The Best Taco Shops in Phoenix

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There is no shortage of great Mexican food and taco shops in the Phoenix metro area. That’s one of the great things about living here. However, it can be so easy to find a favorite and stick with it. If you are looking to break out of your comfort zone and try a new taco shop, here are some of the best taco places in the Phoenix metro area.


Taco Guild

Taco Guild is a great place for tacos, enchiladas and more – but it also comes with a pretty special setting. Housed inside a historic church that was built in 1893, the restaurant has a mix of Old World and New World tacos, with al pastor pork or cherry chipotle steak.


Blanco Tacos & Tequila

Blanco Tacos has several locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale, providing tasty and refreshing food and beverages. From a margarita and tableside guac to grilled mahi or Baja chicken tacos, there’s many options for all taste buds.


La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop

Drawing on inspiration from cultures like Spanish, Aztec and Mayan, La Santisima has gourmet tacos that blend unique flavors. Don’t forget to check out the salsa bar, with everything from cilantro crema to strawberry salsa!


La Frontera Comida Mexicana

Part food truck and part restaurant, La Frontera has stationary food tricks in Phoenix with traditional and modern fillings. There’s covered picnic tables to enjoy your tacos at, or take them to go to enjoy at home, work or wherever you’re headed next.


Pepe’s Taco Villa

Standing the test of time, Pepe’s Taco Villa brings flavor and tradition to their food. Tacos come with the standard taco options like chicken, carne asada or carnitas, or with some unique options like the Monterrey or the Siberia.



A Valley staple since the late 1960s, Carolina’s offers fresh tortillas with three meat options: shredded beef, chicken, and machaca. 


Tacos Huicho

Sometimes called the best al pastor in Phoenix, Tacos Huicho is owned by Cuernavaca natives. The pork is layered with chiles and pineapples, before it’s roasted and carved, weighing up to 80 pounds.


Crujiente Tacos

Not your typical taco shop, Crujiente Tacos is in Arcadia and features menu options you probably won’t see anywhere else. Featuring a Korean fried chicken taco topped with gochujang and mojo de cebollin and a potato taco that is pretty spicy, it’s not your standard Mexican or taco restaurant. 


Backyard Taco

With several locations in the East Valley, Backyard Taco doesn’t draw on the same principles many other taco shops do. Instead, they have mastered mesquite grilled flavors and that smoky flavor draws in fans from all over.


Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Popular among the Tempe and ASU crowds, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is located on Mill Ave. Featuring Baja-style Mexican food, they have a variety of tacos, nachos and drinks to choose from in a fast-casual environment with patio seating available. 



Everywhere is known for something different, and Ta’Carbon is known for its carne asada! There are the traditional tacos or specialty tacos, playing on the standard carne asada.

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