If you're in the mood for delicious food, you're in the right city. Rochester has a surprisingly diverse dining scene, with everything from comfort food to sushi within easy reach of the Springs at South Broadway. If you're a fan of tacos, the news is even better; several establishments around town offer tacos, enchiladas, and more. Here are four of the best taco joints in town.
1. La Poblana
1121 Civic Center Dr NW; 909 37th St NW
With two locations, La Poblana has you covered no matter where you are in Rochester. This hybrid grocery store and restaurant offers tacos, tamales, quesadillas and other Mexican standards. Customers call La Poblana's food authentic and love to try the combo platters. Fast service and a cozy space make this one of the better places to take a quick lunch break.
2. El Carambas
1503 12th St SE
Whether you want to eat in a restaurant or have a party catered, El Carambas can help you out. A six-page menu offers everything from standard tacos, fajitas, and burritos to less common dishes like azado. Even the standard dishes have some interesting variations, including nopalitos (cactus) or chicharron verde (pork rinds with green sauce) tacos. Desserts, kids' meals, and an extensive drinks menu that includes several varieties of aguas frescas make this a go-to place if you’re in the mood to try something new.
3. Lucy's Tacos
1225 Eastgate Dr SE
This taco stand is very inexpensive, and the food has been compared to what you might find in Southern California. From rice and beans to carnitas and chorizo, Lucy's Tacos offers filled-to-the-brim containers of delicious food that are perfect if you’re on the go.
4. Plaza Morena Campestre Grill
14 17th Ave NW
Plaza Morena is one great place to consider if you want a twist on your typical Mexican food. The restaurant still offers tacos and other favorite dishes, but the flavors tend to be based on cuisine from the state of Jalisco. You can also find a few standard American-style dishes like grilled cheese on the menu, making Plaza Morena an attraction for more than just taco-lovers.
5. Fiesta Cafe
1645 N Broadway
Enjoy delicious authentic Mexican in a festive atmosphere. Fiesta Cafe offers lunch and dinner specials, seven days a week. The quick lunch menu will have you back to work in no time. Or, relax and choose from a variety of traditional and contemporary Mexican classics while enjoying unlimited chips and fresh salsa. Fiesta Cafe offers catering too!
Have you found any hidden taco gems in town? Tell us where they are in the comments!