TBT El Gallo

Google Rating:4.6

TBT El Gallo
4.5 based on 223 reviews
  1. River 2023/12

    Now this is a nice filling treat, don’t let the simplicity fool ya
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4
    Recommended dishes
    Fries

  2. Creighton Knight 2023/11

    TBT El Gallo catered our wedding rehearsal, and it was honestly one of the most talked about experiences from our wedding weekend. Carlos and his staff crafted us a build-your-own taco table and cooked the food on-site while the rehearsal was going on.

    Our guests couldn’t stop raving about the food, and we are so so happy that we chose such a badass taqueria.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  3. Alan 2023/11

    Tacos were amazing. Probably the best street tacos I’ve had so far. $5 for one taco seems a bit steep, but they definitely deliver!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  4. Jackson Wright 2023/10

    Best tacos in RVA, hands down! Service is always exceptional too.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Fries, Slam Dunk Contest, Aloha Fluffy, Street Corn, Carne Asada, Children of the Corn Street Fry, Slam Dunk Contest El Grill Daddy Big Papi Chulo Street Corn

  5. Ariele Foster 2023/10

    Excellent cod taco. Hearty for a taco.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $1–10
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4
    Vegetarian options
    Many veggie options

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  6. Samprity Saha 2023/10

    Firstly few things to know (wish we did) :
    1. They have got no indoor seating and no dine in service. They already pack your order as takeout and you can choose to eat at outside patio.
    2. The outside is a bit rusty with dust, bugs and ants.

    For this overall set up, their food price is way too much.

    About food:
    We ordered the taco deal for $24. It was okayish and edible, the carne taco had some weird smell to it. Would i return for it? No.

    And I guess it was my bad to NOT assume, if it’s written chips as side in a mexican restaurant, you will get literal “chips” with no salsa 🙄
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 3
    Service: 2
    Atmosphere: 3

  7. Matt Grasberger 2023/10

    Delicious birria tacos.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Birria Tacos

  8. Miguel de la Rocha 2023/10

    Tacos were alright, honestly a bit overhyped from what I hear from folks. I ordered the Birria Tacos but was not given the consome which would have helped since they were dry. I was put off with how steamy the inside of the shop is since it’s where you order, and the employees were overheated to the point of snapping at each other. I’d revisit if they had better working conditions for their cooks, maybe an outdoor stand in the summer.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 4
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 3
    Recommended dishes
    Chips, Birria Tacos

  9. Isabel Cardona 2023/10

    Amazing food!!!! You must try!!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  10. Paul Brookes 2023/10

    I’m thoroughly unimpressed. After SPECIFICALLY asking if the $14 for the burrito (well what I would consider a HALF burrito)INCLUDED a protein (which in the ingredients on the menu does state one protein) and after double checking again… I got charged $2.50 more. Beef Birria!? Try disguised pot roast. Salty enough to strip any flavor from my palate. I know what real Birria is supposed to taste like.
    I’m finding it incredibly difficult to believe $16.50 plus tax for 1 to go burrito in Richmond is or should even be a thing. Filthy kitchen and atmosphere…
    Having worked in the restaurant industry for decades ( in both Southern and northern California) I would be embarrassed to call that my establishment.
    I have no problem paying good money for an exceptional product. If you have any idea of what true Mexican, Guatemalan etc food should taste like (as I do having grown up and lived 25 miles from the Mexican border) you’re going to be at best disappointed and at worst insulted. I will never return nor would I by any stretch of the imagination recommend it.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 1
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 1

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  11. Justin Brown 2023/09

    It was hot outside but the tacos were amazing
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $1–10
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Carne Asada

  12. Brad Fisher 2023/09

    Every time I go to Richmond, I have to have TBT! Their tacos and burritos are SO GOOD and the cold salsas in the cooler are the best I’ve ever had.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  13. Evan B 2023/09

    This was the biggest burrito I HAVE EVER SEEN. This place was recommended to me by a coworker and I was literally taken back when I opened the container. It was massive. Literally probably has its own gravitational pull it’s so huge. And it was delicious. Definitely 2 meals AT LEAST. When I visit Richmond again I will be back here.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  14. Mollie Brooks 2023/08

    TBT is a hidden gem on Cary Street! TBT has delicious guacamole and gluten free, vegetarian tacos! Perfect for lunch, dinner, or and afternoon snack! Great outdoor seating area.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  15. Stephanie 2023/08

    We hired TBT to cater my husband’s 40th birthday party and it was the best experience. Their catering manager, Meaghan, is a saint and makes the whole process incredibly easy. And the food was amazing. Not to mention, there was so. much. of. it. We couldn’t have been happier with the entire experience.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  16. Adam Nelson 2023/08

    Best tacos you will find in RVA

    haven’t tried the rest yet. yet.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

  17. Orie 2023/07

    $32 for 4 tacos, a jarrito, and some guac and chips is a bit much, but the food was fantastic!
    Service
    Dine in
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4

  18. Ben Travis 2023/07

    If you’re looking for the best RVA tacos, this is it.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  19. Connor Leeson 2023/06

    Good, but for a $16 burrito you’d think they’d at least give ya some chips and salsa with it.

    It was a big burrito, but still. Ordered hot salsa on it and it completely lacked heat. Tasty, but idk if it’s worth it for the price.

  20. Jeremiah Holcomb 2023/06

    Some of the best tacos I’ve found so far,a little pricey for virtually take-out but I’ll be back regardless.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 3
    Recommended dishes
    Birria Tacos, Carne Asada, Slam Dunk Contest El Grill Daddy Big Papi Chulo Street Corn

  21. Lisa Schollenberger 2023/06

    Only 3 words necessary…Damn good tacos!!!

  22. Jack Mayer 2023/06

    A hole in the wall worth your time. Great tacos, killer burritos. Awesome to just stop by and sit outside getting a little messy and enjoying the joys of good food.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Birria Tacos, Slam Dunk Contest

  23. Adam Moran 2023/06

    OMG, I first tried this place at one of their pop-ups and it was the best birria tacos I’ve ever had. Great owner, all around great vibe and just amazing food. Can’t go wrong

  24. Joe Vargo 2023/06

    Best Birria in RVA
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 3

  25. Brittany C. 2023/05

    My fav place in Richmond for birria tacos!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4
    Recommended dishes
    Birria Tacos, Slam Dunk Contest

  26. Emma Marybeth 2023/05

    Burrito so good it made me cry! Definitely sad I live out of state now and can’t have these burritos every week. Staff was friendly and was excited to offer me multiple vegetarian options that all sounded delicious. He also talked up his chorizo recipe (for good reason according to my friend). Will eat here again every time I’m in town.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Dietary restrictions accommodated
    Vegetarian
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Highly recommend
    Vegetarian offerings
    Large vegetarian selection

  27. T COOPER 2023/05

    The staff were cool and I LOVED the tacos. Tried the specialty juices and the kiwi, cucumber & jalapeño was surprisingly just right!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  28. Jimmy Kuang 2023/05

    Yumyum. Sauce good. Eat tacos

  29. Jack C 2023/05

    I had heard good things so I thought I’d try it knowing there’s good tacos around. This place is not it. Over priced, stale store bought tortillas, bland and super dry meat and no salsa or lime to help either! Not gonna be coming back here.

