Cochino Taco

The menu at Johnny Ballen’s (of the Squeaky Bean) taqueria features 16 different taco options and a poblano chile-topped burger. Try the Squealers: brined, braised, and crisped pig tails.


Inspired by chef Ignacio Leon's rich heritage, this restaurant mixes traditional Mexican fare with modern touches. Try the shrimp ceviche.

R Taco

R Taco (formerly known as Rusty Taco) started as a food truck in Dallas, and it maintains its Texan influence. Enjoy breakfast tacos all day or try the fried chicken taco with a margarita for dinner.


Palenque Mezcaleria

Tucked behind Adelitas Cocina y Cantina rests Colorado's first mezcaleria. Learn more about mezcal (and sip on more than 75 varieties of the libation) and snack on small plates like the Oaxacan cheese queso and shrimp and mango ceviche.

Tortas A Toda Madre

Known as ATM for short, this Berkeley joint offers an extensive menu of tortas, quesadillas, burritos, and tacos.

Torchy's Tacos

Born in the heart of Austin, Texas, this eatery slings tacos featuring eclectic ingredients like jerk chicken, ahi tuna, and fried avocado. Try the breakfast tacos, and don't miss the chips and queso.

Los Chingones (Denver Tech Center)

An extension of chef-owner Troy Guard's TAG family, Los Chingones is shareable Mexican cuisine with a distinctive style. The menu is marked by staples such as ceviche, funditos, and tacos. 

La Loma

This local favorite offers a menu of classic Mexican eats (think: flautas, tacos, and fajitas) in a historic setting. Pair your meal with one of the refreshing house margaritas.

Dos Santos Taqueria de Mexico

Two brothers (who own restaurants in Cozumel, Mexico) are behind this fresh, Yucatecan-inspired taqueria. The menu features light, seafood-centric dishes like aguachiles and a green taco made with butter lettuce, raw tuna, fried leeks, and poppy seeds.

Taco Junky

This eclectic cantina offers an array of infused tequilas and playful tacos like the Cayman, stuffed with curried chicken, coconut guacamole, and mezcal pineapple. Don't miss the standout Poc-Toc-Benny at brunch, which features potato-plaintain fritters as a delicious stand in for English muffins.