Miami's Ten Best Tacos

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Tacos: Fast and solid finger food for centuries.
The taco is one of the few traditional Mexican dishes readily available in the United States. Though we've taken our liberty with the taco, filling the shells with everything from ice cream to octopus, the classic original which predates the Europeans exploring (and invading) Mexico, was most likely a small maize soft shell filled with small fish.

Although we've come a long way since then, our love for the taco remains. Though available everywhere from the finest dining establishments down to the fast food drive through, there are some tacos that simply stand out. Salsa Fiesta was our choice for best taco of 2012. Here are ten other favorites. The best part about tacos? They're small enough to try all of them!

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10. Latin Burger & Taco
This food truck's take on the taco could leave you scratching your head. An oversized flour tortilla is filled with chicken, pork, beef, or fish ($5 each) then rolled up. True, it looks like a burrito, but they call it a taco. We call it lunch. We're especially fond of the chicken mole with the perfect blend of spices. Added bonus: by rolling the tortilla, we don't get the mole all over our pants, which is great for meals grabbed on the go.

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Fashion Food Foreplay
9. T-Mex
Back in the days when the great lizards walked the earth there were no taco stands. Thankfully, we've evolved and bikini-clad beauties on South Beach can grab a few fresh tacos at T-Mex. Choose beef, chicken, bean, rice, or fish in a soft or hard taco. Can't decide? Go for broke with the Guaco Loco, a hard shell taco wrapped in a soft shell taco, covered in guacamole. Prices range from $2.95 - $6.25.

Location Info

Map

Redland Market Village

24420 S. Dixie Highway, Homestead, FL

Category: General

Mercadito Midtown - CLOSED

3252 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

The Bazaar by Jose Andres

1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

El Taquito

3410 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, FL

Category: Restaurant

T-Mex Tacos

235 14th St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Taqueria El Carnal

1128 SW 8th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Purple People Eatery Truck

Various locations/Food truck, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Mr. Taco

6974 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Latin Burger and Taco

Various locations/Food truck, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant


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19 comments
Travis Gonzalez
Travis Gonzalez

David Shipman you guys did it again congratulations.

Alex Esparza
Alex Esparza

Gringos queriendo vender tacos a Los Mexicanos. Anyway!

Patricia Chío
Patricia Chío

A la otra hay q aparecer en la lista, enséñales lo es bueno.

Alex Esparza
Alex Esparza

I know and many other should be here. I'm Mexican and when they said. " Better than Mexico" is so funny! The only reason I visit Mexico once month is to visit my mom and eat tacos. South Florida in Mexican Food is like Ten years behind.

Dirk DeSouza
Dirk DeSouza

Bernie's Latin American Café at 16th & Alton on South Beach is taco heaven

Jorge Shicken
Jorge Shicken

if you dont know sabores a mexico, you dont know tacos

Jimbo99
Jimbo99

Although I've never tried them, Chipotle has some deliciously good looking tacos. Co-workers eat them all the time when we go there, I get the bowl. But since they go out of their way to get them, they can't be too bad ?

Alex Muriel
Alex Muriel

Alma Mexicana & My Ceviche should be on that list.

Paul Poston
Paul Poston

Oh goodness, those tacos look good...

Sharon Merrill
Sharon Merrill

Alex and Leslie, you were robbed! Taco Fresh should be on this list. I suggest you contact this reporter and offer free samples.

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