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  30. Danny Hernandez Palencia 2023/05

    Tacos are great!!!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  31. Jacob Buckman 2023/05

    Everything tasted fine. So expensive for small portions.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

  32. Josh Haddad 2023/05

    Phenomenal tacos

  33. Z. Ingram 2023/04

    OMG!!! I waited so long for the opportunity to devour tacos here. Finally got the chance and it was well worth the wait. Definitely in my top five fave taco spots of the places I’ve been on the planet!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Recommended dishes
    Guacamole and Chips, El Ricky Bravas and Azteca Warrior Princess, Street Corn
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Somewhat recommend
    Vegetarian offerings
    Vegetarian menu or section, Clearly labeled vegetarian dishes
    Vegetarian options
    There are three tacos and one burrito on the menu as vegetarian. They also make any item vegetarian if you ask!

  34. jason berrie 2023/04

    The chicken sandwich slaps
    Price per person
    $10–20

  35. Mach Guerrero 2023/04

    Great flavor, great loaded tacos, 4 real one of my muy come back when I’m in town!!

    Keep it up EL GALLO! You’re doing a awesome thing here!

  36. Mike Garrett 2023/03

    I get meat sweats and vivid dreams about these tacos.

  37. Samuel Moore 2023/03

    Great tacos, felt like an American twist on traditional. Also slightly overpriced.
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4

  38. Karina (K) 2023/03

    Best Birria tacos in town hands down!! Highly recommend 10/10!!!

  39. Macie Blankenship 2023/03

    Yummy! Wish the tacos had a tad bit more meat and topping, otherwise it’s delicious. Love the street corn too!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Recommended dishes
    El Grill Daddy

  40. c c 2023/03

    Just a big expensive mess

  41. t rhaj 2023/03

    Such an innovative and great take on Mexican style food

  42. Camila Tirado 2023/03

    This place is BOMB. I am just thankful that we finally found it.The food is phenomenal, the vegetarian and meat options had our party extremely happy and blown away. You know when the food hits so right you’re making sounds and just looking down wondering where it’s been your whole life? The food had us like that. Carlos the owner and chef did not lead us wrong. The kitchen staff do not come to play!! Fresh ingredients, authentic flavors with modern twists, plus the menu does change monthly, super exciting. This is the spot. Para nosotros, fue una experiencia religiosa! Like we live next to y tu mama, and no hate, but we will now forevere be making the drive for TBT, hands down.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Vegetarian options
    So many options! Omg best vegetarian tacos we have had in Richmond. The quesadilla with fajitas is in our dreams.
    Dietary restrictions
    Vegans can eat here!

  43. A Ho 2023/02

    Finally a good taco spot in the fan! I had the El Grill Daddy and the Dude Where’s My Carnitas, and they were so good. A little small but with big flavor, the carnitas one stole the show. My partner had the carnitas as well as Aloha Fluffy, and loved them both. His only complaint was that we didn’t order more. Can’t wait to go back!

  44. Tamara Jones 2023/02

    One of the first things that stood out to me was the friendliness of the staff. I purchased my lunch & paid online but when I got to the restaurant I wanted a couple of Jarritos. I pulled out my cash & was told they were on the house!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Jarritos

  45. Joy Virella 2023/02

    Pretty average. Corn tortillas tasted and felt old. The tacos themselves looked good but were so salty and so were the loaded fries so most of it was too salty to eat. Disappointed
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  46. Madi 2023/02

    It’s a fair place for tacos! We ordered later at night towards closing so our food could have been better, but it might have been our mistake. Tacos were dryer than expected. Would go back 100% for the loaded fries, those were awesome!!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  47. Erin Felix 2023/01

    Way yummy, we love to come here!

  48. Jenn Schmidt 2023/01

    Through best tacos in Richmond and about everything else. I could drink their sauces and die in their papas
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  49. Grace von Elten 2023/01

    This place rocks!! Definitely my new favorite spot in RVA 11/10. People are incredibly friendly and food is AMAZING !!

  50. william mizell 2022/11

    Amazing food and even beter service
    Service
    Delivery
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $1–10
    Features
    Dine in: No
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Yes
    Curbside pickup: Yes

  51. Great Job 2022/11

    best food in rva hands down, do yourself a favor and eat this food!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Vegetarian options
    best veggie taco i’ve ever had! loved the nopales!

  52. Jimiah Saunders 2022/11

    Short wait time. Good variety of options. Tacos were delicious!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: No
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

  53. Greg K 2022/11

    I got the classico burrito with chicken and it was HUGE and DELICIOUS. So tasty. And the staff is very friendly.

  54. Gary Runey 2022/11

    Possibly my new go to taco place. Slam Dunk Contest is probably one of the best tacos I’ve ever had. The EL Ricky Bravas change my mind about vegan food.

  55. Jerome Jackson 2022/10

    Shrimp taco was amazing

  56. John R 2022/10

    Dam good tacos. Lots of love inside

  57. Corey Morris 2022/10

    This is the best restaurant that I’ve been to in a minute! It’s so fresh and flavorful!

  58. John Beres 2022/10

    Tacos are tasty and the staff is cool. They don’t bend you over on the price and the food comes out quick plus they have great sauces.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  59. Brian Zimmerman 2022/10

    Great tacos & burritos! Incredible flavors! No inside seating, but definitely worth sitting outside in the cold.

  60. Leigh Harrell 2022/10

    Hands down the best taco in Richmond. Whatever option you get is gonna blow your mind 🤯 …

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  61. Richard Morris 2022/10

    I really wanted to like this place. It has so much character, their menu is well put together and the flavors should be there, but my order Monday night could not have been more disappointing. There was just zero unique flavors, they all were so bland and mushed together. I don’t know if different people are cooking now, but I did not catch them on a good night. Also, the size of the Guacamole for $8 is ridiculously small. I hope this was an anomaly.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  62. The Cheap Track 2022/10

    I drove all the way from Southern Maryland about a two-hour Drive.. for starters I would like to say the staff is fun loving and hilarious.. they all looked like they thoroughly enjoyed their job and it shows with the food.. I got a burrito to die for I added extra meat to mix it up ..
    The hibiscus drink was golden….

    I truly would like to try the slam-dunk next time I visit.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Yes

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  63. TravelingTroy 2022/09

    over priced for what you get imo

  64. Amelia Hulth 2022/09

    Quesobirria tacos were amazing!

  65. Rebecca Morales 2022/09

    Literally some of the most delicious food I’ve ever eaten.

