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Braised brisket, rock shrimp, and al pastor tacos at Bomb Tacos.
Braised brisket, rock shrimp, and al pastor tacos at Bomb Tacos.
Amelinda B Lee

13 Tacos to Try in Las Vegas Right Now

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Braised brisket, rock shrimp, and al pastor tacos at Bomb Tacos.
| Amelinda B Lee

Consider the taco a handy way to eat a sandwich. That tortilla shell, soft or hard, holds proteins and vegetables that make it easy to walk around while chomping down on a few. Most come with inexpensive price tags to match. Here, a look at 13 tacos to take a bite out of in Las Vegas right now.

Note: Restaurants are listed from north to south.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Jefe's Taco Shop

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5700 Sky Pointe Dr
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 420-7520
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Though oddly located in a gas station, customers of Jefe’s don’t seem to care. Known to be overly generous with their servings of meat and cheese on their carne asada fries, the fries also come with beans, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and salsa fresca all piled on top, Jefe’s Taco Shop also delivers carne asada, pollo asado, carnitas, lengua, and cabeza tacos. Deep fried, mini, and rolled tacos in guacamole and cheese are also available.

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Jefe’s Taco Shop
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2. Taqueria El Buen Pastor

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318 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 778-0886
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Taqueria El Buen Pastor serves 100 percent original tacos from Guadalajara, Mexico. This traditional taco stand features tacos al pastor, seasoned pork served with pineapple, as well as tacos de buche or pork stomach and tacos de lengua or beef tongue. The restaurant has locations in Henderson and on the eastside and westside of Las Vegas.

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Taqueria El Buen Pastor
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3. Frijoles & Frescas

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7000 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 240-2750
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Frijoles & Frescas has made its mark in Las Vegas now with six locations across the valley. The menu features eight different types of meat including fried pork or beef head. Each taco comes with beans, cheese, avocado, sour cream, and pico de gallo.

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Frijoles & Frescas
Frijoles & Frescas [Official Site]

4. ¡Salud! Tacos

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2411 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 367-2411
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San Diego’s ¡Salud! Tacos!, a self-described “Chicano Food Eatery,” at Palace Station features California and Baja, California-inspired tacos. Califas topped with choice of meat and French fries, carnitas made in house, and birria, carne asada and pollo asada make the menu. Diners can order fried shell tacos too.

Fried shell tacos at ¡Salud! Tacos
Fried shell tacos at ¡Salud! Tacos
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5. El Dorado Cantina

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3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 722-2289
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Located next to Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club, El Dorado Cantina serves non-GMO meat and organic vegetables and fish in its Mexican fare. Street tacos and El Dorado’s signature tacos come with a choice of meat such as steak or chicken, or customers can choose the vegetarian option of roasted chilies and poblano peppers as well. Open 24 hours.

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El Dorado Cantina
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6. Tacos El Gordo

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1724 E Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 251-8226
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Originally opening in San Diego, California, in 1998, moving to Las Vegas in 2010 with its roster of Tijuana tacos. Once inside, customers must choose a line to stand in and order, dependent upon what type of meat they are selecting. Tacos El Gordo offers 10 different meat choices, ranging from carne asada and chorizo to less conventional selections such as caebza or beef head and sesos or beef brains. Tacos El Gordo even features Azteca, a combination of beef and cactus. Each taco is served on a corn tortilla and a choice of tomatoes, cheese, or lettuce. Four locations in Las Vegas.

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Tacos El Gordo
Tacos El Gordo [Official Site]

7. Bomb Tacos

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3655 S Durango Dr #27
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(702) 262-0141

Tacos at this restaurant from Roberto Solano range from $2.25 for carne asada and grilled chicken to $5 for shrimp diablo in crunchy rolled and soft shell varieties.

Braised brisket, rock shrimp, and al pastor tacos at Bomb Tacos.
Braised brisket, rock shrimp, and al pastor tacos at Bomb Tacos.
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8. Tacos & Beer

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3900 Paradise Rd Ste A
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 675-7572
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Tacos & Beer offers 22 different tacos, including shrimp tacos, made with sautéed shrimp with guajillo chili, cilantro-lime slaw, pico de gallo, and guacamole. The menu here also has three vegetarian varieties of tacos to choose with jackfruit or grilled pineapple.

Tacos &amp; Beer
Tacos & Beer
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9. Hussong's Cantina

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3930 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-6450
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The home of the original margarita covers the taco gamut. Hussong’s Cantina at Mandalay Place serves traditional versions with barbacoa, al pastor chicken, and carnitas; specialty tacos with Baja fish or shrimp, pork belly, rib-eye steak, Kung Pow chicken, and salmon; and veggie varieties. Also at Boca Park.

