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.
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