10 Favorite Tacos Right Now in Greater Phoenix

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Joseph Maddon
Tacos, like sandwiches and burgers, come in so many delectable variations that it's hard to commit to just one. Especially when these traditional, wallet-friendly Mexican snacks can be found in a multitude of restaurants and stands throughout the Valley.

Here, for now, are 10 of our favorites. If yours isn't listed, give it some time. Chances are we'll have 10 more before you finish sprinkling on the cilantro and onions.

See the slideshow of our favorite tacos (of the moment) in all their glory.

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Melanie Mathieu
Fish Taco from Tacos Atoyac

When it comes to tacos de pescado, purists who may lament their lack of flavor or abundance of breading will not be referring to Dan Maldonado's creation at his popular taqueria of street-style Oaxacan eats in North Phoenix. Eight years in the making, his may be the best in town, with lightly battered fish, a tangy guacamole salsa, and crispy lettuce atop a flour tortilla. And at $1.50 apiece, it's easy to double or triple the order.


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Melanie Mathieu
Campechano Taco from Asadero Toro

It takes two first-rate homemade flour or corn tortillas to hold the fillings for the street-size campechano taco ($2.20) at this no-frills neighborhood spot in Central Phoenix. Piled high with pieces of seasoned steak and crispy tripe on a layer of refried beans makes for a hearty mix of flavors and textures. And a trip to the salsa bar ups the flavor ante as you see fit.



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Joseph Maddon
Longaniza con Nopales Taco from El Tlacoyo

Fans of Mexican chorizo will want to try longaniza,its spicier cousin, especially when this pork sausage with a kick is piled into a tortilla and mixed with bits of nopales (prickly pear cactus), which taste a bit like green beans with the texture of okra. Served up at this hidden gem in Tempe specializing in the cuisine of the state of Hidalgo in eastern Mexico, this tough-to-find taco, at just $1.75, is tasty enough to order up seconds.


Location Info

El Tlacoyo

2535 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Tacos Atoyac - CLOSED

1830 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Mama Lupitas

6550 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Barrio Queen Tequileria

7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Asadero Norte De Sonora

122 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

El Rinconcito del D.F.

8901 N. 12th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Asadero Toro

1715 W. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

La Barquita Restaurant

2334 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Carolina's

9030 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Carolina's North

2126 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Carolina's Mexican Food

1202 E. Mohave St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Ta'Carbon Mexican Grill

5834 W. Camelback Road, Glendale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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These look delicious, definitely going to try out a few of them. Thanks!

Madelein
Madelein

 I love your comments but this time you failed....... Best Tacos in Phoenix definitely

                  LA CONDESA ON 16TH ST

lee_blake
lee_blake

Do not go to  El Rinconcito- I could not believe what I found in my taco from there.  But I saved some photos, and called the health department.

startuptampa
startuptampa

@elissan @MyAZKitchen crazy people?! Lol

Katie Elizabeth Hawkes
Katie Elizabeth Hawkes

i am determined to try every taco on this list!! they are my favorite food. but we really can't leave the al pastor tacos from america's taco shop off this list...because, holy cow.

Deanna Elliott
Deanna Elliott

Please do not forget about the new Milagro Grill... TO. DIE. FOR!

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