Where to eat the best tacos in Cancun

Most people are familiar to the "Taco Bell" taco type. However, this isn´t a real Mexican taco at all. Luckily for you, Cancun has plenty of taquerias where you´ll find the real & authentic Mexican tacos!
Since there are numerous options to go and taste tacos in Cancun, we needed to comprise a list of the best taco joints to help you out. The following list is ordered in no particular order. All of these spots have something in particular that make them unique, we will explore this differences for you to choose which tacos are for you.

Tacos Rigo

Located in downtown since 1988, their main wall is adorned with the paintings of popular cartoons that is always something funny to see. Also, their salsas (sauces) are one of the best in Cancun (including the famous "end of the world hot sauce). It is said that tacos are made of 50% filling, 50% salsa, and you can bet that the salsas here definitely pull their weight. Tacos Rigo has every type of tacos you can imagine from suadero, tripa, cabeza, lengua and more that make this joint a must-go.

If this weren't enough the restaurant also features quesadillas, gringas tortas & seafood! We recommend to order your tacos with the Mexican beer "Montejo" for a very tasteful meal!"

Taquería Coapeñitos

Moving for a more unique combination of tacos, Taquería Coapeñitos is the type of restaurant that feels authentic right from the start. Here you´ll find another decorated wall, in this occassion the wall is full of posters from Mexican movie icons from the golden age of Mexican Cinema (1960-1970)!
Also, as mentioned before, the type of tacos presented here are Mexico City style, so if you've been to our nations capital and had the opportunity to eat tacos, coapenitos is for you.

El polilla

Since the past 16 years, "El Polilla" has cooked to Cancun locals the best carnitas tacos. Located in Av. Nader in downtown this whole in the wall type of street food joint, will let you taste the Carnitas, a pork-based recipe. These dish comes directly from Morelia, a state close to the center of Mexico where carnitas was born. Our favorite taco, "de surtida" (mixed) is delicious, while you can still order something more lean like taco "de maciza", or enjoy sesadillas (meat and cheese)
The best part, get ready to leave full since their tacos are fairly sized. This place is the true definition of "bueno, bonito y barato" - Good, pretty and cheap

La Parilla

One of the oldest in this list, "La Parilla" has been in Cancun since 1975, proving its quality each year & delivering the closest representation of a Mexican Party, with live mariachi, beautiful decorations & great food!
Besides all of this, it also has one of the best tacos in the city, being our favorites the tacos de pastor y arrachera!

La borrega

The only place where you´ll find tacos de barbacoa" made from lamb instead of beef! Also, their menu includes other dishes like "pancita, "mondongo", broth based meals & other types of tacos! Just for this menu, "La Borrega must be in your list of restaurants to visit while in Cancun!


Take one of our Taco Tour (transportation included) or book it right here on this page and we will take you to try 5 of the local restaurants included in this list for only $59 USD.

Cancun Taco Tour

Date of Tour:

Tickets must be purchased by 11am for today's tour(s).

** Round trip transportation included from any Cancun Hotel or Airbnb.

$69 USD

Taxes Included


Yum Yum and Fun!

Fantastic night out! Christian, the guide was entertaining and his English was top-notch! Pick up was on time, and each taco restaurant had a totally different atmosphere and different style of tacos!

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VisIted taco spots we would not have found on our own!

Friendly guide, interesting taco flavors, fun taco stops. My husband's favorite was the Mayan style pork at first stop. My favorite was the chorizo with chicharrones at second stop. Whole family loved the authentic tacos al Pastor at the final stop

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