Eight Laredo taco spots make Texas Monthly as 'best of the best'
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Eight Laredo taco spots make Texas Monthly as 'best of the best'

Jul 10, 2024

Laredo featured in local report highlighting eight taco spots that take the taco experience to new levels.

In case anyone missed it, the Texas Monthly showcased Laredo in a recent feature titled "The Laredo Taco Trail," highlighting eight local spots for delicious South Texas tacos.

To give credit where credit is due, the taco flare in Laredo varies from taco to taco. Whether it's a breakfast taco such as the "mariachi" or barbacoa or smoked mojellas, the city has it covered in great-tasting tacos.

An example would be Taco Palenque, which was featured in the report. It's one of the fastest-growing taco chains in the nation, with 37 stores open and counting, according to National Restaurant News.

So what other seven taco Laredo locations were featured in the report?

Drum roll, please.

The Ay Carbon Tacos and Hamburguesas were featured with an ode to the aqua fresca and charbroil dishes and a recommendation of the bistek combo as a delicious taco plate choice.

Los Jacales also made the list as a local Laredo favorite, which has been around since the 1960s, according to the report. Adding that taco lovers cannot go wrong with the carne ranchero taco, it's the restaurant's number one seller.

Obregon's Mexican Restaurant #2 made its mark on the taco list, the home of the breakfast taco and home to the original "mariachi," the report said. Proyecto Humo followed with their oak-smoked meat tacos and Raul's BBQ No. 2 for their barbacoa.

Rounding out the last two is Suadero Taco Shop by Pepe Gamez while paying homage to the "rich sirloin tacos accompanied by bone marrow," the report said. Last but not least, for the sweet lovers, was the dessert tacos from Chopchop, with rolled ice cream in Mexican flavors similar to a taco. this sweet spot made the list for its unique flavors and taco essence ice cream twists.