The Best Tacos in El Paso? Let’s Taco ‘Bout It
Recently a couple of Youtubers, or more accurately a Youtube couple, slid into our DMs with an invitation to watch a video they made titled “THE ULTIMATE EL PASO TACO GUIDE”.
Of course, they had me at ‘taco.’ I love me the tacos, so sure I’m curious who El Paso natives Javi and Jo: On the Go think make the best ones in town. Especially when it’s in all caps. I’ve got my favorites, but I’m always open to suggestions and new places.
“We tasked ourselves to find the best tacos El Paso has to offer. So here they are the best 8 places to get tacos in El Paso,” read the video caption. Now, before I reveal those 8 places, I have a bone to pick about two things on their list.
First, the title and the video description are inaccurate since 1 of the 8 is in Las Cruces, which is NOT in El Paso. You can’t declare something is anything “in El Paso” and throw in a business in a whole other state.
The other is including rolled tacos on the list. Rolled tacos are not tacos; they’re flautas. Fight me if you want, but you won’t change my mind. Rolled tacos, or taquitos, or flautas, or tacos ahogados – whatever you want to call them -- are their own category.
Don’t even get me started on so-called boneless wings or chicken fajitas. They’re not wings, they are nuggets. And just because you slice the chicken breast into strips and serve them on a skillet with typical fajita sides doesn’t make them fajitas. I told you not to get me started.
Anyway, back to Javi and Jo’s list. Here, in the order they appeared on the video minus the place in Las Cruces since Las Cruces isn’t El Paso, are “the best 8 places to get tacos in El Paso.” You can check out their vid below for specifics.
• Tacos Panzones food truck
• Little Shack
• Tacos Don Cuco
• Taco Shop
• El Cometa
I mean, it’s a good list but the “ULTIMATE”? Nah, not even in lower case. I don’t think anyone can put together an ultimate taco list. There are just too many great taco places in El Paso.
Maybe someday I’ll share mine. Spoiler alert: Taco Bell is on it. Whatever, man, don’t @ me.