Tacos El Rey Mexican Food100% Local
2207 Lathrop Ave
Racine , Wisconsin 53405 (view map)
The unique taste of Tacos El Rey is a change
from the ordinary fast food.
We make Mexican food tasty. You make it spicy.
We cater all types of parties and
we deliver to offices.
It's not easy now and it wasn't easy back then.
Way back when and in a land far away (Monclova Coahuila, Mexico) Bennie Rodriguez worked long, long, hours in the family restaurant. One day his life changed when he me Mela. They married and immigrated to Kenosha to start a new life together. Bennie worked on the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad for 25 years before retiring.
Early retirement didn't sit well with Bennie. He had a plan. It might work. Possibly. In October 1982 they opened Tacos El Rey (Taco King) in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Back then he took your order, ran back to the kitchen to make. put it in the pass through window, and then served it to you. Almost a one man operation. There have been several renovations but the restaurant still stands on its ordinal Birch Road site.
Just a little more than 10 years later, he opened a second site at 21st and Lathrop in Racine.
Benny and Mela retired and are living happily in San Antonio (better weather). While they are happy, this is not the end of the story. Sonia, one of Bennie's three daughters, operates the Racine location. Jeremy, Sonia's son, operates the Kenosha location.
They have a lot of help from Porfidio (Frank), Chriss, Sarah, Missy and a cast of 30 other characters. Stop in and say "hi" and grab a bite to eat.
The unique taste of Tacos El Rey...
a tasty change from the ordinary fast food.
Hard shell taco, beef or chicken 1.75
Soft corn taco, beef or chicken, 1.95
Soft flour taco, beef or chicken 2.10
Asada (steak) or Pastor (pork) 2.75
Fajita, grilled chicken or beef 3.25
Bean toastada 1.95
Ground beef or chicken toastada 2.75
Chorizo taco 2.75
Wrapped taco 1.90
Cheese enchilada 3.00
Ground beef or chicken enchilada 3.50
Cheese enchilada with rice and beans 4.25
Ground beef or chicken enchi, rice & beans 4.75
Nacho sm 3.75 lrg 4.50
Nachos El Rey 6.75
Guacamole & chips sm 2.75 lrg 4.75
Refried beans & chips 2.25
Rice and bean plate 2.25
Pico de Gallo & chips sm 1.90 lrg 3.75
Cheese quesadillia 3.25
Beef or chicken quesadillia 4.25
A great selection of Mexican and domesitc beer
Fountain and bottled sodas
Juices of all kinds
Mastercard / Visa
#1 Three enchiladas, cheese 7.75
#1 three enchiladas, beef or chicken 8.50
#2 Combination (taco, enchi, burrito) 8.50
#3 Taco salad small 4.90 large 6.35
#4 Beef chimichanga 7.75
#5Chicken chimichanga 7.75
Mexican Pizza (loaded with toppings!) 8.30
Chicken Chipotle 8.25
Steak a la Mexicana (Asada Mexicana) 8.75
Flautas two 6.10 four 8.10
Beef or chicken fajita platter 9.95
Veggie fajita platter (no meat) 5.00
Sirloin Tip (not found anywhere else!!) 4.75
Bean & sirloin tip 4.50
Ground beef 4.10
Rice and bean 3.10
Asada (steak) or Pastor (pork) 5.95
Fajita, grilled beef or chicken 5.95
Veggie fajita 4.00
Chicken chipotle 5.95
Charro with grilled chicken or beef 5.50
Try 'em enchilada style for only 1.75 more
Like the outside crunchy? Try it grilled for 1.00 more
Churros, original or strwaberry 1.25
Prices subject to change without notice.