  66. Ron “FishTalesRVA” Binshtok 2022/09

    Really great food!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  67. Marcus Hughes 2022/09

    Has to be the best Tacos in RVA. Great for lunch, very quick with my order. Will definitely become my regular taco spot.

  68. Christopher Sanchezconcha 2022/09

    I had the “Donde Está Dori” fish taco for lent and I thought it was delicious. To be fair, the tacos are a small portion so I highly suggest you get a side to accompany the taco and have a full meal. The loaded fries come in a to go box with tender steak bits, spring onions, cheese, guacamole, pickled onions, and curly steak style french fries. I also got the street corn as a side and was surprised by the awesome layer of cheese and sauce before you get to the actual corn. It’s flavors like these that make TBT El Gallo a great spot for a quick fulfilling bite that won’t go over your budget. The assorted drink menu great too and sticks to the authenticity of true Mexican food spots. The only negative thing that you should know about and unfortunately is not posted in the restaurant is that there is no restroom for it’s patrons therefore the host offered us to walk to a near by 7 Eleven to use their restroom. If it had bathrooms available for people who dined it it would have totally received a 5 star rating. It is understandable that it does not though because while dining there we noticed a lot of delivery food drivers stoping by take out and deliver orders only.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Yes

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  69. Andy Stites 2022/09

    Writing a much after the fact review. Never got around to it at the time, but we had an event and the TBT crew worked it. The food was okay, but I was never really super amped on how things went. The staff was late, didn’t have everything they needed to set up, food wasn’t out on time at all, the whole staff was dipping into the event drinks, which I honestly didn’t mind or have time to care about but was not stoked when they asked for cocktail refills while food wasn’t even out. I was more stressed that people hadn’t eaten, and things weren’t ready, I didn’t have time to get them drink refills.

    I never even thought to write a review after the event, but after seeing some details about this crew surface recently, I thought it might be a fair assessment to them, and others who are trying to decide to support them or not. They were professional and nice all the way up until it was ‘go time.’

    Being late, not having your stuff together, and leaving a mess doesn’t make up for the food being just okay. Can’t drop a total 1 star on this, because somewhere in there is a really great crew trying to do something cool, but maybe try and get it together.

  70. James Turnage 2022/09

    Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. All of the order taker’s top recommendations were sold out! The substitutes were so very good that my friend stole the second half of my lunch and loved it after it sat in the car for an hour. This is a place that produces best quality food.

    Now, they need to dust the decorative pieces. They do not reflect the amazing food and attention to detailthat I loved. However, no one is perfect. I am so glad that I saw those elderly people sitting on a hot humid patio for tacos. Their commitment to the food and experience made me know: I had to circle back.

    Even if you think a $5 taco is over priced: you would never say I got lovely beef tenderloin tips perfectly marinated and cooked, served with a petite salad, topped with housemade dressing and a fresh Masa flat bread all for $5 & now, I feel offended. Great deal lovely food!

  71. MBC 2022/09

    Amazing taco’s / Amazing Staff. Three words: Carne Asade Fries.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $1–10

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  72. Pri Robin 2022/09

    Great tacos!! Yummy and these won’t disappoint you, however, expected a lot from their birria which was underwhelming when I had it. But I’m gonna give this place another shot for sure.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes

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  73. K Wilson 2022/09

    I wish their tacos weren’t so wet. There was way too much liquid from the toppings or maybe it was the oil from the shrimp so much so I opted to only eat the filling. Now I feel sick from all the grease, maybe I should’ve swallowed the olive oil I had at home for free versus paying for shrimp tacos swimming in oil.

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  74. Laysa Frias 2022/08

    Food was amazing! So delicious !
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Features
    All dine in is outdoor seating
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

  75. Gabriel 2022/08

    Thoroughly enjoyed their tacos! One of the most popular places in Richmond for a reason!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

  76. Julie Latham 2022/08

    Amazing food. Loved it. Some of the best tacos I’ve ever had. My only complaint is that there’s no seating inside and they only have bottled drinks. Bottled drinks isn’t a huge deal, I just love an agua fresca or horchata with tacos, but like I said, not a big deal. Still worth it for the tacos. It is $5 per taco, which is steep I feel, but again, in the end it’s worth it they’re so good.

  77. Vellyn 2022/08

    The food is so good!! Definitely get the corn side, and the pork belly tacos!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  78. John Ito 2022/08

    Food that’ll make you smile and feel warm inside! The menu is an awesome spin on Carlos’s (the owner) traditional family cuisine; you’ll feel the love and genuine feel of the restaurant when you chat with him! Get here asap if you love tacos, burritos and tortas!

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  79. O MV 2022/08

    Awesome food and service! The tacos are DEVINE. It’s a bit pricey if you’re comparing it to street tacos in Mexico but if you compare it to a high end taco it’s right up there 😤 there is outdoor seating and they lots of pick up as well. We loved all the fun taco names as well. Check it out!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes

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  80. Brenda Bernardini 2022/07

    Smelled great!

  81. Sam H 2022/07

    Just found this place! Street fries are over the top delicious. Chorizo and carnitas tacos are fabulous. It’s my new obsession.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  82. Dawn Sweeney 2022/07

    My husband doesn’t love Mexican food but I convinced him he would really enjoy the Birria tacos at TBT. We placed our order online and picked up. No consomme to dunk our tacos in. I tried to call and let them know but they don’t answer so as much as I would love to give this 5 stares I just can’t
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  83. Ash Martin 2022/06

    Always slaps, joocy crispy taccccooosssss auuughhhh 😩😩 literally just go and keep going till u get everything on the menu have u licking ur lips n shii …

  84. Stuart Cassity 2022/06

    Staff are super upbeat, friendly, and know the menu. The food is genuinely homemade, savory, and 110% photo-worthy. Definitely check this place out!

  85. Ian Sullivan 2022/06

    TBT El Gallo has some of the best food in RVA. The birria tacos will blow your mind. Their chicken tinga tacos with bacon jam are out of this world. I also love the al pastor. Grab those 3 tacos and a Jarritos on weeknight for an easy meal or if you’re in the neighborhood, hang out on their patio! My favorite spot in the whole world (so far) for tacos!
    Service
    Dine in
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Curbside pickup: Yes

  86. Doug Fordham 2022/06

    Solid tacos, even if a little pricey at five bucks a pop. The fry carne asada platter is where it’s at though! Also very solid queso. Will definitely go back!

  87. Michael Diaz 2022/06

    From the early era of a popup outside Vasen, TBT El Gallo has grown and not lost touch with the excellent flavors that made them a hit. Never a bad time nor a bad choice exist in this homegrown passionately created experience.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  88. Nathan Garcia 2022/06

    TBT El Gallo is a small but successful taco stand in Richmond, VA. Their biggest strength is their experimentation. They combine a variety of flavors to break away from the norm and deliver a unique experience. Parking and sitting leaves much to be desired so I recommend takeout. Staff is friendly and helpful in explaining the items. Worth a visit for lunch or dinner. Great prices and portions.

