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6 Tempting Tacos You Need To Try in Downtown

Ready to get drunk on tacos? Hard or soft shell. Filled with meat or veggies only. The possibilities are endless! Satisfy your taco craving any day of the year with this list of tempting tacos in Downtown Houston- hold the salsa!


El Burro & The Bull

El Burro and The Bull combines the best of German smokehouses and Mexican Ranchers, exquisitely served in the form of tacos. Walk down the stairwell at Conservatory and opt for their brisket, pulled pork, or veggie tacos. Then add a side of potato salad, creamy corn, mac n’ cheese, or ranchero beans to complete your order and you’re all set. Trust us, your stomach will thank you for all that smoky goodness.


La Calle Tacos

From their Chilango Tacos with pastor-grilled pork marinated in a special chile and achiote sauce  to their delicious nopalitos tacos- grilled fresh cactus- La Calle Tacos has all your authentic Mexican street taco needs. Your meal isn’t complete without a refreshing agua fresca and side of rice and beans. If you prefer something a little stronger, grab a seat at their lucha libre themed bar and enjoy a cold caguama (40 oz. beer).

BONUS: Stop by for National Taco Day on October 4th and enjoy $.99 tacos from 7 am-7 pm. Don’t sweat it if you can’t make it though. You can always count on $1 Taco Tuesdays.  


El Big Bad

Gulf shrimp tacos. Chicken en adobe tacos. Mushroom a la plancha tacos…El Big Bad’s diverse taco menu will surely tickle your tastesbuds! You’ll find fresh ingredients like garlic chimichurri marinage, adobe mushrooms, cotija cheese, and other specTACOlar toppings, dancing in between a non-GMO organic yellow corn tortilla. Add a side of queso and margarita of your choosing and leave happy! The tacos may even taste better on Tuesdays, when they’re buy one, get one free.


Lone Star Taco

You don’t have to travel far to get your taco fix in the mornings thanks to Lone Star Taco. The fast-casual Tex-Mex restaurant is conveniently located on Main Street and serves a mix of breakfast tacos in addition to lunch favorites like the Mau Fish tacos- blackened fish served with jalapenos, red cabbage, mango, and sour cream. If you’re feeling adventurous, build your own taco with the toppings of your choosing for only $3.75. Taco-bout a win-win!


Fabian's Latin Flavors

Fabian’s Latin Flavors is the only hotspot in Downtown where you get a colorful row of tacos with an extra kick of salsa (dancing). Nestled on the corner of Congress and Main, the restaurant brings a Latin American sizzle to their entire taco menu. Try them all for less than $25 or pick your favorite for a low fare of $3.50 each.



The cabrito tacos are one of the many mouthwatering menu items at Xochi that are just too good to pass up.  Made Oaxacan style, the succulent baby goat taco is cooked to perfection and served with a touch of salsa verde on blue corn tortillas. Their carnitas tacos are just as satisfying.

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