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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 [TotalFark]
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 [TotalFark]
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
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from a place like this.

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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.
 
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