Here we highlight the top 10 tacos in Connecticut that are worth driving to.
We say (so far) because things change.
Places go out of business (RIP the breakfast taco at Taco Daddy in Stamford).
Restaurants change recipes.
And some places are still gems, waiting to be found.
#10: Chorizo Taco; Los Molcajetes, Norwalk (8/10)
Heavy pepper flavor breaks this up while also giving a nice spice.
211 Liberty Square, Norwalk, CT 06855
#9: Chicken taco; Milagro Cafe, Stonington (8/10)
Caramelized onions, earthy chipotle sauce. Perfect balance of spicy and sweet. Full review
142 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378
#8: Al Pastor Taco; El Charrito, Stamford (8/10)
Huge chunks of pineapple, deep flavored pork, plenty of cilantro. This is what pastor should be. Full Review
1019 E Main St, Stamford, CT 06902
#7: Pastor taco; Taco Bachi, Brookfield (8/10)
Excellent homemade shells, tender meat, smoky salsa. This is a wonderful taco. Full Review
849 Federal Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804
#6: Chorizo taco; American Mexican Tasty Flavors
Food Truck, Hartford (8/10)
Earthy, spicy, with a rich flavor. Definitely among the best.
111 Summit St, Hartford, CT 06114
#5: Carnitas Taco; Mezcal, New Haven (8/10)
Crispy edged pork that’s juicy and well spiced. Wonderful. Full Review
14 Mechanic St, New Haven, CT 06511
#4: Crispy Sweet Chili Shrimp taco; Sayulita,
South Glastonbury (8.5/10)
Excellent fried shrimp, a sweet and sour sauce, some crispy pineapple salsa. It all comes together here. Full Review
865 Main St, South Glastonbury, CT 06073
#3: Chorizo Taco (and Carne Asada Taco and
Carnitas Taco); Las Tortas MX, Hartford (8.5/10)
Fatty meats cooked just right with a nice combination of flavors. Las Tortas MX does tacos really well.
1400 Park St, Hartford, CT 06106
#2: Al Pastor Taco; Toro Loco Mezcaloteca, Farmington (8.5/10)
A bit of a unicorn here, because sometimes they have the Al Pastor, sometimes they don’t. So make sure they do, because they are excellent. Full Review
1274 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032
Here are tacos that are good, very good in fact, but don’t quite make it to the best of category.
Steak taco; Milagro Cafe. 142 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378
Street Tacos; Agave Grill. 100 Allyn St, Hartford, CT 06103 Full Review
Michelada Taco; Lucky Taco. 81 East Street, Vernon, CT 06066
Barbacoa taco with Salsa Verde; Taqueria Cinco. 441 Long Hill Rd. Groton, CT 06340 Full Review
Beef Barbacoa Taco; Toro Mexican Street Food. 22 Raymond Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107 Full Review
Korean Shortrib Tacos; Bodega Taco Bar. 1700 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
Ribeye Taco; Salsas 4 Taqueria. 2434 Berlin Turnpike # 3, Newington, CT 06111
Now, on to the best single taco in Connecticut!
#1: Bistec (steak) taco; Taqueria Mexicana,
West Haven (8.5/10)
Flat griddled with caramelized onions. These are the best single tacos in Connecticut. Full Review
702 Boston Post Rd, West Haven, CT 06516