Tacos El Gordo

1510 N National Ave, Springfield
(417) 402-9307

Recent Reviews

Chris Luth

This is bar none the most authentic Mexican taqueria in Springfield. An amazing selection of meats to put on your typical assortment of tacos, tortas, sopes, pupusas, etc. They have a real trompo (vertical rotisserie spit) for the al pastor! Prices are super amazing, too, especially if you take advantage of the daily specials. Absolutely worth a visit!


The food was bland. I ordered 2 steak tacos and 2 pork tamales. My My fiancee ordered 3 chicken tamales, all to go. When we got home we found that we were missing one chicken tamale. The steak tacos were tasteless and watery, the pork tamales were equally tasteless and had some excess moisture as well. My fiancee said the chicken tamales were ok, nothing special. We only live about 1 mile away from the restaurant, Tacos el Gordo #1, and we were able to eat the food withing a few short minutes of receiving it. So it was fresh, just severely lacking in flavor, texture, aroma, etc. The people working there were nice although we didn't bother to complain about the missing tamale. We don't plan on going back.

Ricci Wright

First time burrito excelent and huge a little pricey offer specials

Miranda Horton

I LOVE this place!!! I have tried many things here and it's always delicious. I have never been disappointed. The staff is friendly. I intend to try most everything on their menu!

Brianna Russell

Yum yum yum! Great service!

Bruce McLain

Might not be to some people's taste but I loved it. This is real Mexican food. A little hole in the wall place with three booths. I think there's two of these places in Springfield. I'll say it again I love this place and the people were really nice.

Emilio Trevino

Amazing Mexican Food! Very Authentic! Great tasting! I just moved out to the Mid-West from Phoenix, AZ and best tasting Mexican food since moving out here!

Ed Garvin

The best rice & beans in the Ozarks. If you are looking for a great and authentic Mexican meal, this is the place!

Billie Henninger

Love this place. Most authentic mexican food I've had since I lived in Phoenix. Please believe I mean AUTHENTIC. Hours online may not be the most accurate. Its 930am and they aren't open yet, but believe me; it's ok to wait.


We've been here twice now, so we're still figuring out what we like best. We haven't even gotten into their main menu for all the taco choices. This place absolutely deserves to make it. They have fantastic food and super friendly and helpful staff. Seriously. Don't let the location keep you away. It's SO worth a stop!

Leslie Hirsch Skorick

Awesome food! We go to the south Campbell location and it never disappoints. The service is excellent, great decor, tacos, tamales, burritos, everything we try is good!

Patrick Daniel

Incredible tacos and a nice location. There's not enough seating and my order took some time but it's great otherwise. The prices are great too.

Edward Nye

Best Mexican food (authentic) in Springfield. Without a doubt. We've come a long way from Mexican Villa being the only *cough* Mexican place in town.

Ian McDermid

It’s goooooood! This is the only authentic brick and mortar Mexican in Springfield. Their prices are so/so but the quality and variety is there. After many visits I decided to try the monster torta. Look at this beast! It has 6 kinds of meat, veggies, guac, beans, AND a couple fried eggs. It was an experience.

Brad Walters

Great selection of dishes. Tons of traditional foods and ingredients. Everything I tried was excellent. So much so that I'll have a hard time deciding what to get when I inevitably return. Staff was good too. Professional and courteous.

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