Seven of Dallas' Best Taquerias to Help You Celebrate Today's National Taco Day

Categories: Best Of Dallas

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I wouldn't be the first to note that tacos are somehow disproportionately satisfying for their size and cost. Where else can you by a smile with a free side of hot sauce for just a buck and change? Wash one down with a fizzy Topo Chico and then order another.

It's National Taco Day, and this is the year you celebrate with the enthusiasm the holiday deserves.

La Banqueta (pictured above)
While the Bryan Street location remains in limbo, there are there other spots to get your suadero taco fix. Fort Worth and Arlington both have their own locations now, and East Dallas still has the Gaston Avenue taqueria that's tucked inside a gas station and convenience store.

La Banqueta's tacos are simple and honest. The flavor of the meats shine through with little distraction. That is, until you pick up that bottle of salsa and draw an arc of creamy, green heat. Don't visit this one first on your Taco Day taco binge; you may never leave.

*****

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La Nueva Fresh and Hot
The corn tortillas here are amazing. The light fluffy rounds cradle delicious fillings and the salsas they make on site are good enough to take home. (Containers are in the reach in if you're inclined.) Many of the taco fillings are good here, but the guisado verde is the best. In fact, coupled with those tortillas it was enough for us to award them best taqueria in 2012.

*****

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Catherine Downes
Taqueria Y Carniceria Guanajuato
Pull up to this small grocery and carniceria on a weekend morning and the smell of deep-fried swine will set off a sensory overload.This is the flavor of pig celebrated in a luxurious bath of it's own fat. The French have confit, but the Mexicans have carnitas, and when wrapped in a tortilla and garnished with lime, the Mexicans just may pull off the win.

*****

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Restaurant Y Taquería Cristina
So the tortillas here are a little oily, and barbacoa is heavy too. Somehow, likely through some kitchen voodoo, the tacos achieve an element of brightness that's rare. Please be careful with the salsas. Each is made fresh and they both pack a punch, though one is likely to level you.

Location Info

Tacos La Banqueta - CLOSED

4500 Bryan St., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

La Nueva Fresh & Hot

9625 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Restaurant Y Taquería Cristina

10909 Webb Chapel Road, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Barbacoa Estilo Hidalgo

6131 Lake June Place, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Bachman Tacos and Grill

3311 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Los Torres Taquería

1322 W. Clarendon Drive, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant


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12 comments
marychihuas
marychihuas

I recommend Monterrey Taquerias in Garland, fresh homemade corn and flour tortillas made when you order, the meats are delicious, and the barbacoa the best ive had in DFW its just like if you're in MEX. Definitely a try.

blot_inkspot1
blot_inkspot1

I'm recommending Taquiera Rosy inside the gas station at 635 & Coit, and the taquiera inside Jamal's Convenience Store on K Ave. in Plano, for consideration in 2014.

The_triplefake_Brandon_Eley
The_triplefake_Brandon_Eley

If you can wait until Monday, Taquería Cristina has a lunch special of 4 tacos for 4.99.  I love the warm salsa that comes with the chips.  

Idontlivindallas
Idontlivindallas

Just because it's gets most of the Taco Attention doesn't mean you should exclude Fuel City!!!

Twinwillow
Twinwillow

I'm going to wait until Tacos Le Banqueta re-opens across from the original on Bryan Street to celebrate my National Taco Day. Soon I hope because the building is now under construction.

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

Taqueria Pinocho at Columbia and Carroll is awesome

rorshach_85
rorshach_85

Really?  Caesar's doesn't make your list?  


P1Gunter
P1Gunter

@scott.reitz @Idontlivindallas You're high. Some of the Fuel City tacos are mediocre, but their picadillo tacos are to die for and very few other taquerias even make picadillo.

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