Columbus October 19, 2017
Your Tastebuds Will Go Crazy For This Amazing Taco Trail Through Columbus
Chorizo, chicken, steak, shrimp – what’s your favorite? Savor them all on this epic taco trail! Columbus is no stranger to scrumptious tacos, and you don’t have to be either. Grab a buddy and try these absolutely fantastic local favorites!
Editor’s Note: Since publication, Hass Tacos, the last stop on our Columbus Taco Trail, has closed.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Are you ready to embark on the ultimate Columbus Taco Trail? Let's go!
1. Los Potosinos
This food truck has insane flavors and tons of followers! Don't pass by Los Potosinos. With extra friendly service and traditional Mexican flavors, this place is a taqueria like no other.
Los Potosinos is located at 791 E Long St., Columbus, OH 43203.
2. El Camino Inn
A casual late night joint on central 4th Street, El Camino is a great place for true Mexican tacos. Whether your favorite is barbacoa, pork, or something else, you'll find a great one here.
El Camino Inn is located at 238 S 4th St., Columbus, OH 43215.
3. El Arepazo Latin Grill
El Arepazo offers a fun atmosphere with cool art and decor. You'll find flavors from all over Latin America infused in their tacos, with options like Spicy Fish Tacos and the Lomo Saltado. Add their famous creamy Cilantro sauce on top and you've got another fantastic taco trail destination.
El Arepazo Latin Grill is located at 47 N Pearl St., Columbus, OH 43215.
Our next stop is Nada, a modern downtown restaurant focusing on Mexican, Latin American, and brunch! Here you'll find epic pork belly tacos with pickled red onion, My Shu Tacos with hoisin sauce, and plenty of other excellent options.
Nada is located at 220 W Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215.
5. Bakersfield Short North
Huitlacoche, pork belly pastor, Cochinita Pibil - so many options! Bakersfield is a hot new place in the Short North, and it's easy to see why. Serving high quality Mexican-influenced street fare in a hip setting, this place takes another spot on our trail.
Bakersfield Short North is located at 733 N High St., Columbus, OH 43215.
With a fusion of new American, Tex-Mex, and Mexican flavors, Condado Tacos are a definite yes on the Taco Trail. You'll love their patio seating and the build-your-own-taco option. With delicious ingredients, your taco is sure to turn out great.
Condado currently has three locations in Columbus. Find them
7. Junior's Tacos
You will find simple, high-quality tacos with the perfect fresh cilantro and excellent salsa verde at Junior's Tacos. Stop by this food truck and you be met with quick service, tender meats, and lots of flavor.
Junior's Tacos is located at 184 W 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43201.
8. Local Cantina
Local Cantina has grown quickly and Columbusites love it. Here you will find a wide variety of hand crafted tacos, accompanied by yummy Mexican inspired cocktails. Oh, and don't forget to check out Taco Tuesday!
Local Cantina now has six locations in Columbus. Find them
9. Taqueria Jalisco
Another fantastic local Mexican food truck is Taqueria Jalisco. This truck sits on Cleveland Avenue and serves some of the most authentic tacos in town. You will love every bit of it, from the spicy meat to the perfect seasoning and yummy sauces.
Taqueria Jalisco is located at 4640 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH 43231.
10. Los Guachos Taqueria
Home of the best al pastor taco in the city, Los Guachos is a great stop along this fabulous food trail. With a mixed Mexican and Mediterranean influences, the tacos are sure to light your tastebuds on fire.
Los Guachos Taqueria is located at 5221 Godown Rd., Columbus, OH 43235 and 1376 Cherry Bottom Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230.
11. Cuco's Taqueria
Cuco's began as a small taco stand and market back in 2003, but it is now one of Columbus's favorite taco destinations! With a fun and relaxing atmosphere, this is a great place to satisfy your taco cravings with authentic Mexican dishes.
Cuco's Taqueria is located at 2162 Henderson Rd., Columbus, OH 43220.
Ready, set, taco trail! What’s your favorite spot to stop for tacos in Columbus? Share your tastiest suggestions in the comments – we’re always on the hunt for new restaurants to try!