By: Malcolm Mayhew
| by Brianna Kessler | Could you eat tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner? If you answered yes, chances are you’re from Fort Worth. Everyone knows Texans love their Tex-Mex and love their tacos even more.
NBCDFW.com reported that Estately, an online blog, conducted a survey, "Most Taco-Crazed Cities in America,” to find out which of the largest 50 U.S. cities had the most taco enthusiasm.
Fort Worth ranked No. 2 for highest level of taco enthusiasm.
They measured the percentage of each city’s restaurants serving tacos via Yelp; the percentage of Facebook users in each city expressing interest in tacos via Facebook; and the level of Internet searches related to tacos via Google Trends, according to blog.estately.com.
So for all you taco-crazed Texans, we decided it was a no-brainer to create a list of the five best taquerias right here in Fort Worth.
928 Northton St.
Torchy’s has accumulated an overall four-star rating among its 270 reviews on Yelp, ranking No. 1 taco spot in Fort Worth. This Americanized taco stand is known for its overly stuffed tacos, endless combinations and the always delicious queso and green chili cheese dip. Guests order at the register and choose from a variety of fun and creative tacos with funky names such as The Monk, The Democrat, or Trailer Park. There is definitely something on the menu for everyone. This place has a full bar, great service, outdoor patio and a fun down-to-earth atmosphere, making it a great spot for a quick lunch or girl’s night out.
4304 W Vickery Blvd.
It’s the definition of why people love mom-and-pop restaurants so much. In this tiny taco shop, the menu is hand-painted on the wall. There is limited seating outside, and cash is the only acceptable form of payment. But the authentic spicy taco flavors keep guests coming back for more. With a variety of well-marinated meats and exceptionally good sauces to choose from, it’s almost impossible to stay away. This is definitely one of the best places to get that morning taco fix in a hurry. Their breakfast egg and chorizo taco is amazing and cheap.
Salsa Limón Museo
929 University Drive
Salsa Limon originally started out as a food truck taco stand, but after raving popularity, it built its first restaurant off West 7th Street across from the Museum of Modern Art. It has become one of the most loved and well-known taquerias in Fort Worth. It is the perfect place to get Mexico City street-style tacos. All tacos are made with double stacked corn tortillas, pickled cabbage, onion, cilantro, and your choice of carne asada, pollo, barbacoa, lengua, chorizo, pastor or tripa. And don’t forget to stop by the salsa bar to top your tacos off with their many flavorful homemade salsas.
Revolver Taco Lounge
2822 W. 7th St.
This place is a family-owned and operated business. With all of their food made to order from scratch every day, each taco plate comes with four handmade corn tortillas with your choice of the most authentic meat flavors Fort Worth has to offer. While we are aware that Revolver will only be serving Fort Worth for a short time longer, we look forward to visiting Campestre Chula Vista, brought to you by Revolver owner Regino Rojas. It is located at 1950 Menefee Ave. in Fort Worth.
2700 W. 7th St.
Velvet Taco is the perfect taco destination for any time of the day but especially great after a fun night out on 7th Street. Lines are always short, and the atmosphere is fun and upbeat. If you’re looking for something different and exciting in your taco, look no further. They have the most bizarre, yet amazing taco combinations. Popular choices range from Shrimp and Grits, Buffalo Chicken and even Calamari. And they’re even open late on weekends.
By: Malcolm Mayhew