Gusto Taco - 구스토 타코

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146-6 Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Serves meat, vegan options available. American-run taco and burrito eatery. Has tofu as filling and can get your order without cheese. 육류를 취급하나 비건 옵션이 있습니다. 미국인이 운영하고 타코와 부리또를 판매합니다. 두부소가 들어있고 치즈 없이 주문 가능합니다. Open Tue-Sun 11:30am-10:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, Western, Beer/Wine, Mexican, Non-veg

19 Reviews

First Review by VeganBiker

5 stars!! Delicious food in Hongdae! - Edit

I love Gusto Taco. I have only visited as a vegetarian, and have not since transitioning to vegan. I am confident they would accommodate any requests to remove dairy products. The quesadillas and tacos are incredible. Highly recommend.

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Great value and food - Edit

We really appreciated the willingness to make as many of the menu items vegan as possible. The food was great and very good value. It's a nice casual restaurant and like other reviewers have said the owner was very friendly and even gave us recommendations for other places to eat in Seoul.

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5 stars! - Edit

This restaurant is amazing. Casual but fun, owner is lovely and has time to chat but not too invading. Vegan options available. Freshly made tacos!!! Very well priced for Seoul too!

Pros: owner, food , vegan!

Cons: none!

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Great eatery experience - Edit

Friendly, helpful service. Great vegan GF options, and the tacos I ordered were delicious.

Pros: Friendly staff, Good food, Chilled atmosphere

Cons: None

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The best Mexican food I had in ages - Edit

Love the place. Located in a trendy area. Frendly staff. Knowledgeable owner. Loved the taco and tortilla combo.
Will be back for sure.

Pros: Taste, Quality, Frendly

Cons: None

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Amazing food, friendly staff! - Edit

It's difficult to find good quality and reasonably priced veggie food in Seoul, however this place is great, the food is delicious and the staff and owner and are all super friendly and even recommended other veggie places for us to eat in!

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absolutely incredible - Edit

I ordered the vegetarian tacos (as recommended by the owner, Aaron) and was blown away but the taste. Completely unique to anything I've ever tasted before, and still baffled by the fact it was vegetarian.
Ordered the nachos, too which were amazing. They were served in a tortilla bowl and had jalapeños and a ton of their home made cheese.
Would definitely definitely recommend.

Pros: taste, atmosphere, friendly

Cons: meat options

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Bland Burrito, Vibrant Environment - Edit

My burrito paled in comparison to the vegan burritos that I'm used to eating in San Diego (right above the border with Mexico). It was difficult to enjoy my burrito as it was tightly wrapped in aluminum foil and cut in half. I understand it's visually appealing to see a dissection of a burrito, but it's much easier to enjoy it in its entirety. I was really disappointed with my dining experience.

The group of people I was with were not very fond of the owner and mentioned that he would rarely leave customers alone to enjoy their food. He seemed like a nice guy, but we avoided starting a conversation in fear of it never ending.

The interior design was very nice.

Cons: Boring Flavors, Clingy Owner

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tulips326 04 Jun 2017 - haha...I have to agree about the clingy owner. He kept coming over to my table asking me if everything was Ok over and over, and I was trying to enjoy my meal. I can't stand it when places do that.
 


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Best Place I've found in Seoul - Edit

I was greeted by the owner as soon as I entered the place. He has worked with some Indian people before and he immediately realized I'm looking for vegetarian food. It was apparent to me this was gonna be good. He is American and just like most Americans I've met, very friendly. I had to mention Aaron (the owner), he sat down with me for 4-5 minutes while I was eating. Its not often you see that.
I ordered the vegetarian tacos (actually Aaron himself ordered it for me) and they were amazing. It was the soft shell, with veggies, salsa.. just perfect. Price also reasonable, atmosphere is good. You can always find some foreigners here and usually everyone's up for a friendly chat.

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Great place with great owner - Edit

I visited this place once. The owner showed up and he was very kind and helpful. The staff not so much, sadly. As a vegan I ordered there burrito and said no cheese, no dairy and one lady gave me the death stares, and was like no cheese??? When the owner showed up he told them again that I said no cheese or dairy products. I also ordered the taco taquitos. they were great. Too bad the unfriendly staff might scare some folks off though.

