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 and New

Britain (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: Lomo Saltado Tacos; Cora Cora, Hartford
(8.5/10)

Peruvian Lomo Saltado (beef in a yellow-chile sauce) in a James Beard-award Winning restaurant. I don’t care if these aren’t Mexican, they are fabulous. Full Review

162 Shield St, West Hartford, CT 06110

Honorable mentions

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 Full review

Street Tacos; Agave Grill. 100 Allyn St, Hartford, CT 06103 Full Review

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

Steak taco; Coyote Flaco. 50 Higgins Hwy, Mansfield, CT 06250 and 635 New Britain Ave, Hartford, CT 06106 Full Review

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