Tacos, like pizza, seems to be one of those universally liked foods. Houston does them well, but there are so many different types, it is difficult to make a list of the best. Well we tried (and did the delicious research) and here are some recommendations of the best taco joints to try in the Bayou City.
A must-try for all visitors. From renowned Houston chef Hugo Oretga, this restaurant has won awards as one of the best in the country. Try the crispy tacos de chicharron (pork belly) and the succulent tacos de cabrito (goat) to fill your taco appetite.
A real bang for your buck taco heaven. The tacos are cheap but pack a load of flavor and will keep you coming back for more. We suggest trying the Pollo Guisado or Barbacoa which were both named on Texas Monthly’s “Tacos You Must Eat Before You Die!” list.
If you want greasy and satisfying Tex-Mex tacos head to this Austin-started joint. Countless hangovers and appetites have been cured here with their Trailer Park (we suggest getting it extra trashy) or Fried Avocado taco.
One of the best and longest running taco trucks, Taconazo prides itself in serving tasty food at a reasonable price. After a long night out, soak up all that beer with the pastor or diced fajita taco.
Eight Row Flint
This Height’s bar seems like an unusual place to fill your taco craving but don’t discount it. Pair your beer with their caramelized brussel sprouts taco and you will never look at the vegetable the same again.
With four locations around the city, Houstonians have fallen in love with this chain taqueria. Soft homemade flour tortillas are filled with everything from carne guisada to asado de puerco, queso con chile to papas con huevo.
Taco Tierra Caliente
This taco truck has reigned supreme since 2004. Usually parked outside West Alabama Ice House, their late-night lengua tacos are always served up with to-die-for homemade salsa and a smile.
With a new Montrose location, Velvet Taco is taking Houston by storm. Their fusion flavors, like chicken tikka and fried paneer, are a fun take on the traditional taco. Their elote corn and crisp tots with egg are not to be missed either.
The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation
There is a reason this Mexican restaurant has remained maybe the popular throughout the years. Houstonians have fallen in love Mama Ninfa’s tacos, especially the tacos al carbon, and know there is nothing better than a plate of those and a margarita.