Pros: Great vegan options, Friendly owner, Good prices

Cons: Cold and unfriendly staff

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5 stars food and service for sure - Edit

I found this place by accident and am so happy that I did. The owner of this place is so friendly and accommodating, he personally came to the table to give me my order. Needless to say, food was the bomb - I got the veggie burrito and guac on the side, 10/10 would recommend. Made an account just to write a review. Shout out to the owner ~ ;)

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5 stars! 4 because the app won't allow it. - Edit

This restaurant is an absolute gem. I've been twice already and just discovered it yesterday. I've had the vegetable tacos and tofu burrito. Both were delicious! I also had a side of guacamole! Perfection! And the owner and staff are super friendly. Easy to get to. Sangsu station exit 1.

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Fantastic food, great drinks, wonderful service!!! - Edit

I'd rate this place 10 stars if I could. The owner Aaron is so friendly and accommodating. He has great pride in his restaurant. The tacos are homemade and so delicious. This place is a must have in Seoul!!

Pros: price, freshness, service

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Deserves 5 Stars - Edit

The restaurant deserves 5 stars for sure. The staff speaks English and the owner, Aaron, is the coolest owner I've met in Seoul. He left friends and I info about more places in Seoul. Very accommodating to vegans as well. And obviously the food was delicious. Made an account just to leave a review. Definitely stop in!

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Awesome tofu and veggie tacos - Edit

If I could give this place 5 stars I would. Delicious veg options in a city where vegetarian food can be hard to come by. I had both the tofu and the veggie tacos and they were possibly the best mexican veg food I've had ever. The filling is tasty and fresh but what really makes them special is the in-house tortillas. Owner Eric is also a genuinely nice and helpful dude who cares about his customers. If you're in seoul check this place out!

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WHOA! - Edit

Veg tacos were really, really good! Made with homemade tortillas and super tasty ingredients. Very friendly staff and owner was extremely generous with his time.

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best tofu i have ever had - Edit

The place has a cool vibe, sort of California café style? You can see the sign easily from the metro exit. The owner was walking around, very involved and explaining the menu. You order and pay at the counter and serve yourself water which I thought was a good system. I wanted a burrito and there was a vege one and a tofu one. Had the tofu and it was really good. The tofu was the best I have ever had in my 27 years. Chewy but not hard or meat like. It also had tomatoey rice and onions. Not so many vegetables. There’s other options too for vegetarians. The owner said the tacos are popular because they make the shells on site. Bit on the pricey side (1000) but was a big portion. When I was there, there were only foreigners eating, the owner seemed to remember regulars. If I lived in seoul I’d be back for sure.

NB - i would give it 5 stars but happy cow system doesn't allow it as it's not fully veg :)

Pros: amazing tofu, cool vibe, very good english

Cons: bit pricey

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Five stars if it was vegetarian.. - Edit

The food here is absolutely delicious. I imagine many travelers to South Korea are looking for something a little more Korean in their dining experiences, but if not, this is your place. After living in Japan for so long, my friend (omnivore) and I (vegan) are always wishing for Mexican food so we jumped at the opportunity here in Seoul and were so content we came back for more!
The staff speaks enough English that ordering something vegan is no problem (vegetarian or tofu options minus cheese and sour cream). The owner was there on our first visit and as an American from Portland/New York he understands vegan diets and the need for such options.
On my first visit my tacos came out with cheese and sour cream. The owner had a suspicion that it might happen since they don't get vegans in often, but he saw it before I did and immediately had vegan ones made snd as an apology brought an extra tofu one for me and meat one for my friend. He also talked with us quite a bit and it was a great experience.
They offer sides of delicious, fresh-tasting guacamole and various lime and lemonades.

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Best Mexican in Korea - Edit

It's not an exaggeration. Gusto Taco offers the best-tasting food of the genre of any place in Korea. It's not even close. The owner, an American, understands and appreciates the needs of veg customers and provides quality options as opposed to just substituting ingredients. The tofu tacos and burritos are shockingly full-flavoured, full-bodied, and rich. It's hard to limit myself to just one.

This place is perfect for meeting with non-veg people. Everyone I've ever taken there has been blown away. It's also great for veg people as one of a precious few reliable and delicious dining destinations in Korea.

Note: for vegans, just mention "no cheese, no sour cream" and they'll set you up. The staff speaks English.

Pros: Delicious, Unique, Vegan Choices

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