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Aug 7, 2008 06:19 AM

MSP - Taco's on Lake Street

There are several Mexican restaurants along Lake Street in Minneapolis. Any suggestions for great authentic tacos?


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  1. Depends on what authentic means to you I guess. I am assuming you are talking about soft corn mini-tortilla style with a meat or fish and topped with chopped onions and cilantro, correct?

    The Marisceria at Midtown Global Market has killer squid tacos and fish tacos. Tacqueria Los Ocampos at any of their spots has great variety of meat choices (Lingua, Carnitas, Al Pastor, Pollo, Carne Asada etc.) you can choose for your tacos or any other meat-laden dish as well.

    Tacos at any of the stands at Mercado Central are all about the same, which is to say quite good and not much different (IMO) from one stand to the next.


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    1. re: HuaGung

      It's not on Lake, but there are some killer authentic tacos on Central Ave. in North MPLS, En El, and the place right next to it are awesome.

    2. My two favorites are Pineda Taco on about 4th and Lake and Taqueria la Hacienda, just a little further down. They are both very tasty and have a variety of fillings available. Pineda doesn't always have someone who speaks fluent English, but we have always been able to get by.

      Los Ocampos is delicious, but I prefer the gordita there to their tacos.

      Edit- I tried to add PIneda too. They are at about 311 Lake Street, so they are almost directly across the street from each other.

      Taqueria La Hacienda
      334 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

      1. Pineda's for sure.

        Taco Taxi is good, just make sure you request Tacos Mexicanos.

        Hacienda is also good, but when I go to Hacienda or Ocampo (or Gorditas, but they don't serve tacos), I get huaraches.

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        1. re: Foureyes137

          the fish flautas at La Sirena Gorda(as mentioned above, at MGM) are awesome.

          la Hacienda and Ocampo are both pretty good. I tend to prefer Ocampo, though la Hacienda is open late(24 hours on the weekends). some al pastor can really hit the spot after a night out.

        2. My vote is for Taqueria La Hacienda. The barbacoa tacos are outstanding. I typically get 2 barbacoa and 1 al pastor.