Taco 'Bout It

Our favorite tacos across the country

We recently called out the best tacos in some of our favorite cities, but like any tortilla lover worth their salsa, we saved room for a few extras. Here's a quick look at more of the best tacos in America.

Rockaway Taco in New York
Andrew Field's dreamy beachside shack in the Rockaways turns out an exquisite fish taco ($3) made with fried-to-order tilapia, shredded cabbage, radish and cilantro. Fresh juice and waves—what more do you need?

Guisados in Los Angeles
No list of the best tacos in L.A. is complete without a mention of this burgeoning mini-empire (its new Downtown location is slated to open in early July). The namesake braised meats are served on handmade tortillas ($2.50). Order the sampler ($6.50) and rest easy knowing you didn't miss a thing.

Birrieria Zaragoza in Chicago
Based on a century-old recipe, the Birria Tatemada taco ($2.75) showcases steamed and roasted goat meat rubbed with an ancho chile-based red mole sauce, served on a house-made corn tortilla and topped with fresh accouterments, like onions, roasted chiles and cilantro.

La Taqueria in San Francisco
The tacos ($3.75 each) at La Taqueria are a study of meat-and-tortilla perfection (the nontraditional addition of beans works, too). Just say yes to the fatty, crisp-edged carnitas—the pork is cooked in a bubbling vat of lard, the smell of which will haunt your dreams for weeks to come.

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

Veracruz All Natural in Austin, TX
This ramshackle food truck is famous for turning out one of Austin's most sacred dishes: migas breakfast tacos ($2.50). The filling is an ingenious scramble of eggs, broken tortilla chips, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and a melty mountain of Jack cheese, all wrapped in a thick, tender corn tortilla.

Angela's Cafe in Boston
This no-frills, family-owned Pueblan restaurant in East Boston has a way with sauces. See for yourself with the fragrant adobo-marinated pork in the tacos arabe ($4)—the meat is shredded and wrapped with onions in a chewy flour tortilla.

Uno Mas in Portland, OR
Don't let Uno Mas's diminutive stature fool you. This tiny stand still manages to serve 20-odd different tacos ($2 to $3.75), and they're petite enough to try several. We like the ultra-tender braised beef baracoa and the crispy surtido (shredded mixed meats).

Rockaway Taco 95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd Rockaway Beach NY 11693 347-213-7466 Guisados 2100 E Cesar Chavez Ave Los Angeles CA 90033 Phone number (323) Birrieria Zaragoza 4852 S Pulaski Rd Chicago IL 60632 773-523-3700 La Taqueria 2889 Mission St San Francisco CA 94110 415-285-7117 Cheen Huaye 15400 Biscayne Blvd Miami FL 33160 305-956-2808 Veracruz All Natural 1704 E Cesar Chavez St Austin TX 78702 512-981-1760 Angela's Cafe 131 Lexington St. East Boston MA 02128 617-567-4972 Uno Mas 2337 NE Glisan St Portland OR 97232 503-208-2764


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