LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 11: Yucatan chicken tacos are served at the Mesa Grill booth during the 12th annual Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit Grand Tasting event presented by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits of Nevada at Caesars Palace on May 11, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Today, October 4th is National Taco Day. Of course, it’s a Tuesday as well! But let’s be honest there is never a bad time for tacos. Luckily there is no shortage of taco restaurants in Charlotte. Whether you like authentic, fancy, or Americanized Mexican there is an option for you. But how do you know which one to try? It can be tough to decide! I have my go-to favorites but what if I’m missing out on some that are even better? Turns out I might be. I have now set out on a mission to determine the best taco restaurants in Charlotte. My first step in this journey? To consult Yelp.

The rankings come from the review site Yelp and are based on the “highest rated” feature. I took the top 20 highest-rated restaurants from the search “taco”. For restaurants with more than one location, they are combined and ranked where the highest rated location was. There are some places I love that I was shocked didn’t make the list. Azteca on Woodlawn, RuRu’s Tacos and Tequila, and Paco’s Tacos are just a few! What’s your favorite spot? Let us know on social media. Happy National Taco Day. I know what I’ll be having for lunch today!

The Best Taco Restaurants In Charlotte North Carolina

 

  • 20. Superica

    Location: Southend and Strawberry Hill

    Rating: 4 stars

    Reviews: 685

    This upscale Tex-Mex chain has two locations in Charlotte as well as others across the southeast. Reviews say the food is good ( I can conqour) but that it’s a little pricier than other spots on this list. But you are paying for the Southend atmosphere as well. Complementary chips and salsa and good margaritas also score Superica some points.

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  • 19. Bakersfield

    Location: Dilworth/East Blvd

    Rating: 4 stars

    Reviews: 623

    Easily my favorite Americanized tacos in Charlotte is Bakersfield. You order these tacos a-la-carte which means you can try multiple options! I’m not alone a Yelp reviewer also said these are some of the best tacos in Charlotte. Bakersfield is a chain, though this is the only local location. I also highly recommend their skillet queso. Delicious! And in addition to serving up authentic, Mexican street fare, you’ll also find a selection of over 100 tequilas and American whiskeys.

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  • 18. Tacos 4 Life

    Location: Arboretum

    Rating: 4 stars

    Reviews: 85

    I’ve heard great things about this place, but haven’t had a chance to try it yet. One of the great aspects of this company is that for every meal purchased they donate a meal to a child in need. Tacos and charity, I can certainly get behind that!

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  • 17. Sabor Latin Street Grill

    Location: 18 across the Charlotte region

    Rating: 4.5 stars

    Reviews: 981

    Sabor is convenient, fast, affordable, and delicious! They describe the restaurants as fresh, authentic, and bold. Experience a mouthwatering fiesta of flavors with cuisine from across Latin America. We combine fresh ingredients, authentic recipes and bold spices that transport you to the vibrant Latin streets with every bite.

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  • 16. TIN Kitchen

    Location: Food Truck

    Rating: 4.5 stars

    Reviews: 186

    The TIN Kitchen food truck is one of the original food trucks in Charlotte. They serve a unique blend of ingredients on tacos, sliders, and quesadillas, but pride themselves on creating new menu items to keep visitors coming back. You can visit their website to see where they will be each week.

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  • 15. La Capital MX

    Location: Southend

    Rating: 4.5 stars

    Reviews: 42

    Perhaps the newest restaurant on this list is La Capital MX. Reviewers love the tacos especially the steak, and one reviewer even said it’s the best food she’s had in Charlotte. That’s some high praise.

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  • 14. Taqueria Los Altos

    Location: Monroe Rd.

    Rating: 4.5 stars

    Reviews: 117

    Reviewers seem to agree that the birria tacos are fantastic. They were mentioned several times. This is an authentic Mexican spot with large affordable portions.

