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Dallas’ 10 Best Tacos Worthy of a Special Trip

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Updated: June 8, 2022

IIf you’ve lived in Dallas long enough, you know there are a ton of great taco restaurants. You also know that it is difficult to name a single favorite. To help you find your tortilla-wrapped match, we’ve focused on the absolute best taco spots in town. From crowd favorites to hole-in-the-wall gems, these are the best taco spots in Dallas.

A grilled octopus taco from the Revolver Taco Lounge.

Taco Lounge Gun

2701 Main Street, Suite 120

This Deep Ellum spot opened in 2017 in a small space of just 49 seats. Since then, it’s made its way to a permanent spot on lists of the best tacos circulating around Dallas. Owned by Regino Rojas, the corn tortillas are homemade and as fresh as possible. The tacos are served on simple, monochrome plates, highlighting what really matters. The al pastor is the must here. For $8 you can try the imported Monterey Cabrito, as seen on Weird Foods Americawhich contains kid goat, oven-roasted Michoacan-style birria, onion, cilantro and salsa.

Mami Coco Best Tacos Dallas
Mami Coco in East Dallas was named one of the Top 100 Restaurants in Texas by Yelp this year. (Courtesy of Mami Coco)

Grandma Coco

4500 Bryan Street

Opened by Gustavo De Los Rios in 2018, this east Dallas taco spot recently earned a spot on Yelp’s Top 100 Restaurants in Texas. Don’t miss Taco Tuesday, where you can get five tacos and a canned drink for just $8.99. Mami Coco’s favorites include shredded beef, barbacoa, beef tongue, and chicken. The enchiladas (with your choice of meat) are also very tasty.

Taqueria Dallas Resident Tacos
Resident Taqueria is one of the best places in Lake Highlands to eat tacos. (Courtesy)

Taqueria Resident

9661 Audélia Road, Suite 112

Founded in 2015 by Andrew Marc Savoie, this Lake Highlands restaurant offers some of the most unique tacos in Dallas. The chef-led menu includes pecan-smoked chicken (with marinated sofrito, crushed peanuts, and salsa macha), braised beef short ribs, and resident braised pork shoulder. Vegetarian options are a simmered mushroom or a caramelized cauliflower taco.

Tacos La Banqueta Dallas
Tacos La Banqueta is a popular taco in Dallas. (Courtesy of Dianna N. via Yelp)

La Banqueta Tacos

Locations in Dallas (1305 Carroll Avenue, 7233 Gaston Avenue), Arlington (1021E Pioneer Pkwy, 2007 Southeast Pkwy) and Fort Worth (2007 southeast drive)

This hole-in-the-wall spot serves up some of the best Mexican food in town. Taco options include al pastor, bistek, cabeza, tripa and more. You will also find breakfast tacos with chorizo, bacon and potatoes with eggs.

Tacodeli
Austin-based Tacodeli brought two taco shops to Dallas, The Hill and West Dallas.

Tacodeli

1878 Sylvan Avenue, 8031 ​​Walnut Hill Lane

With two brick-and-mortar Dallas locations (The Hill and West Dallas), Tacodeli has a quiet stronghold in our city’s breakfast taco scene. It looks like Papas, Egg and Cheese, Migas and The Jess Special are offered at any local cafe. The Austin-based spot offers a great taco for beef lovers, the Frontera Fundido Sirloin, the El Conquistador is for those who love pork, and the Papadulce is a great vegetarian option. Breakfast tacos are available weekdays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and all day on weekends.

Taqueria La Ventana
Taqueria La Ventana makes authentic, no-frills tacos.

Taqueria La Ventana

3847 Cedar Springs Road, 1611 McKinney Avenue and 920 S. Harwood Street (suite 140)

Known for its funky, laid-back vibe, this taqueria offers everyday Mexican street tacos, with white corn tortillas and fresh handmade salsas daily. There are three Taqueria La Ventana locations in Dallas, including one at the Dallas Farmers Market, so take your pick for lunch or dinner.

The menu offers more than 10 meat and vegetable options. Taco meat choices include steak, chicken, pork, carnitas, shrimp, beef tongue, barbacoa, and brisket. Pair it with a side of guacamole or elote. Breakfast tacos are also served throughout the day.

El Come Taco
El Come Taco offers adventurous taco options.

El Come Taco

2513 N. Fitzhugh Ave.

Founded in 2013, El Come brings Mexico City roots to Dallas, serving up traditional tacos. Located in the Henderson area, the counter taco shop has many taco options. From meat lovers to more adventurous tacos, like sesos, veal brain, taco, there’s something to eat depending on your mood.

If you’re feeling adventurous, slip into neighboring La Vuida Negra, also run by owners and El Come brothers Javier and Luis Villalva. Disguised as a wedding shop from the outside, this moody little mezcal bar has quickly become a local favorite.

Tacos bites and beats Dallas
Tacos, Bites & Beats has taken over the former Taco Stop spot in the Design District. (Courtesy)

Tacos, bites and rhythms

1900 Irving Blvd.

After popping up as a food truck since 2017, this taco shop opened its first physical location in the former Taco Stop space in the Design District last year. The street taco concept now serves breakfast (7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.) and lunch (10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.), with a variety of tacos including chicken tinga, beef, vegetarian and carnitas.

Milagro Dallas Tacos Mariachi
Tacos Mariachi owner Jesus Carmona has reopened his beloved taco shop as “Milagro”. (Photo by Megan Ziots)

Milagro

440 Singleton Boulevard, Suite 100

Tacos Mariachi is back in West Dallas. Well, it has a new name – Milagro Taco Cantina – but the beloved taco spot’s original menu is back with some new highlights. Owned by Jesus Carmona, both Tacos Mariachi locations closed during the pandemic. Milagro, which means “miracle” in Spanish, is the result of these experiments. The menu is relatively the same as the Guy Fieri taco shop featured in “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” in 2018. The popular pulpo (octopus), smoked salmon and shrimp tacos remain hits. There is also a new tostada ceviche on the menu – the shrimp was a personal favourite.

Legacy food hall
You can also find chilango tacos at Legacy Food Hall.

Chili Tacos

10777 Harry Hines Blvd, Suite 130

This is a newer location in North Dallas. It’s a Chingona Mexico taqueria transported to Dallas. It was created from the idea of ​​going back to basics and offering the most natural ways to serve tacos, as if you were in Mexico. The menu has everything from al pastor to hongos and you can even ask for an off-menu surprise taco. Carne asada tacos are another favorite, along with barbacoa. They also have frozen Jarritos in different flavors and horchata to wash down all those tacos.