You’ll Love These Saint Paul Tacos

You’ll Love These Saint Paul Tacos

We aren’t going to make that overused “taco bout it” joke, but we do really want to talk about tacos.

El Burrito Mercado

How could you not check out the taco scene at El Burrito Mercado, District del Sol's staple restaurant? The store, restaurant and catering company is a woman-owned, family-run business known across the Twin Cities' for serving up some of the best Mexican food—happy hour is the perfect time to stop by and try it out.

Boca Chica's Taco House

When you name your restaurant Taco House, you better serve some dang good tacos. Rest assured, the folks from Boca Chica are doing it right when it comes to this quick-serve taco spot right across the road from their more traditional restaurant.

Homi Restaurant

Frogtown has a lot of great food, but Homi is your place for some of the best homemade tacos, burritos, mole, and empanadas. If you find yourself along the Green Line at all, make sure you take some time to seek out some serious Mexican food.


West 7th's Pajarito does a lot of things well, and tacos are no exception. It can be hard to decide between tasty options like carnitas and shrimp, so you might as well just try them all. 

Los Ocampo

The masa might steal the show at Los Ocampo, but we’ll take a fresh taco any day. There are multiple locations around the Twin Cities, but it’s easiest for most to stop along the Green Line at the University location for one of the metro’s favorite tacos.

Barrio Lowertown

Tacos and tequila make a great pair, and you’ll find that it’s especially great at Barrio. Known for its margarita selection, you’ll also find great tacos for lunch, happy hour and dinner in Lowertown.

La Cucaracha

Located just off of Grand Avenue, La Cucaracha has been run by the Flores family since 1964. Get the carne asada soft corn tacos with a side of rice and beans (don't skip the verde sauce) and a Bullfighter margarita. Looking for a vegetarian option? We love Gina's Yucatan Tostadas. 

Nico's Tacos

Minneapolis' favorite tacos have crossed the river. You can now get Nico's famous street tacos right here in Saint Paul's Como Park. 

Taqueria Los Paisanos

Need another no-frills, all-flavor spot? Travel to the east side for Taqueria Los Paisanos. Make a day of it by visiting Swede Hollow Park and Saint Paul Brewing while you’re in the area.

Hamburguesas el Gordo

Bring a friend and get the Taco Box: 10 tacos with your choice of meat, grilled onions and grilled peppers on the side, salsa, lime, a side of charro beans & 2 drinks. Two Saint Paul locations, mean a Hamburguesa el Gordo is always within reach. 

Couldn’t make it through the entire post without craving a taco? Neither could we. Show off your favorite taco in Saint Paul on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #MYSAINTPAUL

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