Founded in 1964 by Roberto and Dolores Robledo, Roberto’s Taco Shop is San Diego’s original walk-up and drive-thru taco shop. Since its founding, it has grown to include more than 60 locations. It arrived in Las Vegas in 1990, and it has taken off here: Vegas currently boasts the largest share of Roberto’s locations.
And now, Roberto’s Taco Shop is working on expanding its Las Vegas footprint even further, with a total of three new locations planned for the valley, at South Rainbow Boulevard and Blue Diamond Road, at Centennial Parkway and Lamb Boulevard, and at Ann Road and Valley Drive.
“A passion for good ingredients, friendly service, and a welcoming environment is what made Roberto’s a pioneer of classic Mexican food over 50 years ago, and it is what keeps the famous taco shops thriving today,” says the Roberto’s website’s About page.
Roberto’s considerable menu features tacos in varieties like Adobada, Carne Asada, Carnitas, Chicken, and Fish. Combination Plates include #1: Beef Taco & Cheese Enchilada and #8: Machaca (Shredded Beef [cooked with Bell Pepper, Onion, and Tomato] with Eggs, Lettuce, Guacamole, and Salsa Mexicana. Served with Rice and Refried Beans. 3 Corn or 2 Flour Tortillas).
The menu also features a broad selection of other dishes, including chimichangas, tostadas, enchiladas, and tortas like the Chorizo Torta and the Machaca Torta. Roberto’s also offers breakfast burritos, including the Potato Breakfast Burrito and the Sausage Breakfast Burrito.