Ok, by now you should know that I love tacos and that Taco Tuesday is pretty much the most amazing day of the week for me. I like it more than Sunday Funday and that's saying a lot. I was recently asked what my favorite spots to get tacos were, so I decided to share my Top 5 picks with you!

Disclaimer: These are in no particular order. 

1. El Mero Taco

Shrimp and Fried Chicken tacos

El Mero Taco is a local food truck that I absolutely love! I normally catch them on Thursdays in Court Square, but most Tuesdays I look to see where they are on Instagram. If you get the chance to try them out, definitely get the fried chicken taco. It's amazing! Also the brisket quesadilla and street corn are out of this world!

2. Las Delicias

The Gringa and pork chop tacos with cheese

Las Delicias was my first love when it came to tacos. It's still a place I frequent often because it's all so fresh and authentic. I used to primarily eat the steak and the pork chop tacos with cheese. Trust me the pork chop with cheese is a slice of heaven. I recently have fallen for the Gringa. It's just to die for! These tacos plus Las Delicias' fresh squeezed lime margarita is all you need for a great Taco Tuesday! I normally head to the location on Quince.

3. Maciel's Tortas and Tacos

Garlic shrimp and spicy chicken tacos

Maciel's is the new kid on the block and they have come out swinging for the fences. I tried them when they first opened on Main St and I've been a fan ever since. I love love love the garlic shrimp taco. It comes with a mango pico de gallo and avocado slices and is just everything! I started out with the tortilla tacos until a friend of mine put me on the real taco super secret game....fried tacos! Oh snap! As we say in Memphis, "them junts are fye!" They come in an order of 3 along with rice and beans. Can't go wrong with that at all. 

4. Elwood's Shack

Brisket taco

You don't know about Elwood's Shack? You are straight tripping!! They have some of the best tacos you can hope to have in Memphis. Though it's not a traditional Mexican restaurant, they have some great taco choices. My picks are the brisket taco and the Steelhead trout fish taco. That brisket taco is something serious, though! They all come with fresh greens, loads of cheese, avocado, and a white sauce that tops it off. Trust me, these tacos are no joke! 1 of these will have you full. They are huge!

5. Taco Bell

Doritos Loco Taco

Yes, I know this isn't a local spot. Yes, I know the meat has been much debated on whether or not it's real. Yes, I know this is a chain. I also know that this taco is damn good! I can't help it. I usually grab 3 or 4 of these in a week! I think it may be my obsession with Doritos, but I love this taco. I dare you to try one and not like it. Also, try the Cooler Ranch version but substitute chicken for the ground beef. So yes! I do go to chains on occasion. 

 

Well, those are my tops 5 tacos. What are you favorites? Any places I need to try out? Leave me something in the comment section to let me know. 

Life is for Living,

Michael B. 

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