The question is not where can you find a taco in Dallas - it’s where can’t you? And with so many choices, we wanted to spotlight 20+ of the best taco destinations in the Big D. Each place serves up a unique taco experience, and we, of course, recommend that you try them all because you cannot go wrong when tacos are involved!

Updated October 2022


 

TACO Y VINO


TACO Y VINO

Bishop Arts' staple taco and wine bar... it's Taco Y Vino! We couldn't name a better duo if we tried! It's a crowd favorite offering a few seafood starters and create-your-own tacos and quesadillas. Mix and match their different meat offerings to experience different flavors! There are other features and plates too, some of which are only available during brunch. Speaking of which, make sure to visit for their brunch tacos on the weekend!

Bishop Arts | Directions


 

HONEST TACO


HONEST TACO

This one is for the gluten and nut free taco lover! Honest Taco uses the freshest ingredients, sourced from local and natural farms. The tacos come in trios, and you can choose from their eight offerings including the Stockyard, the Chilean, and the Wildfish. They also have bowls and breakfast items that go beyond just tacos. Visit for happy hour weekdays from 4-7 PM for $5 margaritas, wine, and beers!

West Village | Directions


 

MILAGRO


MILAGRO

Enjoy a taco feast at Milagro with authentic Tijuana street tacos! Expand your palate and try their Ensenda fish taco, molé fries, birria tacos and the ceviche tostada, which was featured in D-Magazine! For those looking for vegetable dishes, try the delicious veggie bowl! Brunch is served on the weekends until 3 PM, so you can sleep in without having to miss out on the best meal of the day!

Trinity Groves | Directions


 

DEL SUR TACOS


DEL SUR TACOS

Del Sur is bringing the best Mexican flavors straight to your table! Try their carnitas tacos, birria tacos or their chile relleno taco for a little something extra! Specials are available every Tuesday 3-9 PM in honor of Taco Tuesday, and they have live music on Thursdays and Saturdays. It's a fun atmosphere with delicious eats and drinks!

Oak Cliff | Directions


 

THE TACO JOINT


THE TACO JOINT

With five locations across Dallas and two more on the way, Taco Joint praises the "humble taco" as the staple of Tex-Mex. Go for a classic soft or cripsy taco, or spice it up with the Lester, which is a flour tortilla with refried beans covering a crispy corn shell filled with grilled sirloin and the usual fixings. For veggie lovers, try the Evan taco! There are also enchiladas, burritos, and chalupas available. Check out the daily specials before you go, and make sure to visit for breakfast too!

Multiple Locations

photo courtesy of Taco Joint


 

EL COME


EL COME

This place was one of the first places we ever went to in Dallas, and it was like discovering heaven. And four years late, El Come is still serving our favorite taco spots. Words that make us crave a taco: authentic, hole-in-the-wall, cheap and, most importantly, family-owned. El Come is all that, and more. Order the Pollo a la Mexican and the el pastor with pineapple!

Knox Henderson | Directions


 

TACOS LA BANQUETA


TACOS LA BANQUETA

Ask any Dallas foodie who has been around long enough, and they will name Tacos La Banqueta as one of the best taco institutions in this city. It might not be the first place that catches your eye, but the tacos are phenomenal. Get the Cabeza, aka cow head meat, lengua, aka beef tongue, and suadero, aka a braised cut of meat with charred edges.

Multiple Locations


 

CHILANGOS


CHILANGOS

Chilangos opened 2019 on Harry Hines and just recently in Legacy Food Hall! It’s a hole-in-the-wall dive meets contemporary taco spot, and they're serving up fantastic street tacos and other fare. While you can’t beat any of the tacos they offer, the al pastor is unbeatable, as is the mushroom quesadilla! And they have fresh made aqua frescos and horchata to wash it all down!

Harry Hines | Legacy Food Hall


 

RESIDENT TAQUERIA


RESIDENT TAQUERIA

Resident Taqueria takes a more modern approach on a taqueria with a menu that reflects a more vegetable friendly crowd. Expect to find a fantastic cauliflower taco with kale, pepita and aioli, and an out-of-this-world slow-cooked mushroom taco with queso, poblano and almond salsa. They also have meat-heavy tacos that are great too! 

Lake Highlands | Directions


 

EL TAXQUENO TAQUERIA


EL TAXQUENO TAQUERIA

Off of 35 in Oak Cliff, sits a former-gas-station-turned-taqueria that serves some of the best homemade recipes! We fell in love with the al pastor tacos, which are to-die-for. This off-the-beaten-path place has a lot of charm, and we love how dedicated the family is to the quality. They even came out and chatted with us when there and offered us some homemade, caramel-filling churros to end our meal, without even knowing we were with Dallasites101!

Oak Cliff | Directions


 

LA VENTANA


LA VENTANA

One of Dallas’s gems set behind the historic El Fenix restaurant, La Ventana has a Miami-type vibe with hanging lights, colorful decor and lively music. And a reason to come beyond the atmosphere and food? The $3.50 margaritas during happy hour! There’s several more locations now too, scattered around DFW - we love the one on Cedar Springs for its vibrant patio and murals!

