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Pakal Taco Bar

56/58 St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1QG, England
+44 7817 129298
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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tacos” (11 reviews)
“margarita's” (2 reviews)
Open Now
19:00 - 23:00 Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
56/58 St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1QG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Mexican myself I am so happy to found real authentic Mexican tacos, there are so delicious and the staff is really friendly and I had been lots of times now because I really love the place. Sometimes they have live music which is...More

Thank thalia_bu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this place by accident but what a gem! Fresh and tasty. Excellent all the way around! Definitely worth checking out.

Thank BJ V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect food, brilliant service. We ordered nearly every taco on the menu and they were all excellent. Do yourself a favour and ditch Wahaca for some good mexican food, and make sure you leave room for the homemade ice cream! We'll definitely be heading back...More

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The majority of Mexican food I've eaten the the UK (and elsewhere) is pretty bland. But this pop up restaurant has Interesting menu and really great, fresh tasting and flavourful tacos. I'd recommend the home made ice cream as well. The service was friendly and...More

Thank danco28
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Nothing about this place isn't great. Been a couple of times now, and going again on Friday. Brighton has a few great Mexican options, and this is the best amongst them. The menu is fairly limited, and the items they limit it to they do...More

Thank Mo_5i
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, friendly staff, great music, incredible margaritas!! The passion fruit ice cream is pretty good too!! Say no more. 😍

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Been to this place a couple of times and simply love it. Tastiest tacos in town: fresh, perfect seasoning...it’s truly authentic Mexican food. The service is also very attentive, nice and friendly. I’m just giving you 4 stars because the offering is a bit limited...More

4  Thank Francisco J
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Not to be missed! Authentic tacos for a decent price. Amazing friendly atmosphere with the staff really pulling out all the stops you make you feel welcome! Must have the hibiscus margarita, could have drank litres of it!

Thank Callum C
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Took Mexican friends who told me the food was better than in Mexico. The owners are AMAZING! They make so welcome. The food is divine and the margaritas are so moreish!! Cannot wait to go back. Don’t waste your money anywhere as this is the...More

Thank Jazmina21
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

From the minute we walked in Charlie made us feel totally welcome, we visited with friends and the service, atmosphere, unusual drinks and superb tacos deserve a five star review. The choice is not huge but the quality of all the tacos and gringos was...More

Thank Heatherrichard
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Questions & Answers
14 October 2018|
Response from HastingsSandy | Reviewed this property |
They have a veggie and vegan option. The menu is small otherwise call them
14 October 2018|
Response from Francisco J | Reviewed this property |
In the regular taco menu there are beef, chorizo, chicken, pork, a vegan and a vegetarian fillings. Then the sides are also vegetarian (pico de gallo, guacamole, refried beans). Then you might also be lucky with the... More
16 August 2018|
Response from Pakal T | Property representative |
You didn’t read wrong, that’s the price for a 15 cm Taco with a generous serving of you favourite filling , and actually is bigger than others in other restaurants, unfortunately we can give a chipper price because the cost... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56/58 St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 7817 129298
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Truly authentic Mexican cuisine in the heart of Brighton and Hove.
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