7 Best Taco Joints in Charlotte

Tacos Aren't Only for Tuesdays

“Hey Joe, what do you want to eat?” My answer is usually a long list, but Tacos are always on top! I love tacos so much! As a self proclaimed taco aficionado I have compiled a list of local spots that you must check out when you are tired of eating Chipotle.

This list is just a list of places (no rank), because just like asking a parent to choose their favorite child I can’t choose one as my favorite.

1. Maverick Rock Taco – Montford

Check them out on Wednesday night for Uno, Dos, Tres Night - $1 Tecate Beers, $2 Chicken Tacos, and $3 Margaritas.

2. RuRus Tacos & Tequila – Eastover

RuRu’s is the hot place for swanky tacos and they have one of the best outdoor patios in Charlotte (they have plenty of heaters and fire pits when its chilly), I suggest a house margarita and two Fat Guy in a Little Coat Tacos (Steak Tacos).  

3. Cantina 1511 – Park Road

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Located in the Park Road Shopping Center, my two go to tacos there are the Marco Polo and the Shrimp Po Boy with their table side Guacamole.

4. Sabor Latin Street Grill – Hawthorne

Sabor has a true ‘Taco Tuesday’ Special with $1 Chicken and Ground Beef tacos. The $1 tacos are good but I go for the Steak Authenticos Tacos - marinated grilled steak, cilantro, and diced onions on a corn tortilla with a lime wedge… My mouth is watering right now!

5. Bakersfield – Dilworth

This is a cool hang out spot that mixes a Whiskey Bar and Tacos. They have great chips and guacamole. My go to taco here is the Pork Belly Pastor.

6. Vida Vida – Uptown

Great spot to grab tacos before going to any of the bars and clubs in the Epicentre. My two favorites are the Carnitas and the Fried Chicken Taco.

7. Cabo Fish Taco – NoDa

Ummm it’s in the name order the Fish Taco!

By no means are these all the taco joints in Charlotte. Feel free to comment and tell us where else we should check out! And remember tacos are not only meant for Tuesdays!

- Joseph Smith
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