Tacos El Sol Mexican Restaurant

Open tonight until 9:00PM
2124 S.E. 6th St.
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Topeka, KS 66607
(785) 232-2174
Fax: (785) 232-4724
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Since 1998, Tacos El Sol has been providing good, authentic Mexican meals in its cozy, clean restaurant. Service is fast and friendly, and everything -- right down to the salsa -- is prepared at the restaurant. Its customers are loyal. Some have been coming back regularly since it opened. (Updated 3/24/09)

Average: 3.8 (58 votes)

THE BASICS

Cuisine: Dinner, Lunch, Mexican

Price Range: $$ - Moderate

Payment: Cash, Check, Master Card, Visa

Reservations: No Reservations

Features: Wheelchair Accessible

Favorites:

Huge burrito with potato and cheese ($5), tortas sandwich ($4.50)

HOURS

Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM


FEEDBACK

fabulous burritos

→ Comment by hots

08/07/2014 12:45 pm

The favorite place to eat on the east side of Topeka.
Great salsa to dip your chips in while you wait for
a tasty meal.

2nd Reply to granada007

→ Comment by kskid

07/06/2012 7:01 pm

The point I was making is that this place is busy and we have eaten every week at the fiesta food sales in May and June and this place's food is good as the home made food that we ate. Every day I go by here on my way home the place is busy so many people like the food served there. I'm sorry that your experience was bad.

reply to reply...

→ Comment by granada007

07/06/2012 3:38 pm

Nope, half of my family is Mexican...I rarely eat OUT at Mexican restaurants and haven't been in a (national) franchise in years. As a former restaurant owner (retired) I just think meat should be served free of gristle and bone...both show a lack of attention to detail.

Reply to Much Ado

→ Comment by kskid

06/22/2012 9:01 am

You must eat at franchise mexican joints which is not real mexican food. Come by this place every day and you will see the parking lot crowded with happy customers. Their food is good as homemade mexican at the fiesta. If you do not like it we will not miss you.

Much ado about very little...

→ Comment by granada007

06/21/2012 3:21 pm

Read the reviews here and decided to check the place out. Found it to be somewhat pricey, considering it was very average food...my burrito did supply my daily intake of gristle and bone, taco was so-so, beans were---well beans, the rice was bland, enchilada was tasty though. Would never go out of my way to eat there again. Except for the enchilada I had nothing there that I can't make better at home.

Authentic Tacos

→ Comment by Kollman

06/04/2012 1:45 pm

A co-worker had talked up "Tacos del Sol", so a few of us went for lunch on a Monday. Lucky us, it was $1 taco day, so I tried four kinds to see if they lived up to their name.

All tacos were good size and full of meat, onions, cilantro and a mix of other condiments/sauces depending on the kind. One chicken, shredded pork, chili pork, and shredded beef. Very authentic style tacos and were served fairly quickly for as busy as the restaurant was. I liked the chicken and the chili pork the best with the shredded tied for 3rd & 4th. They were good and not overly seasoned, which some sauce would have helped the shredded meats. Probably a 3 out of 5 star on the tacos overall.

Big glass of Horchata was excellent!

Guacamole was a little too gringo for me and we ended up adding hot sauce and salt to improve the flavor to our taste. Generous portion for $4 and the regular tomato based salsa had a nice kick and flavor, but not too much.

Wait staff was very helpful and speedy, but in all the chaos of the lunch rush, one member had an unusually long wait for their 2 taco order. Definitely go back and give it another try on some other menu items. Great deal on Monday's for sure!

DELICIOUS!!

→ Comment by Jayhawkerbug

03/04/2012 1:01 am

Found this hidden gem a few years back and I am addicted. Very affordable, and very delicious food. The employees are always very friendly. Highly recommended!

Still the best place for Mexican Food

→ Comment by kskid

01/09/2012 12:34 pm

We now have going there for nine years and never was disappointted. You need to try this place because you will be back for more. Look at the parking lot when you go by because it is full of happy customers that is how good it is.

Best of Topeka

→ Comment by kskid

09/08/2011 1:57 pm

After 8 years of eating here we still think this is the best mexican food in Topeka. More people should try this because ypu will be back.

Excellent

→ Comment by blahblahblah

12/05/2010 9:56 pm

They have a steak, potato, and cheese burrito that is to die for. The steak is really tender and the rice that comes with it is delicious. Paired with an order of the white queso, it's a great meal!

Love it!!! Great authentic food reasonably priced.

→ Comment by ch1c2gogirl

02/05/2009 11:45 pm

Food:
5
Service:
5
Atmosphere:
5

We've never been anything but delighted with the fabulous authentic food and great service. It is very clean in the kitchen and food prep areas. My favorite is the burrito de carne asada and I always order an horchata grande. Love both the salsa rojo and the salsa verde, as well as the warm chips served with the meal which are not greasy. Everything has been very consistently fresh, hot and delicious. Go there and you will return often.

Real History

→ Comment by litis05

07/08/2008 9:37 am

Food:
5
Service:
5
Atmosphere:
4

My husbands aunts actually own those restaurants. The real history is that the restaurant used to be located on California and it was called "Tacos El Sol". Then the sisters split, and the one that left took the name, "Tacos El Sol" and relocated to its current location on 6th street. The restaurant on California then became named "Tacos El Mexicano"

The food is really great at both places, and I'm not just saying that because I'm related. The steak tacos at Tacos El Sol are good, along with their chicken, potato and cheese burrito.

The food is pretty authentic as well.

I actually never noticed the signs being different before, but that doesn't stop people from going there, and if it does, you're missing out!

huh?

→ Comment by topekaguy

06/06/2008 11:58 pm

if all you can complain about is a posible spelling mistake on a sign, I guess the food must be okay.

And as far as I know, you have it wrong. Tacos El Sol is the original, and the sister left and opened Tacos El Mexicano.

I've never been disappointed with lunch here. Based on the lines of hispanics coming for lunch, I'll take that as verification of it's authenticity.

Authenic mexican food, yummy.

→ Comment by cgraber2775

04/24/2008 9:56 pm

This place is great, the carne asada is very flavorful and extremely tender. The prices are good too, but the food was fabulous, who cares if the signs don't match, seriously people.

Shines like the sun

→ Comment by caywood

04/17/2008 6:34 pm

Food:
5
Service:
5
Atmosphere:
4

Tacos El Sol is among the best restaurants in town. The people are friendly, the service is fast and everything on the menu is great, so there's enough variety to go all the time and still not get burnt out.

Sign matches name of restaurant?

→ Comment by beagle

04/14/2008 6:21 pm

Sign says Tacos, but entry says Taco. And where is Taco's El Mexicano, the original store? It's still on California, still open. Still serving great food.