The Mexican-Style Grasshopper Tacos You Have to Try When You're in South Beach
1. Mario Bros. Tacos5942 Abrams Rd, Dallas
2. La GaviotaTaqueria265 W Comstock St, Dallas
3. El Taxqueño Taquería207 W Suffolk Avenue, Dallas
4. Mi Lindo Oaxaca2535 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas
5. Taco Rico #22850 W Clarendon Dr, Dallas
6. La Huasteca Tacos Y Tortas723 S Beacon St, Dallas
7. Taqueria Guanajuato1015 E McKinney St, Denton
8. Aguilera’s Cafe2005 N Grove St, Dallas
Ok, so the name is a total rip off, but what's more charming than a mom n pop shop using an unlicensed character to market delicious tacos? Nothing, that's what.
The most unassuming of unassuming holes in the wall. This taco haven seems forever teetering on the edge, having changed ownership so many times. The only thing consistent is the utter scrumptiousness of their Mexican fare.
Owned by Maria and Armando Monroy, this taco joint serves up picadillo with potatoes and onions and fajitas supplemented by handmade corn tortillas, among other authentic eats. Cyclists get a 10% discount when they prove they rode to the taco joint, so hop on your bike fast!
Serving up authentic Mexican fare in a no frills, counter service joint, Mi Lindo Oaxaca may not be a lot to look at, but don't knock it's strip mall exterior. Inside, sample traditional dishes that characterize the region of Oaxaca, including memela with chorizo, chepil tamales, and of course tacos: piled on slightly crisped blue corn tortillas, take your pick from meats like salty, sliced beef rib or roasted chapulines (grasshoppers!)
This simple Mexican joint serves Northern Mexican classics. Their steamed tacos, which house shredded beef and potatoes or picadillo, are superb.
What looks like a pizza place, complete with laminate booths and a giant menu over the counter, is actually a pretty tasty Mexican joint. The place serves all the classics, but its worth going on the weekends for their lamb barbacoa, only served during that time.
This taqueria shares its space with a convenience store but is plenty authentic even so. The tacos guanajuatenses feature thick slabs of seasoned bistec, nopales and sautéed onions snuggled within corn tortillas and they are most certainly a must-order.
Unless you know the address, you’ll likely never find Aguilera’s Café. And unless you go soon, you’ll likely never enjoy the tiny menu cooked by lifelong owner and veteran, Santos Aguilera. Operating out of a shabby white house with turquoise trim and no signage (it’s on the inside), this hidden Fort Worth staple is dimly lit with a smattering of fading booths and tables under WWII memorabilia. The food at Aguilera's does not match its image; the homemade chorizo and carne guisada (beef stew) will make even the pickiest of Tex-Mex eaters melt.