There's so much that goes into making a great taco that your everyday taco enthusiast just doesn't have the time for. From creating the tortilla from scratch, braising the meat, mixing the guacamole and more, sometimes it's good to let the experts handle the heavy lifting.
Below is a list of the best and most unique tacos of the Roanoke and Salem area that are a great example of how tacos should be done.
Editor's Note: This list is in alphabetical order and is not a ranking. We try hard to be accurate in our reporting but please always call the establishment beforehand as offerings can change without notice.
1. Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant
Fajita Tacos Guacamole Takeout & Delivery
Next to Valley View Mall, Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant not only has great tacos but an outdoor courtyard and a full list of margaritas to pair with your entree.
2. Alejandro's Mexican Grill
Three Locations Margaritas Fish Tacos
With 3 locations between Roanoke & Salem, Alejandro's Mexican Grill tacos has been serving made-from-scratch tacos for 14 years and counting.
3. Cabo Fish Taco
Downtown Roanoke Full Bar Curbside Pickup
Located in Downtown Roanoke, Cabo Fish Taco has quite possibly the biggest selection of tacos around. From oyster, mahi mahi, steak, chicken & buffalo ranch shrimp tacos, Cabo can fit any taco appetite in your group.
4. Lupita's Tacos
Al Pastor Hand Made Tortillas Sweet Bread
The owner of Lupita's Tacos arrives at 6am to make fresh tortillas from scratch everyday. Stop by to try their famous marinated pork taco and mark your calendar for one dollar Taco Tuesday.
5. Rincon Catracho
Honduran Cuisine Rice & Beans Margaritas
Rincon Catracho is Roanoke's home for authentic Honduran Cuisine. Choose from tacos de carne asada, pollo asado, camaron & lengua also available for take out or delivery.
6. Tacos Rojas
Three Locations Vegetarian
Located in Grandin Village, Downtown Roanoke & Keagy Village, Tacos Rojas is sure to be just around the corner from you. Choose from Fish, Steak, Chicken and many more toppings to make your perfect taco.
7. Tuco's Taqueria Garaje
Curbside Pickup & Delivery Modern Latin American Food
Tuco's Taqueria Garaje is Modern Latin American Food with select ingredients organically grown on-site. Choose from fried chicken, catfish, veggie, Al Pastor and more with a full bar available to complement your meal.