Hussong’s Cantina
Hussong’s Cantina
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10. Border Grill

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3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-7200
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Head over to the taco cart side of the menu at Border Grill at Mandalay Bay for gluten-free brisket taquitos, al pastor tacos, fish tacos a la plancha, or chicken tacos. Head out to the patio or just sit at the indoor patio.

Fish tacos at Border Grill
Fish tacos at Border Grill
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11. Pinches Tacos

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#190, 9205 W Russell Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89138
(702) 818-4208
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Pinches out of Los Angeles serves 10 different tacos ranging from carnitas and grilled chicken to cactus and vegetarian. Aside from the location at The Gramcery, Pinches Tacos also has a home in the Downtown Container Park.

Pinches Tacos
Pinches Tacos
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12. Bruno's Taco Bar

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6415 S Fort Apache Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89148
(702) 749-6555
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Grilled skirt steak, Baja fish, calabacita (a summer squash) with zucchini ribbons and corn, guajillo braised short rib, chorizo and potato, and more tacos — served on corn or flour tortillas, or lettuce — make the menu, while each dish has a vegetarian option. For example, customers can swap out marinate portobello mushroom for the skirt steak, beer-batter cauliflower for the fish, jackfruit for the carnitas, or marinated cauliflower for the chicken al pastor.

Bruno’s Taco Bar
Bruno’s Taco Bar
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13. Taco y Taco Mexican Eatery

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9470 S Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 749-7091
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Be sure to visit this Mexican eatery with plenty of time; patrons stand at a different station dependent upon what they want to order. While confusing initially, the food is well worth it. Meat options are many like typical carne asada and carnitas, but also featured are buche or pork stomach, cabeza or beef head, and tripas or beef guts. Also available is the soyrizo, a soy-based meat product with spices as a vegetarian option. The tacos are served on a soft corn tortilla, topped with onions, cilantro, and a choice of up to eight different salsas.

<span data-author="-1">Taco y Taco Mexican Eatery </span>
Taco y Taco Mexican Eatery
Taco y Taco Mexican Eatery [Official Site]

1. Jefe's Taco Shop

5700 Sky Pointe Dr, Las Vegas, NV
<span data-author="-1">Jefe’s Taco Shop </span>
Jefe’s Taco Shop
Jefe’s Taco Shop/Facebook

Though oddly located in a gas station, customers of Jefe’s don’t seem to care. Known to be overly generous with their servings of meat and cheese on their carne asada fries, the fries also come with beans, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and salsa fresca all piled on top, Jefe’s Taco Shop also delivers carne asada, pollo asado, carnitas, lengua, and cabeza tacos. Deep fried, mini, and rolled tacos in guacamole and cheese are also available.

5700 Sky Pointe Dr
Las Vegas, NV

2. Taqueria El Buen Pastor

318 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
<span data-author="-1">Taqueria </span><span data-author="2187660">E</span><span data-author="-1">l Buen Pastor </span>
Taqueria El Buen Pastor
Taqueria El Buen Pastor/Facebook

Taqueria El Buen Pastor serves 100 percent original tacos from Guadalajara, Mexico. This traditional taco stand features tacos al pastor, seasoned pork served with pineapple, as well as tacos de buche or pork stomach and tacos de lengua or beef tongue. The restaurant has locations in Henderson and on the eastside and westside of Las Vegas.

318 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

3. Frijoles & Frescas

7000 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89117
<span data-author="-1">Frijoles &amp; Frescas </span>
Frijoles & Frescas
Frijoles & Frescas [Official Site]

Frijoles & Frescas has made its mark in Las Vegas now with six locations across the valley. The menu features eight different types of meat including fried pork or beef head. Each taco comes with beans, cheese, avocado, sour cream, and pico de gallo.

7000 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89117

4. ¡Salud! Tacos

2411 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Fried shell tacos at ¡Salud! Tacos
Fried shell tacos at ¡Salud! Tacos
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San Diego’s ¡Salud! Tacos!, a self-described “Chicano Food Eatery,” at Palace Station features California and Baja, California-inspired tacos. Califas topped with choice of meat and French fries, carnitas made in house, and birria, carne asada and pollo asada make the menu. Diners can order fried shell tacos too.

2411 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89102

5. El Dorado Cantina

3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109
<span data-author="-1">A plate of tacos in a circular pattern</span>
El Dorado Cantina
El Dorado Cantina/Twitter

Located next to Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club, El Dorado Cantina serves non-GMO meat and organic vegetables and fish in its Mexican fare. Street tacos and El Dorado’s signature tacos come with a choice of meat such as steak or chicken, or customers can choose the vegetarian option of roasted chilies and poblano peppers as well. Open 24 hours.

