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2014-05-03 10:51:12 PM
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Missed one.
 
2014-05-03 11:08:52 PM
List FAILS without Jack in the Box!
 
2014-05-03 11:11:40 PM
That was a surprisingly good list. The "gourmet" NY one needs to be delisted, though.
 
2014-05-03 11:13:08 PM
I just wanted to let everybody involved with submitting this and greenlighting it that I hate them a little. Mainly because it's impossible to get a good taco here.

Stupid Canada needs to let more Mexicans in.
 
2014-05-03 11:21:32 PM
Go to a local meximegamart. They have a food counter...point and grunt (which isn't needed as they always speak english in America).

Get tacos. some rice and beans. Enjoy.

At the places here...the tacos are served with just the meat bit and the taco---you get to decorate it yourself from a 'salad bar' arrangement...with lettuce, green onions, tomato, cilantro, lime wedges, sour cream (very optional in squeeze bottles) and mexican cheese.

It's rather expensive about 3.00 dollars a taco--but a cut above most resturants. (tho you don't get endless chips and salsa with the meal).
 
2014-05-03 11:32:50 PM

basemetal: List FAILS without Jack in the Box!


2 for a buck! Yeah yeah yeah, not an "authentic" taco. But still good when you're broke.
 
2014-05-03 11:36:11 PM
Some opinionated foodie blogger has never been to Arizona.
 
2014-05-03 11:41:50 PM

costermonger: I just wanted to let everybody involved with submitting this and greenlighting it that I hate them a little. Mainly because it's impossible to get a good taco here.

Stupid Canada needs to let more Mexicans in.


I'm sure we'll be happy to let Canada pay to build an express highway, with no exits and plenty of gas stations, from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. We'll even let you hire American construction companies to do the actual work.
 
2014-05-03 11:50:12 PM
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2014-05-03 11:58:25 PM
Our local fishwrap asked readers where the best tacos in the Portland area were and people chose this place:

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Which is right down the street from me. Problem is, I went there once and the food we got was cold and they charged us for chips and salsa. Outside of fast food Mexican places I have NEVER been charged for chips.
 
2014-05-04 12:07:41 AM
I haven't had a food-related erection in quite a while.
 
2014-05-04 12:17:50 AM

HotWingAgenda: costermonger: I just wanted to let everybody involved with submitting this and greenlighting it that I hate them a little. Mainly because it's impossible to get a good taco here.

Stupid Canada needs to let more Mexicans in.

I'm sure we'll be happy to let Canada pay to build an express highway, with no exits and plenty of gas stations, from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. We'll even let you hire American construction companies to do the actual work.


For a good al pastor 2 minutes from my house like my sister in law in Cancun? I'd probably get on board with that.
 
2014-05-04 12:31:12 AM
Pinche Taquería

Heh.
 
2014-05-04 12:33:14 AM
Harumph.  Now I'm all hungry.
 
2014-05-04 12:34:31 AM
I've been to every El Parasol in New Mexico. They are all good and El Paragua in Española is good too. It's where I discovered the goodness that is chicharones.
 
2014-05-04 01:09:36 AM

costermonger: I just wanted to let everybody involved with submitting this and greenlighting it that I hate them a little. Mainly because it's impossible to get a good taco here.

Stupid Canada needs to let more Mexicans in.


What, something wrong with Old El Paso taco shells out of a box and grilling your own hamburger???

/Stupid Canada is right - we're not known for our cuisine
 
2014-05-04 01:15:46 AM
What next? Best PB & J or grilled cheese sandwiches?

Tacos? REALLY?
 
2014-05-04 01:34:19 AM

gopher321: What, something wrong with Old El Paso taco shells out of a box and grilling your own hamburger???

/Stupid Canada is right - we're not known for our cuisine


I don't really understand it. I'm not sure I can think of an otherwise common cuisine type that's harder to find in Canada than Mexican. Maybe it's the Old El Paso effect - people think (like I did as a kid) that those are actually tacos. There have been three or four attempts at halfway authentic Mexican restaurants (varying degrees of success) in Waterloo in the last few years, and each time I've eaten at one of them they've been nearly empty. Without exception, they've failed.

Thank god I married into a Mexican family and learned what I was missing.
 
2014-05-04 02:11:40 AM
I had some really nice fish tacos up in Whitefish, Montana, of all places. Maybe not top 50 in the country, but there isn't much choice in Whitefish.
 
2014-05-04 02:22:19 AM
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Tripas tacos from market square in San Antonio should have made the list.
 
2014-05-04 04:45:10 AM
The beef tongue taco from Tampa's Taco Bus are great when they actually manage to get an order right, unfortunately this is a rarity and they are some rude assholes so we go elsewhere now.
 
2014-05-04 04:47:27 AM

violentsalvation: Some opinionated foodie blogger has never been to Arizona.


Some opinionated foodie blogger thinks he's tight going into Barrio Logan for some tacos...
 
2014-05-04 04:51:19 AM
So, Austin?
 
2014-05-04 04:56:54 AM

optikeye: Go to a local meximegamart. They have a food counter...point and grunt (which isn't needed as they always speak english in America).

Get tacos. some rice and beans. Enjoy.

At the places here...the tacos are served with just the meat bit and the taco---you get to decorate it yourself from a 'salad bar' arrangement...with lettuce, green onions, tomato, cilantro, lime wedges, sour cream (very optional in squeeze bottles) and mexican cheese.

It's rather expensive about 3.00 dollars a taco--but a cut above most resturants. (tho you don't get endless chips and salsa with the meal).


No radish?
 
2014-05-04 04:57:36 AM
I got yer best taco right here
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2014-05-04 04:57:41 AM
Going back and forth between San Francisco and Chicago (and having grown up in Texas), I was about to lose my shiat over how many east-coast and Chicago taco places were making the list.

But then La Taqueria makes the top, and maybe these guys know a thing or two.

I still feel like some awesome taco joints and epic street tacos from socal are missing, as well as a few treats in SF, but it's not a bad list.  Having been to a number of those places, the sparse relative ranking is pretty good.
 
2014-05-04 05:04:39 AM
Matt's is on there? List is not valid.
 
2014-05-04 05:13:55 AM

violentsalvation: Some opinionated foodie blogger has never been to Arizona.


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2014-05-04 05:14:34 AM
Not one from AZ? Fail.

The best taco is a NAVAJO Taco
topthisplace.com

from a place like this.

i.cdn.travel.cnn.com

Just like a regular taco, except big as the plate, and instead of taco shell, it's FRY BREAD.
you grab the sides and eat it like a taco... if you can. Some of them are so filled, you have to eat em with a fork.
 
2014-05-04 05:30:36 AM

gopher321: costermonger: I just wanted to let everybody involved with submitting this and greenlighting it that I hate them a little. Mainly because it's impossible to get a good taco here.

Stupid Canada needs to let more Mexicans in.

What, something wrong with Old El Paso taco shells out of a box and grilling your own hamburger???

/Stupid Canada is right - we're not known for our cuisine


You gotta be better than the UK right?
 
2014-05-04 05:31:16 AM
I love how you're pretty much hosed for 'authentic' tacos if you don't live in the southern half of the country right around the Mexican border... Yeah there's a Walla Walla, WA one listed on there, but I'm not driving across the freaking state for a vegetarian anything.

