From Crazy Dave of Plants vs Zombies to President Business of the Lego movie... everyone loves Tacos!! Tacos have really grown up over the past few years as well. Gourmet tacos and fish tacos restaurants have sprung up offering some of the most amazing and delicious combinations of food one can fit in a tortilla. So we searched the country to find some of the most amazing tasting and amazing combinations of food in a taco north of the Mexican border. Amazing Taco list....here we go!
Coming in at the top of our list are the Caribbean style tacos at The Rum House in New Orleans. Their menu uses all the best flavors of the islands to create mouth watering tacos you can't find anywhere else. The top sellers here are the Calypso Beef with lime cream, the Chili Glazed Shrimp with fried shrimp and rum chili glaze, and the Jerk Chicken with mango Salsa. To go along with all the culinary delights, The Rum House features a rum list with over a 150 different rums from all around the world, and an island inspired cocktail menu. So join them for some Island Time, and go for the Rums but stay for the Tacos!
Keep calm and taco on!
The competition is getting fierce and this next Taco restaurant delivers! Boca Taco Y Tequila in Tucson Arizona made this list for their unique, gourmet tacos and their inspired home made salsas. The menu featuring 24 different varieties, takes traditional ingredients and presents them in a new and unique way. They have a poached egg taco with ribeye steak and grilled onions, a hot dog taco with bacon, and an octopus taco with garlic and lemon butter all for around $3 each. This place even makes chips and salsa exciting. They serve fried to order chips and a sampler of their made daily salsas such as banana habanero, curry mint, or mozzarella cheese to name a few. To take it to the next level, they introduced Exotic Taco Wednesdays where they feature whatever non-traditional, exotic meat they can get their hands on. Python or Elk tacos anyone? So grab Fido and go have a few tacos and a craft beer on their dog friendly patio. Your taste buds will thank you.
Gourmet tacos in a drive thru? Why not! Next on our list is Springfield Gourmet Taco Company in Missouri. Calling themselves the Picasso of tacos, the Springfield Gourmet taco company has made making tacos an art. Some of their creations include the Chicken Cordon Blue, with citrus chicken, bacon, blue cheese, and apple and corn pico; or the Portabella Steak taco with black pepper prime rib, sauteed portabellas, and feta. They even have some artistic combination taco meals if you can't decide on just one. Try the Mediterranean Shrimp and Caprese Chicken Combo or the Baja Chicken and Tortilla Crusted Tilapia Combo. They also have 4 made from scratch salsas and collection of 6 different southern flavor inspired guacamoles. So whether you are driving thru or dining in, these culinary masterpieces will have you coming back for more.
One of the coolest taco places to make this list is Black Sheep Burrito & Brews in Huntington West Virginia. I know they call themselves a burrito restaurant, but we are here for the tacos menu. And with tacos like the brisket and blueberry BBQ (shown here), or the wasabi-cashew seared tuna; its no wonder a burrito joint made the list. Hankering for some local trout? They've got it on a delicious taco topped with bourbon bacon marmalade. Add to that a fun, hip environment and some great margaritas, and you have yourself a great taco meal!
The next restaurant serves the Mayan style tacos called Yucate Salbutes. Mayan Cafe in Louisville Kentucky is a farm to table restaurant. Mayan chef Bruce Ucan uses local sustainable products and traditional Mayan flavors and cooking techniques to create a delicious, one of a kind menu. Two tacos to try are the grilled cactus and queso fresco taco and the shredded rabbit with pumpkin sauce taco. In their effort to be sustainable, the restaurant serves sustainable wines, organic teas, and boutique artisanal spirits. You won't find any Coke or Pepsi products here!
Babalu Tacos & Tapas makes our list for their delicious southern inspired taco creations. Babalu is located in Jackson Mississippi, and was created by created by restaurant veterans Bill Latham and Al Roberts. The restaurant is done in the industrial style, with a large curved bar and an outdoor patio that's heated in the winter. Babalu's menu features high quality ingredients, including all natural meats and seafood from the Gulf. They then add an eclectic combination of ingredients to create some unique and delicious tacos. Be sure to try the Redfish with roasted garlic basil aioli and piquillo pepper relish, or the Ostra- fried gulf oysters with hot sauce slaw and remoulade. Then finish off your meal with an after dinner drink on their patio lounge.
