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Whether you like your tacos authentically Mexican or prefer fusions like Tex-Mex and California-style tacos, there are a variety of ways to curb your taco craving in Asheville. From well-known downtown taco joints to hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurants to food trucks serving the best Mexican street tacos, there are plenty of taco types to pique your palette.  

Many restaurants in Asheville offer tacos for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! Enjoy breakfast tacos with eggs, sausage, cheese and potato hash or savor more traditional tacos like carne asada, al pastor, chorizo, and carnitas. No need to wait for Taco Tuesday, below you'll find a diverse mix of winnings tacos from a variety of influences and flavors everyday in Asheville. 

Best Places for Tacos in Asheville

White Duck Taco Shop

This popular riverfront taco shop located in the River Art’s District of Asheville is a casual, kid & dog-friendly restaurant with a large outdoor space with picnic tables. Order tacos at the… read more

This popular riverfront taco shop located in the River Art’s District of Asheville is a casual, kid & dog-friendly restaurant with a large outdoor space with picnic tables. Order tacos at the counter and enjoy them riverside. 388 Riverside Dr

The Grey Eagle Taqueria

This taqueria located in The Grey Eagle Music Hall & Pub, features Latin-American cuisine with gluten-free and vegan options. Enjoy local brews or a fresh-made margarita with tacos, burritos,… read more

This taqueria located in The Grey Eagle Music Hall & Pub, features Latin-American cuisine with gluten-free and vegan options. Enjoy local brews or a fresh-made margarita with tacos, burritos, rich soups, fresh guacamole and more. Open daily 11 AM-8 PM. 185 Clingman Ave.

Taco Temple

This fast-casual joint serves a variety of fresh-made tacos from ingredients like grilled fish, steak, spiced pulled pork, slow cooked rotisserie chicken, and chorizo. Vegetarian tacos include… read more

This fast-casual joint serves a variety of fresh-made tacos from ingredients like grilled fish, steak, spiced pulled pork, slow cooked rotisserie chicken, and chorizo. Vegetarian tacos include avocados, black beans, sweet potatoes, and roasted poblano peppers. Try the breakfast tacos! Pair your taco with a mexican coke or house margarita. 132 Charlotte St

Taco Billy

A popular taco spot in West Asheville, Taco Billy serves tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Build your own taco or choose from their creative menu with fun ingredients like plantain tortillas… read more

A popular taco spot in West Asheville, Taco Billy serves tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Build your own taco or choose from their creative menu with fun ingredients like plantain tortillas, chili-stewed pork and potatoes, goat cheese, pecan and black bean hummus and more. Many gluten-free and vegan options available. 201 Haywood Rd

Mamacita's Taqueria

This locally owned downtown taqueria serves a variety of taco favorites like California-style fish tacos, pulled pork, steak, and adobe chicken. Enjoy fresh taco toppings like pico de gallo,… read more

This locally owned downtown taqueria serves a variety of taco favorites like California-style fish tacos, pulled pork, steak, and adobe chicken. Enjoy fresh taco toppings like pico de gallo, avocados, pickled onions, pineapple salsa, baja sauce and more. Corn tortillas ground onsite daily. Weekly specials include Margarita Mondays and Taco Tuesdays. 77 Biltmore Ave

Sonora

This casual cantina in downtown Asheville offers Mexican soul food in a friendly atmosphere. Taco menu includes shrimp, fish, steak, pork belly and avocado. In addition to your tacos, try the… read more

This casual cantina in downtown Asheville offers Mexican soul food in a friendly atmosphere. Taco menu includes shrimp, fish, steak, pork belly and avocado. In addition to your tacos, try the elote- grilled corn on the cob with lime aioli, chili seasoning, cilantro and queso cotija. 89 Patton Ave

Tacos Jalisco

This no fuss, authentic Mexican restaurant in West Asheville is a favorite spot for locals, known for their excellent service and food. The budget-savvy menu includes classics like tacos,… read more

This no fuss, authentic Mexican restaurant in West Asheville is a favorite spot for locals, known for their excellent service and food. The budget-savvy menu includes classics like tacos, enchiladas, burritos, fajitas, quesadillas, nachos and more. Enjoy fresh salsa, mix and match tacos including al pastor, beef, chicken, chorizo and more. Draft beer and fresh margaritas. 1328 Patton Ave,…

Taco Boy, West Asheville

Opening December 20, 2022! This taco joint serves up scratch-made heirloom corn tortillas for its signature tacos and other Mexican-inspired eats. Diners can watch the tortilla-making process… read more

Opening December 20, 2022! This taco joint serves up scratch-made heirloom corn tortillas for its signature tacos and other Mexican-inspired eats. Diners can watch the tortilla-making process while they enjoy their delicious dishes! Taco Boy will take over the much beloved Zia Taqueria's old space on Haywood Rd. (521 Haywood Road)

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