There are a few food truck places around where I live that are Mexican-based, but I have no clue how good they are. Also a few restaurants that seem to be on the level about authenticity, but also have no clue on their quality...
 
2014-05-04 05:33:19 AM
I heard Mexican food was garbage outside of the Southwest, Texas, and California so this list surprised me. Atlanta most of all since my buddy from Georgia said Mexican food out there is a joke.
 
2014-05-04 05:39:37 AM

Iczer: I love how you're pretty much hosed for 'authentic' tacos if you don't live in the southern half of the country right around the Mexican border... Yeah there's a Walla Walla, WA one listed on there, but I'm not driving across the freaking state for a vegetarian anything.

There are a few food truck places around where I live that are Mexican-based, but I have no clue how good they are. Also a few restaurants that seem to be on the level about authenticity, but also have no clue on their quality...


I just love it when some one on Fark complains he can't find authenticate Mexican food. There's no such thing. Each region of Mexico is different and have different tastes. You mentioned the border states are the place for good tacos. Guess what? None of them prepare them the same way. With Mexicans everywhere in the USA your never far from good tacos
 
2014-05-04 05:55:49 AM
Like most foods, the best taco is the one you make yourself, at home. It's not like the ingredients are unobtainium. We're talking things poor mexicans can afford.

That being said, I've been looking for a good pork recipe for awhile, now.
 
2014-05-04 05:56:06 AM

costermonger: I just wanted to let everybody involved with submitting this and greenlighting it that I hate them a little. Mainly because it's impossible to get a good taco here.

Stupid Canada needs to let more Mexicans in.


There is chain in Vancouver that makes a good taco...ate there during Olympics...surprised found a good taco in CAN
 
2014-05-04 05:58:24 AM
eat da poo poo
 
2014-05-04 06:06:00 AM
This list had too many "whiny foodie" entries...but good that Chico's Tacos in El Paso made list.

But, for sure, most Whiny Foodies would never step foot in a Chicos Tacos. Great food, but the La Raza anti-gringo attitude of some of the staff would shatter all the diversity myths held by a White Guilt Whiny Foodie....

However, folks used to it are rewarded with the best Mexican food...and its not that insuferable wussy vegan foodie crap
 
2014-05-04 06:09:11 AM

FloridaFarkTag: This list had too many "whiny foodie" entries...but good that Chico's Tacos in El Paso made list.

But, for sure, most Whiny Foodies would never step foot in a Chicos Tacos. Great food, but the La Raza anti-gringo attitude of some of the staff would shatter all the diversity myths held by a White Guilt Whiny Foodie....

However, folks used to it are rewarded with the best Mexican food...and its not that insuferable wussy vegan foodie crap


Lulz, La Raza. Tooootally not a hate group.
 
2014-05-04 06:18:41 AM

TheJoe03: I heard Mexican food was garbage outside of the Southwest, Texas, and California so this list surprised me. Atlanta most of all since my buddy from Georgia said Mexican food out there is a joke.


If you look at the street addresses of the two Atlanta places you'll notice they are both in the same spot off Buford Hwy. That road basically IS Mexico.
 
2014-05-04 06:31:24 AM
Missing from the list: The tacos I made last night.  Been playing around with spice combinations and finally hit it.

/Here in the northeast, making yourself is the only way to get a good taco
 
2014-05-04 06:34:12 AM
This thread sads me for two reasons:
1) The closest place on this list is a two-hour drive
2) I'm the Weeners this
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2014-05-04 06:36:38 AM
This is the first Fark food article I've seen that didn't show only pictures of disgusting-looking pretentious foodie bullshiat.

Bravo.
 
2014-05-04 06:46:54 AM
More accurately, best places to overdose on cilantro. Only a few of those looked appealing.
 
2014-05-04 06:47:24 AM
Am I the only person who never knowns the name of the taco joints I frequent ?

Los Comales #3
El Taquiero #6
Los Jefes #1
Fa La La Bamba yo se no madaneiro #14
Escapos de la Nuevo Yorkie ?

/single slashie carnitas por vida
 
2014-05-04 06:57:10 AM
Loves me some Taco Bus in Tampa.
 
2014-05-04 07:01:42 AM

Infobahn: So, Austin?


I know right?

Half the places on the list are in Austin.

Chicago area has some great authentic places too that aren't on the list.

Jaliscos in Aurora comes to mind.
 
2014-05-04 07:16:47 AM
A "taco" place in New York City made no. 2?  It's probably a Puerto Rican guy stuffing caviar into a hard shell, covering it with Velveeta shavings and charging East Coast hipsters 10 bucks a pop.

Since I moved from LA area, I miss going to the below local chain, although LA has so many excellent local taquerias (including the roach trucks), it really doesn't matter that much where one goes.

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2014-05-04 07:18:40 AM
I don't understand how they could leave out the most successful chain of taquerias founded by a white guy?
 
2014-05-04 07:34:53 AM

Infobahn: So, Austin?


its a "thing" here. I think the city of austin is fueled by beer and our love for Tacos. We love our breakfast (and non breakfast) tacos to the point that, well, people take advantage of a need and now we have a billion-and-one taco places/trucks here.

I find the "hole in the wall" taco places are the best, but, Matt's El Ranchero is decent.
 
2014-05-04 07:43:17 AM

oa330_man: I've been to every El Parasol in New Mexico. They are all good and El Paragua in Española is good too. It's where I discovered the goodness that is chicharones.


For chicharones, try El Modelo.
 
2014-05-04 07:43:46 AM

mafiageek1980: Infobahn: So, Austin?

its a "thing" here. I think the city of austin is fueled by beer and our love for Tacos. We love our breakfast (and non breakfast) tacos to the point that, well, people take advantage of a need and now we have a billion-and-one taco places/trucks here.

I find the "hole in the wall" taco places are the best, but, Matt's El Ranchero is decent.


I am a UT grad, and miss and love Austin food. I do agree with someone else that Arizona (my home) has plenty of taco places that should be listed. This list might have good places on it, but is very bias (just like Sherrif Joe!).
 
2014-05-04 07:46:44 AM
Remember kids, save yourself for Taco Tuesday!
 
2014-05-04 07:48:31 AM
America's Tacos, 7th st, Phoenix. awesome carne asada tacos. yum.
 
2014-05-04 08:02:27 AM
This list is complete crap. I looked at the whole thing and not one mention of Doritos Loco tacos, I mean come on.
 
2014-05-04 08:18:02 AM
Isn't Mexico in the Americas? Bad list subby
 
2014-05-04 08:21:01 AM

zarker: I got yer best taco right here
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You sonofabiatch, you owe me a new keyboard.
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2014-05-04 08:24:47 AM
I live in San Antonio. The best tacos you'll ever eat are ones from a place with a hand-painted sign out front advertising 3 breakfast tacos for $1.99.

#2 in this list is from New York City. New York City?

Get a rope.
 
2014-05-04 08:26:27 AM
Right. I'm going to believe someone who says "As if the amazing rice-free burritos weren't enough (you'll never notice it was even missing)"

as if rice belongs anywhere near a fuching burrito in the first place.
 
