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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.

Viva Mexico 542 SW 12th Ave. Miami Fl 33130 786-350-6360 Huahua?s Taqueria 1211 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach FL 33139 305-534-8226 Jacalito Taqueria Mexicana 3622 W Flagler St. Miami FL 33126 305-443-1336 El Taquito 3410 Main Hwy. Coconut Grove FL 33133 305-446-2303 Latin House Grill 9565 Sunset Dr. Miami FL 33173 786-564-5683 Salsa Fiesta 2929 Biscayne Blvd. Miami FL 33137 305-400-8245 B.C. Café 4801 S University Dr. Davie FL 33328 954-801-4123 Alma Mexicana 1344 Washington Ave. Miami Beach FL 33139 305-695-0880 Cheen Huaye 15400 Biscayne Blvd. North Miami FL 33160 Taqueria Morelia 961 W Palm Dr. Homestead FL 33034 305-247-7552

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