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Best Tacos in Cancun: Where To Find Them in 2023

Planning to get stuffed with the best tacos in Cancun, Mexico? We support that plan 100%! There’s not a dish that’s more Mexican than delicious tacos, and you can find the very best ones in Cancun. Check out where to get them!  

Cancun is the main travel destination in the Yucatan peninsula, and a sought-after destination for many reasons that include its beaches, vibrant nightlife, and jungle adventures. Food, however, is often an unspoken but very important reason to vacation in Mexico. In fact, let’s narrow that down: tacos!! 

Tacos are a staple of Mexican cuisine, and eateries specialized in this dish abound all over the country, and Cancun is not an exception. How do you know where to get the absolute best tacos in Cancun, though

Answer: Reading this post! We’ve gone to the trouble of eating our way through the city (I know… hard life!) to bring you a list of the most delicious tacos that can be found in Cancun, so you can’t go wrong with any of these options (and you’ll probably want to try them all!).


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Most of the taco restaurants recommended here are in Cancun Downtown. You’ll find a couple of options in the hotel zone, but if you really want to try authentic tacos not made for tourists, maybe that’s the perfect excuse to get out of your resort and explore the real Cancun.

El Socio Naiz Taqueria

El Socio Naiz prepares some of the most mouthwatering and fanciest tacos you’ll get to try in Cancun. They offer a wide variety of flavors and fillings, which can be tailored to your preferences, and also accommodate those with vegan, gluten or dairy-free, and vegetarian diets, so no one is left behind (trust me, you wouldn’t want to be!)

The tortilla isn’t fixed either: you can get the regular corn tortilla or choose the pink or blue corn tortillas, which add a tasty and colorful presence to the dish.

You can dine in or choose take out, and while you’re welcome to book a table in advance it’s not necessary, as they accommodate walk-ins and the service is pretty swift. You’re likely to enjoy the best taco in Cancun at El Socio Naiz Taqueria, and you’ll keep coming back!    

Address: Avenida Nader 74
Opening Hours: Daily from 2 PM to 11 PM

Taqueria Coapeñitos

Taqueria Coapeñitos is a top eatery in the taco industry, boasting ravishing reviews and de-li-cious tacos. The ambiance of the restaurant is great, and while most of the classic tacos include meat, they have some vegetarian options as well

They are open throughout the day, so you can either visit for lunch or dinner, or get your taco fix for breakfast or whenever you’re craving one. It’s always taco time in the city, and here you can get some of the very best tacos in Cancun Downtown! 

The taqueria prides itself in its great and rather quick service, but you can still get tortilla chips and guacamole or salsas as a starter while you wait for your tacos, or even enjoy them as a side!

Address: Avenida Nader 25
Opening Hours: Daily from 10 AM to 12 AM

El Polilla

If you’re looking for good taco places to pop by early in the morning and fuel your adventures of the day, El Polilla is the perfect spot, as it’s open for breakfast and lunch

It’s such a popular taquería that it’s advisable to get there about 15 minutes before you plan to be hungry, because it’s likely you’ll have to wait in line to be served, especially if you arrive at lunchtime. 

And don’t arrive in the last hour or so! We arrived around 12.30 PM and unfortunately they were out of tacos 🙁

Servings are very generous, so unless you’re planning to get literally stuffed, ask for one taco and you can then decide if you need more! If you’re in doubt, the carnitas is a classic, and one of the most ordered options on the menu. 

Address: Avenida Carlos Nader 8-9
Opening Hours: Daily from 7 AM to 1 PM

Gory Tacos

Gory Tacos Cancun doesn’t only serve tacos, and while you should definitely get some of them for your lunch or dinner (it’s the whole reason you’re reading this post, right?), I’d suggest getting them with some of the tasty sides and other menu items they offer: you will be tempted, that’s for sure!

Burritos, chips with salsa and guacamole, enchiladas, salads, shrimp cocktails, and even fries are also part of the menu at Gory Tacos, and everything tastes as good as it sounds (and looks!) 

Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available, and the restaurant is accessible for people in wheelchairs

Address: Tulum Street 
Opening Hours: Daily from 11 AM to 11 PM

Los Tarascos

Los Tarascos is another place where you can get authentic Mexican tacos, served in generous portions and with a wide variety of fillings

Prices and service are close to unbeatable, and while all of their tacos are out of this world, Tacos Al Pastor is a firm favorite at this eatery, which is simple in style but very powerful in its flavors. 

The tacos at Tarascos, Cancun are made fresh to order and the meat, which is roasted on a vertical rotisserie, is shaved in the moment, granting you the pleasure of biting into a warm and oh-so-delicious taco. Warning: you might come back for more. 

