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Barstow, California: World's Oldest Del Taco - Operating

Popular Mexican fast food chain started elsewhere, but this is the oldest operating restaurant, here since 1964.

401 N First Ave., Barstow, CA
Corner of First St. and Hutchison St. in downtown Barstow.
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Del Taco, 2018.

Old Del Taco With A Face Lift

What may have been the oldest Del Taco now looks like a new one -- outside, at least.

[S Brian Berkun, 04/05/2018]

The original Del Taco was in Yermo; long gone. This one better survives, apparently, by renovating rather than catering to fast food history buffs!

Oldest Del Taco

[Correcting previous tip] Technically, this is not the first Del Taco. The first Del Taco opened in Yermo several years earlier than the First Ave. version in Barstow. Because the first closed, this is the oldest remaining and is referred to by corporate as Del Taco #1.

[Matthew Green, 01/16/2010]

First Del Taco.

First Del Taco

The first of 400 Del Taco Mexican fast-food chains opened here in 1964. In downtown Barstow there's a billboard a block away with an arrow pointing to it that mentions it as the first.

[Philip Deslippe, 09/24/2007]

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