Street tacos san antonio

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There’s a constant competition between BBQ and tacos in San Antonio. But if you are a local, then you understand that loyalty lies in the tortillas. Tacos can be handheld and served in many different ways, like puffy or open face. If you don’t believe me, you’re in luck because all over San Antonio are the best tacos to try.  


Best Places For Tacos in San Antonio

Henry’s Puffy Tacos

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This casual restaurant has been family ran since 1978. They’re famously known for puffy tacos in San Antonio. Puffy tacos are made by deep-frying the corn tortilla. Frying allows for a puffy shell. And let’s be honest, the taco shell matters when rating if you just ate a good taco.
Where: 6030 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX 78238

Taco Tote San Antonio

This counter-to-table taco place even has several in Mexico! What makes this a good taco place is that they have a salsa bar where you’ll find everything you need to build a taco the way you like. It’s one of the quick San Antonio taco places.
Where: 9502 I-10, San Antonio, TX 78230

Gordos Mini Tacos and Snacks

Mini tacos in san antonio

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Everything is bigger in Texas… but at Gordos, they make their tacos mini. Mini tacos are a great option if you are not that hungry but still want to indulge. Mini tacos also let you order other tacos, like fish tacos to try, instead of the usual meat. That way you can decide which taco you like best.
Where: 5570 N Foster Rd, San Antonio, TX 78244

Tacos y Burritos Metro Basillica #2

Tacos and burritos in san antonio

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Some of the best tacos in San Antonio come from hole-in-wall places. Tacos y Burritos Metro Basillica #2 is one of those. This San Antonio taco place makes street tacos, burritos, tortas, and more. The authenticity of the place and the smell of the meats will make you a fan of ordering tacos from here.
Where: 11070 Shaenfield Rd, San Antonio, TX 78250

Teka Molino

This TexMex restaurant has been in San Antonio for over 60 years. Now that’s some time to craft some of the best tacos in San Antonio. Teka Molino has an array of choices on its menu. Some foods they are known for are their fried cheese tacos and puffy tacos!
Where: 7231 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216

Tommy’s Restaurant

Tommy’s has the best breakfast tacos in San Antonio. With several locations throughout the city, you should be able to try some of their tacos. Tommy’s is only open until 3 p.m., so if you want to try this taco place make sure to get there before closing. Because they are the best breakfast tacos and are a local restaurant, some of their locations get busy and can lead to a long wait.
Where: 8823 Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240

Los Angeles Tortilleria, Restaurant & Bakery


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There’s a lot that goes on in Los Angeles. After all, it is a long-standing restaurant in San Antonio. On their menu, you can find tacos that are made out of fresh tortillas. You have the option of flour or corn… while it’s a good place to get tacos in San Antonio, their bakery might even top it!
Where: 300 N Zarzamora St, San Antonio, TX 78207

El Pastor es Mi Senor

El Pastor is one of the best taco places in San Antonio. They recently located to a bigger building because of how popular they have become. They make their tacos al pastor, which means they thinly slice the meats that are in the taco. These make for great street tacos. Some days, they sell out of meats so make sure to go before the rush!
Where: 8727 Wurzbach Rd Suite 102, San Antonio, TX 78240

Taqueria Vallarta

This laid-back taqueria serves nachos, tacos, and more. While they do have some good tacos, we suggest ordering a gordita. If you didn’t know, gorditas are stuffed corn tortillas topped with your choice of meats and more. 
Where: 3219 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78212

Birria Barrio

Birria Barrio

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Located near Downtown San Antonio, Birria Barrio has some of the best birria tacos in the city. It’s not a regular restaurant though, they have outdoor covered seating and are open until they sell out… which happens often.
Where: 2710 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78210


There are many taco restaurants in San Antonio. While some serve an array of corn, flour, or puffy – others specialize in mini tacos, birria tacos, or big tacos. If there is anything for certain it’s that in San Antonio best tacos can be found all around.


Curious about the BBQ scene in San Antonio? Check out our article on the Best BBQ Places in San Antonio!

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Mirella Gonzales