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  89. Rebekah Shalaine’ 2022/05

    Good customer service and fast, delicious food

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  90. Luis F. Ruiz 2022/05

    First time at TBT El Gallo and my initial review is…OUT OF THIS WORLD. Ordered the Aloha Fluffy taco, minus the pineapple relish, for lunch. Every single ingredient – from the pork belly, cilantro, pickled onions to the tortilla – came together to form the perfect taco. You can taste the fresh ingredients, and care it took to make the taco. First time, and not the last!

  91. Victor Purchase Jr 2022/05

    Best tacos around hands down. Burrito was really good too. The food was cooked to perfection. The Mexican street corn is the way to your soul. If you are in the area you need to try this place! I promise you won’t be disappointed! Worth every penny!

  92. Timothy McMiller 2022/04

    BIRRIA TACO!

  93. Oscar Torres 2022/04

    real food, real people

  94. Michael Crose 2022/04

    Pricey but worth it
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

  95. Sophie Laleo 2022/04

    Best tacos ever and incredible sweet service. Come here leave all else behind

  96. Shawn White 2022/04

    Always worth the stop for either a great taco or a brunch on the weekends. This place is legit

  97. Omri Cohen 2022/04

    Incredible flavors. Great tacos, especially carne asada and braised beef!

  98. Anthony Zimmerman 2022/04

    Literally the best tacos I’ve had!! Thier burritos are special as well! I come here weekly and I can’t get enough! Simply amazing tbh

  99. Meg Agee 2022/04

    Fantastic place as a visitor and with someone who is a Virginia native. Went back a few times on one trip. Would absolutely recommend the Slam Dunk, tastes amazing.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  100. Nicholas Moon 2022/03

    Very decent tacos, great portion of shrimp
    Service
    Take out
    Price per person
    $10–20

  101. techslave 1 2022/03

    Slightly greasy, but super flavorful, guy taking orders was super friendly and knowledgeable. Good customer service and very relatable staff. Take my money.

  102. B A 2022/03

    I was kinda annoyed with their hours at first. They were slow to open I guess! Well worth the wait! Very tasty tacos!

  103. michael 2022/03

    This place is absolutely 🔥 🔥🔥🔥🔥. Slam dunk contest tasted like heaven in my mouth. This is the only food I ever want to eat for the rest of my life. Anybody who thinks otherwise is crazy. 6/5 stars …

  104. jason christofferson 2022/03

    Fries are amazing birria tacos are enjoyable but not the best I’ve had

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  105. Sallie Miura 2022/03

    Love tacos but I am sorry to say these tacos (and we tried a variety of six) were not good. WAY too salty to the point where we had to toss a couple of the varieties. The flavors were so-so and the amount of filling compared with the price was not what one would expect. While I applaud experimentation I feel like the cooks were somewhat winging it and trying out new combinations before they even tasted it to make sure it was good.

  106. Evan Trippler 2022/03

    I’ve ordered from here twice and was super disappointed both times – won’t be taking a chance on it again. See my pic, this was a $5 “Pork belly al pastor” taco. A single solid chunk of dry, overcooked pork belly and a spoonful of toppings. Shrimp was marginally better but in both cases the tortilla was stale and ice cold. I had to add my own salsa at home to make it edible. Really disappointing.

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  107. ariel cohen 2022/03

    Great lil’ spot, super dope and packs a punch. Friendly staff and super easy. Props to the menu as they had almost as many vegetarian options as meat. Tacos were pretty stuffed and were even a bit out of the box. A play on textures flavors traditional flavors as well as a pinch if experimentation. Best for takeout.
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: No
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Yes
    Curbside pickup: Yes

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  108. Victoria Case 2022/03

    This was our second time here. The first time I got tacos and they were really uniquely crafted and flavorful! Mind you, they are some of the priciest in RVA at $5 per taco. This time we got burritos. $48 for two burritos and fries. With chips and drink it was $65 for two people…. The food was just okay. The fries were average, greasy. The burritos were alright, and contained a lot of rice that made it bland.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

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  109. Parker Stewart 2022/02

    Delicious tacos and great service. A little pricey though
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  110. Dakotah Coates 2022/02

    best tacos in richmond! run by the sweetest and coolest chef in town!

  111. Juan Cabrera 2022/02

    Awesome food and outstanding service! We had a great time. Highly recommended: Camarón Diaz and Big Papi Chulo

  112. Megan Hartsoe 2022/02

    My family tried every taco they have, and they were definitely delicious night of…but the next morning we (6 different people) all ended up dying on the toilet for the whole next day. Would’ve been my new fav taco joint too..
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner

  113. Darin Partterson 2022/02

    Not sure whether it was the food or the extremely noisy party next to us that was outside (where that was only available seating area) but it was ok. Definitely had better tacos but also with limited seating if you are eating with a noisy party such as we did it completely ruins the experience. Guess next time we should’ve just joined that group since they wanted us to be part of their conversation so bad.
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  114. Simon Carmona 2022/02

    This spot is a lil gem 💎 The food was incredible and packed with flavor. The tacos are a must try! Really enjoyed this spot, owner Carlos really cares about the quality 👌 big shout out to Adriano in the kitchen for making the best birria tacos I have ever had!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  115. Deborah Hanson 2022/01

    Great food and service!!

  116. Millie Bean 2022/01

    I will return and return and return. Food SLAPS
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Vegetarian options
    The rice and beans are the best I’ve ever had. So glad they’re veg friendly
    Parking
    Street parking, pay attention to the signs

  117. Erika Wilkins 2022/01

    The best taco spot I’ve tried RVA.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Curbside pickup: Yes

  118. Sarah Raines 2022/01

    Best birria tacos I’ve ever had!
    Service
    Delivery
    Meal type
    Dinner

  119. Ki Johnson 2022/01

    Great neighborhood restaurant that serves authentic food with a modern twist from a wonderful staff. Thanks for making us lunch 🥰 enjoyed our first visit.
    Service
    Take out

  120. Lessard Schoenfeld 2022/01

    Extremely overpriced. Food was bland and dry, tortillas where stale (Likely stored for too long) Staff was great but couldn’t say the same for the prices and the food. Ill be taking my business elsewhere.

  121. Zachary Ackerman 2021/12

    I can only speak to one item on this menu – The Diablo Guapo torta – but MAN, was it good. One week later and I’m still thinking about the sweet & savory mix of this fried chicken sandwich. This place knows what it’s doing – I plan to return often. Highly recommend.

    UPDATE: I’ve since been back and had various other menu items – loaded fries, tacos, breakfast burritos. Everything is fantastic and you can’t go wrong. Long live TBT.

  122. Mustafa Othman 2021/12

    My first time trying this restaurant. The service was friendly and fast. I got a beef burrito and it was delicious. The place was quite and they have seating outside the restaurant for those wanting to dine in. I definitely recommend this restaurant for those who want to try Mexican food. It can be a bit pricy, but I think you will find the food worth the money you spent.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Vegetarian options
    They have vegetarian options for those interested.
    Parking
    Parking is on the main road. Be careful of parking rules when you arrive at the restaurant.

