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Carne asada, al pastor, and carnitas tacos from Los Ocampo on a white plate with three lime quarters, all three topped with chopped cilantro and onions.
Carne asada, al pastor, and carnitas tacos from Los Ocampo
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Find the Best Taco Spots in the Twin Cities

Whether Tuesday or any day, it’s Taco Time!

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Carne asada, al pastor, and carnitas tacos from Los Ocampo
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The versatility of a taco is a thing of wonder and amazement. Whether served on corn or flour tortilla, or street style to Tex-Mex, there is simply no denying the taco. Its prevalence and endless variations are appreciated and marvelous. In the Twin Cities, here are a few spots where you can satisfy your Taco cravings, whether you celebrate Taco Tuesday, or Tacos everyday.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Taberna Street Tacos

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3126 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55416
(612) 584-3038
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One of the countless taco spots along Lake Street, Taberna is known for serving up delicious street-styled tacos. Experiment with the Korean BBQ or SW Chix Taco for a spell.

2. Nico's Taco and Tequila Bar

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2516 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 345-7688
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A staple along Uptown’s Hennepin Avenue, Nico’s is known for serving fantastic tacos using their own house made Nixtamal tortillas, which help make selections like birria tacos or the camaron asado tacos come alive. There’s also a St. Paul location.

3. MB Foodhouse

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3346 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 217-0735
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Located next door to Five Watt Coffee, Chef/Owner Kristen Martinez of MOODIEBLACK fame is serving up a fresh and revolutionary Tex-Mex twist on tacos such as the macha chicken, or the hipster death veggie tacos. Go early for the breakfast tacos and bowls, too!

4. World Street Kitchen

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2743 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 424-8855
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Sameh Wadi’s World Street Kitchen has been known to have a very global focus in its menu offerings, however the beef shawarma tacos with salsa arabe and tahini is the star of the show for their taco offerings, with the squash & mushroom taco being a worthy competitor for those seeking a vegetarian option.

5. Prieto Taqueria

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4751 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 315-5147
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Moving from Lyn-Lake Uptown to Tangletown, chef Alejandro Castillon is making mouthwatering tacos such as the brisket chipotle or fried eggplant, both of which burst at the seams with flavor.

6. Valerie's Taqueria Inc

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30 E 32nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 824-1577
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When Valerie’s Taqueria mentions that the tacos are made with love, it's an indisputable fact. With countless meat options served in a couple of different styles (Street Style or Norteno), it's hard to go wrong at Valerie’s.

7. Pineda Tacos Plus

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330 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 823-2222
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A crown jewel of taco spots on Lake Street, Pineda Tacos has been serving up countless patrons in their location that is no bigger than a living room, from burritos that one can cradle like a newborn, to delectable tacos with savory meats.

Tacos from Pineda Tacos
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8. Taqueria la Hacienda

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334 E Lake St #101
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 822-2715
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Maria and Miguel Zagal are the Queen and King of al pastor at this Lake Street establishment, coming from humble beginnings at Mercado Central, to their own establishment along Lake Street.

9. Tacos El Kevin

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3751 Portland Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 964-8818
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Recognized by numerous critics and patrons alike as one of the best taco spots in Minneapolis, Tacos El Kevin has been giving the tacos that Minneapolis truly deserves. Rest assured no matter the taco or the style it’s served in, Tacos El Kevin has it.

10. Nixta Tortilleria & Mexican takeout

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1222 NE 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Chef Gustavo Romero takes pride in his Nixtamal tortillas that he makes from scratch as a true labor or love. The tacos he serves up, along with the weekly meal kits to make your own tacos with, is quickly becoming Northeast’s favorite staple spot for tacos.

11. Taqueria Los Ocampo

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801 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 825-4978
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A staple on Lake Street and next door neighbor to Chicago Lake Liquors, Los Ocampo has been serving late night tacos in any choice of meat and toppings for the longest time.

Carne asada, al pastor, and carnitas tacos from Los Ocampo on a white plate with three lime quarters, all three topped with chopped cilantro and onions. Los Ocampo/Facebook

12. Taco Taxi

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1511 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 722-3293
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Located next door to Mercado Central, Taco Taxi has been serving up patrons left and right, satisfying tastebuds with their Birria de Chivo, with a spicy and flavorful consommé that might have someone quoting Oliver Twist.

