25 places to get authentic tacos in Birmingham that Bham Now readers love

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Come along to find out where to enjoy the best tacos around. (Matthew Niblett / Bham Now)

Whether it’s the main attraction or a chill evening, we’re always down to enjoy tacos. It doesn’t have to be Taco Tuesday to make it a Taco Day. We asked where to get the best authentic tacos and you answered.

1. Corazon Mexican Food Truck

Corazon Mexican Food Truck, authentic tacos in Birmingham
Up close and personal with these delicious tacos. Photo via Corazon Mexican Food Truck

Here, there, and everywhere, you can’t miss this food truck and their delicious tacos. To stay up to date, check out their social media where they post where they’ll be throughout the week.

2. Dos Hermanos Food Truck

Dos Hermanos, authentic tacos in Birmingham
It’s always a good time to have a taco at the Dos Hermanos food truck. Photo via Dos Hermanos LLC

Dos Hermanos has been serving up some of the best authentic tacos in Birmingham for over 12 years. They only accept cash so be prepared and don’t miss out on their awesome tacos, especially the Carnitas tacos. Check out their social media for the most up to date locations.

3. El Girasol

Here’s one taco stop that doubles as a store, so you can grab a taco and take a look around at their wares. El Girasol offers Nopales tacos, also known as cactus tacos, which you don’t see all that often in Birmingham.

4. El Taco Loco

El Taco Loco is open every day of the week, which means any day can be taco day. They have a loaded Americanos taco that makes it the place to be.

5. El ZunZún

el zunzun, authentic tacos in bham
What are you waiting for? Photo via Hilary Meares for Bham Now

El ZunZún offers many different taco plates, which include four street tacos and a side of rice and black beans, to satisfy every taco craving you have.

6. Garcia’s Grill

It doesn’t look like much from the outside but once inside you know you’re in the right place. People say Garcia’s Grill is a cozy and comfortable place to eat so be sure to stop by and get the Taco Loco meal.

7. Grand Cantina

Have you had the chance to try the Grand Cantina? You don’t want to miss out on their Pirate’s Special menu where you can get delicious filled-to-the-brim fish tacos.

8. Gordos

Gordos, authentic tacos in Birmingham
Authentic and delicious. Photo via Olivia Wentworth

Gordos is easily one of the best places to get authentic tacos in Birmingham. Once you try the tacos at Gordos, you’ll never be able to go back.

9. Iguana Grill

The portions at Iguana grill do not disappoint. They have Tacos al Carbon, Tacos de Camaron, or Fish tacos plates served with a side of rice, guacamole, and a pico de gallo salad. They also have tacos available in their combo meals if you’re looking for more to enjoy on the menu.

10. La Paz

The atmosphere at La Paz is unmatched just like their taco options, which they offer as a meal or as their street style. La Paz has location-specific menus so be sure to visit both to get the full experience.

11. La Tia Paisa Taco Shop

La Tia Paisa, authentic tacos in Birmingham
Sit down and chill out with a taco. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

You’ll never be wanting for options taco-wise at La Tia Paisa Taco Shop. They have a wide variety of menu items you can try from their Tacos Barbacoa to the Tacos Pescado.

12. Los Valedores Food Truck

Another local food truck that offers authentic tacos in Birmingham is Los Valedores where you can buy some tasty tacos for $2 per.

13. Maya Mexican Restaurant

Although they’re not the main attraction, Maya Mexican Restaurant has all the taco staples for you to enjoy with your meal.

14. Mi Pueblo Supermarket

Mi Pueblo, authentic tacos in Birmingham
Do some shopping and enjoy some tacos. Photo via Cheyenne Trujillo for Bham Now

Another stop that doubles as a store is the Mi Pueblo Supermarket and the tacos never fail to impress. They always have fresh tortillas made at their in-house restaurant.

15. Mr. Taco Taco Truck

Located at a Shell station on N Chalkville Road, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu to chow down on. They have a variety of tacos for $3 dollars, including a Campechanos taco, which is a mixed taco, if you’re wanting a little bit of everything.

16. Rojo

On Highland Avenue, Rojo’s cozy atmosphere serves as the best place to enjoy an authentic taco on a chill evening out in the Highland Park area.

17. Taco Morro Loco

Taco Morro Loco, authentic tacos in Birmingham
Who wouldn’t want a taco after seeing this. Photo via Bham Now

Word around the block is that you need to try the Carne Asada tacos at Taco Morro Loco. But why stop there? They have so many options for tacos, including a vegetarian taco.

18. Taqueria Charros

A food truck you need to visit that is located at the Galleria Chevron in Hoover. People say their chicken tacos are the must-have item on the menu so be sure to grab some.

19. Taqueria Juarez

Taqueria Juarez, authentic tacos in Birmingham
Take a look at these tacos. Photo via Carmen Waldrop for Bham Now

Taqueria Juarez’s energy and passion for their craft really comes through on their social media. How could you not be more motivated to grab a taco?

20. Taqueria Mexico

Taqueria Mexico has a vast menu to choose from, but just like the rest of their menu they have so many options for tacos. They have all your favorites for $3.

21. Taqueria Tafoya

Taqueria Tafoya is found by the Foodmart Gasboy on Parkway. If you’re feeling up to the challenge, a must-try is their spicy Chorizo tacos.

22. University Tacos

University Tacos, authentic tacos in Birmingham
Try a little bit of everything at University Tacos. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

As the name implies, University Tacos is right on University Boulevard, making it a no-brainer stop for someone on the go.

23. Unos Tacos

Unos tacos, authentic tacos in Birmingham
Don’t worry, Unos Tacos has you covered. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

With so many choices at the Pizitz, it can certainly be overwhelming, but if you’re in the mood for tacos then you already know the place to be.

24. Uptown Cantina

Uptown Cantina, authentic tacos in Birmingham
Look at this lineup. Photo via Uptown Cantina

Bringing a fresh energy to the scene, Uptown Cantina is bringing you more authentic tacos in Birmingham to enjoy. Their camarones street style tacos sound especially delicious.

25. Urbano Taco-Bar

Last, but not least, is Urbano Taco-Bar that offers a lot of items on the menu you might not find at other taco stops, but you can’t go wrong with one of their fish tacos.

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Sabrina Palmer
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