2014-05-04 08:28:49 AM
The San Antonio joints listed are pretty good, but aside from Taco Bell it's hard to get a bad taco.  Every third building is a Mexican restaurant, and you cam get every style/region of Mexican food.  The difference is usually the fresh ingredients, they usually make your guacamole in front of you.

/going to get some carne guisada breakfast tacos now
 
2014-05-04 08:29:28 AM
This list makes me miss California.
 
2014-05-04 08:29:38 AM
The "food" in those pictures was just effing NASTY.
I'll stick with Taco bell, thanks.
 
2014-05-04 08:31:58 AM
 
2014-05-04 08:32:30 AM

FloridaFarkTag: This list had too many "whiny foodie" entries...but good that Chico's Tacos in El Paso made list.

But, for sure, most Whiny Foodies would never step foot in a Chicos Tacos. Great food, but the La Raza anti-gringo attitude of some of the staff would shatter all the diversity myths held by a White Guilt Whiny Foodie....

However, folks used to it are rewarded with the best Mexican food...and its not that insuferable wussy vegan foodie crap


/I love that we can't even talk about tacos without you getting all bent out of shape about liberals
//you may have a problem
 
2014-05-04 08:32:47 AM
Taco Bell- 3 shredded chicken soft tacos, a chicken quesadilla, and 10 fire sauces... that's all I need!
 
2014-05-04 08:42:38 AM

robohobo: Like most foods, the best taco is the one you make yourself, at home. It's not like the ingredients are unobtainium.


I grow my own cilantro. And garlic. And jalapeños, poblanos, tomatoes, and onions. If I could raise a cow, I would. I'd still go to someone's Abuela for my tortillas, though.

I like tacos.
 
2014-05-04 08:42:41 AM
One: No place with a "chef" has good tacos. Hipster /= good food.
Two: Chef Kevin Morrison is a pinche cabron. Best tacos in Denver are at Tacos y Salsas.
Three: Any place selling "gourmet tacos" needs to close shop. Hipster /= good food.
 
2014-05-04 08:45:08 AM
Regarding the NY ones...skeptical (but open-minded).  I have family in NY and lately when I've visited we've gone to places that have the best this or the best that...and the food has been overpriced and mediocre to bad.  I'm starting to think NY food is NY good like office chicks can be office hot.
 
2014-05-04 08:55:51 AM
Atlanta's on there twice, and to their credit--they did pick the 2 arguably best taco places in the area.  Which both happen to be MY area.

/life is good close to Buford Hwy
 
2014-05-04 09:00:03 AM

LikeALeafOnTheWind: America's Tacos, 7th st, Phoenix. awesome carne asada tacos. yum.


America's is overpriced. the tacos aren't bad, but they're too much for what you get.
Rolberto's on 7th and camelback (IIRC) are almost the same thing, but cheaper.

Also, they have awesome chicken chimichangas at Rolbertos
 
2014-05-04 09:05:56 AM
Pretty good list.  Just one more fave to add, the Beef Puff tacos at Desparados, Richardson TX.

/go 'way, eatin'.
 
2014-05-04 09:06:08 AM
I still make the best glass of ice water in the tri-cities region.
 
2014-05-04 09:25:05 AM
List fails without Conejito's in Milwaukee.
 
2014-05-04 09:39:53 AM

SirEattonHogg: A "taco" place in New York City made no. 2?  It's probably a Puerto Rican guy stuffing caviar into a hard shell, covering it with Velveeta shavings and charging East Coast hipsters 10 bucks a pop.


That sounds like the kind of thing that would normally appear on FARK with a masturbatory headline, but that would actually turn out to be vomit-inducing.
 
2014-05-04 09:46:20 AM
The beautiful thing about Austin/most of southern Texas is you can drive down some crappy road in the middle of nowhere and encounter a food truck with Mexican food that blows your f'ing mind. Granted if you don't know Español you have to point at the menu, but it's good shiat.
 
2014-05-04 09:48:00 AM
Surprised that Tito's is on the list and Yuca's on Hillhurst in LA was not.  Also, La Super Rica is the best Mexican food in the USA!
 
2014-05-04 09:48:39 AM

NobleHam: More accurately, best places to overdose on cilantro. Only a few of those looked appealing.


Cilantro is great on almost anything, unless you're one of those weirdos from the shallow end of the genetic pool that think it tastes like soap.
 
2014-05-04 09:52:17 AM
Cantina del Centro in Nelson BC is amazing!!! Yes there is good Mexican food in Canada, even in the rurals of BC.

Shout out to Rancho Chico in Colville Washington as well.
 
2014-05-04 09:53:19 AM

redsquid: The beef tongue taco from Tampa's Taco Bus are great when they actually manage to get an order right, unfortunately this is a rarity and they are some rude assholes so we go elsewhere now.


Lingua is pretty good if done right.

I usually judge a taco joint by their pastor though.

If you are I'm houston try tornado taco on Campbell. Great pastor, or Karanchos on Sheldon rd in Channelview.
 
Rat
2014-05-04 09:57:58 AM
Being from San Antonio, when I hit Charleston, SC for work (6 friggin months) I was very worried that my palate for puffy tacos was going to go unsatisfied.  Until I found Taco Boy on Folly Beach.  Its like someone imported an entire Mexico village into a small beach community.  Don't get me wrong, I'm still missing the puffies from Perico's on Sonterra, and a cold Dos Equis with thick sea salt, not this crap they try to pass off as sea salt.  I'm next to the sea ferchrissakes, can I get some salt?  And the waitresses, don't even get me started.  Hotties, the lot of 'em.  Hell, its Sunday and I may even fight the beach crowds later to get some!  I'm still in search of some good barbacoa outside of San Antonio, but I'll live.

© but I digest
 
2014-05-04 10:02:57 AM

Beerguy: [travelingmamas.com image 850x893]

Tripas tacos from market square in San Antonio should have made the list.


Had those Labor Day weekend last year. Good going down, bad coming back.

I would have added South Shore Grill, Oahu
 
Rat
2014-05-04 10:04:12 AM
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Henry, the San Antonio Missions commerative puffy taco mascot.  Yep, I'm jonesing that much for a puffy taco that Henry is in my dreams.  Not that way, pervs.

 
2014-05-04 10:04:41 AM
Las Brasas, San Diego.
 
2014-05-04 10:06:34 AM

TheJoe03: I heard Mexican food was garbage outside of the Southwest, Texas, and California so this list surprised me. Atlanta most of all since my buddy from Georgia said Mexican food out there is a joke.


Your buddy needs to take a trip down Buford Hwy. You can find every authentic ethnic restaurant in the world in about a two mile stretch. Most are dive looking places, but they are usually the best. Don't get lost because nobody speaks English in that area.
 
2014-05-04 10:06:43 AM
Wow, no taco town yet?

http://www.snotr.com/video/3069/Taco_Town

I am dissapoint!

/I could go for tacos
//nowhere nearby enough that I want to hit up though is open for lunch.
 
2014-05-04 10:08:01 AM

catmandu: List fails without Conejito's in Milwaukee.


That's possibly the single most Caucasian comment I've ever seen in my life.