The next taco place to make the list features tacos with an Indian flair. Goa Taco in New York City serves their unique tacos on Paratha, and Indian multi-layered flatbread originating from the port city of Goa. The ingredients for the tacos are a combination of traditional Mexican, Vietnamese, and Indian. Two of their best tacos are the Poached turkey Breast Vietnamese bahn mi and the recado rojo lamb shoulder with tzatziki and eggplant salsa. They even offer a brunch taco with bacon, tomato, egg, and basil aioli. The tacos are so filling that one Paratha taco is equal to two traditional tacos. So if you are in the mood for a new food experience stop in and try one of these Paratha tacos. Be sure to order a spiked jarrito (Mexican soda) to wash it down with.
La Chinita Poblano in Broad Ripple, Indiana is the next taco place on the list. The name comes from the Legend of China Poblano, which symbolizes the blending of Mexican and Chinese cultures. The chefs translated this into the menu to create awesome fusion tacos full of muti-cultural flavor. The tacos to try are the yellow curry tilapia taco with chipotle mayo and the Japanese eggplant taco with carrot ginger habanero. With a menu rounded out with Asian noodle salads and fresh fruit bubble teas, this restaurant will be sure to excite your international taste buds!
In the Garden State is another great taco restaurant that serves American-Mexican cuisine with a modern twist. Orale Mexican kitchen in downtown Jersey City, is an upscale taco experience you don't want to miss. The restaurant interior is a tasteful combination of exposed brick walls, shiny tin ceiling, and colorful artwork. Start your meal off with a sampler of house made guacamole with seared Foie Gras, braised octopus or even their sweet bread taco shown here (if you don't know what sweet bread is - ask Google). Also recommended to try are the beet cured Salmon Taco with dill or the Machin- a roasted bone marrow taco with crispy pork belly! With a full bar and live music, Orale is sure to deliver a classy evening out!
To kick off the amazing taco list we go to the far east.... of Maryland!. A build your own taco place featuring delicious Korean inspired tacos, Far East Taco Grille in Washington DC is a little taco shop serving big flavors. Inside you'll find cool graffiti art work and a create your own taco menu . Choose from 5 unique style of tacos, add a protein, and top it with one of their 6 house made sauces to make your own delicious taco. Fan favorites include the Spicy Flying Pig Kimchi-Lime style taco and The Far East Powerful Steak combination. Complete your meal with a side of their Kimchi Fries with a sunny side up egg.
"No matter where you are in LA , Guisados should be one taco spot to visit. You would find perfectly braised meat served on well baked tortillas. There are a variety of taco options to choose from and for the size, they are worth the $2.75 charge. All tortillas are gluten free and upon request, vegan options can be made using red and green bell peppers with onions.
The people at Guisados must have known that choosing from over 20 different kinds of tortillas is just as hard as crossing the Dead Sea so they made a sampler course. There is a 6-course sampler menu which comes with a variety of tortillas for you to try. The size of the tortillas in the sampler menu is always miniature and may not fill you especially if you have an appetite. However, it would guide you on which particular flavor/ taste of tortilla to order. First time visitors should order the sampler menu and get a feel of different Tacos before ordering.
Tacos are never complete without drinks that is why you would find the ArguasFrescasdrink which comes in different flavors. Just incase you find yourself here, order the Armando Palmero."
"Guisados isn’t the only happening joint for tacos in Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles. Los Cincos Punto also makes real good homemade tortillas and tasty Salsa sauce. Just like the tortillas, most thimrs found here are made from scratch. The “carnitas taco” is everyone’s delight. You can perceive the carnitas right from the parking lot and the aroma opens up your tummy in readiness to devour.
