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Try One of These 7 Must-Have Tacos This Weekend

Written By: Jose Luis Perez Jr Best Tacos in Coachella

Summer days are just around the corner, and with them, promises of beach-day margaritas and packed tacos. Coachella Valley is bursting with global cuisine, but the sampling of tacos is a call to flavored arms which one must answer. From steamed beef head to vegetarian delights, these seven Coachella restaurants have perfected the art of the taco to the heart’s—and the belly’s—content.

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We All Scream for Tacos!

Tacos Gonzalez

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Must Order: Tacos Al Pastor

Listed as one of the top 20 restaurants to explore in Greater Palm Springs by Eater LA, Tacos Gonzalez is the go-to spot for Mexican eats! Marinated in a family recipe of dried chiles, spices and achiote, the mouth-watering, spit-fire grilled pork tacos al pastor will have you squealing for more—just ask owner Armando Gonzalez.

Tacos Gonzalez
80120 CA-111, Ste 1
Indio, CA 92201
760.347.6858

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Every Day is Reason to Celebrate

Taqueria y Birrieria Guadalajara

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Must Order: Tacos De Birria

Not for the squeamish or faint of heart. Traditionally served on special occasions, this gem in the desert serves birria, a traditional spicy meat stew made with goat or beef, inside their tacos every day, because there’s always cause to celebrate.

Taqueria y Birrieria Guadalajara
51335 Harrison St, Ste 103
Coachella, CA 92236
760.398.7969

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Torta vs. Taco

El Tranvia Restaurant

Must Order: Torta De Milanesa

This 49-year-old family institution has perfected the art of the torta. With a wide selection of meats like asada, carnitas, lengua (tongue) or al pastor, your taste buds will surely thank you. But if you’re still hankering for a taco and a deal, Taco Tuesdays here offer 99 cent tacos! But my vote goes to #TORTATHURSDAYS!

El Tranvia Restaurant
1221 6th St
Coachella, California 92236
760.391.9772

Worth the Wait

Jalisco Restaurant

Must Order: Tacos de Cabeza

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Chris Pratt once said: “Patience is a Virtue”—just kidding, but the tacos de Cabeza here is worth the wait! Flanked by the desert shady palm trees, this taqueria traditionally prepares the roasted beef head the way it’s supposed to be—steamed!
 Pair with a cold beer on hot summer desert days!

Jalisco Restaurant
1605 6th St
Coachella, CA 92236
760.398.7113

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Nothing Beats a Classic

La Noria

Must Order: Carne Asada Taco

No taco is worth mentioning more than the classic asada taco, and the quaint Noria is the place to get it! The no-frills marinated and grilled meat is accompanied by a selection of salsas ranging in heat for that extra kick.

La Noria
49613 Harrison St
Coachella, CA 92236
760.398.8131

 

Sin Comer, No Se Van!

Taqueria Arandas

Must Order: The Veggie Taco (No, Really!)

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Not on the menu but made-to-order, non-meat eaters unite around the veggie taco! Arandas is armed with veggies galore to impress any connoisseur of Mexican delights. The Coachella vaquero prides itself on giving you what you want! Their motto? “Sin Comer, No Se Van!” which means, “You will eat before you leave!”

Taqueria Arandas
51541 Harrison St
Coachella, CA 92236
760.398.2882

 

Fall-Apart Pork

Taqueria Guerrero

Must Order: Carnitas Taco

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Deep-fried pork wrapped in a corn tortilla that falls apart after a bite is basically heaven, and this delicacy is on the Taqueria Guerrero menu. The small, nondescript location offers an array of salsa along with the traditional guacamole to fill up on flavor.

Taqueria Guerrero
83103 Ave 48
Coachella, CA 92236
760.775.9020

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