Houston is known for many things. Home to NASA Space Center, Buffalo Bayou Park, and the origin of the phenomenon that is Screw music, the city can be referred to as Space City, Bayou City, Screwston, H-town, or even “the H” for short. Though “Taco Town” is not a name that has caught on just yet, it’s one that’s surely deserving.
The city sits at a crossroads with unbeatable tacos served any time of day. There are breakfast tacos served on handmade flour tortillas to kickstart your morning, birria-style tacos that are perfect for lunch, suadero tacos optimal for a snack to hold you over until dinner, and carne asada tacos that hit just right after a late night out. Weekends call for the most robust tacos — heavenly barbacoa tacos with the creamy, spicy green salsa and juices that drip down your arm; brisket-stuffed tacos large enough to feed an army; and tacos de trompo — marinated pork cooked on a vertical spit and finished on the plancha before bathed in lime and coated in colorful salsas, including roja, verde, and aguacate.
So, now it’s time to start your Houston taco journey. Tacos A Go Go, LaMacro, Eight Row Flint, La Chingada, Gerardo’s Drive-in, La Calle Tacos, and Taconmadre Taquerias have been removed, but we’ve made way for essential taqueria establishments like Cochinita & Co., Tacos Bomberos, Taqueria Don Tin, Tacos Tec, TJ Birria y Mas, Loz Lokoz Tacoz, Boombox Taco, and Taqueria Del Sol.
While this list is not ranked, and it’s impossible (though painful not) to include every bomb taqueria in the city, here are 15 taco joints every Houstonian should try at least once.
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