Whether or not you buy into the idea of the afterlife, it’s pretty much inarguable that coming back as a taco would be a nice way to better humanity your next time around, especially if said taco were from one of these taquerias fantasticas.
At least once a week you’ll find me aiming a salsa verde bottle at a heap of nachos in this Alberta Street mainstay. A truly formidable stack of perfectly crisp chips, cheese, meat, beans, pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole, they are some of the very best in the city. Or if you're feeling slightly less decadent, get the grilled garden vegetable tacos.
It’s hard to find but easy to love this secret taco factory in the back of a Mexican grocery on the main street of St. Johns—delicious dollar tacos, piñatas, and tubs of lard all in one place? Heaven!
On a dark drizzly eve, it’s hard to find a cozier spot to cuddle with a tumbler of tequila and a few tacos from the dedicated taco menu (salmon tacos are A++). People watching is excellent too--you're inches from the steady and fascinating stream of hipster-centric 28th Avenue foot traffic.
Fusion gone right, these hip mobile taco savants set up camp all over the city, so you can pretty much get your short rib or bulgogi beef taco fix anywhere, anytime. Meat-free folk, try the spicy tofu.
Furthering the guisado cause here in PDX, this busy taqueria specializes in Mexico City-style stewed meat and vegetable-filled tacos, burritos & quesadillas served alongside unique cocktails like the Horchata Borracha and Señor Brown (mescal and apple soda). Excellent house salsas round out a Mexican experience that’s deliciously outside the norm.
The lines never seem to let up at these wildly popular, wildly colorful taquerias. Icy margaritas and Micheladas, tasty tacos crafted with local and sustainable meats and produce, and heated year-round patios make for a spirits-lifting mini-vacation.
This no-frills taco truck sits unobtrusively in the heart of the Alberta action, serving up fresh tacos, tortas and burritos to loyalists and lucky passerby alike. Meat options abound but they’ve got a staunch meat-free following thanks to a lengthy vegan/vegetarian menu sporting everything from vegan nachos with Daiya and Tofutti sour cream to the gutbusting chipotle soyrizo-stuffed Fantastico burrito.
This cool-kids taco stand tucked into a parking lot just off SE Woodstock makes some very fresh tacos on some very fresh tortillas. Try the wild Pacific snapper with cabbage, citrus crema and fiery Melt Your Face salsa.