Ready to enjoy some of Detroit’s most mouthwatering Mexican food from the privacy and comfort of your own home? Luckily, many of the Motor City’s top eateries offer takeout options that will satisfy your cravings whenever they strike. Here are nine of our favorite places in Detroit to grab takeout tacos.
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1. Mexicantown Restaurant (3457 Bagley St)
Many Detroiters have enjoyed stopping by for a dine-in meal at Mexicantown Restaurant throughout the years, but its takeout offerings are just as wonderful. When you grab food to go from this beloved locale, you’ll enjoy the same mouthwatering tacos, fajitas, tamales, and other dishes that you’ve grown to love.
2. Alley Taco (418 W Willis St)
The menu at this hip little taco spot is straightforward and utterly delicious. Opt for a burrito bowl, a standard burrito, an order of nachos, a quesadilla, or — you guessed it — a plate of tacos. Whether you prefer smoked pork, chicken, garlic shrimp, or another fantastic filling, you’ll be enamored with the fare from Alley Taco in no time at all.
3. Jose’s Tacos (218 E Grand River Ave)
This unassuming spot offers options for carnivores and vegetarians alike, whether you’re searching for a hearty burrito or an order of classic tacos. You can count on delicious guacamole and salsa to kick off the meal, then fill up on crispy or soft tacos with shrimp, steak, chicken, or beef. Yum!
4. Señor Lopez Mexican Restaurant (7146 Michigan Ave)
When you’re craving traditional Mexican fare, look no further than Señor Lopez Mexican Restaurant. Whether you’re ordering delivery or grabbing takeout for the entire family, you’ll be impressed by the fresh fare offered at this Detroit gem. With eight wonderful taco varieties to choose from, including lengua and vegetarian, there’s truly something here for everyone.
5. Camino Real (1100 Central Ave)
With carry-out and delivery options, it’s easy to enjoy the deliciousness of Camino Real at home. This fantastic Mexican Grill is known for its top-notch service and authentic eats, with options ranging from a full hard shell taco dinner to an order of chimichangas. There’s no better way to experience a taste of Mexico right here in the Motor City.
6. Tijuana’s Mexican Kitchen (18950 Ford Rd)
You might have enjoyed an in-house meal or a few margaritas at this vibrant cantina, but why not bring the party home? This family-owned gem operates three locations throughout Metro Detroit, including restaurants in Lincoln Park and Southgate. Favorite menu items include street tacos, veggie tacos, wet burritos, taco salad, and delectable fajitas. Is your mouth watering yet?
7. Armando’s Mexican Restaurant (4242 W Vernor Hwy)
While you won’t be able to appreciate this eatery’s beautiful Aztec murals when you grab your food to go, you’ll still fall in love with the fare and efficient service offered by Armando’s. When you bring home dinner from this awesome spot, which prides itself on using fantastically fresh ingredients, you’ll choose from dishes like fish tacos, tacos al pastor, panchitos, or a variety of special plates.
8. Mexican Village Restaurant (2600 Bagley St)
This awesome spot proudly holds the title of Detroit’s oldest Mexican restaurant, serving delectable eats to Motor City residents and visitors alike for decades. When you enjoy takeout from Mexican Village, you’ll have the chance to enjoy its classic fare at your own dining room table. Opt for a combination plate, order a few tacos a la carte, or try a plate of Mexican steak. You’re in for a real treat.
9. Taco Palace (14458 Grand River Ave)
As its name suggests, Taco Palace serves some of the most wonderful tacos in the Motor City, and you’ll be a fan as soon as you take that first bite. Customers rave about generous serving sizes and flavorful fare, not to mention a menu full of delicious variety. Fill your tacos with beef, chicken, shrimp, veggies, or steak and add a side of rice and beans — this might just be your favorite takeout meal in memory.