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  • 13. El Toro Bruto

    Location: Southend (Inside Resident Culture)

    Rating: 4.5 stars

    Reviews: 11

    El Toro Bruto is the taco shop inside of Resident Culture Brewing. And it doesn’t disappoint! It started as just a pop up operation but success led to a permanent offering. The Dillotacos are a must try and reviewers seem to rave about the breakfast tacos as well.

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  • 12. Tacos El Regio

    Location: ET Harris and Monroe

    Rating: 4.5

    Reviews: 65

    What makes Tacos el regio one and only, is the real Mexican taste of tacos and Mexican hamburgers. Reviewers love the portion sizes and quality authentic cuisine.

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  • 11. Tacos El PotosinO

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    Location: Independence

    Rating: 5 stars

    Reviews: 10

    Reviewers rave about Tacos El PostinO. One reviewer said they are the most authentic tacos they have had outside of San Diego, CA. That’s high praise!

  • 10. White Duck Taco Shop

    Location: Plaza Midwood

    Rating: 4.5 stars

    Reviews: 126

    White Duck has been on my list for a while, but they weren’t open the last time I tried to go. Here you’ll find delicious, a la carte tacos inspired by world cuisine and American flavors. Their menu features some unique and intriguing tacos including po’boys, steak and cheese, mushroom potato w/ romesco, lamb gyro, and Thai peanut chicken.

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  • 9. Taqueria El Tri

    Location: Food Truck

    Rating: 4.5

    Reviews: 11

    This food truck doesn’t seem to have a website or social media presence. That doesn’t mean it’s not good though! One reviewer says these are among the best tacos in Charlotte. It seems that this truck stays located outside of the Compare Foods on North Tryon.

  • 8. Mal Pan

    Location: South Park

    Rating: 4.5

    Reviews: 211

    Not sure how I haven’t tried this one yet! Mal Pan is prides itself on a chef-driven menu that is a combination of both the modern and classic Mexican kitchen. You’ll experience a menu with inspiration from Baja to Yucatan and everywhere in between.

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  • 7. Cutting Board CLT

    Location: Food Truck

    Rating: 4.5

    Reviews: 11

    Not your typical taco spot but Cutting Board CLT has stellar reviews. This food truck travels around Plaza Midwood serving up a variety of tacos, Birra, taquitos, ramen, and more!

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  • 6. Taqueria Number 1

    Location: Eastland

    Rating: 4.5

    Reviews: 23

    It’s not just the food that makes Taqueria Number 1 so successful. They pride themselves on being more than a tasteful meal. Just as important is providing customers with good service and attention, framed by top quality, respect and honesty to make sure our clients live a memorable, unique and appealing experience. And with $1.50 tacos on Tuesdays, it seems like they do all of that for a great price! All of that is why many Yelp reviewers say this is their go-to taco spot.

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  • 5. Fonda Mexicana El Paraiso

    Location: South Blvd

    Rating: 4.5 stars

    Reviews: 38

    Sometimes the best restaurants are the hole in the wall off the grid kind of places and that’s what Fonda Mexicana El Pariso seems to be! This is authentic Mexican done right according to reviewers!

     

  • 4. Anitas Mexican Grill

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    Location: Yorkmont

    Rating: 4.5 stars

    Reviews: 164

    Reviewers describe Anita’s as “simple and delicious”. Others love that it’s affordable, quick, and fast.

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  • 3. Lupitas Carniceria & Tortilleria

    Location: Starmount

    Rating: 4.5

    Reviews: 45

    You want authentic this is as authentic as it gets. Lupitas is a tortilla and butcher shop which means you won’t find fresher ingredients anywhere for your tacos. It’s no wonder Yelp reviews love Lupitas!

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  • 2. Las Lupitas

    Coming it at number two on our list is the NoDa location of our bronze winner. See the review about for all the info!

     

  • 1. Tamales La Pasadita

    Location: Plaza Midwood

    Rating: 4.5 stars

    Reviews: 91

    Tamales La Pasadita serves cuisine such as Posole De Puerco Rojo, Bandeja Paisa, Burrito Normal, Caldo De Res Con Verduras, and Mariscada Hondurena. They are located along The Plaza! 

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