Whether it’s ground beef and cheese in a flour tortilla or marinated portabellos in a corn shell, the options are endless in the world of tacos.
When you’re feeling the taco vibe, which let’s be honest is always, Columbus has you covered no matter what style you’re looking for. Here’s a look at some of the best tacos in town.
At Condado, everything is up to you. You pick the shell, the protein, the toppings, and the sauce. There’s 10 different types of protein including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. This is by far my favorite taco place in town for both the atmosphere and the food. You have to try the Sweet Lucy shell: A soft flour tortilla outside a hard corn shell with guacamole and queso in between. It’s taco shell heaven, ready for all your favorite taco fillings.
Price: $3.00 per taco
Address: Multiple Locations
At Dos Hermanos there are two options for tacos, the Dos Hermanos Tacos or the more simple Mexican Street Tacos, and you get your choice of meat for either. Both types are delicious in different taco ways, but I’m a personal fan of the Dos Hermanos Tacos with guacamole sauce.
Price: 2 for $7 or 3 for $9
Address: 59 Spruce St. Columbus, OH 43215
Bakerfield’s menu completes their whole vibe. If you’re looking to try something new this is the place to go. Check out their taco Al Pastor with pineapple topping or the vegetarian Hongos tacos made of portabellos with a kale slaw.
Price: $4 per taco
Address: 7733 N High St. Columbus, OH 43215
With 19 different a la carte taco choices there’s something for every taco loving heart, oh and bottomless free chips and salsa- score! If you’re looking for something new, try the avocado BLT taco which is exactly what it sounds like. If you’re a more traditional Tex-Mex taco lover, you can get the Americano with ground beef, lettuce, cheese, pico de gallo, and sour cream.
Price: varies per taco
Address: Multiple Locations
El Tacoriendo serves much more than just tacos, but you should get the tacos. Served with onion and cilantro these tacos are simple, cheap, and amazing.
Price: $1.75 per taco
Address: 3892 Refugee Rd. Columbus, OH 43232
Tacos Al Pastor are a specialty you have to try at Los Guachos. You can watch them shave off the marinated pork from the shawarma-style rotisserie right onto your tacos. Don’t let the great price fool you, these tacos are nothing short of amazing. It’s a great place to feed a large family without breaking the bank.
Price: $1.50/$2.00 per taco
Address: Multiple locations
The taco lunchbox at Nada is nothing short of amazing. They have nine different taco types to choose from as well as sides, and it comes with a donut! A donut, people! I can’t wait to try that! This is a great place for a lunch date or a nice family dinner.
Price: Between $10 and $12 per meal
Address: 220 W Nationwide Blvd. Columbus, OH 43215
This taco truck is the perfect stop for a quick lunch break. The tacos are authentic and delicious and the owners are always friendly. It’s not a sit down and hang out type of place though, so I suggest you get your tacos to-go.
Address: 791 E Long St. Columbus, OH 43203
Everything at Katalina’s cafe is good so there’s no surprise that their tacos are also fit the bill. Perfect for lunch or a small dinner the taco meals are just the right amount of food. Any of their four taco meals can be made vegetarian with their veggie sausage.
Address: 1105 Pennsylvania Ave. Columbus, OH 43201
This little hole in the wall doesn’t look like much from the outside but the tacos hiding inside are incredible. El Camino Inn has good prices and an even better taste.
Address: 238 S 4th St. Columbus, OH 43215