2021 Best Taco Stands in the U.S.A.

Guisados, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Tacos in the U.S.A.

Top 10 Taco Restaurants in America

Are you a taco traditionalist who enjoys a corn tortilla stuffed with meat, cilantro and salsa? Or, perhaps you favor more out-of-the-box fillings, such as tater tots and guacamole? Both takes can be found on GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Taco Spots in the U.S. These selections are presented in alphabetical order.

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Barrio Lakewood
12/20

At Barrio Lakewood, every aspect of your taco is customizable: corn or flour, braised beef or spicy, house-made chorizo, and the list goes on. There are also about a dozen salsas and sauces from which to choose, including chipotle crema, habanero mango and fiery Barrio Secret. See More

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Coyo Taco
QB

Coyo Taco in Miami presents a variety of tacos (al pastor, carne asada, cochinita pibil, etc.) on hand-pressed tortillas. See More

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Don Pedro Carnitas
QB

Don Pedro Carnitas is a locals' favorite in Chicago. Individual tacos are available, but most patrons order the pork by the pound. Served family-style with tortillas and salsas, they're a fiery, design-it-yourself meal. See More

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El Taco de Mexico
QB

El Taco de Mexico turns out what many locals consider to be the most authentic south-of-the-border eats in Denver. Soft corn tacos, griddled on the flattop and filled with meats, cilantro, onions and a swipe of salsa, are rustic and loaded with flavor. See More

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Galaxy Cantina & Grill
14/20

The team from George's at the Cove takes on tacos at Galaxy Cantina in La Jolla, California. Organic, heirloom corn tortillas, ground and made in-house daily, cradle a variety of meats, seafood and vegetables, with inventive sauces and salsas. See More

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Guisados
QB

At LA's Guisados, about a dozen savory stews are slow cooked to melting tenderness, and nestled onto corn tortillas. We're partial to the cochinita pibil and the chicken mole poblano. Vegetarians have nice options, too, from hongos (mushroom) with cilantro to the most mouth-numbing chiles torreados. See More

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Los Tacos No. 1
QB

Los Tacos No. 1 in New York's Chelsea Market serves up corn and flour tortillas topped with carne asada (steak), chicken and nopal (grilled cactus). However, the star of the show is the adobada, also known as al pastor, marinated pork sliced from a rotating spit. See More

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Nick's Crispy Tacos
QB

Nick's Crispy Tacos in San Francisco uses local, top-quality ingredients. Regulars will tell you that the carnitas taco "Nick's Way" — braised shredded pork with pico de gallo and pinto beans in a hard shell tucked into a soft tortilla with guacamole and Jack cheese — is the ringer. See More

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The Original El Taco
12/20

At The Original El Taco in Atlanta, guests can choose from a variety of tacos, such as smoked chicken, fried chicken, fried fish, steak, pork carnitas and eggplant. See More

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Xochi
14/20

Chef Hugo Ortega draws inspiration from Mexico's state of Oaxaca at downtown Houston spot Xochi, named after Xóchitl (the Nahuatl word for "flower"). A must-try is the mole tasting plate with four classic Oaxacan sauces with handmade tortillas for dipping. See More

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