“Taco Tuesdays” are sweeping the nation, and these fresh and flavorful dishes are sure to please. Here are 12 places that serve up some of the best tacos in Vermont, and you should try them any day of the week!
1. Mad Taco - 2 Village Square, Waitsfield
You'll love the amazing tacos and great, chill atmosphere at Mad Taco. Vegetarian options such as the roasted yam are fresh and flavorful. Friendly service, too!
2. Mojo Cafe - 106 Main Street, Ludlow
The food here is delicious, and the variety of hot sauces to try are the icing on the cake. Great craft beers available to make the perfect pairing.
3. El Cortijo Taqueria Y Cantina - 189 Bank Street, Burlington
With an emphasis on farm to table dining, you can taste the freshness in every delicious taco here. The specials are always creative and don't miss the nachos or the queso fundido and pickled jalapeños.
4. Firebird Cafe - 163 Pearl Street, Essex Junction
Whether you're looking for huevos rancheros for breakfast or a tasty taco for lunch, the Firebird has something for everyone - and everyone will simply love it!
5. El Gato Cantina - 169 Church Street, Burlington
A wonderful Church Street location with great fare. The infused tequilas are definitely worth trying!
6. La Puerta Negra - 44 Main Street, Montpelier
(Note: as of September 2020, this restaurant is permanently closed). What more could you want on Taco Tuesdays than half-priced tacos? That's right, these $3 delights will melt in your mouth.
7. Cactus Cafe - 2160 Mountain Road, Stowe
(Note: as of September 2020, this restaurant is permanently closed). If you're looking for a fun and lively place in a resort town, you'll want to head here for a Mansfield Margarita. Great food, friendly bartenders and conveniently located right on the Mountain Road in Stowe.
8. El Toro - 34 Pleasant Street, Morristown
It's easy to see why people quickly become regulars at El Toro. Great food, friendly service, and you can even special order things like these awesome tamales. That's hot!
9. Cilantro Taco - 5036 Main Street, Manchester Center
This is a small restaurant with a big focus on the locals. Always the freshest ingredients and put together as you like them into tacos, burritos, salads and more. Stand up ordering makes for fast service.
10. America's Taco Shop - 5043 US Rt 5, Derby Center
Don't miss this stop on the Canadian border! Be sure to try their hand made chips, and if you can't decide what you'd like, they will give you samples!
11. Casa Aguilera Trading Company - 94 Eastern Ave., Saint Johnsbury
(Note: as of September 2020, this restaurant is permanently closed). Enjoy the complimentary hot chips and flavorful salsa. Sprinkle a little salt and lime juice on the chips and they are divine. The atmosphere is intimate in a small house decorated with colorful Mexican art and tapestries.
12. Three Stones - 105 Canal Street, Brattleboro
An exceptional place that is well worth every rave review. Excellent locally sourced ingredients combined with someone in the kitchen who knows what to do with them and the result is pure magic.
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