When it comes to San Diego, the first food that comes to mind is taco without a doubt. Although tacos are a traditional Mexican dish, they are now almost a symbol of San Diego. In fact if you’re visiting San Diego and haven’t tried a few tacos, your visit is not really complete.
Well then, where to eat the best tacos in San Diego? The list we have created below can give you an idea. If you have experience with restaurants on this list, please share your experiences and vote to help build the top restaurants ranking.
1. City Tacos
They use the famous Cardiff Crack Tri-Tip steak in their tacos and burritos. Meat' seafood and veggie tacos as well as burritos, bowls, breakfast, quesadillas, nachos are also available on their menus. Crack Taco Shop offer homemade corn tortillas, beer, wine, sangria and specialty Micheladas.
City Tacos just recently opened its seventh location in downtown San Diego—the brand currently has six outposts in the neighborhoods of North Park, La Mesa, Sorrento Valley, Imperial Beach, Encinitas, and Pacific Beach.
2. Crack Taco Shop
They use the famous Cardiff Crack Tri-Tip steak in their tacos and burritos. Crack Taco Shop offer homemade corn tortillas, beer, wine, sangria and specialty Micheladas.
3. The Ceaft Taco Truck
The Craft Taco Truck is building hand-crafted product with authenticity, honesty and originality.
4. La Playa Taco Shop
Festive taqueria serving familiar Mexican dishes including carne asada, carnitas & fish tacos.
Address:3973 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
5. Rigoberto’s Taco Shop
They serve from 8 locations in California. From the best tacos and nachso to fries and more, you will find the most amazing and freshly made Mexican food at this restaurant.
6. Not Not Tacos
Established in 2018, by San Diego hospitality group Grain & Grit Collective and TV personality, author, and cook-extraordinaire, Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien, Not Not Tacos serves up genre-bending fare that pushes the envelope of culinary creativity.
They serve in Little Italy and Costa Mesa.
7. Taco Surf Pacific Beach
Taco Surf Pacific Beach is known for their quality Mexican Food and also for their extensive surfboard collection.
The carne asada is one of the best sellers at Taco Surf. They use top sirloin and cook each one to order. The meat never sits after it is cooked. Tortilla soup is one of the favorites also, the tomato broth has a nice piquant flavor, you can choose fresh grilled chicken or shrimp. They offer beef, chicken or potato rolled tacos. Their guacamole is made with Haas Avocados, and it has no fillers, it is all vegetable. Taco Surf Pacific Beach offer Monday through Friday specials. Taco Tuesday and Taco Thursday are the most popular.
4657 Mission Blvd
San Diego, CA 92109
8. Spitfire Tacos
From the mind behind the popular half beef, half bacon burger concept Slater’s 50/50, Scott Slater’s newest concept, Spitfire Tacos, serves up mouth-watering tacos, burritos and “totchos” featuring uniquely seasoned and selected spit-roasted meats.
4150 Regents Park Row #175
La Jolla, CA 92037
9. Taqueria Revolucion
At Taqueria Revolución, every taco and tortilla is made to order using all fresh and never frozen ingredients. Taqueria Revolución bring the street taco taste and exquisite experience to San Diego was born.
The name takes after Tijuana’s infamous Boulevard Revolución, also known as “La Revo”, worldly renowned as a nightlife destination and where a night of fun and dancing typically ends at a taco stand, dozens of which are found at every street corner. Taqueria Revolución offers the casually unique experience on the U.S. side of the border, while staying true to its roots.
10. Blanco Tacos & Tequila
Blanco’s fresh twist on Mexican food is all you need to experience that ocean kissed bliss you crave.Go for the classic but fresh burrito or bowl layered with savory fillings like spicy Machaca short rib or red chili chicken, fresh salsas and our famous house guacamole.
7007 Friars Road #901 San Diego, CA 92108