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Craving Tacos? 4 Places in Lancaster, PA Dishing Up Authentic Mexican Food

Melissa Frost

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Some days call for tacos. Flavorful and crisp, delicious tacos. Lancaster has a decent amount of Mexican restaurants within the widespread county.

Here are four of them, dishing up tasty Mexican cuisine:

Cocina Mexicana

Cocina Mexicana was the city's first authentic Mexican restaurant. From homemade guacamole to enchiladas, tacos, carnitas to seafood, they've got it all.

Favorite: Taco de Pescado - fried tilapia on a flour tortilla with purple cabbage, cilantro, onions and sour cream.

Address: 112 North Water Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

Tequila Mexican Grill

Tequila Mexican Grill opened during 2020 and quickly became a hit among locals. This is a small, charming family restaurant with a big heart and a love for homemade tacos.

Favorite: Special Beef Barbacoa Tacos - Barbacoa, Mexican cheese, cilantro, onions with a side of consome sauce.

Address: 805 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

Double C

Double C serves Mexican and American fare. The tacos are outstanding and paired with a spicy Margarita, it's all you'd want in an authentic meal.

Favorite: Crispy fried pork belly taco. Their pork is from pigs with outdoor access on pasture or on wooded lots so pigs have all the space and opportunity to root around and explore.

Address: 220 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603

Chilangos Authentic Mexican Restaurante

If you're planning on dining in at Chilangos Authentic Mexican Restaurante, you'd have to travel to the northern part of Lancaster County; charming Lititz. It's an authentic family-owned and operated local spot in the heart of town.

Favorite: Tacos Dorados - rolled, crispy fried chicken tacos topped with lettuce, cheese and sour cream.

Address: 56 N. Broad Street, Lititz , PA 17543

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