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13. Rusty Taco

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522 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 315-5372
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With over five locations in the Twin Cities, Rusty Taco, the franchise started by Rusty Fenton has found its footing in the Twin Cities with a bevy of taco options for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The true star taco is their spicy fried chicken taco. Try it with their super hot habanero sauce if the tastebuds can handle it.

14. Taqueria y birrieria las cuatro milpas

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1526 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 834-8814

“Pick a birria, any birria,” should be the slogan of this Lake and Bloomington located spot. However their slogan of “Make Tacos, Not Walls” is the battle cry to unite everyone as one nation under Birria, with consommé and tacos for all.

15. Centro

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1414 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 345-5527
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Chef Jose Alarcon’s restaurant tucked into a cobblestone street corner in Northeast serves quick and tasty tacos with benefit of a full bar known for pitchers of margaritas. On warm days, sit outside and enjoy the views of the art and industrial mixed neighborhood.

16. Maya Cuisine

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1840 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 789-0775

Located a stones throw away from The Mill Northeast, Maya Cuisine has a salsa bar as far as the eye can see. Pair the salsas with any of the tacos they offer, and make sure to get an elote on the side.

A lineup of flour tortillas stuffed with chopped steak, onions, and cilantro
The massive salsa bar is a big draw at Maya
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17. El Taco Riendo

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2412 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 781-3000
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Another institution along the Central Avenue corridor in Northeast, El Taco Riendo rose from the ashes of a fire that almost burned it down during the pandemic, to continue serving the tacos Northeast deserves.

A dimly lit tray of street tacos in a paper boat and two elotes on a paper plate
This beloved northeast taco restaurant rebuilt after a fire that damaged many of the businesses on the block
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18. Taqueria Las Cañadas

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3333 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 913-2634

Hidden inside of Winner Gas Station, Taqueria Las Cañadas has a bevy of tacos, tortas, and more for any patron to stumble onto as a surprise.

A close-up of a saucy birria Taco from Taqueria Las Cañadas
Way better than beef jerky, this gas station taco is worth planning a trip around
Taqueria Las Cañadas/Facebook

19. Hamburguesas El Gordo #1

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4157 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 722-1087
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Located off Cedar Avenue, Hamburguesas Al Gordo has been making tacos left and right, from asada to pollo, and serves them with fresh tortillas and in two different styles, with carmelized onions and baggies of hot sauce to boot. Tackle a whole box of ten, and maybe have a Del Gordo burger, too.

20. Habanero Tacos Grill

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3223 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 501-6929
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Starting out as a food truck, Habanero Tacos has moved on up to a brick and mortar location a few blocks away from Hymie’s Records on Lake Street. Don’t mistake moving up for selling out, since Habanero is still serving delectable tacos. Get one, or three, or more!

21. Sonora Grill

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3300 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 722-2500
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A block away from habanero tacos is Sonora Grill, serving up numerous tacos that are fresh, experimental, and tasty. Whether the veggie tendencies guide to the roasted mushroom taco photographed, or maybe a shrimp tempura, Sonora Grill’s got you.

A brightly lit plate of mushroom tacos topped with shreds of carrots and coins of jalapeños
This East Lake Street stop also has a fantastic patio when the weather cooperates
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22. Brother's Taqueria

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2398 County Rd E
New Brighton, MN 55112
(651) 414-0093
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Located along Long Lake Road and County Road E in New Brighton, Brothers Taqueria has been rocking the suburbs with great tacos and fresh made meats since its inception. Feeling hungry? Tackle the machete taco.

An extreme close up of yellow corn tortilla tacos and a wrinkled jalapeño
A suburban destination for fantastic tacos
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23. La Tapatia

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2730 E Snelling Ser Dr Ste 200
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 253-6175
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Starting out near Falcon Heights on Larpenteur, and now moving into the former New Bohemia, Mama Marta and family are providing a slice of their native Guadelajara in all the tacos they offer. If the appetite compels, get a Torta Ahogada.

