15 Best Taco Places Near You in Minneapolis to Visit This Summer

Who doesn’t love tacos? We love tacos and we know you’ll love these authentic, innovative, and surprising tacos from around Minneapolis.

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Colita

5400 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

If you’re searching for the best Oaxaca-inspired tacos in Minneapolis, Colita offers an experience that feels much more refined than your average taco joint.

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World Street Kitchen

2743 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

First, a food truck, and now, a brick-and-mortar World Street Kitchen makes street food from all around the world. Their menu, perhaps unsurprisingly, features a number of different tacos utilizing unique ingredients such as squash, mushroom, lamb, and pumpkin seeds.

Taco Cat

920 E Lake St #118, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Taco Cat wears the crown of being the first Minneapolis restaurant to offer taco delivery. If you have a craving for the best tacos but can’t be bothered to put on shoes, then have one of their bicycle-riding delivery drivers bring an incredible taco (or three) right to you.

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Taqueria La Hacienda

334 E Lake St #101, Minneapolis, MN 55408

If you’re after authentic tacos al pastor, Taqueria La Hacienda has some of the best in the city. The restaurant has an expansive menu, but there’s a reason that they brag about the tacos al pastor. 

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Centro

1414 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

A fun, casual taco spot with some innovative menu offerings. If you’re for some adventure, try the nopales, which are tacos featuring cured cactus paddles and roasted peanut and black sesame sauce.

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El Taco Riendo

2412 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Looking for the best bang for your buck? El Taco Riendo offers big, delicious portions for remarkably low prices.

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Sonora Grill

3300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN, 55406

We couldn’t have a list of local taco places near you in Minneapolis without including Sonora Grill. This place is a heavy hitter in the Minneapolis taco game. The restaurant features modern, authentic Mexican dishes that will leave you wishing you had room for more.

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Pajarito

605 7th Street West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

Carefully crafted, locally inspired dishes certainly have their place, sometimes you just want what you want. While Pajarito does offer some seriously tasty curated meals, you can also build your own tacos from a huge variety of proteins and a small army of salsas.

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El Burrito Mercado

4820 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417

You might not be impressed with a taco shop attached to a Mexican grocery store from the outside, but El Burrito Mercado has just as much going for it as any other entry on this list and you can pick up some things for your pantry while you’re there.

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Nico’s Taco Bar

2516 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

With eight different tacos to choose from, Nico’s Taco Bar gives just enough choice for those of us that sometimes have a hard time making up our minds. Although they do also offer over 40 types of tequila and an impressive cocktail menu so you may find yourself pouring over the drink menu instead. 

Lagos Tacos

2901 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Lagos tacos uses fresh ingredients to create some incredible fusion tacos. Think southern fried chicken, chicken tinga, or steak and potatoes.

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Rusty Taco

522 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

If you’re looking for a wide range of taco flavors, Rusty Taco has you covered. With over 20 different tacos to sample, you’ll want to this Mexican restaurant in Minneapolis again.

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Taco Taxi

1511 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

If you’re looking for affordable street tacos, Taco Taxi has an incredible menu inspired by Mexican fast food.

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Taco Libre

5125 Edina Industrial Blvd, Edina, MN 55439

This luchador-themed restaurant has all the color and character of the flamboyant Mexican wrestlers it draws inspiration from.

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Taqueria Victor Hugo #2

5801 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

You might be fooled into thinking that this gas-station restaurant is just a greasy side of the road dive, but you might find the food as surprising a taco restaurant named after a French novelist. He once praised a Mexican military victory over France, inspiring the name, in case you were wondering.

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