After the growing popularity of Mexican restaurants worldwide in the past five years, it’s about time that Mexican food has finally arrived in Tel Aviv. If you enjoy breakfast tacos and margaritas under 50 NIS, this is the place for you. El-Taco, Tel Aviv’s first authentic Mexican food that features tacos, opened their doors a few months ago in the trendy Yirmiyahu area in old north Tel Aviv.
Tired of your typical Tel Aviv cafés and Israeli street food? You will be happy to hear that you have a new option with El-Taco. They offer many different kind of tacos and tortillas at the affordable price of under 50 NIS per person.
El Taco menu consists largely of tacos (corn flour tortillas or white flour, soft or crunchy) and Quesadilla (closed tortillas with cheese, aka “The Mexican toast”), filled with chicken, meat or vegetables. The prices are very affordable – each Taco cost from 13NIS to 19NIS. They offer business lunch deals as well.
For me, their better dishes are the Taco mushroom vegetarian which contains champagne and shiitake mushrooms with green onions (costing 13 NIS) and the Quesadilla, which is served with chicken and beef. Both are served with refried black beans and mozzarella cheese. The chicken option costs 15NIS while the beef option is 19 shekel. In addition, a small plate of nachos is available for 14 NIS. If you are looking for a full meal, you will need to order multiply dishes.
To help wash down your Mexican meal, El Taco offers frozen lime margaritas for 15 NIS and San Miguel beer for 14 NIS.
Chefs Recommendation: Flauts Pollo – A grilled chicken dish served in three corn tortillas rolled and crispy, with additional toppings of guacamole , salsa, lettuce, sour cream and cheese. I personally recommend having a cold beverage with this dish.
Order: Taco Pollo Pastor, served with chicken breast marinated in citrus, onions, cilantro and pineapple. This masterpiece of a taco will only cost you 17NIS
Address: Yermiyahu Street 17
Hours: Sunday-Saturday 12PM-12AM