Taco N Tento

Taco N Tento signage

Several months ago, I organized a food crawl around fish tacos in El Monte. Taco N Tento was our first stop and my ultimate favorite of the crawl.

2 for 1 fish tacos, Thursdays only

They are known for their 2-for-1 fish tacos but that deal is only available on Thursdays per the handwritten sign tacked onto the banner.


As you can see, they have more than just fish tacos. I also tried a shrimp taco that day.

giant fish above counter

I loved the kooky decor. The bright colors and the giant fish got my nod of approval for kitschy accents.

the juke box!

Look, they even got an A rating from the health inspector. Is this going to be a bad thing or a good thing?

complimentary chips and salsa

During the brief wait, they gave us complimentary chips and salsa. It was nice to nibble on these while we waited for our food. The young boy helping his mother acted like a server and came to check on us often.

shrimp and fish tacos

The shrimp taco was a whopping $3 compared to the $1.50 fish taco. I generally liked the mildness of the fish but thought the batter may have been too heavy for the shrimp. What I really enjoyed was the handmade tortillas. They were huge which meant huge tacos.

Now to plan to swing by some Thursday for 2 for 1 fish tacos. Or perhaps one of the many soups offered. I can almost taste the seven seas soup now.

Taco N Tento

12286 Ramona Blvd
El Monte, CA 91732
(626) 579-7262