9 Of The Best Taco Spots In Richmond, VA
If there’s one thing Richmonders love as much as – or maybe even more than – craft beer and brunch, it’s tacos. Out with Taco Tuesdays, and in with Tacos Every Day! From brick and mortar to food trucks, RVA has some insanely delicious tacos, and we’ve done the necessary leg work to find the best taco spots!
We’re sure you’ve heard us mention Wong Gonzalez once or twice (or 50 times – it’s fine, we don’t have a problem). This Asian-Mexican fusion restaurant in Richmond’s Arts District serves up some of the finest tacos we’ve tried in Richmond. The Crispy Crab Taco is a fan favorite (just ask the thousands of people we’ve served it to on food tours!), made with avocado corn relish, pineapple salsa, shredded cabbage, strawberry yuzu, and cashews.
You can find Wong Gonzalez on Discover Richmond Tours’ Arts District Food Tour. Learn more here!
The first Boka Tako Truck rolled into Richmond in 2010, right as the food truck scene was exploding around the country. Boka Tako (spelled with a K because these aren’t ordinary takos) serves up tacos with seasonal ingredients inspired by both Asian and Mexican cuisine. We personally love The Gauntlet, which is all three of their signature tacos, each in a signature style! Make sure to follow them on Facebook for the updated list of where to find the truck.
Don’t Look Back
Don’t Look Back is the chill neighborhood taco joint you visit when you’re craving really delicious, fresh tacos, a solid, housemade margarita, and some down time. Don’t Look Back has graced Richmond with two locations, so you can find DLB Triple in Scott’s Addition and DLB South on Forest Hill Ave. We’re partial to the Carnitas served traditional (with red onions, cilantro, and lime), but the Potato or Breakfast served gringo style (with cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and salsa) are killer, too.
En Su Boca
First of all, the name is epic. Secondly, En Su Boca serves up insanely good tacos (and burritos!) in Richmond’s growing Broad and Boulevard neighborhood. En Su Boca’s menu is inspired by San Francisco’s Mission District; they use authentic Mexican ingredients with a Richmond-style flair. You don’t want to miss out on the Braised Chicken Tinga or Carne Asada tacos (better yet, get both)!
You’ll find Intergalactic Tacos‘ food truck wherever the good beer can be found… which is to say, everywhere! Keep up with its Instagram page to find that week’s line up, but it’s a safe bet you’ll find the out-of-this-world taco truck at The Veil Brewing or Starr Hill RVA in Scott’s Addition. Everything is freshly made to order on the truck, with locally sourced products – we’re talking everything from produce to meats. You also can’t go wrong with the fresh chips and queso!
This relative newcomer to the Richmond scene has made quite the splash with an upcoming spot on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives! Soul Taco, located in downtown RVA and in Shockoe Slip, combines flavors and taste of Latin America, comfort and nostalgia of the South, and vibrant ingredients and California-style cooking. We can eat the Buttermilk Battered Fried Chicken taco all day, every day.Plus, we love Soul Taco’s mantra: “Because a taco with no soul is just a sandwich.”
When you want no frills and just darn good Mexican-style tacos, Tacos Mexico is your place! Located off Jefferson Davis Highway, this taqueria is as authentic as they get. Everything is cooked to order (and right in front of you), so you’re getting the freshest, hottest tacos off the grill. The salsas are bonkers good, and we love the steak, but recommend everything on the menu!
On RVA’s Southside, right on Midlothian Turnpike, sits Taqueria Panchito, a small, unassuming taco spot that you should definitely find yourself at one day. You’ll find everything from tortas to burritos to tacos here, with carne asada and chorizo headlining the show. Taqueria Panchito also has several taco trucks, which you can find hanging around at festivals and various breweries in Scott’s Addition every Sunday! A note of warning: The “Atomic Bomb” hot sauce is legitimately the spiciest thing ever!
Tio Pablo Taqueria
Among one of Richmond’s most delicious taco experiences has to be Tio Pablo’s in Shockoe Bottom. These authentic Mexican tacos are 100% gluten free and always made to order. We almost always get the Tacos al Pastor, but sometimes we’re feeling fancy and go with the Huevos Rancheros! You also can’t miss their classic margaritas, never made with sour mix!
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