The cost of a taco is $2 which is cheap compared to its size. Meat is also stuffed generously in between the tortillas and a generous amount of tasty sauce is spread alongside the meat.
A line of people can always be seen waiting to get in as this is a hotspot in the city. There’s a parking lot available and the best time to come here would be on a weekday."
"When you hear the name of this restaurant, what comes to mind is “tamales” and one can only assume they stock the best ones. Asides from the tamales, good tacos are also made here. With $2 only, you can get their “Carne Asarda” taco or the taco Dorado.
Taco is a Mexican cuisine so it is only right you explore a Mexican restaurant to enjoy the pure untainted taste of good homemade tortillas and specially crafted sauce with beef.
There’s an outside patio here for the nature lovers who love to breathe in some air while they eat. Also, take out options are available and street parking are available to make things more convenient."
Tacos Tequila Whiskey has some of the best pinche tacos in the city of Denver. This is no hype. Anyone who steps in here falls in love instantly with their tacos. They are cheap and tasty and also you get an option to build your own toppings. The décor is captivating and there’s a patio area for outdoor seating. However the space is limited and gets filled in no time especially during happy hour. If you are lucky to get a spot either at a regular table or community table, start your dining with mean tasting salsa and chips. The chips are of the right texture and taste, light, warm and a bit flaky. The salsa sauce on the other hand is just divine.
Now back to the tacos, they have got Lengua tacos which cost about $3.50 and come with crispy Colorado beef tongue, avocado, onions, cilantro, salsa, and some guajilo honey mayo. There are also other types of tacos available like Ascada, Pescado, Shrimp, Carnitas, Hongos and vegan.
This is a hole in the wall restaurant that serves authentic Mexican food. And just like all Mexican restaurant, they have got tacos. After all, these tasty dishes originated from Mexico. The people who run this franchise are cordial and have mastered a way to connect with their guests. Every meal served is tailored according to each guest preference and meals are always hot and fresh. Stale and rotten ingredients are against this restaurant’s legacy. Even their tortillas are made by hand and from scratch. They have got tostadas, hard shell tacos and tort as which can be served with rice and beans if preferred.
Their tacos de carnitas made with pork costs only $7 and the Tacos de Alambre happens to be the most expensive tacos on the menu costing about $8.15. They also offer tasty deserts like fried ice cream and beverages like orange juice and hot chocolate.
Tacos and Tequilas always make a delicious pair. Here at Machete Tequila, you get a wide menu of good drinks and delicious tacos to choose from. The décor and lighting make this place ideal for a casual day out. People from various backdrop mix and mingle and eat good tacos. During happy hour, finding a seat may be very difficult.
There’s an outdoor area with couches and umbrellas which makes it an ideal relaxation spot in hot weather.
The servers are attentive to details and very friendly. If you can’t settle for a single serving of tacos, then you can request for the 12 taco special which costs $42 and has twelve different varieties of tacos. The Shrimp and Al Pastor tacos are a must try at this spot.
Authentic Mexican foods like tacos, burritos, quesadillas, sopes and the likes are what you would find over here. If you love tacos for breakfast then drive down to this spot and order some cheeks meat taco or some pork tripe taco.
This is more like a dive in spot for grabbing a quick meal and hitting the road. There’s a patio seating area for hot days and seating spaces are always available indoors. You place your order at the counter then proceed to eat your meal either at the patio or in the restaurant. Credit cards are now accepted here as opposed to the cash only system that was in place a while back.
The employees make good small talk and are always available to assist when they can. However the crowd here can at times be overwhelming and you would have to wait minutes if not hours to get attended to.
You get to enjoy tacos from a rooftop or patio at Los Chingones. There are different kinds of tacos available on their menu and during happy hour, you can snag a piece of tacos for $2. The customer service is satisfactory and the rooftop eating idea is just genius. You get a view of the overlying neighborhood while you snack on a signature chicken leg, lamb neck, fried tofu or pastor pork tacos.
The lamb neck taco is made with the juiciest and softest lamb meat that melts in your mouth. There’s no doubt that Los Chingones serves real good street tacos and also has something for children on the menu.