No. No place in Milwaukee needs to be on a list of the 50 best tacos in America. Period. There is no debate possible on this. It's a statement so absurd that I initially thought you were trolling.
 
2014-05-04 10:08:22 AM

violentsalvation: Some opinionated foodie blogger has never been to Arizona.


...or Colorado, a lot of great tacos there.

They had one vegetarian taco from Washington, looks good . Other than that my pursuit of any decent tacos/burittos in this state have been futile.  ALL the Mexican food here is just like any that you would get in the mid-west dating from the 1960's  beans /rice and red sauce poured over whatever they want to call an enchilada.
 
2014-05-04 10:11:34 AM

Gonz: catmandu: List fails without Conejito's in Milwaukee.

That's possibly the single most Caucasian comment I've ever seen in my life.

No. No place in Milwaukee needs to be on a list of the 50 best tacos in America. Period. There is no debate possible on this. It's a statement so absurd that I initially thought you were trolling.


Do you spend any time in the near South Side? If not, shut up.
 
2014-05-04 10:11:47 AM

Rat: Being from San Antonio, when I hit Charleston, SC for work (6 friggin months) I was very worried that my palate for puffy tacos was going to go unsatisfied.  Until I found Taco Boy on Folly Beach.  Its like someone imported an entire Mexico village into a small beach community.  Don't get me wrong, I'm still missing the puffies from Perico's on Sonterra, and a cold Dos Equis with thick sea salt, not this crap they try to pass off as sea salt.  I'm next to the sea ferchrissakes, can I get some salt?  And the waitresses, don't even get me started.  Hotties, the lot of 'em.  Hell, its Sunday and I may even fight the beach crowds later to get some!  I'm still in search of some good barbacoa outside of San Antonio, but I'll live.


Good luck with that -still haven't found barbacoa here in LA. And nobody makes breakfast tacos, it's just gotdam breakfast burritos THE SIZE OF A PILLOW. hell, I'd even take Taco Cabana's barbacoa breakfast tacos at this point.....
 
2014-05-04 10:13:46 AM

catmandu: Do you spend any time in the near South Side? If not, shut up.


I live in San Antonio. I've been to Milwaukee. The world is bigger than Wisconsin.

You people think jalapeños are painfully spicy, fer Christ's sake.
 
2014-05-04 10:16:27 AM

you are a puppet: TheJoe03: I heard Mexican food was garbage outside of the Southwest, Texas, and California so this list surprised me. Atlanta most of all since my buddy from Georgia said Mexican food out there is a joke.

If you look at the street addresses of the two Atlanta places you'll notice they are both in the same spot off Buford Hwy. That road basically IS Mexico.


And Korean, Chinese, Ethiopian, Japanese, Thai, Middle Eastern, etc.
 
2014-05-04 10:20:53 AM

violentsalvation: Some opinionated foodie blogger has never been to Arizona.


He has been to Los Angeles (9), Austin (7), Chicago (5), New York (4), San Antonio (4), and San Francisco (3). That's 32 of 50 . His trip to the South and New Mexico get 6 more. The list should be called "50 Taco Places I Have Been To"
 
2014-05-04 10:22:04 AM

Vertdang: Not one from AZ? Fail.

The best taco is a NAVAJO Taco
[topthisplace.com image 850x567]

from a place like this.

[i.cdn.travel.cnn.com image 624x416]

Just like a regular taco, except big as the plate, and instead of taco shell, it's FRY BREAD.
you grab the sides and eat it like a taco... if you can. Some of them are so filled, you have to eat em with a fork.


This is why Native Americans are hamplanets. Seriously, put down the fork, Cochise.
 
2014-05-04 10:33:25 AM

bigpeeler: I haven't had a food-related erection in quite a while.


you should eat the right pill.
 
2014-05-04 10:45:40 AM
Yay Torchy's!
 
2014-05-04 10:50:36 AM
...although they got the taco wrong. The best taco at Torchy's is the green chile pork.
 
2014-05-04 10:51:42 AM

SirEattonHogg: A "taco" place in New York City made no. 2?  It's probably a Puerto Rican guy stuffing caviar into a hard shell, covering it with Velveeta shavings and charging East Coast hipsters 10 bucks a pop.

Since I moved from LA area, I miss going to the below local chain, although LA has so many excellent local taquerias (including the roach trucks), it really doesn't matter that much where one goes.


Yeah anyone that thinks they're getting good tacos more than a couple hundred miles from the border is fooling themselves.

I can't vouch for the other places on the list but it doesn't matter because if they don't think King Taco is in the top 50 then list = invalid.

Also I'd bet a paycheck that Taqueria de Anda beats most of these. And they're open after the bars close as a bonus.
 
2014-05-04 10:51:43 AM

Gonz: catmandu: Do you spend any time in the near South Side? If not, shut up.

I live in San Antonio. I've been to Milwaukee. The world is bigger than Wisconsin.

You people think jalapeños are painfully spicy, fer Christ's sake.


Next time you come, open your eyes and your mind and you will see the real Milwaukee, one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country, also one of the most segregated but at least that way you know what part of the city to go to for different types of food (and no, most do not see jalapeno's as the epitome' of heat). Do you have Nepali restaurants in SA? Indonesian? Afghani? Laotian? Jamaican? Ethiopian? Moroccan? Brazilian? Puerto Rican? Just a few I've been to in the last year.

// Bet I've seen more of the world than you
/// been to all 7 continents and 44 states
 
2014-05-04 11:00:27 AM

catmandu: Gonz: catmandu: Do you spend any time in the near South Side? If not, shut up.

I live in San Antonio. I've been to Milwaukee. The world is bigger than Wisconsin.

You people think jalapeños are painfully spicy, fer Christ's sake.

Next time you come, open your eyes and your mind and you will see the real Milwaukee, one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country, also one of the most segregated but at least that way you know what part of the city to go to for different types of food (and no, most do not see jalapeno's as the epitome' of heat). Do you have Nepali restaurants in SA? Indonesian? Afghani? Laotian? Jamaican? Ethiopian? Moroccan? Brazilian? Puerto Rican? Just a few I've been to in the last year.

// Bet I've seen more of the world than you
/// been to all 7 continents and 44 states


This is not a dick measuring thread, and because you have all those foods does not make them "good" or "authentic".

I saw a burrito place in Paris and tried it out of sheer curiosity. It was an abomination and I got what I deserved. You can't blame people for being skeptical about ethnic food in one of the most non-ethnic parts of the country.
 
2014-05-04 11:09:08 AM

PawisBetlog: catmandu: Gonz: catmandu: Do you spend any time in the near South Side? If not, shut up.

I live in San Antonio. I've been to Milwaukee. The world is bigger than Wisconsin.

You people think jalapeños are painfully spicy, fer Christ's sake.

Next time you come, open your eyes and your mind and you will see the real Milwaukee, one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country, also one of the most segregated but at least that way you know what part of the city to go to for different types of food (and no, most do not see jalapeno's as the epitome' of heat). Do you have Nepali restaurants in SA? Indonesian? Afghani? Laotian? Jamaican? Ethiopian? Moroccan? Brazilian? Puerto Rican? Just a few I've been to in the last year.

// Bet I've seen more of the world than you
/// been to all 7 continents and 44 states

This is not a dick measuring thread, and because you have all those foods does not make them "good" or "authentic".