Address: Avenida Tulum 226
Opening Hours: Daily from 1 PM to 12 AM 

Los de Pescado

Los de Pescado, as its Spanish name suggests, specializes in seafood, so this is the place to be if you’re craving fish tacos. 

Ceviche, shrimp cocktails, burritos, tostada de atún (tuna toast), and fish tacos are the main items on the menu, which features 9 seafood dishes freshly prepared with the best ingredients and daily caught fish. 

There are three branches of Los de Pescado in the city, although the one located on Avenida Tulum is the most centric and popular one to get your freshly-made Cancun tacos. 

Address: Avenida Tulum 32
Opening Hours: Daily from 10 AM to 5.30 PM

Tacos de Guisado TOLA

TOLA is a fantastic spot to get homemade tacos as well as freshly made Mexican food that you can take out or enjoy on-site. 

The specialty of the house is stew tacos (that’s what tacos de guisado means), and there are over a dozen different stews to choose from, including vegetarian options. 

It’s a very popular place to get breakfast, as it’s one of the few taquerías that open so early in the morning, and you’ll find the tacos and stews freshly made, and the place smelling incredible. Impossible to resist, since they’re one of the best street tacos in Cancun!

Address: Avenida Bonampak 68
Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday from 6 AM to 4 PM. Saturday & Sunday closes at 2 PM and 2.30 PM respectively. 

Tacos Rigo

Tacos Rigo Cancun is yet another incredible taquería in town. Colorful and featuring a fun atmosphere, this eatery serves very (very!) tasty tacos, and a great variety of them. 

Here you can get the popular Tacos Al Pastor in Cancun, or be brave and ask for some of their more creative fillings. If you don’t eat meat, you can get the veggie choices. 

Besides serving tacos, they have quesadillas, seafood, and tortas on the menu, as well as tortilla chips and authentic salsas that you shouldn’t miss.  

Address: Las Playas, 50
Opening Hours: Daily from 8 AM to 12 AM

Taqueria Los Parejas

Taqueria Los Parejas has some of the tastiest tacos in Cancun, Mexico, having innovated with the options they offer. You can get bistec, tongue, or ribs tacos at Los Parejas, as well as the most classic versions that include Al Pastor and Gringas. 

Tortilla chips with guacamole, cheese, and meat quesadillas, and authentic Mexican salsas are also part of the menu. 

The atmosphere at this Cancun taco place is fantastic, and the service is great – don’t be surprised if the waiter calls you parejita, a friendly way of saying partner (that’s what the name of the restaurant means!)

Address: Calle Saltamontes
Opening Hours: Daily from 3 PM to 1 AM

Carnitas Don Enrique

The specialty of this restaurant? Carnitas tacos, of course! Carnitas literally means little meats, and that’s exactly what you’ll get: thinly sliced pork, deliciously seasoned and paired with salsa and herbs, inside a taco. They’re Cancun best tacos for meat lovers!

You could also get your carnitas in a baguette sandwich, which might be appreciated if you’ve been eating tacos all over the city already (although, can you really get too many tacos?)

Carnitas don Enrique is very popular, and has a loyal clientele, so they often run out of food before closing time: make sure to visit them early in the day

Address: Avenida Tikal, 201
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday from 8 AM to 3 PM, Friday closes at 2 PM and Saturday & Sunday closes at 1 PM. 

Taco y Tequila Cancun

Taco y Tequila is a typical Mexican restaurant that serves the best tacos in Cancun Hotel Zone. Offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, Taco y Tequila mainly specializes in authentic recipes and flavors that include the oh-so-popular Tacos al Pastor with salsas

The tortillas are hand-made, and while there are alternative dishes on the menu, it’s the tacos and fresh margaritas you should be after! It’s also the perfect place to get some of the best fish tacos in Cancun.  

For dessert, you can’t go wrong with warm, sugar-coated churros, so make sure you save room in your stomach to indulge in them! 

Address: Blvd. Kukulcan 25
Opening Hours: Daily from 10 AM to 10 PM

Best Tacos in Cancun FAQ

How much do tacos cost in Cancun?

Prices vary depending on the type of taco you get, and where. You can enjoy delicious tacos in Cancun for around 25-30 Pesos (1-1.5 USD) 

Where can I find the best tacos in Cancun Hotel Zone?

Tacos y Tequila is one of the best taco restaurants in Cancun Hotel Zone. 

Where are the best tacos in Downtown Cancun?

You can find the most delicious tacos at El Socio Naiz Taqueria, situated in Downtown Cancun. 

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.

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