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Fried artichoke heart tacos are your new vegetarian fave at TNT.
Fried artichoke heart tacos are your new vegetarian fave at TNT.
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Tacos In Dallas-Fort Worth: 13 To Try Right Now

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Fried artichoke heart tacos are your new vegetarian fave at TNT.
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Dallas-Fort Worth is positively littered with killer tacos. Even gas stations here offer up solid versions of everyone’s favorite tortilla-wrapped snack, which means that you don’t have to look far for a good, cheap meal.


Once you’ve made your way around the area's standard taquerias, it’s time to branch out. These 13 spots offer new or interesting taco options that absolutely must be added to your bucket list, even if you still find yourself hitting up Taqueria La Banqueta at least once (ok, twice) a week.

Go forth, and expand your culinary horizons.

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Cinco Tacos Cocina

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Formerly known as Lazaranda Modern Kitchen, Cinco Tacos & Tequila is no newcomer to Addison’s taco scene. Excellent tacos can be a bit scarce in the northerly parts of Dallas, but Cinco will definitely satisfy a craving. Go for the Diego Rivera tacos, which involve a killer combo of grilled fajita steak, grilled nopales, pineapple, and onion.
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El Come Taco

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If you haven’t treated yo’ self to a sesos (veal brains) taco at El Come Taco, there’s really no better time than the present to cross it off your bucket list. If the chapulines are on offer, better go ahead and order those up, too.

El Tizoncito Taqueria

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For a somewhat oddball taco, head to El Tizoncito for the Texas Monthly-endorsed chuleta con queso. Served two corn tortillas, bits of pork are smothered with a thick coat of jack cheese, this taco is perfect for curing a hangover or inducing a nap.
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Resident Taqueria

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Chef-driven tacos can be a little overly fussy, but at Resident Taqueria, simple preparations and killer flavors shine. Vegetarian options, like roasted cauliflower with kale or slow-braised mushrooms, are abundant and satisfying for even the most ardent of carnivores. If veggies aren’t your bag, go for the glazed pork belly or short rib taco.

Revolver Taco Lounge

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Revolver Taco Lounge has long been one of DFW’s best taquerias, which means that most of us in Dallas are waiting impatiently for its second outpost to open in Deep Ellum. In the meantime, you’ll have to be satisfied with heading to Fort Worth for a taste of what’s to come, like the weekend breakfast taco bar and always-excellent pastor.

Taco Heads

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The humble taco get a refined, upscale take at Fort Worth’s Taco Heads, which serves up both breakfast and lunch tacos. Fill corn or flour tortillas with garlic-cilantro shrimp, Nuevo Leon-style pastor, or charred avocado and roasted corn. Wash it all down with a mimosa or paloma mixed with freshly-pressed juice.
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Tacodeli

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This Austin-based taco spot has been in Dallas for a few months now, but perhaps you’re lazy and still haven’t made your way to Sylvan Thirty to check it out. The breakfast tacos at Tacodeli are most excellent, especially if you’re nursing a brutal hangover. Also notable are the meat-free options, perfect for vegetarians and vegans.
Kyla Davidson/EDFW

Tacos Mariachi

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This recently-opened Trinity Groves taqueria serves up Tijuana-style street tacos. The most popular taco, The Campechano, is always a solid choice. Stuffed with carne asada, grilled octopus, sauteed shrimp, avocado, and pico, it’s basically like having five delicious tacos at once. Minus all the carbs.
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The Rustic

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Chef Daniel Menchaca puts his own twist on the traditional tortilla with a healthy dose of bacon fat, and the result is delicious. Stuff yours with smoked brisket or sweet potato picadillo, and pair with a side of jalapeno spoonbread to perfectly soak up all those patio beers you’re going to drink.
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TJ's Seafood Market

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Not just a seafood market, the TJ’s on Royal Lane offers a variety of taco options. Choose from lettuce cups, corn or flour tortillas, then proceed to stuff them with grilled fish, chipotle chicken, or Korean braised pork. Fried avocado makes for a hearty filling for any vegetarians in your party.

TNT (Tacos and Tequila)

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This uptown taqueria's name is pretty self explanatory: you order up a few tacos, and chase 'em with a few shots of good tequila. The options here are a bit unconventional (think fried artichoke hearts and breakfast tacos topped with onion rings) which means that you'll need to be prepared to get out of your usual taco routine. Add a side of black bean adobe pie or a skewer of grilled veg to round out your meal. Margaritas are not optional.
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This Singleton Boulevard taqueria keeps things really, really simple. Your taco options are limited to beef, pork, and vegetarian, but that’s really all that you need. Go for the pork, cooked on Trompo’s namesake vertical rotisserie, and top it with plenty of salsa verde. Wash it all down with a Topo Chico.

