Oye mami, listen up if you’re looking to get your taco fix on in the 305. I got the hook up on all the sabroso spots slanging the most auténtico tacos that are sure to have your tastebuds doing the salsa. From Miami Beach to Wynwood and the Grove, I’mma lay down the 411 on the taquerias bringing the fuego with recipes straight from Mexico. These flavor bombs with the freshest tortillas and sauciest fillings will take you on a one-way trip south of the border. So get ready as I spill the frijoles on where to score Miami’s best tacos, mami. You can trust me, I know where to get the goods!
Where to find Miami’s Best Tacos
With locations in Miami Beach, the Design District and Wynwood, Tacombi has quickly become a go-to spot for taco lovers in Miami. Executed by Carmen Miranda, one of Mexico’s “MasterChefs”, Tacombi’s menu brings together distinct flavors and recipes from across the country’s 32 states with popular tacos including the Beef Birria, Al Pastor, Pollo Yucateco and more. True to its culture, Tacombi uses its own traditional Vista Hermosa flour and corn tortillas and simple, natural ingredients.
Bakan Wynwood is a culinary gem in the heart of Miami’s trendy Wynwood Arts District. This earthy and modern Mexican restaurant prides itself on offering authentic cuisine that celebrates the pre-Hispanic roots of Mexico. Served on homemade tortillas made with ancestral blue corn, Bakan’s most celebrated tacos include the Carnitas Prensadas featuring pork-pressed carnitas, guacamole, black beans, and chicharron; Tacos de Short Rib made with mole de olla au-jus, pickled veggies, cilantro, onion; and more!
Tucked away under the natural tree canopy of Coconut Grove, KoKo offers an authentic, pre-Hispanic Mexican experience complete with over 400 mezcals and tequilas and an ancient tortilla-making process, Nixtamal. Guests can enjoy unforgettably fresh dishes in KoKo’s sophisticated and artistic indoor-outdoor concept, including a variety of exciting tacos like the Cochinita Pibil tacos, made with Yucatan-style baked pork in a banana leaf, guacamole, black beans, and red onion, or the Robalo Chileno, with Chilean sea bass, veggies, yuzu-basil, guacamole and black beans.
Hoja Taqueria at Generator Miami
Hoja Taqueria presents guests and locals an authentic Oaxacan experience right in the heart of Miami Beach. Savor an array of Hoja’s delectable taco offerings featuring the al pastor, carne asada, chicken, mushroom, fish or sweet potato tacos; accompanied by homemade salsa and warm corn tortilla chips for a salty crunch. To perfectly complement the exquisite food offerings, sip on an array of hand-crafted cocktails from Hoja’s exciting and inventive cocktail menu, infused with the most unique flavors, spices and ingredients. Inspired by the exceptional flavors and laid-back spirit of the Oaxacan coastline,
Coyo Taco is a Miami staple, and for a good reason. This taco spot offers authentic Mexican flavors with a modern twist, and their tacos are consistently delicious. Their menu features a variety of fillings, from classic al pastor to vegan options like grilled mushroom and roasted cauliflower. Be sure to try their signature guacamole, which is made fresh daily.
Taquiza is another excellent option for authentic Mexican street food in Miami. They use traditional techniques to make their tortillas, which are made with non-GMO heirloom corn sourced from Mexico. Their fillings are equally as impressive, with options like slow-cooked carnitas and grilled skirt steak. If you’re looking for something different, try their taco de chapulines, which are made with crispy grasshoppers.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila is a trendy spot that serves up flavorful tacos and killer cocktails. Their menu features a variety of fillings, including grilled octopus, crispy fish, and slow-roasted pork. They also have a selection of vegetarian and vegan options, like their cauliflower al pastor and jackfruit carnitas. Don’t forget to check out their speakeasy bar in the back, which offers a fun and unique atmosphere.
Savor this National Taco Day, October 4th, at Pink Taco, the iconic rocker-chic Mexican Restaurant serving up tacos with an attitude since ‘99. In spirit of the holiday, treat your tastebuds to an irresistible selection of flavor-bursting taco creations including mouthwatering carne asada, fried lobster, crispy coconut shrimp, al pastor, juicy carnitas or ‘The Bell’, made with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, warmly served in a crispy corn shell and flavored to perfection with hot sauce and mexican crema. For a vibrant bite, indulge in the OG pink tacos, lovingly crafted with your choice of chicken or chorizian tofu, jack cheese, pickled red onions, avocado, and served in fried pink corn tortillas for a colorful crunch. Located in the heart of Miami Beach, where the local energy matches the restaurant’s high-spirited vibe, Pink Taco combines bold tastes with a lively atmosphere, making it the perfect destination to celebrate this National Taco Day in style.
Tacombi is a popular taco spot that brings the vibrant and colorful atmosphere of a traditional Mexican taqueria to Miami Beach. They use fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create their authentic and flavorful tacos, which are served on homemade tortillas. The restaurant’s decor, which features vintage VW vans and colorful tiles, adds to the fun and lively atmosphere. Tacombi is the perfect spot for a casual and delicious meal, and their outdoor seating area is a great place to enjoy the Miami weather.
The Taco Stand
This colorful taqueria (with a “hidden” omakase restaurant in the back) features an assortment of classic tacos like pastor and fish varieties, along with quesadillas, carne asada fries, and breakfast options.
The Bar Lab team — the group behind The Broken Shaker, Margot Wine Bar, and many others — now have two locations of their popular Taqueria Hoja for diners to indulge in taco. Serving items like tacos, burritos, and quesadillas filled with items like al pastor, carne asada, koji sweet potato, and shrimp, which can be washed back by margaritas, beers, or soda.
Located right off the hustle and bustle of 8th street, Viva Mexico is a brightly colored taqueria serving up some of Miami’s favorite tacos. Opt for the adventurous tacos like its leguna (tongue) or tripa (cow intestine) tacos that are a restaurant signatures.
If you’re looking for a no-frills taco spot that serves up authentic Mexican street food, look no further than El Taquito. This cash-only establishment has been serving up delicious tacos for over 20 years, and their loyal customers keep coming back for more. Their menu features classics like al pastor, carne asada, and chorizo, and their homemade salsas add the perfect kick of flavor.
Caja Caliente is a Cuban-inspired taco spot that offers a unique twist on traditional Mexican flavors. Their fillings include options like ropa vieja, lechon, and grilled shrimp, and their tacos are served on homemade tortillas. Be sure to try their queso frito taco, which is made with fried cheese and topped with pico de gallo and cilantro lime crema.
In conclusion, Miami has no shortage of amazing taco spots, and these are just a few of the best. Whether you’re in the mood for classic al pastor or want to try something more adventurous, these taco joints are sure to satisfy your cravings. So next time you’re in the mood for some delicious Mexican street food, give one of these spots a try.