Top 7 Taco Places in Miami

Aerial view of Downtown Miami


Aerial view of Downtown Miami

By Shayne Benowitz

Guide to Miami's best taquerias.

There was a time not too long ago when Miamians bemoaned the fact that it was hard to find good Mexican food or a solid taco in the city. We're happy to report that those days are officially over. In the last few years, an influx of tasty taquerias — serving both traditional and creative tacos — have opened across Miami. Today, it's no sweat stumbling upon a hip Mexican restaurant serving up a crave-worthy menu of tacos and other favorites. To sate your taco cravings while in Miami, look no further than this handy guide.

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Taquiza in Miami Beach

Taquiza stands out for their handmade blue masa tortillas and chips, that are ground fresh daily and made to be wrapped around a variety of delicious taco fillings or dipped in fresh guacamole. The Taquiza taco menu includes delicious flavor combinations like the Huitlacoche Taco with corn truffle, corn, and scallion, and the Barbacoa Beef Taco brimming with cumin and chile and pasilla negra, as well as the Pork Carnitas Taco marinated in orange, cinnamon and clove all with freshly made blue corn tortillas. You will find this laidback spot in the heart of South Beach on Collins Avenue, just a block from Lincoln Road, so stop by and grab a mango Jarritos while you wait or if you want to stay put, you can order these tasty tacos online and get your taco fix delivered directly to your door. 1506 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Tacology in Downtown Miami

    A "mercado style" dining experience you won't soon forget, Tacology offers a variety of "stations" where you will find creative and authentic Mexican tacos with handmade corn tortillas as well as a nice array of ceviches and salads. Located on the 4th floor of Brickell City Centre, the Tacology menu will tantalize your taste buds with such treats like they have not tasted before such as La Gringa which is a light taco made with pastor served with melted cheese in between 2 flour tortillas and white onion/cilantro/pineapple and guacamole or the Vegan Taco with seasonal roasted veggies, jalapeño hummus and crispy mañanga. For the meat eater there are many flavorful offerings such as the Alambre taco with your choice of skirtsteak, chicken or mushrooms with bell peppers and white onions and the La Costra Taco topped with melted crispy cheese,wrapped in choice of pastor, chargrilled ribeye, skirtsteak or chicken. Brickell City Centre 4th Floor - 701 South Miami Av - Miami Fl 33131

      The Sand Box in Miami Beach

      Helmed by Top Chef host Tom Colicchio, 1 Hotel's poolside Sand Box restaurant is a tranquil oceanfront haven for mouthwatering, cantina-style tacos. The pared down menu includes fresh salads, tacos and sandwiches. The star of the menu is in the pescado taco especial made with lionfish in an order of three. They pair perfectly with the silky smooth guacamole and a pear margarita. 2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

        Wood Tavern in Wynwood

        Wynwood's most popular bar is also a secret haven for killer tacos and quesadillas. Tucked away in Wood Tavern's spacious backyard, you'll find a permanent food truck slinging cheap and delicious tacos that pair perfectly with Wood's extensive beer list. Order up a few and grab a spot on the backyard's stadium-style wooden benches to enjoy in the mural-splashed setting to the beat of a live DJ. If you're really hungry, opt for the mushroom quesadilla, a surprisingly hearty, ooey-gooey delight. And if you've got a sweet tooth, fried oreos are on the menu. 2531 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127

          HuaHua's in South Beach

          It's safe to say that HuaHua's spurred on Miami's modern day taqueria craze when they opened on Lincoln Road in 2013. Sister restaurant to neighboring ultra-lounge HaVen, Chef Todd Erickson is at the helm of this laid back joint for creative tacos. One of their most popular items is the fried chicken taco, made with jalapeño cornbread, ancho ranch and cilantro. With over 10 tacos to choose from, it's easy to mix-and-match, from chili-rubbed shrimp to the vegetarian “guaco” tacos. You can also create taco salads and burritos here. Favorite Mexican street food, elote—grilled sweet corn on the cob covered in spicy mayo and cotija cheese—is also on the menu, as well as a variety of paletas (popsicles) for a sweet, frozen dessert. 1211 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

            My Ceviche in South Beach and Multiple Locations

            With locations now in Brickell, Midtown, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, South Miami and more, My Ceviche started as a humble take-out window in South Beach in 2012 serving up hyper-fresh seafood with a Peruvian twist. With a wide variety of ceviches (raw fish marinated in lime juice and tossed with red onions, cilantro, jalapeño and tomatoes), the menu also includes a creative variety of tacos, burritos and bowls. For those not tempted by seafood, chicken is also on the menu. Their tuna tacos are a little bite of heaven. Made with sushi-grade tuna on fresh corn tortillas, they're topped with pickled red onion, queso fresco, radishes and cilantro for a clean, fresh meal. My Ceviche is also your source for stone crabs to go during season. 235 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 and various locations

              Bodega in South Beach

              A hot spot in South Beach as both a casual taco stand and a speakeasy-style ultra-lounge, Bodega became an over night hit. Located on Alton Road in an airy, industrial space, the taco menu is a mile long and a line often forms late night to place an order. They also have a variety of burritos and tortas (sandwiches) to choose from. The selections are creative, ranging from the shrimp po' boy taco to the fish & chips taco, but you'll find the classics on the menu too. The club is accessed through a door masquerading as a port-o-potty where you'll find a bar specializing in tequila cocktails and a crowd looking to party. 1220 16th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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