What Customers Are Saying About Backyard Taco

Backyard Taco Reviews

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With five locations throughout Arizona, Backyard Taco has satisfied thousands of hungry customers with authentic, fresh Mexican cuisine. When a customer orders one of the many delicious options from our menu, we begin making it from scratch, as nothing in our kitchen is frozen. This is because we don’t just pride ourselves on serving authentic Mexican food: we take pride in providing what we call “Mexcellence” to all our guests.

Loyal customers are the reason we can continue serving the wonderful people of Arizona, and many of them love singing our praises in the area. That’s why Backyard Taco was voted “Top Taco in Town” by readers of the East Valley Tribune, and we’re proud to have won this award several times since 2015. Better yet, we’re more than just tacos; if you’re hungry for tacos, quesadillas, or flan, we’re prepared to meet your needs with hearty, authentic Mexican food.

Our customers have provided us with excellent feedback on many platforms beyond the Top Taco accolades over the years, and we want to share some of the best Backyard Taco reviews we’re received. Like those on our site, the best part of these reviews is that they came from real customers we’re pleased to serve time and time again.

Taco Reviews

There’s a reason “Taco” is in our name: we work diligently to provide high-quality tacos to everyone in the Valley area.

Our tacos are made with your choice of corn or flour tortillas and are available with one of four different meat options:

  • Steak/Carne Asada
  • Chicken/Pollo
  • Birria (Shredded Beef)
  • Al Pastor (Seasoned Pork)

Tacos and Limes from Backyard Taco

All tacos come topped with diced red onion. Steak and chicken tacos also come with red tomato sauce and diced cabbage, whereas our Birria and Al Pastor tacos include cilantro.

Here’s what some of our customers have to say about our tacos:

Nothing goes wrong at this place. The tacos were excellent and delicious. They even have the island of the freshest guacamole, onions, beets and salsa for you to use. One of the best tacos places I’ve been in. Come on folks, just stop by and enjoy your tacos or grande burritos.

– Jimmy A., 5-Star Google Review

Best tacos in town! I always make a stop at this hidden gem whenever I’m in town. Does not matter what you order, it is always fresh and delicious. Grab your favorite salsas at the salsa bar and top your meal however you want. Enjoy the red onions and cucumbers too. If it seems crowded, don’t worry, it’s worth the wait!

– Marti R., Facebook Review

I absolutely love tacos. Single favorite food in the world and I can tell you this place has got them.

– Greg S., 5-Star Yelp Review

Suggested Reading: The Many Types of Tacos

Crazy Potato (Papa Loca) Reviews

Backyard Taco is also home to a unique baked potato with a Mexican twist. Our Papas Locas come topped with your choice of savory ingredients. While you’ll find suggested toppings on the menu based on the type of Papa Loca you choose, all options are topped with butter, sour cream, Monterey jack cheese, and diced red onion.

Papa Loca

We offer five options on our menu, each with its own unique assortment of ingredients:

  • Steak/Carne Asada with diced cabbage and red tomato sauce
  • Chicken/Pollo with diced cabbage and red tomato sauce
  • Birria (Shredded Beef) with cilantro
  • Al Pastor (Seasoned Pork) with cilantro
  • Vegetarian with diced cabbage and red tomato sauce

Of course, you can customize your Papa Loca however you wish. No matter what you choose, you can see that this crazy potato dish comes highly recommended.

Yum!!! I can’t stop ordering the carne asada baked potato. I have never been disappointed.

– Tom K., 5-Star Yelp Review

The service was quick and polite! The food was on point and delicious! I treated my mom to the crazy carne asada potato and she loved it! Will be back for another visit in the near future!!

– Tishana B., Facebook Review

Crazy potato with steak and the tacos were fantastic. We’ll definitely be going back!

– Mariel M., 5-Star Google Review

Quesadillas (Stuffed) Reviews

Another one of our most popular items, Backyard Tacos’ stuffed quesadillas, is a huge hit in the Valley area.