The ambience is casual and the environment is totally friendly. The servers take your order and bring them to your table. Start off your meal with any recommended cocktail from the servers. For an extra spice to your taco, ask the servers for a different hot sauce.
Jefe’s Taco Shop serves authentic Mexican food and taco shop with a Southern California style and taste. They offer many taco styles with affordable prices. They also serve a variety of Mexican favorites like burritos, chimichangas, tostadas, quesadillas, and tortas.
Tacos can be stuffed with carne asada, pollo asado, lengua, cabeza, and carnitas. In addition to standard tacos, Jefe’s also has deep fried tacos, mini tacos, and rolled tacos. All the tacos are under $4 and the specialty taco combos get as low as $1 each. Their salsas and green sauce are amazing. Dishes are prepared with great flavors and high quality ingredients.
Jefe’s Taco Shop is a fantastic taco shop with great food and friendly service. They offer many engaging and convenient services like an app to order your food before you arrive and free birthday gifts for regular customers. Jefe’s is a stealth taco shop located inside a gas station.
El Fresco’s serves delicious authentic Mexican food with a “customer-first attitude”. They use fresh, nutritious ingredients with premier quality. They have curated an “ever-expanding network” of organic farmers and food producers to gather sustainable, GMO-free meats, dairy, and produce. They have a mission and vision to manifest “the shortest distance between the farm and the wholesome food” they serve.
They offer hard and soft tacos with a variety of stuffing options. Tacos are delicious and gorgeous. The portions are generous and the prices are affordable. In addition to great tacos, El Fresco’s serves delicious Mexican classic favorites and dishes with unique twists like “Fresco’s Hot Dog Topped Burger” fajitas.
This quaint, colorful restaurant is casual and comfortable with an inviting and friendly energy. They have plenty of seating at tables, booths, and counter stools. In addition to phenomenal in-house service and takeout, they also cater for events and special parties.
Tacos El Gordo de Tijuana B.C Inc. is a family owned taco shop chain that opened their first restaurant in 1972. They opened the first of three locations in Las Vegas in 2010. They have a passionate philosophy for excellent, high quality foods and service.
They make Tijuana style tacos with handmade corn tortillas and premium meats and produce. Their fresh guacamole and salsa are made daily from scratch. Taco options include adobada, cabeza, tripa, buche, azteca, suadero, lengua, and chorizo with choice of produce and dairy toppings. In addition to tacos, Tacos El Gordo serves mulas, sopes, tostadas, quesadillas, suadero, and fries. Toppings include thin sliced radishes, lettuce, lime, tomatoes, salsa, grated, crumbled, and creamy cheeses, and more.
They are a quick, casual, and smart restaurant with a small, but highly satisfactory menu. They are open all the time except for four hours between 5am and 9am. Tacos are all under $3 each, and no meal is more than $10.
Bonito Michoacán Mexican Restaurant is a premium Michoacán restaurant. They emphasize culture, folklore, and unique authentic, homemade Michoacán Mexican foods. They use fresh top quality ingredients. They offer homemade chips, bean dip, and salsa.
They offer a three taco combo deal for under $13. Taco stuffings include carne asada, grilled chicken with pico de gallo, lengua, chorizo, and pescado o camaron with cole slaw and pico de gallo smothered in special sauce. They also offer a host of other delicious fare. They have enchiladas, tostadas, tortas, and chimichunga. All meals come with rice and beans.
From salads and vegetarian options to shrimp or lobster with ribeye and chiles rellenos de camaron. They have creative, unique fare like Filete Relleno with filet of orange, roughly stuffed with shrimp and octopus, and fresh whole fried red snapper or tilapia with rice, fries and salad. They have several entrée dishes
El Dorado Cantina Restaurant and Bar is a unique Mexican restaurant in Las Vegas. The large, upscale eatery and lounge has over 180 seats, and presents many foods and flavors from multiple regions in Mexico. They intentionally source their produce and sustainably-raised meats from select domestic farms that are antibiotic, pesticide, and steroid-free.
