The taco is perhaps the perfect food: It’s equally delicious when prepared using family recipes or bouts of culinary insanity. It’s hand-held and portable. And, most importantly, it’s available pretty much anywhere: trucks, fine dining restaurants, family gatherings, and random Tuesdays at dingy-ass bars alike. A great taco is easy to find. But these, well, these are beyond great.
Behold, the best taco joint in every state. You’ll find a huge mix here, from family-owned small-town taquerias to unexpectedly sumptuous mashups, and more than a few trucks. Consider this a starter list for an endless Taco Tuesday, and by all means use the comments section to add to the conversation. After all, we’re in a golden age, and discovery is all the more wonderful when there’s carnitas involved.