Phoenix, AZ

Five best places for tacos in Phoenix

Victoria Nogales
PHOENIX, AZ — In need of an idea to go out on Taco Tuesday? Every day can be a taco day in Phoenix, especially with these places on your list:

1. Taco Guild

Located inside historic Bethel Methodist Church in central Phoenix, Taco Guild is one of the unique taco spots in town. The building is rich in history, and it becomes the right venue for you to taste the place's 'Old World' and 'New World' tacos.

The 'Old World' consists of al pastor pork or coffee-braised beef, while 'New World' tacos are a choice between cherry steak or the Peking duck.


546 E. Osborn Road, Phoenix

(602) 264-4143

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2. Blanco Tacos & Tequila

Situated in the Tony Biltmore Fashion Park, Blanco Tacos & Tequila is a great place to refresh while enjoying tableside guacamole, grilled mahi-mahi, and crispy shrimp. They also have dessert on the menu, such as sugar caramel flan or tres leches.


2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix

(602) 429-8000

6166 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale

(480) 305-6692

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3. Chico Malo

Chico Malo is located at CityScape in downtown Phoenix. It has an edgy and bold design, with a selection of South American-inspired menus. Enjoy a fusion of Diablo shrimp with cabbage, avocado crèma and Criolla salsa with your tacos or opt for al pastor pork, pineapple, cotija cheese, and pickled chilies along with other menu and add-ons.


50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix

(602) 603-9363

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4. Barrio Café

Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza has what it takes when it comes to tacos. You can have your tacos topped with Tecate beer-battered shrimp and fish served with cabbage, avocado, and a Baja oil. You can also try carne asada, made of grilled tenderloin steak, and the cochinita pibil, the cafe's signature pork marinated in achiote and sour orange, roasted overnight in banana leaves.


2814 N. 16th St., Phoenix

(602) 636-0240

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5. La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop

La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop will take you on a regional tasting tour through tacos. Some of the menus include Cabo shrimp taco, Aztec tinga tago, and cochinta pibil taco, made with roasted pork shoulder wrapped in banana leaves.


1919 N. 16th St., Phoenix

(602) 254-6330

5932 W Glendale Ave, Glendale

(623) 939-3292

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When you're ready for an any-day taco, you can pull out this list and taste one of their menus under the Phoenix sun.

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