El Dorado Cantina has a large assortment of gluten tacos. Marinated organic meat fillings include SunFed Ranch steak, Mary’s Free Ranch chicken, Hill Meat pork, and slow braised or roasted pork. They have gluten-free vegetarian and vegan tacos. Signature tacos include mahi, shrimp, cactus, and veggie tacos. They also offer “Lettuce Wrap” tacos with all the fixings.
In addition to fantastic tacos, El Dorado Cantina serves flavorful, enchiladas, burritos, tortas and burgers, and fajitas. They have many breakfast dishes like French toast, gluten-free vegan fruit cocktails, and a breakfast quesadilla with organic chorizo, ham, bacon, steak, or veggies.
The name says it all at Veracruz All Natural. Expect to get the freshest tasting ingredients which blend together to make the most delicious tacos. This food truck is generous with their portions so come hungry.If you love avocados, this is the place for you. Expect to find whole chunks of avocado on your tacos, and if you’re really in the avocado mood then order the guacamole for some authentic dipping. Locals like to order from their Tacos Al Carne menu with a choice of al pastor, chicken or steak, and eat their food in the Austin sunshine at one of their picnic tables. Don’t forget to grab some salsa! Try the spicy orange sauce to pour over any taco for a taste sensation! When a restaurant can take the most simple tacos dishes and prepare them to perfection like Veracruz All Natural in Austin- you know you have found something special.
Tacodeli is unlike any other taco spot in Austin. They work with local farmers to cook with only the finest ingredients; organic eggs, antibiotic-free chicken, locally picked veggies and even fair-trade Maine Root soda on tap. They will also treat you as special as they treat their ingredients! As you go up to the counter, they will ask for your name (or your chosen alias of the day) instead of calling your order by number because you’re a person, not just an order in their eyes. Tacodeli is also the place to go if you have diet restrictions such a gluten intolerance or live a vegan lifestyle. Their menu is extensive and thoughtful with a large and appetizing Vegetarian section. You’ve got to try the Frontera Fundido Portobello- in this dish they’ve over roasted a huge portobello mushroom, glazed it with Monterey Jack cheese and topped it with spicy peppers and onions. Oh my god, it’s heaven.
If you’re looking for the weirdest tacos in Austin, look no further! ‘Paco’s Tacos’ is not only fun to say but also, a fun place to eat. They have a very creative menu amongst a garage-sale, eclectic atmosphere. Expect to see cowboy saddles and old farm shovels scattered around this restaurant in true Austin fashion. Your food will taste just as homemade as you’d expect it at this country shack. Try their Hook Em’ Taco filled with juicy brisket, creamy coleslaw, tangy chipotle BBQ sauce and fresh cilantro, and prepare to fall in love. Paco’s Tacos’ menu features 14 different taco choices, most of which I bet you’ve never even heard of but I can guarantee are tasty. Sometimes you’ve just got to trust the taco expects. Paco’s Tacos also does catering and buffets to feed the masses! Perfect for game day or just a sunny afternoon in Austin with the whole family gathered round.
What doesn’t love some good ol’ Tex-Mex tacos? Sit down, and enjoy some customary chips and salsa while you look through Habanero Mexican Cafe’s amazing menu of comfort food. Order some classic Tacos Rancheros stuffed with ground beef and topped with spicy ranchero sauce. Then dive into those classically delicious Tex-Mex sides of rice and refried beans with two bonus sides of guacamole and pico de gallo. If you want to change things up from the usual taco order- their taco salad is such a treat. This crispy, flour tortilla shell is filled with all of the yummiest taco ingredients like tomato, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and of course, perfectly seasoned ground beef. It is my personal favorite because it’s everything I love in a taco- but just more of it. Don’t expect to wait long for your food at this Tex-Mex joint as the cooks work quickly and your food will always come out hot.
