These Houston-area restaurants made Yelp’s list of the top 100 taco spots in the US 🌮

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HOUSTON – Yelp this week identified the most-beloved and best-reviewed taco joints in the country.

The crowd-sourced review website identified businesses in the restaurant category serving tacos, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. The result is a list of the 100 most-popular and well-reviewed taco spots on Yelp.

Several Houston-area restaurants made the list, including La Lupita Taco Restaurant (No. 64), Titas Taco House (No.66), Tacos Doña Lena (No. 84), The Taco King (No. 85) and Cinco De Mayo Taqueria (No. 94).

But honestly, we’re a bit baffled even more Houston-area and Texas eateries didn’t appear on Yelp’s list. Tacos are our Texas birthright after all. They’re our breakfast of champions, our comfort food, our hangover cure, late-night snack, etc. Some of us (yours truly included) manage to eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner without skipping a beat. They’re cultural significance is undeniable and they’re ubiquity inescapable.

We want to acknowledge the incredible Texas taco institutions that didn’t make it on Yelp’s list but oh-so-deserve recognition. So, browse Yelp’s list below then hop into the comment section and give a shoutout to your favorite Houston area and Texas taco spots.

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Yelp’s Top 100 Taco Spots in the U.S.

1. Fernandez Restaurant - San Diego

2. Taco Nazo – Bellflower - Los Angeles

3. Taqueria Mi Ranchito - Los Angeles

4. Granny’s Tacos – Austin

5. Los Tacos No.1 - New York

6. Tacos Sinaloa - San Francisco

7. El Primo Tacos - Los Angeles

8. Bajamar Seafood & Tacos - Las Vegas

9. Shaka Tacoz - Hawaii

10. Mami Coco - Dallas

11. De Cabeza - San Diego

12. Deckhand Dave’s Fish Tacos - Alaska

13. Jazzy’s Kitchen - Hawaii

14. Taqueria El Asador – Pensacola

15. Mariscos Mi Gusto Es - San Diego

16. Street Tacos and Grill - Los Angeles

17. Tacos Jalisco – Key Largo

18. Tranky’s Tacos - Dallas

19. El Chile Toreado - Santa Fe

20. Birrieria Little Tijuana - Los Angeles/Riverside

21. Cocina Madrigal - Phoenix

22. Edgewater Tacos - Chicago

23. Chicali Tacos - Las Vegas

24. Tacos Aya Yay - Denver

25. La Bamba Mexican Grill Restaurant - Phoenix

26. Taqueria Pollo Asado - Seattle

27. Tlaolli - Indiana

28. Del Seoul - Chicago

29. Str8 Up Tacos - Los Angeles

30. Porque No? Tacos - San Francisco

31. Kiss Pollos Estilo Sinaloa - Phoenix

32. Guerra’s Krazy Taco - Ohio

33. Tacos Del Chavo - Atlanta

34. SoyMexican Veggie-Vegan Eatery - Las Vegas

35. Frogtowns Gourmet Tacos - Los Angeles

36. El Gallo Giro Taco Truck - San Francisco

37. Xicamiti La Taquería Bistro - Denver

38. Tacos La Pasadita - Utah

39. Dos Mundos - Portland

40. Tacos Y Mariscos Las Islitas - Hawaii

41. Tacos El Gordo - San Diego

42. TaquerEATa - Hawaii

43. Tacos Los Panchos - Utah

44. Tacos El Chilango Food Truck - Virginia

45. Fish Company Taco - Galveston

46. TACO-BOOK Taqueria - Seattle

47. Benny’s Tacos & Rotisserie Chicken - Westchester – Los Angeles

48. Taqueria La Loma - Ohio

49. Tres Amigos - Arizona

50. Birria & Barbacoa de chivo Los Compadre’s - Louisiana

51. Sangria On the Burg - San Antonio

52. Tacotarian - Las Vegas

53. Antojitos Izcalli - Alabama

54. Cuantos Tacos – Austin

55. Birria Landia Williamsburg - New York

56. Taqueria Nuevo Leon – Carrollton

57. Los Mariscos - New York

58. Sabrina’s West Street Kitchen - Reno

59. Xochi - Seattle

60. Taqueria El Amigo - Boston

61. Maciel’s Tortas and Tacos - Memphis

62. El Super Taco – Phoenix

63. Los Agavez Taqueria - Ohio

64. La Lupita Taco Restaurant – Houston

65. Los Bocados – Parkland, Florida

66. Titas Taco House – Humble, Texas

67. Just Tacos and More - Phoenix

68. Chris’ Ice Cream - Indianapolis

69. Chino Loco Taqueria - Michigan

70. Lolis Mexican Cravings - Tampa

71. El Cuate - Oregon

72. La Cocina Mexican Street Food - Utah

73. Taco Culture Taco Shop Arizona - Phoenix

74. Tacos Nayarit - South Carolina

75. Arun’s Indian Kitchen & Taco Masala – Lauderhill, Florida

76. Slope & Hatch - Colorado

77. La Calle Taqueria Y Carnitas - Colorado

78. El Taco Feliz - Hawaii

79. Yellow City Street Food - Amarillo

80. Forastero - Chicago

81. Acevedos Hawaicano Café - Hawaii

82. Lane’s Quickie Tacos - Arkansas

83. 143 Street Tacos - Arizona

84. Tacos Doña Lena - Houston

85. The Taco King – Houston

86. La Plaza Supermarket - Ohio

87. Nanys Tacos - Arizona

88. J Zapata - Pennsylvania

89. Cafe Nube - New York

90. Flavia’s Kitchen – Austin

91. Taco Bamba - Virginia

92. Tacos Pihuamo - Oregon

93. Taco El Chingon - NY State

94. Cinco De Mayo Taqueria – Spring, Texas

95. Quesabirria Jalisco Tacos - Chicago

96. Las Palmas - Pennsylvania

97. Dos Hermanos Taco Truck - Alabama

98. El Paisa - New Mexico

99. Alegria Tacos – Oakland Park, Florida

100. La Reforma Brewery - New Mexico

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Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team in 2019. When she’s not hard at work in the KPRC 2 newsroom, you can find Bri drinking away her hard earned wages at JuiceLand, running around Hermann Park, listening to crime podcasts or ransacking the magazine stand at Barnes & Noble.