1. The Velvet Cactus
The Velvet Cactus isn’t your traditional Mexican restaurant, but you’ll still be able to find authentic Mexican food on the menu. They seamlessly blend Cajun and southern classics with Mexican recipes to create bold flavors you would have never thought of.
The Velvet Cactus has two Locations:
7655 Old Hammond Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70809
6300 Argonne Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124.
Caro’s is a unique little joint, specializing in authentic Mexican and Caribbean cuisine made to order. Give them a try and you’ll become a customer for life.
Address: 1412 Metro Dr., Alexandria, LA 71301.
3. Casa Mañana
Casa Mañana has been feeding the Lake Charles community since 1976, and their commitment to detail is just one of the reasons they’ve won the hearts of locals. Every morning they make their own salsa, fry their own tortilla chips, and make their own dough to be used for tortillas—you’ll be able to taste the difference.
Address: 2510 Ryan St., Lake Charles, LA 70601.
4. Festival Tacos
Delicious street tacos with bold flavors, generous portions, and amazing service—what more could you ask for?
Address: 11934 Lake Charles Hwy., Leesville, LA 71446.
5. Tio Javi’s
Formerly Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant, Tio Javi’s combines traditional recipes with contemporary flavors for Mexican cuisine that’ll blow your taste buds away.
Address: 4738 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808.
6. Ki’ Mexico
Swing by Ki’ Mexico for some of the best tacos in the Shreveport area. Friendly service and live music most nights add a friendly atmosphere that’ll have you coming back week after week.
Address: 3839 Gilbert Dr., Shreveport, LA 71104.
7. Los Jefes Grill
This family owned and operated restaurant serves authentic Mexican cuisine at prices that just can’t be beaten.
Address: 3224 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, LA 70002.
8. Mis Padres Mexican Grill
From tacos to burritos and everything in between, there’s something for everyone on the menu here. Check out their daily specials before you go, you won’t be let down.
Mis Padres has two locations:
7750 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810
37460 Ultima Plaza Blvd., Prairieville, LA 70769
9. Taco Sisters
Prepare to taste the most delicious tacos you’ve ever had at Taco Sisters. This locally owned and operated joint has multiple locations, so you’re never too far away from some mouthwatering tacos.
3902 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA 70506
407 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA 70501.
10. Taco Mel
Taco Mel is a small, family-owned restaurant in the Lake Charles area, and their food is focused on authenticity, quality, and fresh ingredients. This no-frills restaurant will wow you in the best ways.
Address: 2740 C Country Club Rd., Lake Charles, LA 70605.
Where’s your favorite place to grab some tacos? Let us know in the comments below!