the 120 tacos you must eat before you die

The Meat of It

Nov 18, 2015 By José R. Ralat

Let the vast universe of succulent cuts, chewy entrails, and cooking techniques be a mystery to you no more.

Best Tacos: Houston

Nov 18, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Cachete, Gerardo’s Drive-in Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 5 Price: $2 One of the more curious culinary pageants in Houston happens every Thursday…

Best Tacos: Corpus Christi

Nov 18, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Carne Guisada, Southside Barbacoa Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4 Price: $2.49 On Saturdays, the carne guisada tacos, filled with cubed beef in a…

Best Tacos: El Paso

Nov 18, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Potato and Egg, H&H Car Wash and Coffee Shop Type: Breakfast Rating: 5 Price: $4.99/plate Put aside the fact that H&H is…

Best Tacos: Austin

Nov 17, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Lengua, La Posada Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4.75 Price: $2.80 La Posada is hidden between a liquor store and an insurance agency—blink and…

Best Tacos: Lubbock

Nov 17, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Carne Asada, Cancún Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4 Price: $8.59/plate Somehow mini-tacos make you feel as if you haven’t blown your diet. Cradled…

Best Tacos: Rio Grande Valley

Nov 17, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Chilaquiles, Anita’s Cafe Type: Breakfast Rating: 4.25 Price: $1.79 Watching the tortilla lady at work in this little place, with its cheery rooster-themed decor, you feel like a guest in someone’s home. Best…

Best Tacos: Fort Worth

Nov 17, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Brisket, Mi Cocula Mexican Grill Type: Modern American Rating: 4.5 Price: $12/plate At this hidden shopping-center gem, tender shreds of smoked beef…

Best Tacos: Galveston

Nov 17, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Pork, Mercadito y Taqueria Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4.5 Price: $2.29 The cheery, bare-bones joint won’t win awards for decor—it’s a grocery…

Best Tacos: Midland-Odessa

Nov 17, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Al Pastor, Taqueria Guadalajara Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4.25 Price: $2 At this American Graffiti–meets–Mexico joint, the baskets of cinnamon-and-achiote-spiked tacos al pastor are even better with a dash of chile de árbol salsa. (Your…

Best Tacos: Amarillo

Nov 17, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Al Pastor, El Tejavan Type: Classic Mexican Rating: 4.75 Price: $8.99/platter Here in cattle country, it’s beef—not pork—that’s cooked al pastor. The well-marinated steak is elevated by simple cilantro, onions, and freshly made corn…