Multiple Locations


 

FUEL CITY


FUEL CITY

Fuel City is a car wash that, yes, is also is one of the top taco spots in Dallas. Some Dallasites have long-claimed that Fuel City is THE top spot. While waiting for your tacos, you can drive through the $5 car wash and take advantage of the free vacuuming service. After you pick-up your tacos, you can hang out with the cattle out back while you eat.

Design District | Directions


 

SALSA LIMON


SALSA LIMON

Another spot with a taco that melts the cheese on the tortilla first - Salsa Limon’s El Capitan taco is divine with its Oaxaca-Jack cheese, picked cabbage, onion, cilantro and your choice of meat. This Fort Worth favorite also serves breakfast tacos ALL day and the horchata is the best we’ve had in Dallas!

Downtown | Directions


 

TROMPO


TROMPO

Trompo began as just a little window inside an empty room of white walls and has since been named One of America’s Best New Restaurants by Bon Appetit Magazine! So what made it land on the national list? It’s pink-colored pork (pastor) thanks to the trompo, or spit, it rotates on.

Bishop Arts | Directions


 

REVOLVER TACO LOUNGE


REVOLVER TACO LOUNGE

Another native-Fort Worthian institution, Revolver Taco Lounge finally made its way to Deep Ellum across from Pecan Lodge. It has expanded its menu from what used to be just 6 tacos to a super extensive list of tacos, sides and unique beverages. Our choice taco to get while there? The Al Pastor!

Deep Ellum | Directions


 

TACO DELI


TACO DELI

Two words describe why we love this Austin-based taco “deli:” breakfast tacos. And you can find them all over town as they sell to many coffee shops including, including Houndstooth and Fiction, so if you can’t make it to Taco Deli in the morning, you can probably find their tacos at a coffee shop nearby!

Multiple Locations


 

YELLOW ROSA


YELLOW ROSA

When you walk in to Yellow Rosa, you will automatically feel like you're in a hidden oasis inspired by Tulum and San Miguel de Allende. They have a wide variety of tacos, like the fajita shrimp taco, grilled cheese & beans taco, and the the delicious suadero taco. They also have brunch on the weekends and a great 'happy and sad hour!'

Deep Ellum | Directions


 

MAMI COCO


MAMI COCO

At Mami Coco, you can get the street tacos for $1.99 or the tripa dorada for $2.50. Those prices cannot be beat! They have lots of different meats to choose from including pork, beef tongue, chicken and more. You can also get a burrito, flautas and other classics if that's more up your alley!

East Dallas | Directions


 

AYAHUASCA


AYAHUASCA

Ayahuasca is not your typical taco spot -- their food has a special little flare! You can order the taco of the day, or you can get one chicken taco and one rib-eye taco. It's family owned and inspired by meals the family grew up eating in Mexico! They also have sopes and lots of other diverse items, so come ready to try something new!

Oak Cliff | Directions


 

Taco Enamorado

Taco Enamorado


Taco Enamorado

This recently opened spot is also known as "Taco in Love", and we totally see why! The menu features seven traditional Mexican street tacos such as chicharron and chori-queso, all for just over $2 each. Wash them down with one of their flavored agua frescas and fall in love!

East Dallas | Directions


 

TACO OCHO

taco ocho

TACO OCHO

Serving the community Mexican food inspired by Latin cuisine since 2011, Taco Ocho is a colorful and casual spot for ridiculously good tacos. On their menu, you'll find breakfast tacos, beef fajita tacos, Columbian chicken, Cabo fish, and four different vegan tacos. They also have daily deals at each of their locations like Taco Tuesday and happy hour specials Monday through Friday. 

Multiple Locations


 

La Parada

La Parada Tacos


La Parada

Order from the window and enjoy your tacos in the beautiful Klyde Warren Park! This new concept by Mi Cocina is the perfect grab and go or picnic lunch. The highlight of their menu is the brisket tacos, which go great with a cerveza or Mico-Rita!

Klyde Warren Park | Directions


 

Federales

federales


Federales

This open air bar and restaurant is high in energy and in flavor! With 10+ unique tacos such as the Pork and Pineapple, Vegan Chorizo, and Spicy Chicken, there's truly a taco for everyone here. For those enjoying the tequila on tap at night, they also offer a late night taco menu until 1am!

Deep Ellum | Directions


 

Twisted Trompo

Twisted Trompo Tacos and Elote


Twisted Trompo

From their beginnings inside a Chevron station to their colorful restaurant downtown today, Twisted Trompo is known for being affordable and delicious! The highlight of their menu is the traditional trompo tacos, with meats marinated for 24 hours, slow roasted and hand carved. If you're there early, try their delicious breakfast tacos with trompo meat!

Downtown | Directions


 

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