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Tacos Beach Shack



Name: Stephen Spinelli 
Occupation: Anesthesia Inspection & Field Service Tech
Lives In: Hollywood
Restaurant Pick: Taco Beach Shack
Reviewed: Taco Beach Shack

I can literally walk there; it’s close to home and one block away from the beach. I was seated immediately and the service was pleasant and attentive. The portion sizes are rather generous, and the food has been consistent for the past three years that I have been going there. The food is fresh and made to order. The price is high compared to the other beach dining options. The atmosphere is very open and family friendly. It’s a very relaxed go to place when we don’t feel like looking. Great place to start or end a day at Hollywood beach.

Name: Max Tucci 
Occupation: TV/Radio Personality
Lives In: Miami Beach
Restaurant Pick: Rosie’s
Reviewed: Taco Beach Shack

Dining at Taco Beach Shack has got to be one of the worst, if not the worst dining experience I've ever had. Taco Bell rates 5 stars over this shack. I absolutely would not recommend this shack to anyone; a disgrace to the food industry.

From the moment I parked the car and walked alongside Taco Beach Shack, I knew it was going to be a nightmare. The "karaoke-like" live band would have been thrown off any other stage. After rounding the corner, we were greeted by a busboy lugging a smelly garbage can to the dumpster. Finally, after 2 attempts to find the right entrance, we walked up to the bar to ask if we should seat ourselves. After being told to sit anywhere, we did. Our waitress had some funny one-liners... from "your table is our waiting area, it could be 30 to 40 minutes until you are served." to "if I tell you 30 to 40 minutes and it's only 20, then it's like reverse psychology." Nonetheless, we stayed despite being starving and looking forward to the place due to the website. Well, the ambiance was horrible. The table of 6 drunken women dancing to horrible music sucked the life out of the shack. The service was that of a college bar with inexperienced wait staff. The portions of food were a good size, it was just too bad the food wasn't as good as the portions. The quality of the food was very poor. I must say, I've never experienced such an evening. After taking two bites of our entrees (not sure how we got past the first bite), I asked for a check. I couldn't wait to leave. Our waitress said "did it get you?" It sure did. It got me a belly ache the whole way home. I really thought I was on an episode of "Candid Camera" I was waiting for someone to jump out and say this whole experience was a joke. All in all Taco Beach Shack has a new name in my book, Taco Beach Shanty Shack! Avoid this place like the plague. I'm unsure how they received "the best" of anything! Taco Beach Shanty Shack has the possibility to be a groovy spot, if only they closed and let someone else reopen it! Someone who knows the industry!

Name: Tracy Augustin 
Occupation: Marketing Director
Lives In: Boca Raton
Restaurant Pick: Cut 432
Reviewed: Taco Beach Shack

Taco Beach Shack is a casual, local eatery with some interesting takes on Mexican classics. We arrived in the mid-afternoon after a rainstorm, so the place was nearly empty. We received a friendly greeting and a good description of the food choices from our waitress. Ambience was a little lacking, but an evening visit may have been better. The food took a little long to come out, but it was worth the wait- very pleasantly surprised. Food was hot, fresh, and seasoned well.

Restaurant Information

Location: 334 Arizona Street, Hollywood, FL
Parking: metered
Phone: 954-920-6523

Restaurant Owners: Nathan Lieberman
Executive Chef: Michael Sherman and Gio Segovia
Pastry Chef: N/ A

Type of Cuisine: Mexican
Signature Dishes: Korean Short Rib Tacos, Shrimp Tacos, Steak Fajitas
Vegetarian Options: Guacataco, Roasted Corn, Roasted Veggie Quesadilla 
Alcohol Served: Full bar
Corkage Fee: $10
Bottle Limit: 1

Restaurant Hours:
Monday – 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Tuesday – 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Wednesday – 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Thursday – 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Friday – 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Saturday – 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Sunday – 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner
Prix Fix Menu: no
Take-Out: yes
Delivery: no
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $14
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $10
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? All of them except Diner’s Club
Accept Reservations: yesfor parties of more than 14
Need Reservations: for parties of more than 12
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: 1 week on weekends

Accommodations for Children: yes
Dining Style: casual, shoes and shirts required
Disabled Access: yes
Restaurant Size: 200 seats
Accommodate Groups: yes
Private Dining Room: no
Tables with Scenic Views: all
Outdoor Dining: all
Entertainment: live music every night