Taco Loco is one of my favorite places to eat in Laguna Beach. It is also one of the few places I go and get the same thing every time. The location has been there for a while and is one of those surfer-type joints that is popular with the locals.
My vegan guy went with the Blackened Veggie Phish Burger ($6.50): spiced and blackened veggie phish served with mushrooms, guacamole, and salsa (make sure you get it with no mayo). Of course I love this dish – it has a bit of spice and you get that fake meaty texture (if you’re into that). My vegan guy didn’t have the same love for this dish I as do – whatever: he’s crazy.
I went with a different burger, but still wanted a small taste of the blackened phish. Enter Blackened Veggie Phish Taco ($3.35): same phish as in the burger, but in a small soft tortilla. It’s the perfect small bite – and a great choice for those small eaters out there.
I am not a small eater and needed a burger to go with my taco. The Blackened Tofu and Mushroom Burger ($6) is my absolute favorite item at Taco Loco. It’s blackened the same as the phish, but if you’re not into the fake meat, this is a wonderfully healthy way to have your burger. Just like the phish burger, the tofu burger is served with mushrooms, guacamole, and salsa – and also say no mayo. It comes as a taco, as well, but I like the burger a lot better.
Taco Loco has some (crazy) great hours. In the summer, they are open really late (2am on weekends!).
640 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Monday – Thursday, Sunday 11 am – 12 am
Friday – Saturday 11 am – 2 am