Do you love tacos? I sure do.
I recently wrote a story for a local magazine about the best places to find tacos and yummy Mexican food this summer in the Fargo-Moorhead area. So I thought I'd also share which places I love to get tacos with you guys too! Just in case you're ever in the Fargo-Moorhead area!
Photos by Johan Joubert
Tacos are a way of life. Or at least they add a lot of flavor to life. Don’t they? Good food has a way of doing that and I’m all about good food. So I want to share some of my favorite places in the FM area to get tacos and mouth-watering Mexican food. There’s just something so delicious about those soft, warm tortillas that can be stuffed with an endless array of fillings, folded a certain way, and topped with anything turning them into enchiladas, quesadillas, and burritos – but tacos are an all-time American fave. Yum!
Fargo is best known for its cold winters, flat terrain, wind, and the nice people, but would you believe that with tacos and Mexican food, that this Midwestern city has some serious heat?
Let’s taco ‘bout the best spots to grab a taco in town. I love how nice the owners and employees are at these places, too. That’s another thing I love about supporting small businesses in our area – the genuine, good-hearted people who are so great at what they do. I love supporting them.
Tacos Trompo is a favorite with the multiple tacos and fillings you can choose from. I’d have to say my favorite is their “al pastor taco”, which is filled with marinated pork, topped with pineapple and fresh cilantro, and onion. This type of taco originated in Puebla and Mexico City. It is super yummy! But don’t let that limit you - they also offer a variety of other delicious fillings, including chicken, and beef.
As well as other Mexican dishes like enchiladas, tortas, and burritos. And you MUST try their house-made queso. OMG, it’s to die for, as Gordon Ramsey would say. Promise me you will order it! You can find them at: 4265 45th St S #113, Fargo, ND 58104.
I also enjoy the “Quessabirrias” at El Vaqueros Taqueria and Mexican Restaurant. The best way I can describe it is as a quesadilla-type taco, if that’s even possible. It’s filled with shredded beef, cilantro, and onions. They are crunchy, yet cheesy, and delicious. These are worth your time to try. I also liked that there was a beef broth sauce to dip the tacos in. I tasted a hint of cinnamon in there, which gave it a distinct and delicious flavor.
Besides the tacos, be sure to grab an agua fresca (a delicious fruity water drink) or a favorite of mine, the refreshing horchata (a cinnamon-y vanilla milk drink). You can’t go wrong with either of them. And you’ll be able to enjoy them in a fun and colorful atmosphere. Make sure to check them out at: 3001 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103
Another favorite of mine is Plaza Azteca. They are popular in town, so be prepared to wait because it’s always busy there, but for a good reason. There are now two convenient locations. One is the Veteran’s Location: 5505 28th Ave S. Fargo, North Dakota 58104, and the other is the 52nd Ave Location: 5081 Charles Way S. Fargo, North Dakota 58104.
My personal faves are the chicken fajitas where you can build your own tacos or their “al pastor” tacos. I love the pineapple. Don’t forget to try both of the homemade salsas for a burst of flavor. If tacos aren’t your thing, I recommend the “El fuerte chicken burrito”. It’s drizzled with a mouthwatering cheese sauce. But you really can’t go wrong with anything on their menu.
For the times where you are stretched for time and can’t sit down, but still need to get your taco fix, you’ll want to give Taco Bros a try. They are a wonderful choice – a food truck that sets up at 425 Broadway N, Fargo ND 58102. Who doesn’t like street tacos? I love them. You can choose from a variety of meats and don’t forget to top your tacos with their yummy salsa.
I love sharing about the things I enjoy in the area, so since you’re in North Dakota, if you ever travel in or around Bismarck (4503 Skyline Crossings, Bismarck, ND 58503) or Grand Forks (3915 32nd Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201) check out the tacos and awesome-ness that is Charras and Tequila. Everything on their menu is amazing. My husband and I absolutely love sharing their deluxe (chicken, steak, and shrimp) fajitas for two. Only wish they had a location in Fargo. Charra’s, if you’re reading this, please open a location in Fargo!!
As you can tell, I love tacos and everything Mexican food, so you can trust me if you are in search of a good place to get your next taco/Mexican food fix in Fargo. Go out there and try these. I promise you won’t be disappointed.