Velvet Taco

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Outside of all the standards at Velvet Taco, your best bet is generally to try this Henderson Ave late night favorite’s “WTF,” or weekly taco feature. The inventive tacos are filled with everything from fried calamari and kimchi to fried green tomatoes and bacon, so it’s definitely a good way to expand your horizons.

Cinco Tacos Cocina

Formerly known as Lazaranda Modern Kitchen, Cinco Tacos & Tequila is no newcomer to Addison’s taco scene. Excellent tacos can be a bit scarce in the northerly parts of Dallas, but Cinco will definitely satisfy a craving. Go for the Diego Rivera tacos, which involve a killer combo of grilled fajita steak, grilled nopales, pineapple, and onion.
Cinco Tacos/Facebook

El Come Taco

If you haven’t treated yo’ self to a sesos (veal brains) taco at El Come Taco, there’s really no better time than the present to cross it off your bucket list. If the chapulines are on offer, better go ahead and order those up, too.

El Tizoncito Taqueria

For a somewhat oddball taco, head to El Tizoncito for the Texas Monthly-endorsed chuleta con queso. Served two corn tortillas, bits of pork are smothered with a thick coat of jack cheese, this taco is perfect for curing a hangover or inducing a nap.
Fire S./Yelp

Resident Taqueria

Chef-driven tacos can be a little overly fussy, but at Resident Taqueria, simple preparations and killer flavors shine. Vegetarian options, like roasted cauliflower with kale or slow-braised mushrooms, are abundant and satisfying for even the most ardent of carnivores. If veggies aren’t your bag, go for the glazed pork belly or short rib taco.

Revolver Taco Lounge

Revolver Taco Lounge has long been one of DFW’s best taquerias, which means that most of us in Dallas are waiting impatiently for its second outpost to open in Deep Ellum. In the meantime, you’ll have to be satisfied with heading to Fort Worth for a taste of what’s to come, like the weekend breakfast taco bar and always-excellent pastor.

Taco Heads

The humble taco get a refined, upscale take at Fort Worth’s Taco Heads, which serves up both breakfast and lunch tacos. Fill corn or flour tortillas with garlic-cilantro shrimp, Nuevo Leon-style pastor, or charred avocado and roasted corn. Wash it all down with a mimosa or paloma mixed with freshly-pressed juice.
Taco Heads/Facebook

Tacodeli

This Austin-based taco spot has been in Dallas for a few months now, but perhaps you’re lazy and still haven’t made your way to Sylvan Thirty to check it out. The breakfast tacos at Tacodeli are most excellent, especially if you’re nursing a brutal hangover. Also notable are the meat-free options, perfect for vegetarians and vegans.
Kyla Davidson/EDFW

Tacos Mariachi

This recently-opened Trinity Groves taqueria serves up Tijuana-style street tacos. The most popular taco, The Campechano, is always a solid choice. Stuffed with carne asada, grilled octopus, sauteed shrimp, avocado, and pico, it’s basically like having five delicious tacos at once. Minus all the carbs.
Tacos Mariachi/Facebook

The Rustic

Chef Daniel Menchaca puts his own twist on the traditional tortilla with a healthy dose of bacon fat, and the result is delicious. Stuff yours with smoked brisket or sweet potato picadillo, and pair with a side of jalapeno spoonbread to perfectly soak up all those patio beers you’re going to drink.
Garrett Hall/EDFW

TJ's Seafood Market

Not just a seafood market, the TJ’s on Royal Lane offers a variety of taco options. Choose from lettuce cups, corn or flour tortillas, then proceed to stuff them with grilled fish, chipotle chicken, or Korean braised pork. Fried avocado makes for a hearty filling for any vegetarians in your party.

TNT (Tacos and Tequila)

This uptown taqueria's name is pretty self explanatory: you order up a few tacos, and chase 'em with a few shots of good tequila. The options here are a bit unconventional (think fried artichoke hearts and breakfast tacos topped with onion rings) which means that you'll need to be prepared to get out of your usual taco routine. Add a side of black bean adobe pie or a skewer of grilled veg to round out your meal. Margaritas are not optional.
TNT/Facebook

Trompo

This Singleton Boulevard taqueria keeps things really, really simple. Your taco options are limited to beef, pork, and vegetarian, but that’s really all that you need. Go for the pork, cooked on Trompo’s namesake vertical rotisserie, and top it with plenty of salsa verde. Wash it all down with a Topo Chico.

Velvet Taco

Outside of all the standards at Velvet Taco, your best bet is generally to try this Henderson Ave late night favorite’s “WTF,” or weekly taco feature. The inventive tacos are filled with everything from fried calamari and kimchi to fried green tomatoes and bacon, so it’s definitely a good way to expand your horizons.

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