Few foods hit the spot like tacos do. They’re perfect for snacking or, if you’re really hungry, making an entire meal.
When you’re on the lookout for really terrific tacos, we’ve got ’em right here in Wyoming. All across the state, you’ll find amazing restaurants, Mexican diners, and taco buses that serve up tasty tacos that will drive your taste buds wild.
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With excellent taco joints spread out all over the state, you'll see plenty of sights along the way on this taco trail.
Rosa's and Ruben's, 1700 Mountain View Drive, Cody
Start your taco journey at Rosa's and Ruben's in Cody. Yep, it's a taco bus, but you can always find it in the same spot on Mountain View Drive. The prices are great, the portions are generous, and the carnitas tacos are authentic heaven.
Las Fuentes, 530 Arapahoe Street, Thermopolis
The menu at Las Fuentes in Thermopolis is fresh and made from scratch; even the refried beans are obviously homemade. When you're craving tacos, this is the place locals will direct you to. Everything is great, but the chicken tacos are a special treat.
Tin Can Cantina, 3395 Cody Lane, Teton Village
This taco bus has one of the best locations in the state. If you're in Teton Village, either staying long-term or just for the day, it's right where you need it to be when the munchies strike. The salsa and guacamole is homemade and super-delicious, and the taco menu is to die. Choose from chicken, pork, beef, fish - or have one of each. You won't be disappointed.
Streetfood @ The Stagecoach, 5755 WY-22, Wilson
Wilson is near Teton Village and Jackson Hole, but it doesn't get as many tourists and visitors as the neighboring towns do. That's a shame, because if you skip Wilson you're missing out on some of the best tacos in the state. Although their menu is not strictly Mexican, the "Taste of Mexico" section offers tacos ala carte or in orders of three, and you can choose from carne asada, el pastor, chicken tinga, and mahi mahi, all garnished with fresh pico, cilantro, and wedges of lime. It's all served up with Mexican slaw on the side.
Taqueria Sanchez, 75 South Glenwood Street, Jackson Hole
There's more than one place in Jackson to find really great tacos, but Taqueria Sanchez is on a little back street off the main square, so you might not stumble across it if you're simply passing through town. What's really great about the tacos here in addition to the mouth-watering authentic taste is that everything is ultra-fresh, and the portions are big. Whether you order the beef cheek tacos or another variety, your tortillas will be stuffed to overflowing with the filling of your choice.
Juan's House of Tacos, 477 North Main, Thayne
Over and over, after eating at Juan's, people are amazed that such great Mexican food can be found in the little town of Thayne and, of course, that includes the tacos. Barbacoa, al pastor, fish tacos, or your basic chicken or beef tacos are all available here, plus you'll have your choice of salsa with different levels of heat.
Rose's Lariat, 410 Cedar, Rawlins
While other restaurants experiment with stuffing different types of meat into taco shells, Rose's has perfected the basic crisp-shell beef taco. It's one of the many traditional Mexican dishes on the menu that consistently gets rated "fabulous."
Lira's, 316 US Highway 26, Lingle
People come from far and wide for the tacos at Lira's, some even boasting that it's been a favorite for 15 years or more. The tacos here not only taste great, but they're also made a little differently. Lira's makes their own hard shells by frying flour tortillas, then they stuff them full of beef, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and salsa.
Tacos Mexico, 2305 East 12th, Casper
This family-run establishment claims to have the best soft shell tacos and it must be true - Tacos Mexico has the distinction of being proclaimed the best Mexican restaurant in the state by contributors on various rating sites. You could always order traditional beef, chicken, or pork tacos, but the shrimp tacos are highly recommended, in addition to the flautas - flour shell tacos that are rolled and deep fried.
Super Tortas Mina Taqueria, 2506 Foothill Boulevard, Rock Springs
For great Mexican food anywhere near Rock Springs, this is where people come. Don't be disappointed when your al pastor or asada tacos seem a bit plain when the waitress delivers them. Super Tortas sports a salsa and fixin's bar so you can dress them up however you want.
Taco John's, 521 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne
To some, as a fast food franchise, Taco John's might not seem to fit on a "best-of" list. However, considering this particular chain got its start in Cheyenne, we feel it at least deserves honorable mention. When you need a quick taco fix that actually tastes good, you can't beat a six pack and a pound (Taco John's special that pairs six tacos and a pound of their signature tater-tot-like side for one low price). There are actually five Taco John's locations in Cheyenne, so tacos are always nearby when you're in this Wyoming town.