24. Tavial Grill

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1199 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 298-1000
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Brothers Victor and Tanis Alquicira have been serving patrons near and far with the tastiest tacos on West Seventh and Lexington in Saint Paul. Try the alambres or the tamales, which are just as tasty!

A tight close up on four stuffed, flour tortilla tacos with shredded lettuce and hefty drizzle of hot sauce
Don’t forget the hot sauce
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25. Pajarito

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605 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 340-9545
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Located a few blocks shy of Downtown Saint Paul, Tyge Nelson and Stephen Haase deliver delectable tacos, from traditional staples like the beef barbacoa and pollo verde, to the hearty torta with shaved beef and jalapeño cheese.

Two beef tacos topped with crumbly white cheese and giant leaves of cilantro on stoneware plates
Tacos from Pajarito
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26. Boca Chica | Restaurante Mexicano & Cantina

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11 Cesar Chavez St
St Paul, MN 55107
(651) 222-8499
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Serving West Saint Paul since 1964, Boca Chica has been a mainstay, serving up fantastic eats, but most notably, their Nopalitos con cebolla (grilled cactus and onion) tacos are a thing of marvel and beauty. Can’t go wrong with the shredded beef or Tinga de pollo tacos, either.

27. Taco Libre

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1221 S Robert St
West St Paul, MN 55118
(651) 444-8820
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Another West Saint Paul institution, Taco Libre has been living in the luchador aesthetics since 2015. With several meat and vegetarian options, its hard to go wrong at Taco Libre.

28. El Burrito Mercado

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175 Cesar Chavez St
St Paul, MN 55107
(651) 227-2192
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Equal parts market and restaurant, the West Saint Paul staple run currently by Milissa Silva-Diaz has been serving the westside since 1979, and hasn’t let up since, making the tastiest tacos, enchiladas, and not to mention, elotes, the Twin Cities has ever seen.

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29. Taqueria Los Paisanos

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825 E 7th St
St Paul, MN 55106
(651) 778-8062
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Located in Saint Paul’s Eastside, Taqueria Los Paisanos has been catching some notoriety not only for the tacos, enchiladas, and quesadillas it offers, but also for the consommé con carne it serves.

Tacos from Taqueria Los Paisanos
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1. Taberna Street Tacos

3126 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55416

One of the countless taco spots along Lake Street, Taberna is known for serving up delicious street-styled tacos. Experiment with the Korean BBQ or SW Chix Taco for a spell.

3126 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55416

2. Nico's Taco and Tequila Bar

2516 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405

A staple along Uptown’s Hennepin Avenue, Nico’s is known for serving fantastic tacos using their own house made Nixtamal tortillas, which help make selections like birria tacos or the camaron asado tacos come alive. There’s also a St. Paul location.

2516 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405

3. MB Foodhouse

3346 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Located next door to Five Watt Coffee, Chef/Owner Kristen Martinez of MOODIEBLACK fame is serving up a fresh and revolutionary Tex-Mex twist on tacos such as the macha chicken, or the hipster death veggie tacos. Go early for the breakfast tacos and bowls, too!

3346 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

4. World Street Kitchen

2743 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Sameh Wadi’s World Street Kitchen has been known to have a very global focus in its menu offerings, however the beef shawarma tacos with salsa arabe and tahini is the star of the show for their taco offerings, with the squash & mushroom taco being a worthy competitor for those seeking a vegetarian option.

2743 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

5. Prieto Taqueria

4751 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419

Moving from Lyn-Lake Uptown to Tangletown, chef Alejandro Castillon is making mouthwatering tacos such as the brisket chipotle or fried eggplant, both of which burst at the seams with flavor.

4751 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419

6. Valerie's Taqueria Inc

30 E 32nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

When Valerie’s Taqueria mentions that the tacos are made with love, it's an indisputable fact. With countless meat options served in a couple of different styles (Street Style or Norteno), it's hard to go wrong at Valerie’s.

30 E 32nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

7. Pineda Tacos Plus

330 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Tacos from Pineda Tacos
Pineda Tacos/Yelp

A crown jewel of taco spots on Lake Street, Pineda Tacos has been serving up countless patrons in their location that is no bigger than a living room, from burritos that one can cradle like a newborn, to delectable tacos with savory meats.