This is thanks to the six options and selection of toppings we have available:

  • Steak/Carne Asada
  • Chicken/Pollo
  • Birria
  • Al Pastor
  • Bean and Cheese
  • Cheese/Queso

Mexican Quesadilla

No matter what you’re in the mood for, stuffed quesadillas are a delectable, filling option that will keep you coming back for more next time you’re in town. Several customers we’ve served in the past highly enjoyed our quesadillas, and we hope we can serve you as well!

I came in on a Tuesday for lunch and this place was busy! I was able to place an order within 5 minutes of my arrival, the staff was friendly and helpful. I received my food ten 10 minutes later (not bad for how busy it was) I ordered carne asada quesadilla and birria tacos, the tacos were flavorful, tender and hot. The quesadilla was delicious! The steak had a chargrilled flavor that makes this taco shop stand out from many others. I will be back to bring others.

– Neightrix S., 5-Star Yelp Review

Always a favorite! Great tacos and the quesadillas are big and full of meat and cheese. Fan favorite for me and all of my staff when we are visiting town!

– Get Local, Google Review

This place has the BEST quesadilla and tacos. Roast pork with pineapple!! OOTW!!

– Jon S., Facebook Review

Grilled Gordita (Chorreada) Reviews

Gorditas are essentially thick corn tortillas with a pocket of space perfect for stuffing with authentic Mexican ingredients.

Our grilled gorditas are made with fresh corn tortillas and come in five distinctive varieties:

  • Steak/Carne Asada
  • Birria
  • Chicken/Pollo
  • Al Pastor
  • Bean & Cheese

Backyard Taco Chicken Gordita

As with our other dishes, these are typically stuffed with diced red onion, diced cabbage, Monterey jack cheese, and cilantro. However, you can request that we customize your gordita, and we’ll make it happen. We’re proud to have served authentic gorditas to tons of satisfied customers over the years.

Loved the Al Pastor Gordita–really hit the spot. Cheesy, crunchy goodness and the meat was cooked and spiced to perfection. The Birria Burrito was dynamite as well. Great hot sauces and salsa. I’m now determined to try every single gordita from here. So good.

– K A., 5-Star Yelp Review

Had a great time with a group of 10 on the heated patio. Everyone was happy! My husband and I love the carne asada gordita with their creamy guacamole sauce. It is loaded with meat.

– Mandy T, 5-Star Google Review

Amazing food!!!!! Best Gordita ever, the meat is moist and delicious. I am coming again!!!!

– Jessica G., 5-Star Yelp Review

Grilled Tostada (Vampiro) Reviews

At Backyard Taco, we use fresh, crisp corn tortillas to create delicious tostadas, which are deep-fried or toasted tortillas that are used as a base to load other ingredients. Our tostadas come in the same five categories as our gorditas, and you can also customize these as you see fit.

Tostadas have been a popular option at our five locations for many years, and we’ve heard great feedback from our customers.

Backyard Taco Tostada

I had the bean and cheese burrito and chicken tostada and both were served very warm and had great flavor. Service was awesome.

– Matt T., 5-Star Yelp Review

The food is really good and so is the service!!! The crazy potato is my favorite thing to get, and my husband has gotten the quesadilla, tostados, and tacos and he likes them all. The Jamaica juice is a little on the sweet side but tastes real.

– Clarissa E., 5-Star Google Review

Stopped by for lunch on a work trip. The aromas approaching the small place were amazing, and then to walk in and see all the meat over charcoal was amazing. Had steak taco and el pastor tostada, beans – all were great. Portions look a bit small but it was filling. Clearly a popular local place for great tacos.

– Ted E., 5-Star Yelp Review

Burrito Reviews

If you’re looking for something a bit more substantial than a taco to satisfy your cravings, our fresh, homemade burritos can handle the job. Our burritos include refried beans, diced red onions, as well as other ingredients, including guacamole, cilantro, and diced cabbage.

We offer:

  • Steak/Carne Asada
  • Birria
  • Chicken/Pollo
  • Al Pastor
  • Bean & Cheese

Carne Asada Burrito

Our customers have continued to offer high praise for our ridiculously delicious selection of burritos.

One of the best burritos I’ve ever had.

