Have you been hunting for the perfect fish taco? Or do you prefer authentic Chicano? We’ve assembled a collection of top taco connoisseurs from across the map who are here to help you taco like a local. Check out all the pro tips and salsa secrets our four Localeurs shared with us in the links below.
Meet Our Localeurs
CITRUS & SALT
From its pink walls, to their stringed lights and brightly colored Mexican-inspired murals donning the walls, @CitrusSaltBos in Boston's Back Bay may be the GOAT of photographic venues!
From the short rib double stack to the gulf shrimp "Diablo" to the roasted cauliflower with squash and apple habanero salsa, there's something for everyone to “taco bout” at @burrobrookline!
DON’T FORGET STREET FOOD
Tacos are the quintessential, humble Mexican street food. Take a stroll in downtown Mexico City and pick from tons of street vendors. If the line is long, you know it’s good.
The menu is short, the music is quirky, the crowd is hip, but mainly because they're absurdly delicious! Order their version of pastor on freshly made flour tortillas, the beans and the chicharrón taco, which is a glorious, fatty piece of heaven.
TAQEURIA LOS COCUYOS
Los Cocuyos is among the best you can eat in downtown Mexico City. There are many meats to choose from, but suadero and lengua (beef tongue) are especially good here.
Stroll through picturesque Providence and stop at Tallulah's Taqueria, a chef-driven, authentic Chicano spot serving fresh, local and delicious Mexican food.
GURNEY’S NEWPORT RESORT & MARINA
Gurney's may be known for its Montauk outpost, but there's a reason the upscale beach resort landed in Rhode Island. Grab the fish tacos at the waterside restaurant and watch the sun set over the Newport Bridge.
If you're looking to enjoy your tacos with a side of Vitamin D on a sunny Seattle day, you'd probably better head over to either of @chupacabra's two locations ASAP. This grungy spot is as much a bar as it is a restaurant, and the only thing better than a michelada on the patio is two micheladas on the patio.
The only bad thing about it? The sand-dollar-sized, street-style tacos at @tacoschukis are so good you'll never feel like you've ordered enough of 'em. If you're really starving during a night out on Capitol Hill, order a baby burrito as well and you just might get your fill. Oh, and you definitely should add guac and grilled pineapple to everything.
When I want tacos that remind me of my homestate of Texas, I head to @graciaseattle. This dateworthy spot is great for the chicken tinga. Wash it down with a spicy margarita, then take a stroll down Ballard Avenue.