If there’s anything Texans know, it’s tacos. So when we we were curious about the best taco joints in Texas, we turned to the locals who reviewed on Yelp. To determine these rankings, we looked at the highest star ratings in metro areas that had the highest number of reviews. According to Yelp, here are 10 of the top best places to grab a taco in the Lone Star State. There are many more great tacos available in Texas that didn’t make this list. What are your favorite places to get tacos in Texas? Let us know.
10. Fuego Tortilla Grill, College Station
Located in one of the most popular college towns in Texas, the locals rave about the Dr. Pepper Cowboy while giving 4 stars in over 269 reviews.
9. Tacodeli, Austin
With 4.5 Stars on nearly all five of the Austin locations, there has to be something in the tortilla. Pop in one morning for one of their phenomenal breakfast tacos, the Jess Special being a particular favorite.
8. Torchy’s Tacos, Multiple Locations
With 4 stars, 963 reviews and multiple locations throughout the entire state, Torchy’s is a behemoth in the taco world.
7. Velvet Taco, Houston
Take a stroll to Velvet Taco to indulge in some phenomenal catfish or buffalo chicken tacos (and save room for the red velvet cake for dessert).
6. Meso Maya, Dallas
4.5 stars, 566 reviews, and it is located in a renovated tortilla factory — how much more amazing can it get? Try the carne asada or brisket tacos. Most of the items on the menu are gluten-free, and the avocado margarita tastes beautifully with any meal.
5. Tacos Tierra Caliente, Houston
With 4.5 stars and 457 reviews, this is a food truck you must stop and taste. The barbacoa and lengua tacos taste like divinity, just make sure to order several as they run on the smaller side.
4. Rosario’s Mexican Cafe Y Cantina, San Antonio
This San Antonio staple is bringing in food lovers from all over the state. With perfectly cooked Carne Asada and tender pulled pork, it’s no surprise that Rosario’s has received 4 stars in over 1205 reviews.
3. El Manantial, Amarillo
It’s located in an industrial area a bit off the highway, but travelers have been going off the beaten path to get some of the most exquisite homemade corn tortillas in the area. With plentiful helpings within and outside the tacos, it’s no wonder this place is a local treasure.
2. L & J Cafe, El Paso
The locals and tourists swear by the L&J Cafe in El Paso. The red meat for tacos is delicious, and, if you can fit it in, try to the flan for dessert.
1. Fuel City, Dallas
If there’s a line there’s usually a reason, so you might want to eat there. And there’s a line most times of the day, with eaters coming around the clock to this combination eatery.