As you spend the day strolling through the streets of the city’s Art District, don’t forget to stop for a quick bite in between. And what better than a taco pit stop during a busy art-filled day? Wynwood is no short of mouthwatering taco joints slinging the freshest hand-made corn tortillas topped with proper marinated meats and made-from-scratch salsas. Below, we’ve gathered the best of the best.
For some of the bomb diggity best Mexican street food in Wynwood look no further than Coyo Taco. Their patronage is clearly visible by the lines that form outside of the establishment daily but don’t worry, the lines move fast, and soon enough, you’ll be munching on the best tacos this side of the gulf.
Perhaps nothing describes Coyo Taco better than F-R-E-S-H. The corn tortillas are always made by hand in the best of Mexican traditions; the avocados smashed to order for your spicy guacamole, vegetables, and proteins are farm-fresh and humanly raised; and even the tequila is of the restaurant’s own distillation. All tacos arrive two per order, and the art district crowd favorites include carnitas de pato—Michoacan-style duck confit, carne asada alambre—marinated Angus sirloin steak with bacon and melted queso mixto, and coliflor—roasted cauliflower with a pipian mole for the fellow vegans.
Coyo Taco is located at 2320 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
La Tiendita Taqueria
Die-hard birria fans abandon the quest for the perfect birria taco as La Tiendita Taqueria has all the answers. The birria taco here comes with 3-hour braised birria beef, melted mozz, and consome for dipping. It’s a total trip into flavor town worth every penny. There’s a plethora of other taco classics, including carne asada, al pastor, chipotle shrimp, and poblano veggie for vegetarians, to name a few.
And while the birria tacos certainly draw in all the crowds, there’s a thing or two that make La Tiendita shine even brighter amidst the masses. Taco lovers are invited to stop by every weekday between 12 and 4 p.m. for the all-you-can-eat taco buffet priced at only $16.99 per person; this deal is a real steal. Or, stop by for Taco Tuesday to snatch some 2×1 tacos until 10 p.m. and 2×1 classic margaritas. One final tip: the margaritas. They are massive, and they are to die for!
La Tiendita Taqueria is located at 218 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
Pilo’s Tequila Garden
As the name suggests, Pilo’s Tequila Garden is more than just a taco joint—it’s a full-blown entertainment venue. Being the world’s only tequila garden, Pilo’s is a huge space featuring a restaurant, two bars, VIP booths, stadium seating, a retractable roof, and an epic DJ booth, Pilo’s is always ready to get the fiesta started and will have you dancing till the wee hours. But first thing’s first — a filling meal of mouthwatering tacos.
On the menu, find an extensive variety of tacos featuring some explosive options like the el canijo—a meat lover’s fantasy with crispy chorizo, slow-cooked brisket, and chicharron; la elenita—pork al pastor wrapped in a crispy cheese crust; or the el costenito beer-battered taco — crunchy beer-battered shrimp with a zesty bite of pineapple. Now that we’ve got the food figured out, we’ll move on to the drinks. Pilo’s has over 25 tequila brands to choose from, so keep the shots coming!
Pilo’s Tequila Garden is located at 158 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.
Sr de Los Tacos Wynwood
Sr de Los Tacos is a farm-to-plate restaurant in the arts district specializing in burritos, sopes, and of course, tacos. The ambiance, while casual, is both warm and inviting, with brightly colored walls, warm lights, and aromas that will have your mouth watering the moment you step into the establishment. Handmade yellow corn tortillas, juicy meats, and farm-fresh vegetables make up these delicious tacos oozing with zestful salsas.
If it’s your first time grabbing some tacos from Sr de Los Tacos, we recommend going with some Wynwood-favorite flavor sensations: the al pastor is a culinary dynamite with perfectly marinated pork, pineapple, and the restaurant’s special green sauce. Then, there’s the saucy birria taco made with shredded slow-cooked beef short rib, and molten Chihuahua cheese and served with the richest broth of your birria dreams. Last but not least: indulge in the sexy fish taco, a treat for the eyes and the palate with its crispy fried white fish topped with a colorful arrangement of purple cabbage, sweet mango salad, coleslaw, and chipotle sauce. This one hits hard.
Sr de Los Tacos Wynwood is located at 2055 NW 2nd Ave Unit 2, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official Instagram account.
The Taco Stand
Straight to the point and delicious. Although now more than just a stand, the San Diego transplant offers some incredibly bomb tacos in an ideally no-frills setting, making you feel like you’re about to dig into some of the best tacos on the bustling streets of Tijuana. And you are, well, almost. The Taco Stand comes through with tacos just as good as they get south of the border. Here, corn tortillas are made by hand, and guacamole and salsas are prepared daily from scratch using only the freshest ingredients.
Start off with an order of the beloved al pastor taco featuring juicy rotisserie marinated pork and pineapple. Then, move on to the nopal taco, which won’t have you missing meat for a split second. Cactus, melted cheese, and an aromatic cilantro sauce medley together in this richly flavored vegetarian taco. Finally, finish off with the Sonora taco, composed of 100% Angus steak and served on a flour tortilla with melted cheese. Round off the meal with all-natural locally made paletas for a refreshing and sweet finish to the taco feast.
The Taco Stand is located at 313 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127. For more information, visit their official website.