10 Best Tacos in Metro Phoenix

If you have room after the veggie taco, we recommend branching out to the chicken at Otro Cafe.
If you have room after the veggie taco, we recommend branching out to the chicken at Otro Cafe.
Katie Johnson

There are a lot of things you can get sick of: instant coffee, canned soup, relatives....

But tacos? Tacos are not one of them. Whether they come to us by way of wheels or waiter, in flour or corn tortillas, with savory meats or sauteed veggies, it seems our taste buds never tire of a well-made taco. With so many options around the Valley, it's hard to know where to start. Which is why we narrowed it down to the 10 best tacos in metro Phoenix.

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Cactus and sausage is your new match made in heaven.
Cactus and sausage is your new match made in heaven.
Katie Johnson

Nopales and longaniza taco from El Tlacoyo

El Tlacoyo's hours don't make it easy. For the majority of the week, they're only open four hours a day and certain specialty items are only offered on weekends. But if you coordinate you schedules, make the drive, and order the nopales and longaniza taco, you, dear friends, will not be disappointed. Sausage and cactus come together in a corn tortilla to deliver a flavor unlike anything else we've experienced in town. It starts out sweet and savory but before you know it, your tongue is on fire. (In the good way, of course.)

What these babies lack in nutritional value they make up for in serious flavor.
What these babies lack in nutritional value they make up for in serious flavor.
Katie Johnson

Taco de papa from La Tolteca

For hungry downtown-ers, La Tolteca is one-stop shopping. The Mexican market that doubles as a panadera and carnicera also acts as a restaurant, serving up a wide selection of your south-of-the-border favorites, including a lesser-seen menu item: the taco de papa. Another vegetarian friendly fair, the taco de papa features potato, lettuce, cheese, salsa, and sour cream, served in a hard shell taco. Think of it as the Mexican equivalent of the baked potato.



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