– Ali D., Facebook Review

They have the best burritos in the area! The flavor is amazing and everything I’ve eaten is delicious! My personal favorite is the Carne Asada Burrito. If you’re ever in the area I highly suggest you try this place.

– J F., 5-Star Google Review

I love Backyard Taco. I have been eating there for 2+ years. The Beef burrito is the best.

– Melissa O., 5-Star Yelp Review

Family Pack Reviews

We’re proud to prepare hearty, authentic Mexican meals for your entire family – or your entire office, friend group, or anyone else who loves tacos. Our Family Packs contain a full pound of meat, 16 tortillas, salsa, and various taco toppings, allowing your group to customize their tacos however they like.

Family Packs are available in:

Taco Family Pack

  • Steak/Carne Asada with diced cabbage and red tomato sauce
  • Chicken/Pollo with diced cabbage and red tomato sauce
  • Birria (Shredded Beef) with cilantro
  • Al Pastor (Seasoned Pork) with cilantro
  • Vegetarian with diced cabbage and red tomato sauce

We’ve met several families who continue to come to us when they’re looking for a fresh Mexican meal. Here’s what got Valley area families talking.

Their carne asada is our favorite in Mesa. We have ordered the carne asada family style carryout/ delivery many times. It’s our go to for tacos!

– Malerie F., 5-Star Yelp Review

Great food! We ordered the family pack and had plenty to eat for 4. Everything was so tasty. The meat, the toppings for our tacos… and don’t let your guard down – the red sauce had quite the kick to it! Looking forward to trying the rest of the menu!

– Fred A., 5-Star Google Review

We got the family pack and loved it!!!

– Maureen R., Facebook Review

Bueno Bowl Reviews

Also known as a “burrito bowl” at your standard taco joint, our Bueno Bowls are anything but standard. These bowls contain all the delicious ingredients you’d find in our other options but without a tortilla. In other words, it’s a deconstruction of a burrito, and you have several customization options to choose from.

Bueno Bowls

As you may have guessed, our Bueno Bowls are a consistent hit with our customers.

Delicious food! My daughter loves the street tacos here more than anywhere else! The Bueno Bowls are awesome and very filling. Burritos are great too. Just can’t go wrong with Backyard Taco!

– Kimberly Z., 5-Star Yelp Review

The food is always fresh and amazing. My husband has had the burrito bowls and usually restaurants stuff those with some kind of filler, but not them. It’s beans, lots of meat, pico, cabbage & cheese. I’ve had stuffed quesadillas (yum!!!) and street tacos. Both tasted amazing…

– Kathy P., 5-Star Google Review

Amazing street tacos and burritos! Everything is cooked fresh and they have the option of getting the burrito as a low carb bowl.

– Sarah E., 5-Star Yelp Review

Reviews of Sides and Desserts

As a complement to your main course, our sides and desserts are sure to enhance your experience at Backyard Taco. We offer chips & salsa, chips & beans, or just frijoles (beans) as a side, as well as the option to request grilled veggies.

Try Horchata at Backyard Taco

If you’re in the mood for dessert, our paletas (or ice pops) and flans make for excellent treats. And, of course, we offer various soft drinks, Mexican sodas, and fresh aguas frescas like Horchata, Limonada, and Jamaica for you to choose from.

Here’s what our customers have to say about our sides, desserts, and drinks.

Always enjoy this place, great food…..really like the flan dessert. Everything is good from tostados to tacos to burritos.

– Vikram A., 5-Star Google Review

Yum yum! Our favorites are the steak quesadilla, pork tacos and crazy potato. We always get chips and salsa and fountain cherry cokes. Guacamole salsa is delish.

– Jane T., 5-Star Yelp Review

Suggested Reading: Why We Love Agua Frescas

Find Eat-in, Takeout, and Catering Favorites on the Backyard Taco Menu!

As you can see, Valley area residents and visitors alike love stopping into their nearest Backyard Taco location to indulge in their favorite Mexcellent menu items. And, we get favorable feedback from our catering menu options. We would love to have you as a guest at any of our Backyard Taco locations, and be sure to let us know what you think. We’re always listening to customer feedback, and we’d love to hear how we can improve your experience.