  123. Steve 2021/12

    Ordered four tacos with no onions. Reiterated no onions. They give me four tacos with tons of onions all over them. When I told them, their response was “really”? No apologies just “really”?

    And in the short time I was there they got two other people’s orders wrong. Not sure why it’s so difficult.

    $40 for four tacos, a drink and chips & guac. No service – they text you when it’s done and you serve yourself. Last time for me! Way too many choices close by.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

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  124. Kathleen 2021/11

    Barria taco: mmm, yum! Wish they still had mushroom taco.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  125. CecileC 2021/11

    It’s 5 dollars for a small average taco and 25 minute wait. Not my cup of tea.

  126. Ashley Taylor 2021/11

    Love this place! Some of the best tacos in Richmond and staff is super friendly. TBT will definitely be a staple for us!

  127. Beth Assessor 2021/11

    Had tacos and the surf y turf burrito. Hands down the best in RVA. Owner is the best and makes you feel like a regular and a friend even if it’s your first time there.

  128. Jessie Deardorff 2021/11

    Because I am a schizophrenic and an esteemed local guide on google, it is my duty to tell the public that this is god’s favorite restaurant. God loves fast casual small businesses but not as much as he loves exceedingly fresh and flavorful fare. The cashier is attractive, Carlos is warm and welcoming. I could bathe in your medium hot sauce. The sheer experience of consuming your food makes me believe that life can sometimes be peppered with treasures and joy instead of the heartache and disappointment I’m accustomed to.

  129. Shaun Malik 2021/11

    I’m definitely going to give this place another try, but for now, three stars for a very mediocre experience. The carne asada was rather tough, the chicken a bit dry, and both lacked a legitimate flavor profile. Not what I was expecting from a $5 taco, especially with so many great reviews. Although I’m seeing now that a number of recent reviews are negative. Hope management can act on this!

  130. Dustin Stewart 2021/11

    Had very high expectations because all the good reviews and yummy looking pictures but sadly was disappointed.
    Good: The guy taking orders was phenomenal! Very friendly, very helpful, and just had a well rounded attitude. Complimentary salsas was very good. The corn tortillas were spot on. I usually prefer flower tortillas but I was pleasantly surprised with these corn tortillas.
    Bad: No chicken option. The steak was not shredded but cubbed and was extremely chewy. I don’t know if it was a low grade cut of meat, had never been marinated, or if it was just over cooked but non of the 4 people in my group were satisfied.
    Ugly: Usually you can’t go to wrong with street style tacos. The reason I say this is because usually they are pretty cheap. If you didn’t like one, well you didn’t lose out on much. That was not the case here!!! We paid upwards off $85 after tip for four (4) people. We all got the lunch special, each a drink (lemonade/ coke), and 2 side items (total/ not each) for the group to try (street corn/ some kind of dipping taco).
    To really drive the jalapeño in the heart we (4 ppl) went to a Mexican restaurant a few days later in the same area and only spent $55. Were we got waited on, chips and salsa out the ears and food that was not chewy.
    Overall I will not be returning to El Gallo to many other places to try after having a sub par experience.

  131. Ben Johnson 2021/11

    The papas fritas blew my mind. Basically, these are cheese fries with steak and guac. The steak was super tender, the guac nice and acidic, the fries are like curly steak fries (never seen this style anywhere else) and oh, gawd, the cheese sauce is Soo good. Just right amount of spice, a little twang from the queso fresco mixed in, A+. This will feed two people.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

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  132. Ian Brechtelsbauer 2021/10

    Sooooo good

  133. Anthony Jackson 2021/10

    An amazing taqueria added to the Richmond area. Highly recommend

  134. Lee Baldwin 2021/10

    If you are in Richmond and want tacos, GO HERE!!!! Omg the tacos were fantastic. The owner is absolutely wonderful and service is top notch.

  135. Ashley 2021/10

    I drove all the way from DC to eat at TBT El Gallo yesterday. I got the Slam Dunk. Donde es Dori, The Texecutioner, the El Ricky Bravas and the Chicken Tinga. The Slam Dunk was burnt, Donde es Dori was soggy and the Texecutioner was dry. The El Ricky Bravas was bomb thus the 1 stars. Rice and Beans also lacked flavor. So disappointing after all the hype.

  136. rpledgerggls 2021/10

    Ok guys, that’s it. I’m done. I’ve found it. The best restaurant in the US, hands down. Mexican abuelitas? The run down street cart in a third world country? Your first meal after being stranded on a deserted island for weeks? Nah, they simply can’t compete…and I don’t say that lightly. The last few times I’ve tried to come here they’ve been closed, but I saw that 95 of the 96 people that have been here have given it 5 stars (the 1 who didn’t must’ve been having a really bad day because they only gave it 4 stars), so I didn’t give up. Boy am I glad I didn’t. This will be a new regular spot for me. Keep doing what you’re doing guys (except maybe stay open 24/7 just for me). You all have a bright future if you keep this up.

  137. Ian Parsons 2021/10

    Food is amazing, some of the best Mexican food in town. Went on their first day open and they definitely ran into some opening day issues but that’s to be expected, hopefully they’ll smooth that out in the coming days. Their el diablo guapo is the best chicken torta I’ve ever had and their slam dunk contest aka birria tacos are everything you could want. Definitely check this place out so you can try your new favorite spot for Mexican food!

  138. Amber S. 2021/10

    Wonderful new local spot. Being a vegetarian, I played it safe with Pappas Bravas tacos, however my meat loving friends ordered a selection of different burritos. Delicious food! Quick, friendly service (as long as you preorder!), and I look forward to seeing this business expand and grow. I do have a hopeful wish that there will be meat alternatives incorporated in the dishes in the future!

  139. Angela Kappus 2021/10

    Came here the first day they offered lunch hours at their brick and mortar location, and it did not disappoint! I got the burrito with birria, which came with the consomme and you can get two salsas in the price. It’s a bit pricey compared with other mission style burritos, but it was very filling and very fresh. Ordering online was easy and the food was ready quicker than estimated. Definitely coming back, especially if they keep lunch.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

  140. Corey Campbell 2021/10

    Soooo, I stumbled upon this little gem & a very nice & super flexible gentleman allowed me to get a sampler of their lunch tacos even though it was not a posted option. KUDOS. I felt at home and of course the food was BANGIN!!!!!!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Takeout: Yes

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  141. Sherrena Greig 2021/09

    Food was fast and hot
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $1–10

  142. Hector Ascencio 2021/09

    Incredible staff and the food was amazing!! Highly recommended!!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  143. Matt T 2021/09

    Hope they are back open soon great service and best tacos in Richmond

  144. Samantha Carter 2021/09

    Just had this for the first time, and ordered the Slam Dunk Contest— SO GOOD. I will definitely be coming back for more ☺️

  145. Heng Wang 2021/09

    Heard a lotta good things, but I also have eaten really good tacos (have been to many good taco destinations in my life). These were good-ish, 3.5 stars. Ingredients and concepts were good. Order for pick up was very on time. Execution is meh. The tacos were on the saltier side. Tried the salsa verde and medium spicy salsa, they were painfully salty (salsa verde didn’t taste like they had much tomatillos). With less salt I think I can enjoy these tacos more. I think overall I would rather grab some $3 food truck tacos instead.

