Quick Bite

Margaritas Are on Tap at This Medford Mexican Restaurant

And the street fair-inspired food is terrific.

The bar at Taco el Tio in Medford
Taco el Tio in Medford Photo: Emily Melvin

Tacos el Tio in Medford


A casual yet vibrant indoor-outdoor eatery serving Mexican street fair-inspired food.


Tacos el Tio celebrated its fifth anniversary this past year. A second location is 40 miles south in Egg Harbor Township.

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Chimichangas are a must. Pan-fried, covered with cheese, and served with crema and a side of guacamole—which is an app to not skip out on—they can be filled with veggies, chicken, steak or shrimp. Tacos with soft corn or flour tortillas come three per order with options like al pastor, mahi mahi or veggie picadillo for a great vegetarian option. A variety of elevated entrées round out the menu, including the signature pollo ranchero: a chicken breast stuffed with poblano peppers and chorizo. If you’re up for a sweet bite, even after all the rounds of chips and salsa, tres leches, flan and a cheesecake churrito are available.


Get a house margarita; they’re on tap.

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Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    Bar - Mexican - Tex-Mex
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