A Guide to Finding the Best Tacos in Mexico - Janine in the World

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  1. Now, I want some tacos! Nothing like eating on a plate covered with a plastic bag. Those tend to be delicious. The other thing is that tacos in Mexico are inexpensive (that is the point). Here in the States I am getting a bit tired of seeing $5 tacos. That is insane!

  2. Mmmm tacos!! The street tacos in Mexico are the best! Thanks for sharing this, will have to check out some of these spots next time I make it down to Mexico!

  3. This is an awesome guide. I always find it’s hard to pick where to eat when traveling. I’m glad the best tacos can often be found in what sounds to be very kid friendly places!

  4. Awesome. I’m spending a week in Merida, Mexico next year and I’m going to be on the lookout for great tacos. Any tips on what kinds of tacos are best?

    1. That’s so exciting! I haven’t been to Merida yet but I’ve met many people from there and they have all cooked amazing food, so I think you’re going to love it. The traditional dish in Merida is Cochinita Pibil. It’s pork in a special sauce (I think it has peanuts so I hope you’re not allergic!) and it is VERY delicious! You can have it in tacos, and many other formats!

  5. That taco looks delicious! I have found all the best tacos in the US come from places that look like a hole in the wall. My favorite Mexican restaurant serves burritos in tin foil. Yum. Yum.

  6. Just like everyone else, I am dying for a delish taco right now! Your tips, with a dash of humor, were spot on and exactly what this foodie needs when visiting somewhere new! I have been to Mexico several times (years ago – am certainly due for another visit) and have never had a bad taco – mostly because I followed similar recommendations! Great post! Love your style.

    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad I can say this post is “foodie approved!” Thankfully it’s pretty tough to go wrong with tacos, but when they’re good, they’re REALLY good!

  7. This is amazing! I know exactly what you are talking about when you say to find a place with plastic covered plates and spiky wooden chairs ? Without a doubt this is a great guide to finding the best tacos anywhere! Not just Mexico.

  8. I can so relate! I love tacos!!! And that is probably an understatement. And thanks for the plastic bag/plate tip. I didn’t realize that. I had some great fish tacos at The Royal in Playa Del Carmen. Probably some of the best I’ve ever had. I look for a place that serves Sol. 🙂

  9. This is such a great post! Like an actually helpful, full of real tips post. I love how you mentioned choosing your taqueria based on your favorite beer brads — this is the same in Germany and I LOVE it. Like how every bar in Germany sells ONE kind of beer and they always have the sign outside. Why can’t everything in life be this simple?

    1. I’m so glad you thought so! I didn’t know that about Germany, but I like it. When it comes to eating and drinking, I feel like the simpler the decision-making process the better. I appreciate restaurants that are named things like “Comida rica y economica” or “Waffle House,” it sets clear expectations!

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