4 Tacos Every Buffalonian Needs to Try

Taylor eats a taco upstairs at Casa Azul in Buffalo

Cinco de Mayo marks a battle between Mexico and France that happened in 1862. Of course, Americans have turned this historic event into an excuse to eat and drink our Mexican favorites. And I’m here for it.

Cinco de Mayo seems like as good a time as any to share a few of my favorite tacos from local Mexican eateries. If you’re looking for a tasty way to support Buffalo’s taquerias and Mexican restaurants, here’s what I recommend:

La Divina’s Potato & Poblano Taco

Contrary to popular belief, not every taco needs meat. La Divina stuffs two corn tortillas with a delicious combination of hashbrown-style potatoes and poblano peppers crisped on the flat top. This is what vegetarian dreams are made of.

Potato and poblano taco from La Divina in Kenmore

Casa Azul’s Carne Asada Taco

I’ve never had a bad taco at Casa Azul, but the carne asada is my favorite. It’s simple and delicious. You can trust me on this one, because I had just about everything on the menu when I partnered with them for Dining Out For Life last fall.

Four tacos, including carne asada, at Casa Azul in Buffalo

I take most of the pictures that end up on this site, but the wonderful Caitlin at Reilley Photography is to thank for the photos from Casa Azul!

Cantina Loco’s California Fish Taco

If you were, for some reason, looking for the perfect combination of a Buffalo-style fish fry and Cantina Loco‘s creative tacos – this is it. It’s a burrito-sized taco with a health serving of fried fish and slightly spicy slaw, and it’s delicious.

California fish taco from Cantina Loco in Buffalo paired with a margarita

Maizal Mexican Kitchen’s Pollo de Tinga Taco

Maizal Mexican Kitchen does classic, no-frills tacos right. You can’t go wrong with this combination of chicken, tomatoes, peppers and onions. Plus, an order of three comes with Spanish rice and refried beans, so you’re definitely not leaving hungry.

Pollo de tinga tacos from Maizal Mexican Kitchen in Amherst

There are so many incredible tacos to choose from in Buffalo. Next on my list are Taqueria Los Mayas (for both the zucchini and corn and breakfast tacos) and literally anything from Las Puertas.

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