September 04, 2021
Best Taco Places in Miami
If you're looking for the best tacos in Miami, you've come to the right place. We understand. We crave tacos all the time, and you'd be surprised how difficult it is to find good ones in Miami. They aren't as well-known as the best Cuban restaurants in Miami, nor are they as well-known as the best pizza in Miami. Tacos, on the other hand, are more difficult—but not impossible. Whether you're looking for trendy modern takes or no-fuss classic Mexican al pastor, we've got you covered. Check them out below and
start making a taco calendar (the best kind of calendar) so you can try them all.
Coyo Taco, the powerful Wynwood institution (that has expanded to Brickell and Coral Gables) inspired a global network of popular Mexican eateries, cannot be missing from any taco list. Its first location, with its outside picnic chairs filled with people biting into tacos, burritos, and other Mexican food daily, remains it's most popular. The menu is primarily made up of dishes you'd know (and eagerly devour), such as al pastor and carne asada. Don't be afraid to try something new, like the carnitas de pato with additional (a lot) of Coyo's house-made hot sauce. You'll never want ordinary carnitas again.
This delightful taco shack serves street-style tacos in homemade blue masa corn tortillas in two convenient locations (we prefer the North Beach location for its proximity to parking and the sand). The tortillas are purple, and while the fillings can be a little sparse, the quality never fails to impress. Oh, and don't forget to add a side of hot, fluffy totopos and guac to your order. We could fill a mattress with them and sleep soundly for the rest of our lives.
Taquerias El Mexicano
The Ball & Chain team gave this old-school Mexican establishment a much-needed makeover a couple of years ago. The menu has been updated as well, with a new brunch menu featuring hangover-curing favorites like chilaquiles and huevos rancheros served in the restaurant's large back garden. The modest Mexican tacos that made this establishment famous are still available for four dollars. Also, Taquerias is a Mexican sweets shop on the second floor that leads to a hidden cocktail lounge. Both are well
worth checking out.