Perfect for sharing, Provenance’s veggie street taco box is a DIY exercise in building a wrap of healthy eats. The ingredients change seasonally, so it’s always a delicious adventure.
We suggest starting with a few munchables (try the Puesto Perfect guac) to keep you busy, then order the taco of the month. It’s always a winner. One recent iteration teamed lush braised pork shoulder with chicharrones for pop.
3. Sol Cocina
This hot restaurant and bar concept comes courtesy of executive chef Deborah Schneider, whose innovative interpretations of traditional coastal Mexican cuisine are always crowd pleasers. Her canarditas duck taco gives new meaning to street food. It’s a deep-fried duck-leg confit, after all.
4. Taco Asylum
Don’t expect to find traditional ingredients at this gourmet grub hub. Instead, you’ll discover everything from banh mi to Philly cheesesteak to Buffalo fried chicken, all in taco form. Our fave: the Firepig. The pork is braised in a zesty chili-spiked concoction and stacked in a shell with fried onions and peppers, cilantro for a fresh zing, and a lime wedge to douse the heat.
5. Taco María
You must dig into lauded chef Carlos Salgado’s tacos. If you see Pescado Frito on the menu, order it. It’s made with local black cod paired with charred scallion aioli, cabbage and sweet grapes.