It’s all about Sunday Brunch at Tyson’s Tacos. You will be delighted to find many Mexican brunch classics like Huevos Rancheros and Biscuits & Gravy, along with creative treats such as Poached Egg Tacos with your choice of bacon or turkey! You’ll notice that Tyson’s Tacos have the fluffiest tortillas in all of Austin and the freshest tasting salsa verde which you’ll crave all week long! All of Tyson’s Tacos dishes are in picnic style baskets. It is all about the food here, and not about the hype. And if by the end of the week you are still craving some of Tyson’s Tacos, stop by for Free Beer Friday! I said it...free beer. And not any cheap beer, they have kegs of IPA which the owner will happily offer to you. So go and grab yourself some Mahi Mahi tacos and sip your weekday worries away.
The first time I ever went to Torchy’s Tacos was for their breakfast tacos and they did not disappoint! Imagine taking everything you could ever want for breakfast- chorizo, eggs, cheese, potatoes, and maybe even some veggies- then wrapping them up in a warm tortilla with some spicy sauce. My favorite breakfast taco is called the ‘Ranch Hand’. This delicious treat is basically a fajita with some eggs on top- that makes it breakfast, right? This popular chain is the place to go when you are craving tacos in the morning. Torchy’s Tacos is extremely affordable at around $10 per person for a generous portion to keep you satisfied until lunch. You can also feel good about eating at a restaurant that gives back to their community. Torchy’s Tacos is involved in the Make-a-Wish foundation which grants wishes to well-deserving people all around the country. This is a restaurant that is doing good while tasting good.
Hello gourmet tacos! If you are in the Dallas area and do not try out Velvet Taco- you have sinned. This restaurant is where fancy food meets laid-back country. Order at the counter and wait for your number to be called as there are no servers here- just unbelievably good food. With their tortillas made from scratch, their chicken roasted in the restaurant, and their mission to find the freshest of fruits and veggies, you can be sure that you are only eating the finest at Velvet Taco. Their menu is sure to have taco creations you have never even dreamed of. Their menu is broken down into 8 sections; Chicken, Veg, Pork, Beef, Fish and Egg. Each option is wildly creative and surprisingly appetizing. There really is a taco for everyone here so bring your meat-eating friends, along with your vegetarian friends and I can guarantee everyone will walk about with a happy tummy.
Real quality food speaks for itself. If you’ve ever been in a true Mexican home for dinner, or even to Mexico for food vacation- then you will never be able to stop craving truly authentic Mexican dishes. But what if I told you that there is a place to satisfy this hunger? Mario Brothers serves tacos that are as authentic as they get in Dallas. There is nothing “Tex-Mex” or trendy here- just really good Mexican food. Try Mario Brother’s Trompo tacos- which are tacos filled with meat which has been cooked on a kebab-like turnstyle. Locals rave that their Trompo Tacos are the best in town, and I’d agree. If you are in a hurry, remember that this is a small operation and the pace of which your food will come out depends on how busy they are. Be patient and have a cervesa, or even some fresh chips and salsa while you wait!
Every true Dallas local knows of Fuel City Tacos- a cash-only taco restaurant next to a gas station in downtown Dallas (you know that has to be legit). Fill your car up with some gas, park in the parking lot and make your way to the outdoor counter to order some of the best tacos you’ve ever tasted. There are no frills or fancy marketing schemes here. In the kitchen is just a family who knows how to make Tacos so well that word spread like wildfire throughout the city of Dallas. Besides their homemade tortillas, the most charming element of this gas-station taco stop is their take-away ambiance with a true Texas view. Right there in the center of Dallas is a tiny longhorn farm! And not only longhorns, are are also some llamas friends, too! Take as many taco/longhorn/llama selfies as your heart desires at Fuel City Tacos and know that this is the true taste of Texas.
