The Most Delicious Taco Spots in Fullerton, CA

It’s easy to see why residents and visitors alike love Fullerton, CA. From easy access to incredible entertainment like Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and the Fullerton Arboretum to amazing historical sites, there are always new things for people to do and new places for people to explore. 

On top of amazing activities like these, there are also delicious restaurants in Fullerton, CA. If you’re someone who loves Mexican food, there are incredible taco spots just minutes away from Uptown Fullerton. Here are five of the best taco spots in Fullerton, CA that are sure to make your mouth water.

Gonzos Tacos

Gonzos Tacos doesn’t just offer delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine—they also have amazing beer and street mimosas. From street tacos and burritos to taquitos and bowls, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Located at 827 N. Harbor Blvd., Gonzos Tacos is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays to Sundays. 

Taco Options

Try the chorizo street tacos or carne asada for a high-quality and delicious taco. Order a side of chips and guac or chips and queso for a great snack to eat with your tacos, and don’t forget to finish off your meal with a choco taco or pan dulce for dessert. 

Customer Review

The best street tacos I’ve found in the Fullerton area. My favorite is carnitas, husband is obsessed with al pastor, but we’ve had chorizo, carne asada, and chicken before too and love them all. They always come loaded with cilantro and onion, and they give you tons of limes on the side. Love this place. Try it.

Jennifer K.

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2. Ponchos Tacos

There’s nothing better than supporting a local restaurant while satisfying your taco craving. Poncho’s Tacos is located at 343 S. Stage College Blvd. here in Fullerton, CA. Their authentic tacos are made fresh to order, and they are working on new recipes. They are open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 

Taco Options

Try the Al Pastor Taco to taste their most popular taco flavor. If you love seafood, try the delicious Shrimp Taco or Fish Taco. The Asada Taco is also a great choice if you enjoy avocado and cilantro. When you aren’t craving tacos, Ponchos also has burritos, quesadillas, nachos, tortas, and plates.

Customer Review

This place has amazing tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and anything else on the menu!!! There is never a long line, but the food is incredible. The staff is always happy and friendly and quick to make your order. They have great “taco Tuesday” specials, but the prices are very good all week long! Definitely worth going to taste the pineapple salsa too!

Homemade chips, salsas, and fresh every time! You will not regret going here.
Rebekah A.

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3. Tacos Los Cholos Fullerton

Tacos Los Cholos is so delicious that they have locations throughout California. In Fullerton, they are located at 653 W Orangethrope Ave., and they are open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays. Whether you’d like to dine in or order to-go online, there are plenty of amazing taco flavors to choose from. 

Taco Options

Order the Regular Taco with the meat of your choice: Asada, Abodaba, Chorizo, Pollo, or Panela, and customize it with your favorite salsa and toppings. With the Premium Taco, you can choose between fillings like Cecina, Costilla, Mushroom, and Pork Belly. The Prime Taco offers even more premium meats, including Filet Mignon and Ribeye.

Customer Review

What can I say about Tacos Los Cholos that hasn’t already been said. This place is phenomenal. Had it for the first time the other day and it blew me away. I had a mulita with Al Pastor and one with Asada. Both of which are quite big and practically a quesadilla. They tasted awesome and I could tell the quality of meat here is very good.

I also love how they have a little salsa bar with all kinds of different salsas, and chili peppers, onions, limes, etc.
Gustavo E.

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4. Esteban’s Family Tacos Taqueria

Esteban’s Family Tacos Taqueria specializes in authentic Mexican food that’s made fresh as you order. Open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, this restaurant offers a comfortable home-style atmosphere. 

Taco Options

Try the Shrimp Taco Dorado if you love seafood or the Chicken Tacos for a tried-and-true classic. Order the Wet Burrito or Enchilada Plate for an alternative to your usual taco order when you’re ready to branch out.

Customer Review

Tried this place out for the first time today after my sister recommended it and I loved it. I haven’t had a good wet burrito from any taco shops around my area untill now. I definitely recommend this place, everyone was really friendly especially one of the guys there, I didn’t get his name but he went that extra mile to make sure we got my other pregnant sister a spicy hot sauce for her tacos so we really appreciate that! Service was fast and everything was fresh! Thank u so much we will be coming back!! Ericka G.

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5. Riveras Fresh Tacos

Whether you’re craving Mexican food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late-night snack, Riveras Fresh Tacos has a wide selection of delicious tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more. The restaurant is located at 504 S Highland Ave., and it’s one of the best taco spots in Fullerton, CA. You won’t regret trying this place—whether you sit inside or take it to go. 

Taco Options

Order the Fish Tacos, Carnitas Tacos, and/or Pastor Tacos for a delicious mix of flavors. Try a torta if you want to branch out from the usual taco order. They also have burritos, sopes, and breakfast burritos to try. 

Customer Review

The best tacos in/near downtown Fullerton. When I first moved to Fullerton a couple years ago, I made it my mission to find a local taco place and this place was the winner (even next to the taco place right across the street). Tacos have loads of meat and flavor, and salsas are on point as well.

Dayna G.

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Enjoy Tacos and Life at Uptown Fullerton

Regardless of which of these five delicious taco spots you decide to try, Uptown Fullerton is the perfect place for you to enjoy tacos with your loved ones. Bring your meal to our courtyard, where you can sit and enjoy the warm weather.

After eating, go to one of the three resort-style pools to cool off, play a game of tennis or volleyball at our courts, or rest in the resident lounge. Our full-service, high-end apartment complex has everything you are looking for—from entertainment to great amenities. Come and see for yourself, and don’t forget to stop by one of these amazing Mexican restaurants for a bite on the way! 

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