I saw a burrito place in Paris and tried it out of sheer curiosity. It was an abomination and I got what I deserved. You can't blame people for being skeptical about ethnic food in one of the most non-ethnic parts of the country.


Yeah, the lesson I learned in Europe is never buy food that doesn't originate from Europe. You can find excellent Italian places in Paris, but there's going to be a high level of risk if you're trying anything from North America or Asia.
 
2014-05-04 11:16:18 AM

PawisBetlog: catmandu: Gonz: catmandu: Do you spend any time in the near South Side? If not, shut up.

I live in San Antonio. I've been to Milwaukee. The world is bigger than Wisconsin.

You people think jalapeños are painfully spicy, fer Christ's sake.

Next time you come, open your eyes and your mind and you will see the real Milwaukee, one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country, also one of the most segregated but at least that way you know what part of the city to go to for different types of food (and no, most do not see jalapeno's as the epitome' of heat). Do you have Nepali restaurants in SA? Indonesian? Afghani? Laotian? Jamaican? Ethiopian? Moroccan? Brazilian? Puerto Rican? Just a few I've been to in the last year.

// Bet I've seen more of the world than you
/// been to all 7 continents and 44 states

This is not a dick measuring thread, and because you have all those foods does not make them "good" or "authentic".

I saw a burrito place in Paris and tried it out of sheer curiosity. It was an abomination and I got what I deserved. You can't blame people for being skeptical about ethnic food in one of the most non-ethnic parts of the country.


What part of Milwaukee being one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country did you miss? Yes, Wisconsin outside of Milwaukee is pretty much bland northern European with a scattering of Italians in either the mining or granite quarrying regions and, except for Madison, you get very little authentic cuisine. Milwaukee is a different animal and good, authentic ethnic cuisine is very easy to find, as long as you know where to look.
 
2014-05-04 11:20:31 AM
Epic fail without Los Guachos in Columbus, OH.

Their rotisserie-roasted al pastor with grilled pineapple...for $1.50 per taco... is heavenly. The truck was overwhelmed so they had to open a sit down restaurant to keep up with demand.

a4.urbancdn.com
 
2014-05-04 11:21:39 AM

PawisBetlog: SirEattonHogg: A "taco" place in New York City made no. 2?  It's probably a Puerto Rican guy stuffing caviar into a hard shell, covering it with Velveeta shavings and charging East Coast hipsters 10 bucks a pop.

Since I moved from LA area, I miss going to the below local chain, although LA has so many excellent local taquerias (including the roach trucks), it really doesn't matter that much where one goes.

Yeah anyone that thinks they're getting good tacos more than a couple hundred miles from the border is fooling themselves.

I can't vouch for the other places on the list but it doesn't matter because if they don't think King Taco is in the top 50 then list = invalid.

Also I'd bet a paycheck that Taqueria de Anda beats most of these. And they're open after the bars close as a bonus.


You need to get out more often. Good Mexican food can be had all over the USA. It's a benfit of them migrating.
 
2014-05-04 11:25:37 AM

Vertdang: Not one from AZ? Fail.

The best taco is a NAVAJO Taco
[topthisplace.com image 850x567]

from a place like this.

[i.cdn.travel.cnn.com image 624x416]

Just like a regular taco, except big as the plate, and instead of taco shell, it's FRY BREAD.
you grab the sides and eat it like a taco... if you can. Some of them are so filled, you have to eat em with a fork.


Where is all the meat?  The sauce?

That's just a salad!
 
2014-05-04 11:32:45 AM

FloridaFarkTag: But, for sure, most Whiny Foodies would never step foot in a Chicos Tacos. Great food, but the La Raza anti-gringo attitude of some of the staff would shatter all the diversity myths held by a White Guilt Whiny Foodie....


White Guilt comes from the idea of "Man, we sure farked them over.  We suck!"

Anti-gringo attitude comes form "Man, they sure fark us over.  They suck!"

They seem pretty much in line.
 
2014-05-04 11:39:06 AM
As soon as I saw El Real on Westheimer and Montrose was on the list I realized what a sham it was.

That place is the Chili's/Friday's of Tex-Mex. Casa Ole has food equivalent.
 
2014-05-04 11:48:46 AM
With Walla Walla an hour away from me, I am thinking about a future road trip to Dora's. However, I live in the Tri-Cities area of Washington, and I have had some incredibly delicious Mexican food in the year since I moved here (and the occasional gristle-filled inedible meal).
 
2014-05-04 11:57:16 AM

robohobo: FloridaFarkTag: This list had too many "whiny foodie" entries...but good that Chico's Tacos in El Paso made list.

But, for sure, most Whiny Foodies would never step foot in a Chicos Tacos. Great food, but the La Raza anti-gringo attitude of some of the staff would shatter all the diversity myths held by a White Guilt Whiny Foodie....

However, folks used to it are rewarded with the best Mexican food...and its not that insuferable wussy vegan foodie crap

Lulz, La Raza. Tooootally not a hate group.


Chicos tacos sucks. Sub any crappy late night after bar food place and blam. Chicos tacos.
 
2014-05-04 11:58:27 AM
Great Taco places all over the Dallas Fort Worth area.  It is hard to screw up a taco. The PGH Taco truck does a good job in Pittsburgh PA. But, the best Tacos are at my house.
 
2014-05-04 12:01:29 PM
I miss tacos so much. Especially breakfast tacos. I live in a Taco Vacuum. New Orleans has a million wonderful things to devour that taste great. Tacos are not in that number.
 
2014-05-04 12:07:28 PM

almejita: violentsalvation: Some opinionated foodie blogger has never been to Arizona.

Some opinionated foodie blogger thinks he's tight going into Barrio Logan for some tacos...


Also, I dont know anything about an unassuming alley. Every time I have gone I get in that big ass line that stretches down the street. Good tacos though.
 
2014-05-04 12:07:33 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: PawisBetlog: SirEattonHogg: A "taco" place in New York City made no. 2?  It's probably a Puerto Rican guy stuffing caviar into a hard shell, covering it with Velveeta shavings and charging East Coast hipsters 10 bucks a pop.

Since I moved from LA area, I miss going to the below local chain, although LA has so many excellent local taquerias (including the roach trucks), it really doesn't matter that much where one goes.

Yeah anyone that thinks they're getting good tacos more than a couple hundred miles from the border is fooling themselves.

I can't vouch for the other places on the list but it doesn't matter because if they don't think King Taco is in the top 50 then list = invalid.

Also I'd bet a paycheck that Taqueria de Anda beats most of these. And they're open after the bars close as a bonus.

You need to get out more often. Good Mexican food can be had all over the USA. It's a benfit of them migrating.


Eat shiat and die, rape apologist.
 
2014-05-04 12:16:32 PM

Iczer: I love how you're pretty much hosed for 'authentic' tacos if you don't live in the southern half of the country right around the Mexican border... Yeah there's a Walla Walla, WA one listed on there, but I'm not driving across the freaking state for a vegetarian anything.

There are a few food truck places around where I live that are Mexican-based, but I have no clue how good they are. Also a few restaurants that seem to be on the level about authenticity, but also have no clue on their quality...


