Let's Taco 'Bout It

Our favorite tacos in Miami

The taco scene in town has been developing quite a following in the last couple of years.

We've already made way with our favorite taco trucks, but here are our top choices–in no particular order–of the joints that will hit the spot when you get those cravings.

? Viva Mexico in Little Havana

This unassuming little joint offers some of the most authentic Michoacán-style tacos in the city. Skip the standard fillings and go straight for the mixed pork surtido ($2)–stomach, tongue and ear–and crisped tripa (beef tripe, $2.25).

Huahua's Taqueria in South Beach

There's a reason why Aaron Sanchez brought The Cooking Channel's Taco Trip to Miami, and that reason is Huahua's crunchy fried chicken taco with jalapeño cornbread, cabbage, ancho ranch and cilantro ($3.99).

Jacalito Taqueria Mexicana in West Flagler

The lamb barbacoa and pork shoulder tacos in this hidden gem off-the-beaten-path are a must. Try them in cone, crispy, or flour tortilla tacos ($6 for three), or spring for the combo platter if you can't decide.

? El Taquito in Coconut Grove

This no-frills taco joint is a favorite late-night haunt for University of Miami students, or anyone else craving three tacos for $4.99. The tacos de cecina (salty aged beef) with grilled onions and peppers will make you a fan, too.

Latin House Grill in Sunset

The carne asada and spicy shrimp tacos (11.99 for 4), topped with avocado-lime sauce and fresh pico de gallo, are strong contenders, but what we love the most about this colorful restaurant is the option to swap out the tortilla for a lettuce wrap.

Salsa Fiesta in Edgewater

Customize your taco with different tortillas, meats and toppings at this casual spot ($8.99 for 3 taco platter). Our favorite? Anything Spicy Tangy style, with poblano rajas, corn, lettuce, cheese and crushed chili salsa.

B.C. Café in Davie

You won't find traditional tacos at this sister brick-and-mortar store of the popular food truck. What you will find is deliciously off-the-wall combos like Sriracha pork with a cilantro-cabbage-lime slaw and wasabi peas, or the cholesterol-baiting bacon shell taco filled with scallops and white bean puree.

Alma Mexicana in Miami Beach

A good spot to fill up after hitting the waves. Pair the crispy fried fish tacos ($7.25 for 2) with a homemade horchata for a quick and easy meal.

Cheen Huaye in North Miami

As the name implies–it means "only here" in Mayan–Cheen is one of few places in the city to find Yucatan-style tacos arrachera ($14.95)–flour tortillas stuffed with grilled carne asada, onions and queso fundido.

Taqueria Morelia in Homestead

Let's face it, if you are looking for the real deal, you gotta drive down to Homestead. When you do, visit this taqueria for tacos suadero ($2.15), a hard-to-find and delicious cut of beef belly.