330 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

8. Taqueria la Hacienda

334 E Lake St #101, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Maria and Miguel Zagal are the Queen and King of al pastor at this Lake Street establishment, coming from humble beginnings at Mercado Central, to their own establishment along Lake Street.

334 E Lake St #101
Minneapolis, MN 55408

9. Tacos El Kevin

3751 Portland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Recognized by numerous critics and patrons alike as one of the best taco spots in Minneapolis, Tacos El Kevin has been giving the tacos that Minneapolis truly deserves. Rest assured no matter the taco or the style it’s served in, Tacos El Kevin has it.

3751 Portland Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407

10. Nixta Tortilleria & Mexican takeout

1222 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Chef Gustavo Romero takes pride in his Nixtamal tortillas that he makes from scratch as a true labor or love. The tacos he serves up, along with the weekly meal kits to make your own tacos with, is quickly becoming Northeast’s favorite staple spot for tacos.

1222 NE 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55413

11. Taqueria Los Ocampo

801 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Carne asada, al pastor, and carnitas tacos from Los Ocampo on a white plate with three lime quarters, all three topped with chopped cilantro and onions. Los Ocampo/Facebook

A staple on Lake Street and next door neighbor to Chicago Lake Liquors, Los Ocampo has been serving late night tacos in any choice of meat and toppings for the longest time.

801 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407

12. Taco Taxi

1511 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Taco Taxi/Facebook

Located next door to Mercado Central, Taco Taxi has been serving up patrons left and right, satisfying tastebuds with their Birria de Chivo, with a spicy and flavorful consommé that might have someone quoting Oliver Twist.

1511 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407

13. Rusty Taco

522 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

With over five locations in the Twin Cities, Rusty Taco, the franchise started by Rusty Fenton has found its footing in the Twin Cities with a bevy of taco options for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The true star taco is their spicy fried chicken taco. Try it with their super hot habanero sauce if the tastebuds can handle it.

522 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414

14. Taqueria y birrieria las cuatro milpas

1526 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

“Pick a birria, any birria,” should be the slogan of this Lake and Bloomington located spot. However their slogan of “Make Tacos, Not Walls” is the battle cry to unite everyone as one nation under Birria, with consommé and tacos for all.

1526 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407

15. Centro

1414 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Chef Jose Alarcon’s restaurant tucked into a cobblestone street corner in Northeast serves quick and tasty tacos with benefit of a full bar known for pitchers of margaritas. On warm days, sit outside and enjoy the views of the art and industrial mixed neighborhood.

1414 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

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16. Maya Cuisine

1840 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
A lineup of flour tortillas stuffed with chopped steak, onions, and cilantro
The massive salsa bar is a big draw at Maya
Maya Cuisine/Facebook

Located a stones throw away from The Mill Northeast, Maya Cuisine has a salsa bar as far as the eye can see. Pair the salsas with any of the tacos they offer, and make sure to get an elote on the side.

1840 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

17. El Taco Riendo

2412 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
A dimly lit tray of street tacos in a paper boat and two elotes on a paper plate
This beloved northeast taco restaurant rebuilt after a fire that damaged many of the businesses on the block
Ali Elabbady

Another institution along the Central Avenue corridor in Northeast, El Taco Riendo rose from the ashes of a fire that almost burned it down during the pandemic, to continue serving the tacos Northeast deserves.

2412 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

18. Taqueria Las Cañadas

3333 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
A close-up of a saucy birria Taco from Taqueria Las Cañadas
Way better than beef jerky, this gas station taco is worth planning a trip around
Taqueria Las Cañadas/Facebook

Hidden inside of Winner Gas Station, Taqueria Las Cañadas has a bevy of tacos, tortas, and more for any patron to stumble onto as a surprise.

3333 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

19. Hamburguesas El Gordo #1

4157 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Located off Cedar Avenue, Hamburguesas Al Gordo has been making tacos left and right, from asada to pollo, and serves them with fresh tortillas and in two different styles, with carmelized onions and baggies of hot sauce to boot. Tackle a whole box of ten, and maybe have a Del Gordo burger, too.