There's tons of Mexicans in Eastern Washington.  You'll have to head across the state for quality Mexican food.  There's a couple decent places in Western Washington, but it seems the only thing most people know about Mexican food in the 206/253 is Azteca....
 
2014-05-04 12:16:53 PM
They if they aren't in California, Arizona, new Mexico or Texas I say this list fails
 
2014-05-04 12:20:24 PM
Why did they include a quesadilla on that list, much less so close to the top?
 
2014-05-04 12:22:01 PM

Pattuq: This is the first Fark food article I've seen that didn't show only pictures of disgusting-looking pretentious foodie bullshiat.

Bravo.


Yeah, only some of them looked like runny baby shiat on a tortilla.
 
2014-05-04 12:22:37 PM

MayoSlather: PawisBetlog: catmandu: Gonz: catmandu: Do you spend any time in the near South Side? If not, shut up.

I live in San Antonio. I've been to Milwaukee. The world is bigger than Wisconsin.

You people think jalapeños are painfully spicy, fer Christ's sake.

Next time you come, open your eyes and your mind and you will see the real Milwaukee, one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country, also one of the most segregated but at least that way you know what part of the city to go to for different types of food (and no, most do not see jalapeno's as the epitome' of heat). Do you have Nepali restaurants in SA? Indonesian? Afghani? Laotian? Jamaican? Ethiopian? Moroccan? Brazilian? Puerto Rican? Just a few I've been to in the last year.

// Bet I've seen more of the world than you
/// been to all 7 continents and 44 states

This is not a dick measuring thread, and because you have all those foods does not make them "good" or "authentic".

I saw a burrito place in Paris and tried it out of sheer curiosity. It was an abomination and I got what I deserved. You can't blame people for being skeptical about ethnic food in one of the most non-ethnic parts of the country.

Yeah, the lesson I learned in Europe is never buy food that doesn't originate from Europe. You can find excellent Italian places in Paris, but there's going to be a high level of risk if you're trying anything from North America or Asia.


There's pretty tasty Vietnamese chow in France. You just need to remember what places those particular blue-eyed devils colonized.

/and the doner kebabs are now pan-european
 
2014-05-04 12:23:35 PM

Paleorific: violentsalvation: Some opinionated foodie blogger has never been to Arizona.

...or Colorado, a lot of great tacos there.

They had one vegetarian taco from Washington, looks good . Other than that my pursuit of any decent tacos/burittos in this state have been futile.  ALL the Mexican food here is just like any that you would get in the mid-west dating from the 1960's  beans /rice and red sauce poured over whatever they want to call an enchilada.


That's why I go for the the Korean style tacos instead.
 
2014-05-04 12:24:29 PM

jaybeezey: redsquid: The beef tongue taco from Tampa's Taco Bus are great when they actually manage to get an order right, unfortunately this is a rarity and they are some rude assholes so we go elsewhere now.

Lingua is pretty good if done right.

I usually judge a taco joint by their pastor though.

If you are I'm houston try tornado taco on Campbell. Great pastor, or Karanchos on Sheldon rd in Channelview.


Used to be a place on 529 that started as a taco trick, then built a building, they were damn good, sadly there seems to be a bar there now.

I need to find a good taco place near b8 and 249 myself.

I miss the Mexican shack on mangum at 34
 
2014-05-04 12:26:58 PM

Gonz: catmandu: Do you spend any time in the near South Side? If not, shut up.

I live in San Antonio. I've been to Milwaukee. The world is bigger than Wisconsin.

You people think jalapeños are painfully spicy, fer Christ's sake.


Reminds me of my week in southeast Kansas, I asked for spicier salsa they brought me mild jalapenos
 
2014-05-04 12:53:56 PM
#1 is in NY? Yeah that makes sense....said no one ever. Missed this as well:  http://www.taco-bus.com/
 
2014-05-04 12:57:48 PM
I don't understand how number 19 "Mary & Tito's" always makes lists like this. I don't know anybody in Albuquerque who's actually ever been there.
 
2014-05-04 01:12:00 PM

mooseyfate: Mid_mo_mad_man: PawisBetlog: SirEattonHogg: A "taco" place in New York City made no. 2?  It's probably a Puerto Rican guy stuffing caviar into a hard shell, covering it with Velveeta shavings and charging East Coast hipsters 10 bucks a pop.

Since I moved from LA area, I miss going to the below local chain, although LA has so many excellent local taquerias (including the roach trucks), it really doesn't matter that much where one goes.

Yeah anyone that thinks they're getting good tacos more than a couple hundred miles from the border is fooling themselves.

I can't vouch for the other places on the list but it doesn't matter because if they don't think King Taco is in the top 50 then list = invalid.

Also I'd bet a paycheck that Taqueria de Anda beats most of these. And they're open after the bars close as a bonus.

You need to get out more often. Good Mexican food can be had all over the USA. It's a benfit of them migrating.

Eat shiat and die, rape apologist.


Right back at you.
 
2014-05-04 01:14:31 PM
Torchy's? Give me a farking break. Why not put Fuzzy's on there while you're at it? I am honestly surprised Fuel City in Dallas didn't make the list though.

El Come Taco on Fitzhugh is new and good. I've seen everything from insects to brains on their taco menu.

Tacos King on Ft. Worth in Oak Cliff might be my favorite.
 
2014-05-04 01:18:14 PM
Tito's tacos aren't even in the top 50 for LA, let alone the country. I grew up in CC and never understood the local obsession with this place. Skip it and walk down the road to Johnnie's Pastrami.
 
2014-05-04 01:31:10 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: This thread sads me for two reasons:
1) The closest place on this list is a two-hour drive
2) I'm the Weeners this
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I've heard her taco pops.  That thing she's eating looks pretty tasty too.
 
drp
2014-05-04 01:34:35 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Good Mexican food can be had all over the USA.


No it can't.  There isn't a decent taco in the entire state of Virginia.  It's one of the great tragedies of my life.
 
2014-05-04 01:38:26 PM

drp: Mid_mo_mad_man: Good Mexican food can be had all over the USA.

No it can't.  There isn't a decent taco in the entire state of Virginia.  It's one of the great tragedies of my life.


Invest in large scale agribusiness. You build it and the mexican food will show.
 
2014-05-04 01:39:09 PM

Gonz: catmandu: List fails without Conejito's in Milwaukee.

That's possibly the single most Caucasian comment I've ever seen in my life.

No. No place in Milwaukee needs to be on a list of the 50 best tacos in America. Period. There is no debate possible on this. It's a statement so absurd that I initially thought you were trolling.


Oh snap! that is some funny shiat right there.
 
2014-05-04 01:47:44 PM
Chicago, La Pasadita... that is all.
 
drp
2014-05-04 01:48:39 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Invest in large scale agribusiness. You build it and the mexican food will show.


Nah, it can't be that.  Plenty of agriculture in Virginia.  Maybe wonder if Mexican people lose their ability to make good food the further they get from Mexico?  Either that or they modify the cooking for local markets full of pasty easterners who want bland food.