  146. John Duke 2021/09

    Authentic Mexican food and explode-in-your-mouth flavor. There is no indoor seating and are no public restrooms. There’s a small outdoor patio with tables and minimal shelter, so don’t plan on eating there if the weather is not good. Tables are close together and near the street. Most people use the take out option, which is very efficient. This is a hole-in-the-wall operation that deserves your support.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  147. Erica Wright 2021/09

    First time going here. I was very pleased with the cashier at the register. She was very kind in explaining the menu to my friends and I since it was our first time. The owner was very cool and the place was a great atmosphere. Very happy and the food came out very quick. I ordered the slam dunk. I have not yet eaten it but my friend tried it and she really enjoyed it. If we are back in the area, we will definitely come back.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  148. Katelyn Clements 2021/09

    This place is so good! I ordered online and picked it up, it was ready on time. Everyone there was friendly and helpful. We got a variety of tacos and they were all amazing and tasted authentic. The chips and guacamole were very good also. The Mexican street corn was spicy, but tasted great.
    I wish the location was larger so we can sit there and enjoy it but I would definitely go back!

  149. Aaron Berry 2021/08

    Absolutely delicious. 20 out of 10

  150. Dakota Terry 2021/08

    This is hands down the best Hispanic food in Richmond.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  151. Melissa Harreld 2021/08

    11 stars!! Ssooooooo good!!! Eat all the tacos.

  152. CeJae Vtipilson 2021/08

    Delicious! One of the best fish tacos ever

  153. Darren 2021/08

    Good tasting food, not street tacos. Lots of locals eat there, not much room to eat.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  154. Josh L. 2021/08

    California transplant here. These tacos are so delicious! Love the folks who work there, and there is a vibrant atmosphere when you walk in. Support this place, and it will support your soul 🙂

  155. Sarah Wahl 2021/08

    The absolute worst Mexican I’ve ever had. The taco meat was burnt and tasted horrible. My friend and I both woke up at 1am sick from the food we ate. Slam dunk tacos were horrible. The shop makes there food up to 12 hours prior to serving you and I don’t think they store the food properly based off my stomach. 4 tacos were $30. Do yourself a favor and hit up a Mexican restaurant, your stomach we thank you in the middle of the night. The taste was not worth any of it. Horrible!!

  156. Erin Hill 2021/08

    What stood out to me the most 🌟 was the fresh green salsa! One of the better birria tacos I’ve had — the slam dunk was a slam dunk– I could drink the dipping sauce/consume! Perfectly seasoned meats and fresh ingredients! I loved the variety of cheeses included on each dish, too. I did take out/ordered online and the guys working were super friendly. I think it would probably be best as fresh and crispy as possible. When I return, I’ll eat there at the tables they have on their patio.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  157. Dressia Waldo 2021/07

    Everything is delicious

  158. smokin shellz 2021/07

    Best tacos in rva hands down

  159. Jonathan Garcia 2021/07

    Eat here! I love their birria tacos!!

  160. Steph Lee 2021/07

    I give myself 1 “treat yourself” moment per paycheck and this was it 2 checks in a row. Absolute perfection!

  161. Brandy-Kay Corniffe 2021/07

    Y’all just gain a customer this Diablo Guapo sandwich dope #yum

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  162. Monica Harris 2021/07

    Amazing food! Everything we have tried here is delicious and fresh and the employees are friendly and helpful. Truly a hidden gem!

  163. sophie szych 2021/07

    Everything was amazing! The torta is something I will crave on a daily basis. Super nice people, too – all around incredible, can’t wait to go back.

  164. Brenna 2021/07

    YUM! Got the corn papas Fritas and a veggie burrito and both were delicious. Highly recommend the hibiscus Agua Fresca! The owner is friendly and really cares about the food and his customers. Hard working staff, awesome place all around.

  165. Dave Goodman 2021/07

    I am utterly confused as to the hype…this place is disorganized, slow, expensive, and the tacos are very not worth it. They were small, protein was overcooked, and you’d need at least 4 to be satisfied, which at $5 a taco is pricy for a glorified take out window.

    I’ll be heading to midlothian turnpike for some better, cheaper, more authentic tacos in the future.
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    Take out

  166. Whitney Boggs 2021/07

    New favorite tacos in RVA, and that’s after driving them back out to the southside! 🤣 So good! (even though we think our quesabirria “slam dunk” tacos we’re missing their consomme – they we’re still delicious!!) Can’t wait to try the rest of the menu! Guacamole was also the best I’ve had (that I didn’t make 😁). We’ll be back soon!!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  167. Jesse Burgess 2021/06

    These tacos straight up slap

  168. Christy Templeton 2021/06

    Best tacos of my life

  169. Desmond Smith 2021/06

    Food was bland with no flavor at all. I was highly disappointed.

  170. Jack Iffert 2021/06

    Delicious burrito, super friendly service, and a sweet array of dishes to choose from! Can’t beat it

  171. Emily Fickes 2021/06

    Best tacos in RVA, hands down!! Staff was extremely friendly and cute outdoor space to enjoy your meal.

  172. Eric 2021/06

    The Slam Dunk Contest is amazing. This is the best taco spot I have tried in Richmond and is 110% worth the 30 min wait!

  173. Katherine Stuber 2021/06

    So this place is tasty – this loaded fry situation is even better than expected, they definitely use high quality ingredients. Quesabirria tacos are the cheesy goodness you didn’t know you needed. Everybody who works there was hella nice and didn’t seem to hate their jobs. Refreshing! Going back soon.

  174. Dean Andryeyev 2021/06

    Just ok and I’m being generous simce the staff were very personable and they were busy on a Tuesday. I was really hoping this place was going to be solid but unfortunately the food was a let down, the steak burrito specifically. They advertise their burritos as overstuffed. That’s the reason I went there. We got our food after waiting 20 minutes. The burrito was cold, includong the rice and steak. We got guacamole for an additional charge of $3 which is fair but there was little to no gauc in our burrito. With the upcharges, our burrito was $17 and was 70% cold rice in a cold tortilla. Our total was almost $40 for 1 burrito, 1 birria taco and 2 mexican cokes with a generous tip.. The birria taco was good. I really hope this was an off night for them. Added a star for cashier personality but we won’t go back. Too many other proven options in the area 🤷‍♂️
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  175. Vanessa Dieterly 2021/06

    Everything we ordered was delicious! Food came out fast and everyone working was very pleasant and helpful. Great for takeout since they just have a few tables outside that fill up fast.
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    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  176. John D. Freyer 2021/06

    These folks are the Bomb! Online orders ready for pickup right on time. Super friendly people, who are happy to answer questions about thier eclectic and innovative menu. Street corn is not on cob, but is fresh and delicious. Going for more today and will update with photos….

