Don Taco

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13 reviews
$40 and under
Vegan
Melbournes Vegan Mexican Restarauant What began as a pop-up has become Melbourne’s most talked about vegan restaurant Located in Brunswick East, Don Taco opened it's doors August 2020 and has become one of the only good things to come out of 2020. Fresh and seasonal produce lie at the heart of our restaurant; we source ingredients locally and curate a new menu every three months to reflect the changing seasons. Although our ingredients are 100% vegan, the flavours of each dish come straight from the streets of Mexico

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Experiences

  • Taco Tuesday All you Can Eat

    A$15.00 per personPrepaid

    Aug 3, 2021 - Jul 4, 2022

    For just $15 per person, you and your friends can enjoy as many fresh, seasonally made plant-based tacos as you please! Brunswick East is the place to be this Saturday and every Saturday! We guarantee to please not only those who follow a plant-based diet but anyone who loves great Mexican food. Here at Don Taco, whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or a meat-eater, you’ll find the perfect taco to get your tastebuds dancing. Our ingredients are 100% vegan and the flavours of each dish come straight from the streets of Mexico! Three sitting times are available to choose from: 6:00 pm 7:30pm

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 13 People Are Saying
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3.9
Food
4.3
Service
3.6
Ambience
3.9
Value
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Rubi
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had the $15 taco Tuesday. Good value, taste good you won’t realise it’s vegan. The tacos they gave were not exactly like in the menu though. We were looking forward to try to baja phish taco but they didn’t have it. It also wasn’t exactly “all you can eat” as advertised. They ended the service early when there was still 15mins left in the seating time.

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RashF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Incredibly disappointing first (and last) experience. Went for $15 all you can eat taco tuesday and left hungry. Got served 5 measly serves of tacos which were literally half of what they normally serve judging by the photos on older reviews. One of the tacos I got given had quite literally 3 tiny slivers of capsicum on it....I don't understand how you can advertise this as an all you can eat when a) serving sizing are purposefully tiny compared to normal, and b) the service was insanely slow that we got a taco every 15-20 minutes of hour 1 hour and a bit long seating.

It was confusing because it was all pre-booked and pre-paid so the team would know exactly how much food they needed to prep so service could have been much faster and you should be able to get more serves since it is all you can eat BUT it seemed they had no clue. Would much rather pay more for an ACTUAL all you can eat experience or just a normal Taco Tuesday where the food is just cheaper. Will not be returning and wish I could get my money back.

NOTE: The owner said they make Tuesday's serves small on purpose because it would make people too full otherwise, but it's literally an all you can eat, so that's the whole point?... Why let people go out hungry instead?

Both me and my friend had to go elsewhere to eat afterwards (and for reference I'm a 5'5 50kg girl and don't even need much to be full...).

Don Taco
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Rashna, This is not what we said. We said we do smaller tacos so everyone can try all tacos. We have already given you a full refund and told you that a staff member didn't do their job. I don't understand why you have to keep posting bad reviews online. We already told you we have new staff and they are still learning and a mistake was made. Again we are sorry that the service was bad but we can not teach staff overnight everything.

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Lea2
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

You get what you pay for. You can't order specific tacos, but rather being served what they have. Additionally you have to wait until everybody in the restaurant was served before you get the next taco. It took an hour just to get 5 plates of tacos. You cannot really call it all you can eat, if it is only all they can serve in the time limit which is not sufficiently filling. Rather disappointing experience.

Don Taco
Responded 3 days ago

Hey Lea, We are sorry about this. Sadly a new staff member was still learning and didn't follow our rules. The way it works is the first hour is going through the menu which is 10 tacos then the last 30mins is you can pick all of the tacos you like. We do this because most people get full on the 10 tacos. If you email us at hola@dontaco.c.o.m.au we are happy to give you a credit for another Taco Tuesday so you can try the full service.

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AshishB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

15$ Tuesday Taco was very nice. You will not be hungry after the session for sure. Nice variety of tacos too.

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DominiqueJ
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ive been to Don Taco a few times now and the food is consistently incredible! The staff are also really lovely:)
We're already planning our next visit

JP
JamieP
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food perfectly seasoned, spice on point, staff super friendly

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Olive
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicious food (except the ‘phish’ in the baja phish 2.0 taco, but the rest of the content of that taco were amazing). Even the vegan cheese quesadilla tasted pretty much like dairy cheese!
And the pibil taco was incredible!

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SimoneB
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Our hopes were high as we had read great reviews and the place was often full. Not sure if this was just a bad night or a post COVID staff crisis but the food was woeful. Flavourless, and no fresh ingredients. These dishes needed more salad, lime, coriander and spice. The tacos were limp and oily. It was hard to find a vegan option without fake meat. Very disappointing.

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LaurenD
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great food, yummy drinks.

Don Taco
Responded on 3 November 2021

thank you. We hope you will come again.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Plates were dirty with food stains as soon as we sat down, not the best look. We then ordered off our phones which was fine, however the food came out within 10 minutes of us ordering which didn’t give us the best impression of the food. We then got served the wrong order and then as the food was coming out parts of the order were missing. The food wasn’t that flavoursome and it was distasteful. I then got charged twice in the order as a glitch.

Don Taco
Responded on 3 November 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We are very sorry you didn't like the food and the service was not to your liking. We do have very limited staff and most of our staff are new because of covid. We are trying our best to do what we can in these hard times. When it comes to the ordering issue this is outside our control. We have checked system is not showing two payments. If you feel this is still showing please contact us to look into more.

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EmilyF
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Personally, I am not vegan - however having said that, my friend and I decided to try Don Taco. I am so glad we did, the food is amazingly good, the staff are so nice, and the place is such a good venue to catch up, have some food and a drink or two with a friend. Highly recommend, and would go back again!!

Don Taco
Responded on 3 November 2021

Thank you Emily. So happy you liked the food. We hope you will come again.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing.

Don Taco
Responded on 3 November 2021

Thank you, We hope to see you again.

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Navrina
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

All you can eat Taco Tuesday was very lovely! Amazing food and outstanding staff. I wish the light wasn’t so harsh for more ambience and a cozier vibe but maybe that’s just me. Had a great time overall and definitely worth it!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Don Taco using the Order Online button. Don Taco also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9193 3399.

Don Taco is rated 4 stars by 13 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.