Tacotastic - Best tacos in the US
Collected by Adriana Yampey , AFAR Local Expert
I love tacos and I would love nothing more than to try all these places for the delicious bites.
2529 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Whether you roll out of bed at 6 a.m. or 2 p.m., start your day with Austin’s favorite Tex-Mex invention: the breakfast taco. A hometown institution, the Tamale House (5003 Airport Blvd.) serves eggs and bacon wrapped in a flour tortilla. At Maria...
Scottsdale Vista Estates, Scottsdale, AZ 85266, USA
In downtown Scottsdale, Arizona, there's a new taco place called Barrio Queen Tequileria. They serve more than 50 kinds of tacos, and I wish I could have tried them all. I lingered there yesterday, and enjoyed a long lunch of shrimp and carnitas...
119 E Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701, USA
Mexican-Korean fusion has arrived in the desert! Every few weeks, all the food trucks in Tucson converge in different neighborhoods for a 'food truck roundup' fiesta, and now, Mafooco (the Mexican Asian Food Company) is among them. Folks in ...
922 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
Unlike Los Angeles (duh) and Chicago (surprising!), New York City doesn't have too much in the way of "authentic" Mexican food outside of Red Hook Ball Fields' local street vendors. Yes, the city is filled with tons of Latino flavor, but when it...
2148 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
6166 N Scottsdale Rd #601, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, USA
Tacos. Traditionally Mexican. These days, however, tacos are taking on some new personalities. Though some of the most memorable flavors I've ever had on a corn tortilla are still traditional, (pickled onions, please) there are a few new taco...
400 W 2nd St A, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Tacos in Austin are like pizza slices in New York. They’re everywhere. I dined at La Condesa restaurant in buzzing downtown Austin to learn more about quintessential TexMex cuisine. Condesa is known for its hip Latin style and two-story bar...
17 Prince St, New York, NY 10012, USA
I'm a huge fan of Cafe Habana. Anytime I'm in SoHo in NYC I try to get a little taste of their special corn...or their fabulous frozen margaritas. I went for brunch and tried their Baja Tacos. Look at how luscious these are! It was all about this...
1341 Collier Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
During my recent trip to Atlanta, my friends and I had the pleasure of visiting this under-the-radar spot for lunch. Alton Brown named one of its signature dishes as the best thing he's ever had. Enough said—I had to try it. Once we arrived it...
2233 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Conveniently close to Tiger Stadium, Fox Theatre, and many of the best nightlife spots Detroit can offer, Hot Taco is a great choice for post-event satisfaction. It's also excellent for lunch, a snack, dinner, or really any time of day you might...
114 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012, USA
New York is definitely one of the food meccas of the world, every restaurant, a living proof of the fusion of cultures that make up this amazing city. One thing you will find here is that some of the best restaurants are not obvious to the eye....
2190 Pimmit Dr, Falls Church, VA 22043, USA
Tucked away in a corner of a strip mall off of Pimmitt Drive, Northern Virginia native and Le Cordon Bleu graduate Victor Albisu serves up his take on traditional Mexican street tacos and grilled Latin dishes heavily influenced by his Cuban and...
5662 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
They had me at duck confit tacos, the francophile in me couldn't resist! This great local eatery located in La Jolla's Bird Rock Community has something for everyone. There is a nice outdoor area to eat in, as well as a cute bar, and the staff is...
2730 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
Centro Cocina Mexicana showcases the regional foods of Mexico with fresh ingredients made in-house every day. Here you are likely to find Mexican dishes you have never heard of, all with bright, vibrant flavors. From Oaxacan mole and fish tacos to...
267 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012, USA
This restaurant feels like you stepped back in time - think Mexico in the 70s. The story goes - it all began in the VW van in Playa del Carmen. Tacombi used to sell tacos out of the van, and now he has a nice, cozy spot in Soho where the van is...
12706 Philadelphia St, Whittier, CA 90601, USA
This is not your typical bean and cheese burrito joint. Heavily influenced by the cuisine of southern Mexico, Bizarra Capital serves up fresh, flavorful fare with a zip and a zing. There were six of us for dinner, so we got a good sample of the...
2809 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, USA
4215 Sullivant Ave, Columbus, OH 43228, USA
On Sullivant Ave, you'll find a diverse selection of Latin foods, including tortas, pupusas, arepas, and ceviche. Unexpectedly, the fare has been fresh, vibrant, rich, and flavorful almost everywhere I've tried! I've been researching the growing...
Hanalei, HI 96714, USA
"Puff the Magic Dragon, lived by the sea, and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee" our guide kept on singing this verse as he was pointing out the smokey dragon in front of us, as we visited this wonderful place (viewed from...
1130 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
Billed as Seattle’s oldest Mexican restaurant, Mama’s Mexican Kitchen is a long-running tradition. It has all the usual Tex-Mex standbys, dripping with cheese: tacos, burritos, quesadillas and enchiladas. Plus, of course, an extensive margarita...
5314 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, USA
Some say El Camion is the best taco truck in town. With four locations (including a sit-down restaurant), it's easy enough to find out for yourself, although we're partial to the authentic walk-up truck experience. (The trucks have tent seating...
1816 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, USA
100 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA
You don't have to cross the border to sample some of the best street foods that Mexico has to offer. Just head over to chef Johnny Hernandez's La Gloria Ice House. La Gloria, one of several San Antonio restaurants from the former Top Chef judge,...
5901 SW Corbett Ave, Portland, OR 97239, USA
Buried in the back corner of the Johns Landing neighborhood, the Corbett Fish House caters to a seafood crowd with a longing for the Great Lakes. The restaurant is in the historic Corbett Building and is filled with the charm of a dinner you'd...
600 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
There is much ado about Nada, and for good reason. Nada has a great vibe, and serves up some of the finest Mexican cuisine to be had in the Queen City (not to mention offers a lengthy beer list & a number of margarita options). During the summer...
2115 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205, USA
Head to Mexico City Restaurant and Lounge, a Denver staple since 1968, the next time you feel the craving for a delicious taco. It’s a great spot to hit before a Rockies Game. The menu’s loaded up with all kinds of Mexican fare, but skip the...
501 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012, USA
I've been coming to this local restaurant for four years now and it never fails to satisfy my craving for tacos. I usually order three at a time at $2 each and have at least one left over for lunch the next day. They are huge tacos that look like...
919 W Hildebrand Ave, San Antonio, TX 78201, USA
I did some research before our trip to San Antonio and reached out to some friends that are San Antonio natives. One friend who grew up in San Antonio said that Rolando's Super Taco is the "most authentic place in San Antonio" and we had to agree!...
50 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85701, USA
Chile en nogada is a poblano chile pepper, stuffed with peccadillo (shredded meat, aromatic diced dried fruit and spices), topped with a walnut-cream sauce and pomegranate seeds. This dish from Puebla is not often found on menus of Mexican...
214 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448, USA
After a day spent floating down the Russian River, happy hour at Mateo's hit the spot. We grabbed seats at the colorful bar and ordered tacones stuffed with olive oil guacamole and black bean puree with homemade chorizo. I paired the food with a...
2400 Times Blvd, Houston, TX 77005, USA
Eat at Torchy's Tacos and you might get an addiction. They're ridiculously good and priced between $2.25 and $4.75 a piece. Try the Fried Avocado and The Democrat for a good time. They're open from 7 a.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. on the...
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