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Aug 18, 2006 05:20 PM

MSP Taquerias

I am new to the boards and this most likely comes up pretty often, but which are the best taquerias in the Cities? I have been hankering for some good tacos and the reviews from the city pages don't point me to the best.

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  1. Try Taqueria La Hacienda either in the Mercado Central on Lake and Bloomington or on the northeast corner of Lake and Clinton.

    1. El Burrito Mercado on Concord in St. Paul

      Their deli is tops, and the store is loaded with hispanic influenced cooking items. Top rate for everything.

      1. We love La Hacienda (Lake Street) & Pineda Tacos (also on Lake Street)

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        1. re: MariQ

          Pineda now has a location in Plymouth as well - in the same strip mall as Tea House.

        2. I'm a big fan of the tacos from Los Ocampo in the Midtown Global Market. (Service can be flaky, but the food is so good I don't care.) They also have a stand-alone restaurant somewhere, but I haven't been there yet.

          Taqueria Los Ocampo
          Midtown Global Market

          In St. Paul, try El Burrito Mercado - it's a large grocery store with a cafeteria. I recommend carnitas or birria for the tacos.

          Or go to El Mercado Central for tacos from La Hacienda and others. (La H also has a stand-alone restaurant on Lake Street.


          Mercado Central
          1515 E. Lake St., Minneapolis

          Actually, most of the taquerias on Lake Street are good-to-great. I went to La Poblanita last weekend and had some nice tinga tacos. (However, I thought their horchata was too sweet.) And they make their own tortillas, which is great!

          La Poblanita
          1617 E Lake St, Minneapolis

          City Pages did a Lake-Street taqueria review several years ago, but I think most of the information is still valid (other than some address changes - the stand-alone La Hacienda moved across the street, and the 21xx outpost of Pineda Tacos has been torn down).

          After you try some tacos, do please report back on whether you liked them!


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          1. re: AnneInMpls

            Definitely try taqueria los ocampo. In particular, try a huarache de prensado.