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Backyard Taco

$Mexican, , Latin
1524 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203-8133
+1 480-464-8226
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“street tacos” (13 reviews)
“carne asada” (16 reviews)
“grilled meat” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Fast food, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
1524 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203-8133
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I have loved Backyard Taco for the past four years. We have had almost everything on their menu and have never he anything that we didn’t enjoy. Their tacos are delicious and have their perfect amount of filling. Their carne asada and...More

Thank Jolynne V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always busy br excited when you can go right up to the counter. There are addicting. All if them are good and have great flavor from the mesquite grill. The crazy potato is a good dish for winter time and is nice and hardy.

Thank npitha84
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Started in a guys backyard, it is a real treat to see someone succeed like this. The food is cooked on an open fire right behind the counter. Smells great, tastes better. Reasonably priced. My favorite is the steak quesadilla. I eat here every time...More

1  Thank mxbailey
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Prices were expensive since serving sizes were tiny. The flavor left much to be desired. Left there hungry.

Thank jgill334048
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

You can’t get better Carne Asada tacos then you will get at Backyard Taco! I heard the story behind the restaurant from my friend and had to try the tacos. I am hooked! Then I found they built another one out on Higley and the...More

1  Thank Cathlene S
Reviewed 27 June 2018

This has to be the best Taco chain restaurant that I have ever eaten at. There is a large selection of meals and the condiments are the best ever. Their Pico de Gallo and Guacomole are great.

Thank George S
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Great place, great tacos and quick service. Wee place, limited parking, TOTALLY worth the stop for tacos. Outside patio for dining. Don’t go a peak meal times if wishing to eat there.

Thank AZTraveler85616
Reviewed 21 May 2018

My daughter and friends came out for a visit and she looked up Backyard Taco before she got here. I have lived in the Mesa area for over 10 years and this by far is the best place for a Chicken Burrito. We had burritos,...More

Thank BigDeeg
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

This is not the place to go if you want upscale Mex, but if you are in search of some of the best street tacos on the cheap - you have found the right place. I've tried all the meats & while the chicken and...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Great place for mesquite grilled carne asada tacos. This place was busy but gets you through quickly, seating inside and out

Thank Fritz K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1524 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203-8133
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-464-8226
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