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Best Tacos in Houston

Houston is known for having amazing Mexican food. Naturally, that means that there delicious tacos around nearly every corner. And if you find yourself googling “best tacos near me”, you are not alone! You don’t have to wait until National Taco day or even the weekly Taco Tuesday to eat this wonderful food! 

Whether you’re looking for street tacos or a more upscale, fine-dining version, Houston’s got you covered with a great selection of taquerias! Take a look at our list of where to find the best Houston tacos!


Deal Alert – Enjoy tacos & other authentic Mexico City cuisine on the Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston

Food tour of Downtown Houston

Foodies wanted! Come enjoy diverse plates in the heart of Downtown Houston at some of city’s most famous restaurants. This tour will begin at the Historic Market Square Park (outside Niko Niko’s) where you will learn about Houston’s rich history, beautiful architecture, & diversity of cultures. Guests will enjoy first-hand views of the tallest building in Texas & the Downtown Tunnel System (1/3 of tour spent in tunnels) in the USA.

The tour consists of 3 stops where you will try 6-7 delicious food samplings including authentic Mexico City cuisine, traditional Asian novelties, Houston’s unique take on Italian-American, & dessert. These meals are pre-ordered & will be coming out nice & fresh for your whole group. 

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List of the Best Tacos in Houston

1. Best Taco Trucks in Houston – Tacos Tierra Caliente

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Tacos Tierra Caliente is a basic, no-frills taco truck that serves up delicious tacos filled with carne asada, chicken, or barbacoa. The barbacoa is especially popular, and the green salsa is both spicy and irresistible.  This truck has been in business for almost 20 years, so the location is well-established. There are other locations around town, as well.
Where: 2003 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098


2. Best Street Tacos in Houston – La Calle Tacos

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La Calle Tacos was designed to give Houstonians an authentic Mexican street food experience. The restaurant serves affordable tacos and tortas. The street-style tacos are small and served on corn tortillas with fillings like carnitas, birria, and ceviche. Look out for special deals during the week, such as $1 taco nights.
Where: 909 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77002


3. Best Breakfast Tacos in Houston – Chilosos Taco House

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Only open for breakfast and lunch, Chilosos Taco House is known for its breakfast options. The restaurant serves breakfast tacos, tortas, and breakfast plates served with fluffy house-made tortillas. While the migas and sausage and egg tacos are standouts, the lunch menu is also worth looking at. Check out the steak tips taco or the tortas for lunch. This location is a well-established favorite, but there’s another location in Cypress, as well.
Where: 701 E 20th St, Houston, TX 77008


Enjoy Mexican Food on the – Montrose Food Tour – 3 Delicious Venues – Just $96.99 for 2 adults

10 Best Tacos in Houston - Breakfast tacos, Street tacos, Birria & more!

Montrose is one of Houston’s most atmospheric neighborhoods and home to a diverse selection of restaurants, serving cuisine from all around the globe. On this tour, tuck into a delicious 3-course dinner with each course served at a different restaurant. Each destination is a popular local establishment and dishes might include Mexican, Italian, and local Houstonian specialties, ensuring a rich and varied dining experience.

  • Explore Houston’s Montrose neighborhood with a local guide
  • Delicious 3-course progressive dinner including local and international cuisine
  • Enjoy a starter, main course, and dessert at three popular local restaurants
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

Get more information and book your Montrose Food Tour TODAY!!!


List of Best Tacos in Houston

4. Eight Row Flint

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For the foodie/taco lover, Eight Row Flint is an icehouse with the motto “Whiskey, Beer, and Tacos.” Customers can enjoy one of the many barrel-aged whiskeys, another fine spirit, or a mixed drink. They can then pair it with tostadas, tamales, or tacos. A surprising favorite is the Brussels sprouts taco, which has thin-sliced, roasted Brussels sprouts as the filling.
Where: 1039 Yale St, Houston, TX 77008


5. Best Tacos Near You – Multiple Locations – Tacos La Bala

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Tacos La Bala is a chain with eight different locations all around town, so you can always be sure to find one near you. Tacos La Bala prides itself on its authentic tacos, so check it out if you’re in the mood for street-style barbacoa or trompo tacos. You can also stop by for tortas, quesadillas, and on the weekend, Menudo.
Where: 10100 Beechnut St # 120, Houston, TX 77072


6. Best Taco Trucks in Houston – Taconmadre Taqueria

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Taconmadre Taqueria might be the spot to grab some of the best Houston tacos, especially if your preference runs towards the classic taco truck experience. The trompo and fajita beef are the most popular filling choices here. You can also grab charro beans to round out your meal. There are a few locations around town to choose from. Surely among the best tacos in Houston! 
Where: 610 Crown St, Houston, TX 77020


Howdy Houston EADO Food Tour – 5 Delicious Venues – Just $89.99 for 2 adults!

 

Howdy Houston EADO Tour

PUBLIC TOURS AVAILABLE only OCTOBER – APRIL!!!

Taste some of the many flavors Houston has to offer as your guide takes you to five delicious venues. Through food, art and history you will see how EADO has evolved from Houston’s original Chinatown into one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in the country. Sample delicious food from a bakery, a taco stand, a BBQ restaurant, a unique supermarket and a Vietnamese restaurant as you learn about the graffiti art, architecture, public art, and green spaces that have helped shape EADO.

Get more information and book your Howdy Houston EADO Food Tour TODAY!!!


Best Tacos in Houston

7. Best Taco Trucks in Houston – El Taconazo

10 Best Tacos in Houston - Breakfast tacos, Street tacos, Birria & more!

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More than 20 years old, El Taconazo is a very well-beloved taco truck, but it’s also very basic. You can get tacos with fajita beef, trompo, barbacoa, or lengua. A fajita beef taco with queso and green salsa, a side of charro beans, and a Mexican Coke are all you need to have the perfect taco truck experience. Be warned: this truck is popular, so you may run into a wait.
Where: 4003 Fulton St, Houston, TX 77009


8. Best Breakfast Tacos in Houston – Brothers Taco House

10 Best Tacos in Houston - Breakfast tacos, Street tacos, Birria & more!

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Brothers Taco House is a great deal for people looking to get the most out of their money when buying tacos. Tacos are as much as $2.75 and always pretty large. The tacos are made assembly-line style in front of you. This restaurant is popular, so there’s usually a long line, but the staff keeps things moving quickly. Tasty options include deshebrada, or slow-cooked brisket, asada de puerco, and chorizo. They also have breakfast tacos until 11 a.m. as well as huevos rancheros and migas.
Where: 1604 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX 77003


9. Laredo Taqueria

10 Best Tacos in Houston - Breakfast tacos, Street tacos, Birria & more!

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Laredo Taqueria is the place to go if you’re looking for some of the best Houston tacos at a reasonable price. One of the true standouts at Laredo Taqueria is their fideo, or noodles with chicken. You can choose to order a bowl of fideo or eat it in a taco. Customers enjoy the odd-sounding combination quite a bit.
Where: 311 Patton St, Houston, TX 77009


10. Upscale Tacos in Houston – Xochi

10 Best Tacos in Houston - Breakfast tacos, Street tacos, Birria & more!

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For a more upscale take on tacos, check out Xochi. Xochi is a Oaxacan-inspired fine-dining restaurant with pork belly chicharron tacos and cabrito tacos that have people raving. The ingredients are fresh, the presentation is appealing, and the menu is trendy–tacos are served on blue corn tortillas, for example. The food is fairly pricey, but the lunch menu can be more affordable.
Where: 1777 Walker St, Houston, TX 77010


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