    Round 2 – Loaded Fries and Surf & Turf Burrito perfectly cooked shrimp, & lots of leftovers. Richmond is Lucky, Lucky, Lucky…. Love this place!! (In the old Naked Onion space on Cary)
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    Take out

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  177. Zates B 2021/05

    Ate too many tacos, but it was worth it
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  178. Joe Owecke 2021/05

    Had an issue with my order and they went above and beyond to make it right. Really appreciated that from them.

    Definitely check out their fries!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  179. Aalyah Martin 2021/05

    I didn’t understand the menu when I ordered online so I didn’t end up getting exactly what I ordered when went to pick it up but the owner he was very generous and nice to me and everyone was in there and gave me two more tacos for free

  180. Frank 2021/05

    Absolutely awesome restaurant. Was visiting Richmond with friends and were recommended to TBT and am so happy we went. Carlos and his team were incredibly friendly and the food was some of the best Mexican I’ve had.

  181. Cara Boim 2021/05

    Got a burrito for takeout and it was amaaaazing! The medium salsa verde was perfect and the owner was so nice. Coming back for tacos soon!

    Update 8/20: tried the papas fritas – one word: LIFECHANGING
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  182. Erica Burkey 2021/05

    I found this place on the RVA Dine and Drink Facebook page. I got the slam dunk tacos and my hubby got the getting weird at the music fest fries. All the food was delicious!! The owner I believe was so sweet and knowledgeable. I hope to come back soon!

  183. Taylor Soddy 2021/04

    Owned by good people. Highly recommend

  184. Joel Garrett 2021/04

    Great service, cool atmosphere, and, most importantly…delicious!

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  185. Floyd Henderson 2021/04

    The tacos are overpriced for sure but they are pretty good.

  186. Miguel 2021/04

    Carlos and his team are doing a great job well come here every chance I get

    Surf and turf burrito
    Big papi tacos
    Sloppy Jose
    My favorites

  187. Joe 2021/04

    Great food and great people. Highly recommend giving them a try.

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  188. J W-R 2021/04

    I can see why this place gets five stars. Delicious choices, nice folks. Yummmmm
    FYI The hot sauce is not very hot but it is tasty, as is the green sauce.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  189. Leah McNamara 2021/04

    So… Been in Richmond for a while and have eaten in a lot of places and have worked food and bev scene for a while…but this…. THIS RIGHT HERE IS SOME NEXT LEVEL FOOD! My partner and I are literally ordering the same meal (their slam dunk tacos and mexican corn) again for dinner! This is now hands down my favorite food spot in RVA.

  190. Kristofer Eriksson 2021/03

    Very tasty and friendly staff!

  191. R Brown 2021/03

    I’m new to this area and I have eaten here twice. Hands down the best tacos I’ve had in Richmond! I’ve been looking for Birria tacos since last year and this is the only place I’ve found some that are good. The consome is 🤤!! Even the fries with the Mexican style seasoning are BOMB! And the staff is so nice. All I can say is it’s worth the wait! Do yourself a favor and order ahead

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  192. Dona LaMala 2021/03

    I’m so disappointed!! I hate when I have high hope’s for food that reviewer’s hype up, and my experience significantly differs!
    My friend and I were starving, after leaving the 2nd Street festival. (food line”s were insane) I suggested El Gallo, since I’m a taco “aficionado” and the IG photos looked good. The place is located in the old Naked Onion, some of the best food I have had. I thought that was a good sign.
    When we arrived they were busy, but not too bad, until we placed our order. It appeared that they immediately became overwhelmed!
    I ordered 5 different taco’s, I wanted to try them and share with my son. I ordered the big papi chulo, where is Dori, aloha fluffy, chicken tinga tu madre and the birria taco. My friend ordered three tacos similar to my order. The only changes I made to my order was no pineapple on the aloha and extra cilantro. I didn’t think my request was outrageous, apparently it was, lol. I have never been to a food truck, restaurant or anywhere that it takes over an hour to make taco’s ( even specialty taco’s).
    We watched and waited as others ate and were served. Also, they are not responsible for the outdoors seating ( I didn’t quite understand that). It was taking so long for our food, that I ended up going back in to get updates. (They have a wack ordering system)
    Finally, I get my food and if I hadn’t been so hungry, ( my sugar drops) I would have asked for my money back!
    I have had some bad taco’s in my life, but these were hands down the worse!
    Primarily, either they got my order wrong, or all the protein tasted dried out, overcooked and bland. When they noticed that they were running low, they should have stopped taking orders to make sure the ones that they already had were completed accordingly! These are not Five dollar taco’s!
    The meat was over cooked, they ran out of cilantro (Mexican place really???) I hate when that happens) and not only were the shells half empty, heavily camouflaged with garnish, They got the entire order wrong!!
    My friends order was completed in 2 hours, after numerous requests and she choked on her’s!
    We couldn’t figure out what taco was what!
    The alleged pork belly in one of my taco’s was just 1 small bland hard strange shaped cut of meat. My son ate what he could and discarded what he couldn’t chew, or think he could digest (which was almost everything.)
    I bit into what I thought was the birria taco, because I was about to pass out and almost damaged my dental work. They piled a bunch of garnish sans cilantro, on the tacos to camouflage the lack of protein, oy vay!
    My friend threw all of her food away! The place had gotten busier and out of control, they were running out of ingredients it wasn’t worth it to complain.
    This is a small place that is not accustomed to handling heavy traffic. Chef’s and cooks, as a famous Chef Gordon Ramsay always says, “When cooking always taste your food!” When I eat any food especially ethnic food, IT MUST BE SEASONED!!! Also, don’t overcook your protein, and label your containers with the order details!! Be prepared for larger crowds! Anyways, we won’t be returning, I need my teeth, lol.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $1–10

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  193. Joel Furtick 2021/02

    Potato taco is the best!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  194. Kassandra Gardner 2021/02

    Delicious food!! 10/10 recommend!

  195. Noah Reichel 2021/02

    Very good tacos. The salsa is also very good.

  196. Trevor Craun 2021/02

    Great staff and amazing food! This is my new favorite burrito in RVA.

  197. Sarah 2021/02

    Good food. Too greasy tasting for my taste. Wanted a shrimp taco but menu was limited..very friendly staff.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  198. Liz C 2021/02

    Super friendly people, fantastic energy and customer service, excellent food. I can’t say enough good things. This is where you should be getting your tacos, Richmond. I’ll be back tomorrow.

