Arizonans know a thing or two about tacos – so we asked our readers to share their favorite spots from every corner of the state. Here’s where they sent us.
Tacos are as quintessentially Arizona as chimichangas or fry bread. There may not be such a thing as a bad taco, but some are definitely better than others. And if you’re new to the area, the sheer number of options can be overwhelming.
Thankfully, Copper Courier readers know the best spot – even if they don’t all agree on exactly what that is. This summer, our readers recommended dozens of taco joints from every corner of the state. Here are the most frequently-mentioned stops in each region:
West Valley: Popo’s Mexican Food
Where: 17037 N. 59th Ave. (Glendale)
What to order: Fish Taco Platter
Yelp review: “I couldn’t ask for a better taco.” –Delilah L.
East Valley: Backyard Taco
Where: Locations in Queen Creek, Chandler, Gilbert, and Mesa
What to order: Carne Asada Tacos
Yelp review: “The meat is grilled right behind the counter over an open charcoal flame and it’s great!” –Madison M.
Central Phoenix: Taco Boys
Where: 620 E Roosevelt St.
What to order: Pastor Tacos
Yelp review: “TACOOOOO BOY THAT WAS GOOD.” –Ever S.
North Phoenix: Modern Margarita
Where: 5410 E High St.
What to order: Nashville Hot Chicken Tacos
Yelp review: “Neighborhood spot not to be missed.” –Greeshma R.
Tucson: Casa Rivera
Where: 1975 W American Ave (Oracle)
What to order: Ground Beef Taco
Yelp review: “I literally can taste the love in this food.” –Shana M.
Yuma: The Chile Pepper
Where: 1030 W 24th St.
What to order: Shredded Beef Rolled Tacos with Cheese & Guacamole
Yelp review: “This place has been around for nearly four and one-half decades and is still serving quality Mexican food. So, get yourself in there and try their award-winning combinations and many tasty treats. Check it out now!” –Tone M.
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