Tacos? Check. Tequila? Check. If you need to feel like you’re on a West Coast vacation without leaving Dallas, head on over to TNT Tacos and Tequila. This taqueria is the perfect Friday night spot when you want to stuff your face with comfort food while drinking the weekend into existence. You won’t be the only tipsy one in the restaurant as TNT Tacos and Tequila is a popular spot for people to unwind. I recommend you order a margarita while you enjoy your sweet potato chips (which are on the house)! Afterwards, order one of their many delicious fish taco creations that will transport you to Baja California in an instant. Very popular are their Ahi Tuna Street Tacos. These handheld treats are only $3.50 a piece making them an easy order. If you are feeling adventurous after your tequila, try their popular Fried Artichoke Taco. Not every taco has to be predictable!
What is more ‘Houston’ than a taco truck? Taco trucks are a special phenomenon these days because the concept is trendy, yet the food itself is usually classic. This taco truck in particular doesn’t seem to be as mobile as the rest, which is convenient for you and me. Don’t expect service to be the number one rated element of Tacos Tierra Caliente. The staff here are very focused on their craft, which is really all you need at a taco truck. The chefs here are focused on preparing the most delicious menu items just for you. Known for some classics such as barbacoa, taco al pastor and chicharron- you need to give Tacos Tierra Caliente a few moments of your life. Many customers opt to grab an order of tacos to take to their ice house next door. Perfectly prepared tacos to go really are a foodie’s dream come true.
Another food truck here! You’ve got to have respect for simple dishes made to perfection in a truck. Taco Keto not only masters the art of tacos, but they use quality ingredients which makes every bite taste fresh and delicious- there are no leftover ingredients here! Taco Keto’s hours are limited in order to save the chef’s energy! Take note that Taco Keto is closed Sunday and Monday and opens at 5:30 pm on Wednesday and Thursday. The rest of the week they open early at 11am stay open late enough to feed your midnight munchie cravings. You can guarantee that anytime the kitchen is running- it is in full gear with staff that is passionate about their craft. If you’d like to delve even further into the Mexican food world, take note of their bilingual signs posted up on location. This taco truck not only offers you a taste experience, but a cultural experience as well.
We all know that Houston has never been known for it’s health food. I like Houston because the food there tastes incredible! Now, finally, Houston has an option to be delicious and not clog your arteries. Skinny Rita’s Grille has so many tasty Mexican options which I guarantee you won’t even notice are “more healthy options.” Unless you deliberately order a Tofu Taco, you will surely taste the classic Mexican spices and textures you crave. Still true to Houston form, why don’t you try the Skinny Rita Carnita Tacos with slow roasted pork, avocado cream sauce, fresh avocado and pickled onion. If I never told you that was “healthy”, you probably wouldn’t even have noticed. Make sure you take advantage of their diverse sauces! Their red salsa is almost as good as their green salsa! Top these sauces on your regular tacos or even their breakfast tacos for a fresh and spicy spin.
Who doesn’t love a good taco truck? Apparently, everyone in Houston is a fan of El Taconazo Taco Truck and for good reason. Their Barbacoa is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted and their Trompo taco is to die for. El Taconazo Taco Truck is the place to go when good food is the main goal. Don’t expect a fine dining experience here- it’s all about hanging out with your friends and enjoying some classic food. Once you’re full on tacos, try their popular fajita quesadillas to take you to a place of Mexican bliss! Honestly, with such reasonable prices, you are bound to eventually order one of everything. Be prepared, however, that there are no tables to sit down. Every order is prepared to go. Have a plan! Scarf everything down on the spot, enjoy your tacos in your car, or preplan a nice little destination. In the end, all that will really matter is that you have delicious tacos in your mouth.
At Stoked Tacos and Tequila you can expect to experience the taste of Mexican street food, but with a modern Houston twist. The chefs here make tortillas from scratch every day and almost all of their produce has been locally grown. If you’ve been looking for California-style tacos you are in for a treat. Try their Taco de Redfish which is locally caught redfish fried to crispy perfection on a bed of cabbage and carrots then drizzled with spicy chipotle remoulade. You’re going to need a cold drink to wash that down, and luckily their cocktail list is as extensive as it is creative. The proud people at Stoked Tacos and Tequila refer to their Midtown restaurant as a “modern day rock and roll Taqueria.” With your tacos and cocktails, expect some lively music from their vinyl selection, their no-fuss as seating,and old-school props used to give their restaurant a cool vibe.