  199. Haerin Kim 2021/02

    Got the camarones, carne asada, and slam dunk tacos along w the surf and turf burrito. 10/10 The burrito was huge. Tacos were juicy and delish—shrimp was cooked perfectly. Nice big steak chunks in there!! I’d love an even spicier hot sauce next time if they make one for the people that like their ears burning like I do lol 🔥 also they have veg options (didn’t check if they’re vegan though) that also sound amazing

  200. victori b 2021/02

    Soooo good! The burritos are almost as big as my head & the staff was also super cool when i went to pick up my food! i will say i didnt get my side of consomme with my birria taco which would have been nice, though it was still super delicious without. i will definitely be making another trip to this spot!

  201. Greg Tyler 2021/02

    Soooooo good!!! Everything here is delicious. All of the tacos I’ve tried so far have been absolutely delicious, I still need to try them all though. The fried chicken torta tasted amazing. Their loaded fries are insane in the best possible way. Everyone who works there is super friendly!

  202. taryn roane 2021/02

    When they say “we recommend you to get 3”….BELIEVE THEM!!!! This place’s tacos are definitely in my top 3. So very flavorful and addictive. I ordered 2 chicken tacos, 3 steak tacos with birria and chips with guac. It was all reasonably priced. Will I return??? Abso-freakin-lutely. 🤤
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: No
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

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  203. Jeff Anderson 2021/01

    Delicious!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  204. Krista Polo 2021/01

    Sooo good. Tried it one day then went back the next two days. Everything is fresh and amazing.

  205. Adam Chandler 2021/01

    Best tacos in the city, can’t wait to try the rest of the menu! Preordering is super easy and no waiting in lines.

  206. Natalie Baxter 2021/01

    Hands down one of the best tacos I’ve had in RVA. The owner was super friendly when I picked up my food which makes me want to come back even more. The line is definitely worth it.

  207. Elizabeth Fagan 2021/01

    The tacos had a lot of great flavor. We tried the vegetable taco with nopales, the mushroom tacos, and the shrimp, and they were all tasty. The guac was fresh and had a little heat. The hot sauce could have been a little spicier but had a nice garlicky backbone.

  208. Drew Hairston 2021/01

    Incredible menu, fantastic and friendly service. The portions are thicccccc so you definitely won’t leave hungry. At first I was wary of a $5 taco, but the care put into these easily justifies the price. The ingredients are ultra fresh, and the tortillas taste like someone’s abuelita just put them on the table. The corkscrew shape of the fries is friggin’ innovative. The burrito literally brought a tear to my eyes. This place may very well take the taco crown from El Chido on Midlothian.

  209. G 2021/01

    This place is BUSY! I tried this place as it is close to where Iive. You must go on the web and place your order if you want you food early in the evening. These spots fill up quickly. Walk-Ups are served in the order they come, and when time exists to make their food. The food here is VERY different from any other place on this side of the river. It was not what I had expected, but it was still very good. They really allow you to customize your food, they offer so many different additions or subtractions if you want. I will keep returning to figure out what I want on my food!! The beans on the burritos were to much for me. And my friend did not like all the cilantro. The staff is very nice, and the owner has always been there and is really NICE:))) I sincerely wish them well, they are a fantastic adition ot the Fan restaurant scene.
    4/23/21 3rd time here, I am working my way through the menu! The toasted corn tortillas are fantastic! Nice a crispy crunchy. This time i had Papi and Carne Asada and they were excellent. I had them put peppers and cilantro on the side. And they were perfect for me as they were, I ate them! They had just enough heat to them this way, they were perfect!

  210. Sydney Capito 2021/01

    YES YES YES!!!!!! I finally tried this place and ordered the Papa’s Bravas— ya’ll, these tacos are the BEST tacos I’ve had since moving to Richmond 5 years ago. Hands down. Their green and red salsas are on point. Had I known they were this good I would’ve gotten 4 instead of 2! Can’t wait to go back. Thank you guys for making such delicious food!

  211. Tee O 2020/12

    Sooooo good

  212. Dee Schroeter 2020/12

    Great late evening tacos!

  213. Opal Moonlight 2020/12

    Best meal I’ve had in rva!

  214. trill young 2020/12

    Probably the best tacos I’ve ever had.

  215. Katherine 2020/12

    Literally the best burrito I’ve ever had.

  216. o White 2020/12

    Great food great service friendly people large portions just great

  217. Cayce Hack 2020/12

    Look at this wonderful jazz: 48 reviews and allll 5 stars. This means something, people. Get. Food. Here. Probs legit the best thing I put in my mouth. Everyday. Do it. You’re welcome!!!

  218. chris Casby 2020/12

    It was my first time and just got 3 tacos the cashier recommended. Slam dunk contest, is the only name I remember but they were all awesome. I’ll definitely be back.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  219. Fellipe Matias 2020/12

    Some places the food speaks for itself, and there is no words I can put into this review to describe TBT El Gallo. From their Tortas(sandwiches) to Tacos and Burritos I’ve tried it all, come check it out for yourself and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Ps. Try the Aloha Fluffy Tacos!

  220. Randy Linares 2020/12

    If you are Mexican you’re gonna feel very disappointed! It’s over priced at 5$ per taco and the tacos aren’t even good. The lady who took my order didn’t even explain to me well what was on the tacos. The only thing she said was that it had the meat and that’s it. When I received the food it had cheese and onions so I asked for them to give me a new plate with what the lady at the window had originally told me would be on the taco but of course she said no, that it was my fault for not assuming that it had onions and cheese.
    This is the type of taco you get at a hospital. I am so disappointed especially after hearing so many good reviews.
    I would give 0 stars if I could.
    Paisas no vayan ahí. Es un robo. Mejor haz tus tacos en casa.

  221. Reshelle Johnson 2020/12

    OMG… Simply amazing 🙌🏾 lets start by welcoming this gem to my neighborhood.The staff is on point, everyone so friendly and bubbly, very Knowledgeable about the food. I had the slam dunk contest (birra taco) and the taste bud opening Street corn, and washed it down with a very refreshing Agua Fresca. Everything was so flavorful and fresh. Highly recommend and the hype is so real!

  222. Dara Seybold 2020/12

    Wow. Absolutely delicious food. Travelled from VA Beach and needed somewhere to eat, couldn’t have picked a better place. The slam dunk tacos are the best tacos I’ve had in my life. Staff is friendly and personable. Will be back when next in town.

  223. Ted Hansen 2020/12

    Severely over-hyped $5 tacos. I am perplexed by all these 5 star reviews. Food preparation and the preparers themselves were a little suspect. We got 3 or 4 different style tacos between the two of us and they were either very bland or the sauces/slaws involved were WAY too salty. And I like salt. The salsas were very underwhelming. Everyone who sat down had to go inside to get a rag to clean their own table and it was not particularly busy the evening we went. I would give it a second chance if it was like $3.59 tacos, but I think I’ve seen enough.

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