August 27, 2018

These are 10 of Cincinnati's Best Taco Joints

CityBeat has been in the business of curating the Best Of Cincinnati for more than two decades, highlighting the citys most outstanding selections in Eats, Shops & Services, Music & Nightlife and more. And the responsibility of selecting these exceptional entities is divided between our readers and staff.

This year, more than 900,000 votes were tallied to determine our Reader Picks — and readers logged on to the ballot site to vote for their favorites in a slew of categories, including Best Local Tacos.

Whether you fancy spicy chorizo, baja fish or al pastor, you have plenty of options to fill up on all of your favorites at any of Cincinnati’s top-voted taco joints. Thousands of your neighbors voted, but we still recommend taking a taste test for yourself to decide who’s really cooking up the best taco in town.

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1. Bakersfield
1213 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

1. Bakersfield

1213 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
2. Mazunte
5207 Madison Road, Madisonville
Photo: Patty Salas

2. Mazunte

5207 Madison Road, Madisonville
Photo: Patty Salas
3. Gomez Salsa
107 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine / 2437 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills
Photo: Patty Salas

3. Gomez Salsa

107 E. 12th St., Over-the-Rhine / 2437 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills
Photo: Patty Salas
4. Nada
600 Walnut St., Downtown
Photo: Provided

4. Nada

600 Walnut St., Downtown
Photo: Provided
5. La Mexicana Restaurante y Tienda
642 Monmouth St., Newport
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

5. La Mexicana Restaurante y Tienda

642 Monmouth St., Newport
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
6. Cancun Mexican Restaurant
1781 Monmouth St., Newport
Photo: Ty Wesselkamper

6. Cancun Mexican Restaurant

1781 Monmouth St., Newport
Photo: Ty Wesselkamper
7. Frida 602
602 Main St., Covington
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

7. Frida 602

602 Main St., Covington
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
8. Chuy’s
7980 Hosbrook Road, Madeira / 9538 Civic Centre Blvd., West Chester / 6825 Houston Road, Florence
Photo: Provided

8. Chuy’s

7980 Hosbrook Road, Madeira / 9538 Civic Centre Blvd., West Chester / 6825 Houston Road, Florence
Photo: Provided
9. Django Western Taco
4172 Hamilton Ave. , Northside
Photo: Patty Salas

9. Django Western Taco

4172 Hamilton Ave. , Northside
Photo: Patty Salas
10. Taco Casa
1202 E McMillan St., East Walnut Hills / 3711 Paxton Ave., Oakley / 4600 Smith Road, Norwood / 11309 Montgomery Ave., Harpers Station
Photo: Patty Salas

10. Taco Casa

1202 E McMillan St., East Walnut Hills / 3711 Paxton Ave., Oakley / 4600 Smith Road, Norwood / 11309 Montgomery Ave., Harpers Station
Photo: Patty Salas