4157 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407

20. Habanero Tacos Grill

3223 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Starting out as a food truck, Habanero Tacos has moved on up to a brick and mortar location a few blocks away from Hymie’s Records on Lake Street. Don’t mistake moving up for selling out, since Habanero is still serving delectable tacos. Get one, or three, or more!

3223 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406

21. Sonora Grill

3300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
A brightly lit plate of mushroom tacos topped with shreds of carrots and coins of jalapeños
This East Lake Street stop also has a fantastic patio when the weather cooperates
Sonora Grill/official photo

A block away from habanero tacos is Sonora Grill, serving up numerous tacos that are fresh, experimental, and tasty. Whether the veggie tendencies guide to the roasted mushroom taco photographed, or maybe a shrimp tempura, Sonora Grill’s got you.

3300 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406

22. Brother's Taqueria

2398 County Rd E, New Brighton, MN 55112
An extreme close up of yellow corn tortilla tacos and a wrinkled jalapeño
A suburban destination for fantastic tacos
Official Website

Located along Long Lake Road and County Road E in New Brighton, Brothers Taqueria has been rocking the suburbs with great tacos and fresh made meats since its inception. Feeling hungry? Tackle the machete taco.

2398 County Rd E
New Brighton, MN 55112

23. La Tapatia

2730 E Snelling Ser Dr Ste 200, Roseville, MN 55113

Starting out near Falcon Heights on Larpenteur, and now moving into the former New Bohemia, Mama Marta and family are providing a slice of their native Guadelajara in all the tacos they offer. If the appetite compels, get a Torta Ahogada.

2730 E Snelling Ser Dr Ste 200
Roseville, MN 55113

24. Tavial Grill

1199 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
A tight close up on four stuffed, flour tortilla tacos with shredded lettuce and hefty drizzle of hot sauce
Don’t forget the hot sauce
Official Website

Brothers Victor and Tanis Alquicira have been serving patrons near and far with the tastiest tacos on West Seventh and Lexington in Saint Paul. Try the alambres or the tamales, which are just as tasty!

1199 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102

25. Pajarito

605 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
Two beef tacos topped with crumbly white cheese and giant leaves of cilantro on stoneware plates
Tacos from Pajarito
Pajarito/Facebook

Located a few blocks shy of Downtown Saint Paul, Tyge Nelson and Stephen Haase deliver delectable tacos, from traditional staples like the beef barbacoa and pollo verde, to the hearty torta with shaved beef and jalapeño cheese.

605 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102

26. Boca Chica | Restaurante Mexicano & Cantina

11 Cesar Chavez St, St Paul, MN 55107

Serving West Saint Paul since 1964, Boca Chica has been a mainstay, serving up fantastic eats, but most notably, their Nopalitos con cebolla (grilled cactus and onion) tacos are a thing of marvel and beauty. Can’t go wrong with the shredded beef or Tinga de pollo tacos, either.

11 Cesar Chavez St
St Paul, MN 55107

27. Taco Libre

1221 S Robert St, West St Paul, MN 55118

Another West Saint Paul institution, Taco Libre has been living in the luchador aesthetics since 2015. With several meat and vegetarian options, its hard to go wrong at Taco Libre.

1221 S Robert St
West St Paul, MN 55118

28. El Burrito Mercado

175 Cesar Chavez St, St Paul, MN 55107
El Burrito Mercado/Facebook

Equal parts market and restaurant, the West Saint Paul staple run currently by Milissa Silva-Diaz has been serving the westside since 1979, and hasn’t let up since, making the tastiest tacos, enchiladas, and not to mention, elotes, the Twin Cities has ever seen.

175 Cesar Chavez St
St Paul, MN 55107

29. Taqueria Los Paisanos

825 E 7th St, St Paul, MN 55106
Tacos from Taqueria Los Paisanos
Yelp

Located in Saint Paul’s Eastside, Taqueria Los Paisanos has been catching some notoriety not only for the tacos, enchiladas, and quesadillas it offers, but also for the consommé con carne it serves.

825 E 7th St
St Paul, MN 55106

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