Denton is home to an abundance of delicious tacos — especially ones with a modern and creative twist.

From food trucks to Mexican restaurants, Denton has plenty of solid taco choices that instantly transport you to a tropical paradise.  And as avid lovers of tacos, we think we have a pretty good idea of the best local stops. Can’t decide on just one spot? Book a stay and plan a weekend taco crawl!  

Here’s our list of the ten best tacos in Denton.

*Note: Restaurants are listed alphabetically. 

1. Ambro's Tacos Y Más 

208 E. McKinney Street | 940-218-2078

Ambro’s Tacos Y Más not only has amazing tacos, they also have one of the best tres leches cakes around. Located just a few steps from Denton County Brewing Company, you can order tacos to-go to enjoy with a cold beer! 

Must Try: Choriqueso tacos


2. El Taco H

El Taco H, 213 E. Hickory St. | 940-331-7776

Dedicated to giving you the best taco current technology and ingenuity can devise, El Taco H is a love song to that which we all cherish. It is a place for friendship, for family, and for a small surcharge, guacamole.

Must Try: Birria Taco Plate 


3. Killer Tacos

424 Bryan Street | 940-514-1920

Located a block away from the University of North Texas, Killer Tacos has a cult following with menu items such as "Slap Yo Mama", "Bitchin Barbie" and their vegetarian option, "Sofa King Cheesy." Killer Tacos is open till 10 p.m. most nights and has dine-in and takeout available. 

Must Try: "Nice Rack of Street Tacos" 


4. Wild Cactus Cantina

110​ W. Mulberry St. | 940-808-1568

Step into Denton's contemporary cantina - owned by local tequila and mezcal experts, with coctails always made from scratch and tableside tapas are plentiful. Come experience this industrial-chic tequila bar serving signature margaritas with complimentary chips & salsa. 

Must try: Birria Tacos & Churro Cheesecake


5. La Estrella Mini Market 

602 E. McKinney St. | 940-566-3405

Operating out of a market just east of downtown Denton, La Estrella Mini Market delivers a variety of tacos - from chicken, barbacoa, carne asada, lengua and al pastor.  The rice, beans and salsa are also highly rated and made from family recipes. 

Must try: Pastor tacos 


6. Rusty Tacos

Rusty Tacos, 210 E. Hickory St. | 940-483-8226

Located in the heart of downtown, just one block off the Historic Downtown Denton Square. Our margaritas are famous in Denton and we have Loco Hour specials on drinks and sides every weekday! Truly laid-back atmosphere that includes TV’s and a large, climate-controlled, pet-friendly patio, and of course, yummy tacos!

Must Try: Texican Taco


7. Milpa Kitchen & Cantina 

820 S. Interstate 35 E. #101 A | 940-382-8470

One of Denton’s hippest and most creative restaurants features artisanal street tacos with asada, al pastor, shrimp and birria de brisket. The restaurant also boasts over 100 margaritas and hosts a vegan cocina, Pepitas, in their kitchen. 

Must try: Tacos Al Pastor Vegano


8. Pepitas Vegan Cocina

1115 W Hickory St. Suite 113 | 940-514-1031

Pepitas Vegan Taqueria is a family-owned Mexican vegan restaurant in Denton, TX. They make delicious Mexican and Tex-Mex food that’s 100% vegan, 100% of the time.

Must Try: Picadillo Tacos


9. Taqueria Guanajuato

1017 E. McKinney | 940-483-1598

One of the most popular and best “hole in the wall” spots in all of Denton. Taqueria Guanajuato serves up authentic street tacos, pastor tacos, birria tacos and more with homemade flan and churros! 

Must try: Street tacos 


10. Tortilleria La Sabrocita 

201 Dallas Dr. | 940-382-0452

Tortilleria La Sabrocita serves up traditional tacos made out of carnitas, pastor, chicharrón, and specialty seafood. This is also one of the few spots that serve vegan al pastor tacos made with soy meat. 

Must try: Steak fajita tacos 


11. Taqueria Monterrey 

3305 S Mayhill Rd. | 940-442-8869

Everybody who knows anything about Denton knows that Taqueria Monterrey has some of the best tacos around. Standouts are the asada. al pastor, barbacoa and chorizo. Open 8am - 10pm most days with breakfast, lunch and dinner options. 

Must try: Breakfast tacos 

Hungry for more? The team at Discover Denton put together this map to highlight the best of the best tacos in Denton.

Book a weekend stay and plan your own Taco Tour of Denton!