES I GO TO. YOU JUST CANT FIND ANY THING THAT COMES CLOSE, EVEN IN SAN ANTONIO, TX.
Great, cheap Mexican Food – The super deluxe burrito is one of a kind, and the carne asada tacos are to die for. As they're open late, it's a great place to sober up after a night out in Manahttan Beach.
Jr. Super Deluxe Burrito - HUGE and $3!! – Local dive, but the BEST food!! Rosecrans is one of the originals, and the others keep popping up. Some have beer and wine licenses, this one "allows" (not discouraged) beer to be brought in. Eating at the counter there is an experience. Serving food from the moment it opens, until it closes late. Service is an issue at the Marine and Inglewood location, as well as on Sepulveda and 2nd St. in MB.
Great price and service – For about half price of Acapulcos or El Torito you get the same food quality and taste (Or better).
But not all the Tarascos are good, don't even think about going to the one at ROSECRANS AVE AND INGLEWOOD AVE, they don't have a clue of what service is; after waiting for about 20 min. for someone to take our order at the table we decided to leave and go to the one at Manhattan Beach and this place is the best.
Good Mexican Food! – The food is really good. Also, you can take your food and a couple beers with you and enjoy your meal and the ocean view on the roof.
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