3025 Sammy Davis Jr. Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89109

6. Tacos El Gordo

1724 E Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104
An overhead shot of tacos
Tacos El Gordo
Tacos El Gordo [Official Site]

Originally opening in San Diego, California, in 1998, moving to Las Vegas in 2010 with its roster of Tijuana tacos. Once inside, customers must choose a line to stand in and order, dependent upon what type of meat they are selecting. Tacos El Gordo offers 10 different meat choices, ranging from carne asada and chorizo to less conventional selections such as caebza or beef head and sesos or beef brains. Tacos El Gordo even features Azteca, a combination of beef and cactus. Each taco is served on a corn tortilla and a choice of tomatoes, cheese, or lettuce. Four locations in Las Vegas.

1724 E Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89104

7. Bomb Tacos

3655 S Durango Dr #27, Las Vegas, NV 89147
Braised brisket, rock shrimp, and al pastor tacos at Bomb Tacos.
Braised brisket, rock shrimp, and al pastor tacos at Bomb Tacos.
Amelinda B Lee

Tacos at this restaurant from Roberto Solano range from $2.25 for carne asada and grilled chicken to $5 for shrimp diablo in crunchy rolled and soft shell varieties.

3655 S Durango Dr #27
Las Vegas, NV 89147

8. Tacos & Beer

3900 Paradise Rd Ste A, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Tacos &amp; Beer
Tacos & Beer
Tacos & Beer/Facebook

Tacos & Beer offers 22 different tacos, including shrimp tacos, made with sautéed shrimp with guajillo chili, cilantro-lime slaw, pico de gallo, and guacamole. The menu here also has three vegetarian varieties of tacos to choose with jackfruit or grilled pineapple.

3900 Paradise Rd Ste A
Las Vegas, NV 89169

9. Hussong's Cantina

3930 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Hussong’s Cantina
Hussong’s Cantina
MGM Resorts [Official Site]

The home of the original margarita covers the taco gamut. Hussong’s Cantina at Mandalay Place serves traditional versions with barbacoa, al pastor chicken, and carnitas; specialty tacos with Baja fish or shrimp, pork belly, rib-eye steak, Kung Pow chicken, and salmon; and veggie varieties. Also at Boca Park.

3930 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119

10. Border Grill

3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Fish tacos at Border Grill
Fish tacos at Border Grill
Border Grill [Official Site]

Head over to the taco cart side of the menu at Border Grill at Mandalay Bay for gluten-free brisket taquitos, al pastor tacos, fish tacos a la plancha, or chicken tacos. Head out to the patio or just sit at the indoor patio.

3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119

11. Pinches Tacos

#190, 9205 W Russell Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89138
Pinches Tacos
Pinches Tacos
Pinches Tacos [Official Site]

Pinches out of Los Angeles serves 10 different tacos ranging from carnitas and grilled chicken to cactus and vegetarian. Aside from the location at The Gramcery, Pinches Tacos also has a home in the Downtown Container Park.

#190, 9205 W Russell Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89138

12. Bruno's Taco Bar

6415 S Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89148
Bruno’s Taco Bar
Bruno’s Taco Bar
Bruno’s Taco Bar/Facebook

Grilled skirt steak, Baja fish, calabacita (a summer squash) with zucchini ribbons and corn, guajillo braised short rib, chorizo and potato, and more tacos — served on corn or flour tortillas, or lettuce — make the menu, while each dish has a vegetarian option. For example, customers can swap out marinate portobello mushroom for the skirt steak, beer-batter cauliflower for the fish, jackfruit for the carnitas, or marinated cauliflower for the chicken al pastor.

6415 S Fort Apache Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89148

13. Taco y Taco Mexican Eatery

9470 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123
<span data-author="-1">Taco y Taco Mexican Eatery </span>
Taco y Taco Mexican Eatery
Taco y Taco Mexican Eatery [Official Site]

Be sure to visit this Mexican eatery with plenty of time; patrons stand at a different station dependent upon what they want to order. While confusing initially, the food is well worth it. Meat options are many like typical carne asada and carnitas, but also featured are buche or pork stomach, cabeza or beef head, and tripas or beef guts. Also available is the soyrizo, a soy-based meat product with spices as a vegetarian option. The tacos are served on a soft corn tortilla, topped with onions, cilantro, and a choice of up to eight different salsas.

9470 S Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89123

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