Once upon a time I was visiting South Carolina and went to a "Mexican" restaurant that was lauded by several people as great.  There was a line to get in.  I ordered a combo plate with a taco, enchilada, and burrito.  The taco was a folded flour tortilla with unseasoned ground beef in it.  The burrito was a rolled flour tortilla with unseasoned ground beef in it.  The enchilida was a differently rolled flour tortilla with unseasoned ground beef in it, with what appeared to be Pace picante sauce splashed on top.  One of the people with me got a "tostada" which was a flat flour tortilla with unseasoned ground beef on it.

I thought they were farking with us but the locals thought it was great.
 
2014-05-04 02:00:10 PM
50 best tacos is Chicago, New York, California and Texas.  At most.

In America?  Not even close.
 
2014-05-04 02:01:06 PM

drp: Mid_mo_mad_man: Invest in large scale agribusiness. You build it and the mexican food will show.

Nah, it can't be that.  Plenty of agriculture in Virginia.  Maybe wonder if Mexican people lose their ability to make good food the further they get from Mexico?  Either that or they modify the cooking for local markets full of pasty easterners who want bland food.


Once upon a time I was visiting South Carolina and went to a "Mexican" restaurant that was lauded by several people as great.  There was a line to get in.  I ordered a combo plate with a taco, enchilada, and burrito.  The taco was a folded flour tortilla with unseasoned ground beef in it.  The burrito was a rolled flour tortilla with unseasoned ground beef in it.  The enchilida was a differently rolled flour tortilla with unseasoned ground beef in it, with what appeared to be Pace picante sauce splashed on top.  One of the people with me got a "tostada" which was a flat flour tortilla with unseasoned ground beef on it.

I thought they were farking with us but the locals thought it was great.


A good rule of thumb on Mexican food is this if the place looks like it would pass a health inspection walk on by. It won't be good.
 
2014-05-04 02:09:28 PM

knight_on_the_rail: Torchy's? Give me a farking break. Why not put Fuzzy's on there while you're at it? I am honestly surprised Fuel City in Dallas didn't make the list though.

El Come Taco on Fitzhugh is new and good. I've seen everything from insects to brains on their taco menu.

Tacos King on Ft. Worth in Oak Cliff might be my favorite.


San Diego Taco is really great. I think they have 1 in Dallas, 1 in Irving, and one 3 minutes from my house.
 
2014-05-04 02:15:06 PM
The place in Walla Walla is a sh*thole with terrible tacos. Of all the places in Eastern Washington...they picked this? Weird.
 
2014-05-04 02:33:42 PM

sendtodave: Vertdang: Not one from AZ? Fail.

The best taco is a NAVAJO Taco
[topthisplace.com image 850x567]

from a place like this.

[i.cdn.travel.cnn.com image 624x416]

Just like a regular taco, except big as the plate, and instead of taco shell, it's FRY BREAD.
you grab the sides and eat it like a taco... if you can. Some of them are so filled, you have to eat em with a fork.

Where is all the meat?  The sauce?

That's just a salad!


You have to dig it out. Like minecraft.

all the beans, sauce, and meat gets sucked down into the delicious crevasses of the frybread, which soaks up all the savory juices.... and now I'm hungry

I... I better stop.

img.pandawhale.com
 
2014-05-04 02:41:50 PM

99.998er: you are a puppet: TheJoe03: I heard Mexican food was garbage outside of the Southwest, Texas, and California so this list surprised me. Atlanta most of all since my buddy from Georgia said Mexican food out there is a joke.

If you look at the street addresses of the two Atlanta places you'll notice they are both in the same spot off Buford Hwy. That road basically IS Mexico.

And Korean, Chinese, Ethiopian, Japanese, Thai, Middle Eastern, etc.


Not really. Those other places have little blocks along the road though. Very little. You can find them if you search the shadow of Plaza Fiesta hard enough.
 
2014-05-04 02:42:43 PM

mafiageek1980: Infobahn: So, Austin?

its a "thing" here. I think the city of austin is fueled by beer and our love for Tacos. We love our breakfast (and non breakfast) tacos to the point that, well, people take advantage of a need and now we have a billion-and-one taco places/trucks here.

I find the "hole in the wall" taco places are the best, but, Matt's El Ranchero is decent.


Austin is also great if you like to get hoity-toity about your hamburgers.
 
2014-05-04 02:49:50 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

Good "specialty" fish tacos.

If you want good tacos in SA, you just find "Taquieria #****" And boom, great tacos.

Tacos are not rocket science. If they don't taste great, you probably shouldn't be in a kitchen.
 
2014-05-04 03:22:15 PM

Paleorific: They had one vegetarian taco from Washington, looks good . Other than that my pursuit of any decent tacos/burittos in this state have been futile.  ALL the Mexican food here is just like any that you would get in the mid-west dating from the 1960's  beans /rice and red sauce poured over whatever they want to call an enchilada.


Come down to Portland.  We have some decent selections.  We're no San Diego, but for being as far north as we are there are some great taquerias around town.
 
2014-05-04 04:50:57 PM
Not a single place from Arizona?

fark this guy.  He knows exactly shiat.
 
2014-05-04 04:58:15 PM
Best Tacos I've had in 30 years, the Austin Taco House on 1st and Congress. Not the nicest, trendiest spot, but they did make everything from scratch there. Good prices too. They tore it down, like I said 30 years ago or so, and put an office building up. Whenever I go out for tacos, still compare to that place. Kinda sad, really.
/ Otherwise, haven't had a decent taco in Texas.Evar.
 
2014-05-04 05:52:43 PM

Electriclectic: mafiageek1980: Infobahn: So, Austin?

its a "thing" here. I think the city of austin is fueled by beer and our love for Tacos. We love our breakfast (and non breakfast) tacos to the point that, well, people take advantage of a need and now we have a billion-and-one taco places/trucks here.

I find the "hole in the wall" taco places are the best, but, Matt's El Ranchero is decent.

Austin is also great if you like to get hoity-toity about your hamburgers.


Agreed. I've never seen a place with so many different hamburger joints and so many people biatching and moaning about who's better or not. Oh god, and ever since they built an In and Out here i've heard nothing but biatching about how much better Whataburger is.

/I'm a fan of Top Notch myself.
 
2014-05-04 06:02:02 PM

happydude45: knight_on_the_rail: Torchy's? Give me a farking break. Why not put Fuzzy's on there while you're at it? I am honestly surprised Fuel City in Dallas didn't make the list though.

El Come Taco on Fitzhugh is new and good. I've seen everything from insects to brains on their taco menu.

Tacos King on Ft. Worth in Oak Cliff might be my favorite.

San Diego Taco is really great. I think they have 1 in Dallas, 1 in Irving, and one 3 minutes from my house.


Thanks for the tip, I'm always up for a new taco place.
 
2014-05-04 06:04:00 PM

cwheelie: Gonz: catmandu: List fails without Conejito's in Milwaukee.

That's possibly the single most Caucasian comment I've ever seen in my life.

No. No place in Milwaukee needs to be on a list of the 50 best tacos in America. Period. There is no debate possible on this. It's a statement so absurd that I initially thought you were trolling.

Oh snap! that is some funny shiat right there.


Oh. Is that your alt?
 
2014-05-04 06:22:05 PM

Argyle82: Iczer: I love how you're pretty much hosed for 'authentic' tacos if you don't live in the southern half of the country right around the Mexican border... Yeah there's a Walla Walla, WA one listed on there, but I'm not driving across the freaking state for a vegetarian anything.

