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
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 tacosAmbros Tacos y Mas, 208 E McKinney Street, Denton, TX, 76201, 940-218-2078
2. Boca 31
This casual restaurant tucked in the parking lot of Armadillo Ale Works has been recognized not only by the Denton local, but by a variety of internet blogs, newspapers, and magazines for its exquisite flavors and creative take on tacos, empanadas & more. Owner Chef Andres Meraz’s resume includes notable restaurants such as The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay; Akelarre (a three Michelin Star restaurant in Spain); J&G Grill, and Dilido Beach Club at The Ritz Carlton, South Beach. When he moved to Texas in 2014, Meraz decided it was time to start his own restaurant where he could be more personable and create new flavors that not only reflected his experiences as a chef but his diverse culinary background. Be sure to follow their Instagram for daily specials.
Must Try: Daily specialBoca 31, 207 S Bell Ave, Denton, TX, 76201, 940-514-1444
3. Killer Tacos
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"Killer Tacos, 424 Bryan Street, Denton, TX 76201, 940-514-1920
4. La Estrella Mini Market
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 tacosLa Estrella Mini Market, 602 E McKinney St, Denton, TX, 76209, 940-566-3405
5. La Laguna Meat Market & Kitchen
At this Denton neighborhood staple, you’ll most likely be greeted with a smile. This family-owned meat market and kitchen has a staff that is friendly and knowledgeable. Must-try tacos here are the pastor, barbacoa and carne asada. The guacamole is also not to be missed, it’s some of the freshest and most flavorful around!
Must try: Barbacoa tacosLa Laguna Meat Market & Kitchen, 630 Londonderry Ln, Denton TX, 76205, 940-808-0499
6. Milpa Kitchen & Cantina
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 VeganoMilpa Kitchen & Cantina, 820 S Interstate 35 E #101 A, Denton, TX, 76205, 940-382-8470
7. Taqueria 3 Carnales
Located less than 2 miles from the Denton square, Taqueria 3 Carnales is family-owned and operated and has a wide variety of tacos and meats, from lengua to pastor to tripa suave.Taqueria 3 Carnales, 702 S Elm St, Denton, TX, 76201, 972-746-5891
8. Taqueria Guanajuato
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 tacosTaqueria Guanajuato, 1017 E. McKinney, Denton, TX, 940-483-1598
9. Tortilleria La Sabrocita
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 tacosTortilleria La Sabrocita, 201 Dallas Dr, Denton, TX, 76205, 940-382-0452
10. Taqueria Monterrey
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 tacosTaqueria Monterrey, 3305 S Mayhill Rd, Denton, TX, 76208, 940-442-8869
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!