If you’re looking for Tex-Mex, keep moving. This taco spot in San Antonio is the real Mexican deal! Packed on the weekend and quiet on the weekdays- this is just what I look for in a Mexican restaurant. If want some authentic tacos from a restaurant who has mastered their craft, then Guajillo’s The Shortcut to Mexico is where you need to go. The name of the restaurant is a mouthful and so is your experience here. When you sit down for a meal, it’s as if you’ve been transported to Mexico for a homecooked meal. Here, everyone raves about the tacos! Prepare your tastebuds for carefully cooked meat on top of homemade corn tortillas, and often smothered in cheese. Pair these tacos with some authentic sides of rice, beans and mole sauce and you will be coming back to Gujillo’s at least once a week to satisfy your cravings.
For a modern twist on a authentic Mexican favorite, go to L Taco in San Antonio. Made by “a bunch of dudes from Mexico,” the menu here has something for everyone that will really hit the spot. If you’ve ever been to Mexico, then you’ve been craving true Mexican tortillas ever since. I can promise you that this restaurant makes tortillas just as authentic as those. When you’re craving breakfast, they’ve got you covered with their Huevas Dias which is an egg dish smothered in hot sauce. If you have diet restrictions or gluten-free, try their Beef Fajita Lettuce Taco. Or if you are craving some classic tacos, they have plenty of taco plates to choose from including fish tacos, and shrimp tacos. You really can’t go wrong here. Ordering is easy- order at the counter to stay, or order online for take-away. There is nothing fancy here- just true Mexican flavors.
Every city must establish their go-to Taco Food Truck, and I think I’ve found mine. With over a dozen taco creations, you could stop by this taco truck in San Antonio for months and try something new every single time! Since their conception, Chela’s Tacos in San Antonio has won some prestigious food awards including ‘Best Tacos in San Antonio’, ‘Best Mobile Restaurant’ and other impressive titles. With their fluffy handmade tortillas and freshly made salsas, Chela’s Tacos’ notoriety is no surprise. A food truck is nomadic by nature while catering events or serving the public, so just go to their website to get an up-to-date status on their location. Get out of bed early any day from Monday to Saturday between the hours of 9:30am - 2:30pm to try their outstanding (and super cheap) breakfast tacos! With the average breakfast taco only costing you around $2.50, why not get breakfast and lunch?
Live music and small tapas plates make for the perfect spot to stop by after work with your coworkers or friends. The Fruteria has made its reputation for exactly that reason. With an ample cocktail list and some of the best tacos in San Antonio, why wouldn’t you want to come here during the week to unwind? The vibrant atmosphere will cheer you up and the food will calm you down. Locals often rave about their classic tacos, as well as, their tostadas- which are basically super-crispy shelled tacos that you can’t fold (let’s just be honest). If you love a good margarita with your tacos, then look no further. Served in beautiful blown-glass glasses, these margaritas will make you feel like you are getting the fancy treat you deserve. It’s also worthy to note that this spot is perfect for date night as you can show your date that you aren’t afraid to get a little messy with some handheld in San Antonio.
Breakfast tacos can be simple like the ones you make in college when you’re poor, or like the gourmet version Tacos N Salsa make here in San Antonio. Their breakfast taco menu is extensive with 12 different breakfast taco items! Anytime a homemade tortilla is filled with authentic guacamole, fried potatoes, and well-seasoned meat- the bar has been raised. Speaking of bars, check out Tacos N Salsa’s salsa bar. With 5 separate types of freshly made salsa you could (in theory) customise one taco into 5 separate experiences with each bite. However, be cautious with the Habanero Ghost Pepper salsa; savoring this salsa is way more challenging than it seems. In fact, I challenge you to it but be sure to have a drink ready on the side! On top of the amazing food, the staff is also really attentive. I get the feeling that they are treated well here, and in return- they aim to treat their customers well.