There are a few food truck places around where I live that are Mexican-based, but I have no clue how good they are. Also a few restaurants that seem to be on the level about authenticity, but also have no clue on their quality...

There's tons of Mexicans in Eastern Washington.  You'll have to head across the state for quality Mexican food.  There's a couple decent places in Western Washington, but it seems the only thing most people know about Mexican food in the 206/253 is Azteca....


Don't forget Mazatlan!

Past that, thinking about this a bit more last night and your comment made me remember something... There's a tiny hispanic grocer in south Auburn that has a small take out restaurant in it that serves pretty legit-sounding mexican food. Stuff like beef tongue and the like. Only problem is I keep forgetting it's there, and they're a cash-only store (but their produce and prices are awesome, so...).
 
2014-05-04 07:11:21 PM
Chicago and/or NY for tacos...
Riiiiight.

The 100 worst taco joints in NM, AZ, CO, TX and CA are better than anything Chicago or NY can dream of. Should stick to pizza wars.
 
2014-05-04 08:09:27 PM
Taco Bamba, in Falls Church, VA, is also quite good. Maybe the best in the area (though I notice there wasn't much in this area on their list).

They also serve meat tortas as big as your head.
 
2014-05-04 08:45:58 PM

you are a puppet: 99.998er: you are a puppet: TheJoe03: I heard Mexican food was garbage outside of the Southwest, Texas, and California so this list surprised me. Atlanta most of all since my buddy from Georgia said Mexican food out there is a joke.

If you look at the street addresses of the two Atlanta places you'll notice they are both in the same spot off Buford Hwy. That road basically IS Mexico.

And Korean, Chinese, Ethiopian, Japanese, Thai, Middle Eastern, etc.

Not really. Those other places have little blocks along the road though. Very little. You can find them if you search the shadow of Plaza Fiesta hard enough.


After reading this, I went over to the one in the Chicago Supermarket  and got some tacos (asada and carnitas)  I must say--they were VERY good.  Nice portion of tasty meat, plus fresh toppings and sauces to spice them up,   The outer tortilla was crisp and warm, almost like a baked pita.

Definite do-again!
 
2014-05-04 08:58:17 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: ...although they got the taco wrong. The best taco at Torchy's is the green chile pork.


Personally, I say it's the brushfire, but green chile pork is a close second.  I think we can both agree that the trailer park isn't the best one.

I live up in Round Rock, and I was pretty jazzed when they opened one just 2 blocks away from me on 79.
 
2014-05-04 09:45:44 PM

knight_on_the_rail: Torchy's? Give me a farking break. Why not put Fuzzy's on there while you're at it? I am honestly surprised Fuel City in Dallas didn't make the list though.

El Come Taco on Fitzhugh is new and good. I've seen everything from insects to brains on their taco menu.

Tacos King on Ft. Worth in Oak Cliff might be my favorite.


If they include torchy's they need to include the texas taco co. cause well TTC is a clone of torchy's
 
2014-05-04 11:56:42 PM

Bastinado: Not a single place from Arizona?

fark this guy.  He knows exactly shiat.


Where is that open pit mine you are standing in front of in your profile? It looks very familiar.
 
2014-05-05 12:41:07 AM

violentsalvation: Bastinado: Not a single place from Arizona?

fark this guy.  He knows exactly shiat.

Where is that open pit mine you are standing in front of in your profile? It looks very familiar.


Twin Butts, Sierrita's ugly little sister
 
2014-05-05 01:16:54 AM

Bastinado: violentsalvation: Bastinado: Not a single place from Arizona?

fark this guy.  He knows exactly shiat.

Where is that open pit mine you are standing in front of in your profile? It looks very familiar.

Twin Butts, Sierrita's ugly little sister


Ah, I was thinking it was the Lavender Pit, I was close enough.
 
2014-05-05 09:42:06 AM
this thread is far too long for me to read the whole thing, but i have to make a couple of points

1. i've never had a taco i didn't like
2. however, for a list of "best" tacos, i'm shocked to see several featuring iceberg and cheddar
3. also shocked there weren't more dallas/ft worth places. i can't blink without missing a place that sells tacos. heck, 2 routes i can take to work take me thru parts of north ft worth, aka "little mexico". every gas station there sells freshly cooked food, plus there are numerous restaurants and some trucks/trailers selling food...smells really good in the afternoon, but i'm usually on my way home to homecooked meals when i smell those smells, so i haven't tested many of them
4. i've had really good taco truck tacos in hope, arkansas. if you can get them in hope, ar, they aren't that sacred
 
2014-05-05 10:23:45 AM
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2014-05-05 11:47:18 AM
Tucson, AZ is the Mexican Food Capital of the USA (and birthplace of the chimichanga), but not ONE mention of AZ.

BLASPHEMERS!!!
 
2014-05-05 01:08:54 PM

Wellallright!: Chicago and/or NY for tacos...
Riiiiight.

The 100 worst taco joints in NM, AZ, CO, TX and CA are better than anything Chicago or NY can dream of. Should stick to pizza wars.


NY doesn't have much in my experience, but you obviously have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to
Chicago.  Chicago has a huge Mexican population and tons of awesome taquerias.  Seriously, Chicago has amazing Mexican food.  Go to Pilsen, Little Village, even some great places on the near west/north side like Wicker Park and Logan Square.
 
2014-05-05 02:00:06 PM
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2014-05-05 02:32:31 PM

Draino: Wellallright!: Chicago and/or NY for tacos...
Riiiiight.

The 100 worst taco joints in NM, AZ, CO, TX and CA are better than anything Chicago or NY can dream of. Should stick to pizza wars.

NY doesn't have much in my experience, but you obviously have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to
Chicago.  Chicago has a huge Mexican population and tons of awesome taquerias.  Seriously, Chicago has amazing Mexican food.  Go to Pilsen, Little Village, even some great places on the near west/north side like Wicker Park and Logan Square.


I have to agree with Draino.  Even Joliet, IL has some great Mexican food.
 
2014-05-05 02:42:58 PM
I'm sorry, but any list that includes the words "Best tacos" and covers Los Angeles, and includes farking Hugo's Tacos and farking Tito's Tacos was written by a person with no taste buds and mild retardation.

This person's opinion is made of poo-poo.
 
2014-05-05 03:35:25 PM

SansNeural: I have to agree with Draino.  Even Joliet, IL has some great Mexican food.


I'm always leery of taking food advice from someone from Illinois, has a coworker from that way who's idea of good food had to include the words all you can eat, and then there's farkers like the English Major
 
2014-05-05 05:20:43 PM

loonatic112358: SansNeural: I have to agree with Draino.  Even Joliet, IL has some great Mexican food.

I'm always leery of taking food advice from someone from Illinois, has a coworker from that way who's idea of good food had to include the words all you can eat, and then there's farkers like the English Major


I live in Oklahoma, where we have our fair share of Mex and Tex-Mex food.  I've also spent plenty of time in San Diego, Chicago, and a few visits New Mexico as well as Mexico itself.  If Draino is from Chicago, at least he speaks the truth about the availability of good Mexican food there.
 
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