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Mesquite’s Guide to the Ultimate Taco

Written by wpdev July 16, 2023
Four tacos on a tray on a wooden table.

Craving a taco? Lucky for you, if you’re in Mesquite (or Texas for that matter), you have a few fantastic options to choose from!

Whether you want an authentic Mexican taco or a mouthwatering Tex-Mex mashup, we have you covered with some of the best Mesquite tacos in the city.

What Makes a Taco?

Before diving into some of our favorite Mesquite tacos, let’s cover what our definition of a “good” taco is. Tacos as we know them today are pretty different from the original dish. Twisted Taco explained that ancient Mexicans would use freshly made, soft corn tortillas filled with fish and cooked organs as the original taco. It wasn’t until the 20th century that they began being filled with American staples like cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and sour cream and sold as street food.

Nowadays, tacos are found nearly everywhere (including fast food joints), but Mexico and the states that border it are known for having some of the most authentic and delicious tacos. While there are no rules when it comes to what goes into a taco, we think that the flavors of Texas BBQ perfectly complement the authentic Mexican elements like corn tortillas, cilantro, and onion.

Best Tacos, Mesquite TX

Whether you’re looking for real Mexican tacos in Mesquite, Texas, or the perfect Tex-Mex tacos north of the border, we have you covered. These are a few of our favorite Texas taco joints in Mesquite.

Taqueria Taxco

This family-owned restaurant got its start in a gas station in east Dallas and now boasts four locations, including one in Mesquite. Here you will find some of the most authentic Mexican tacos made with the finest quality ingredients for the best value.

Fox Gas Station Tacos

Here us out: While it’s usually a good idea to avoid gas station fare, Fox Gas Station is one of the few exceptions for their amazing tacos. Open 24hrs a day, you can find filling tacos and other favorites like tromp, menudo, enchiladas, and gorditas.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

This taco shop exemplifies how bold Texas flavors can make for the best-tasting tacos. You can’t miss the Baja tacos, chips & guac, and cheesy quesadillas that are the perfect Tex-Mex treat as you soak in the sun on the restaurant’s patio.

El Atoron TaQUERIA y ToRTeria

This Mesquite Tex-Mex staple has not one, but two locations in the city. The restaurants serve many traditional Mexican dishes, including tacos, that remain true to the simple, authentic flavors.

Martinez Restaurant

Martinez Restaurant is a local gem in the city and is known for serving the best in Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican cuisine. Stop in or place your order to go for your favorite tacos made with handmade tortillas and the freshest ingredients as your toppings.

Is your mouth watering yet? These are only a handful of the delicious and authentic places to grab a taco in Mesquite. Visit Mesquite Texas has a list of all the other local eats you should check out during your trip, from Tex-Mex favorites to upscale dining experiences.