Taco Asylum

2937 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Critics' Pick
Taco Asylum +

JC Vera


  • $
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
Taco Asylum, as you might have guessed by now, is not a typical taco stand. It is a designer taco shop with a flat-screen TV tuned in to its own Twitter feed. It boasts a respectable library of eclectic draft and bottled beers. It sells thin, burnt-looking homemade chips dusted with a caustic smoked Serrano-chile powder, are designed to make you buy more beer. The menu is otherwise just tacos and only tacos, which are Mexican in inspiration, global in aspiration.

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