Happy National Taco Day! We have compiled a list of must-try tacos in Salt Lake City, ranging from gourmet to street cart, meaty to veggie-full. Try one or several of our favorites to celebrate.
1. Chunga’s – Tacos al Pastor
With succulently marinated pork and fresh pineapple, this taco is savory, sweet, crunchy and Chunga’s most famous dish.
180 S. 900 W Salt Lake City, UT | (801) 953-1840
2. Taqueria 27 – Duck Confit Tacos
This taco is packed full of juicy duck meat, leeks and fresh veggies. Delicious.
149 E. 200 S Salt Lake City, UT | (385) 259-0940
3. Frida Bistro – Carne Asada Tacos
Drizzled with herby chimichurri, this taco is full of carne asada meat, jalapeños and caramelized onions. Sure to pack a punch.
545 W. 700 S. Salt Lake City, UT | (801) 983-6692
4. Alamexo – Taco Cochinita Pibil
Sweet and spicy, the Taco Cochinita Pibil features plantains and habanero pickled escabeche nestled on top of marinated pork shoulder.
268 South State Street Salt Lake City, UT | (801) 779-4747
5. Lone Star Taqueria – Pescado Taco
Marinated fresh fish of the day headlines this taco, accompanied by shredded cabbage, tomato, cilantro, onion, lime and house-made jalapeno mayonnaise.
2265 Fort Union Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, UT | (801) 944-2300
6. Chow Truck – Coconut Lemongrass Chicken Tacos
Chow Truck breathes new life into the chicken taco with a crisp blend of coconut, lemongrass and ginger.
Check here for current location | (385) 325-2469
7. Taco Taco – Zucchini Blossom Taco
With a zucchini blossom taco they say is “better than your Mom’s,” Taco Taco is serving up your new favorite vegetarian treat.
208 E. 500 S. Salt Lake City, UT | (801) 428-2704
8. Don Rafa
Made with special home-made meats, all of Don Rafa’s tacos are stand-out street fair.
800 S. and State Street (State Street Side)
9. El Toro
Fondly known by their parking lot location, tacos from El Toro are popular among locals and tourists alike.
800 S. and State Street (800 South side)
10. Red Iguana – Tacos de Hongas
These tacos may just be worth the wait with perfectly seasoned mushrooms covered in jack cheese, refried beans and guacamole.
736 W. North Temple Salt Lake City, UT | (801) 322-1489