5 Places to Find Authentic Tacos + Other Recs

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5 Places to Find Authentic Tacos

Whether it’s Taco Tuesday or you’re just in the mood for tacos, let us guide you to the best authentic tacos in Winston-Salem.


Taqueria Los Juanes is a restaurant inside a Mexican grocery store also known as a Tienda Mexicana. Whether you’re wanting to buy fresh produce, Mexican specialty items, meat from their butcher shop, or just want to stop in for a taco, give this place a visit. Try their Al Pastor tacos, you won’t regret it.

ADDRESS | 355 Jonestown Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27104






El Rancho Taqueria, located in Waughtown, is a great option if you’re craving authentic tacos! Their carne asada and barbacoa tacos are perfectly marinated and paired with fresh radishes and grilled green onions. If you’re feeling adventurous try their lengua (beef tongue) taco. They also have weekly features like their 12 Taco + 2 Liter Drink for $20.99 special.

ADDRESS | 613 E. Sprague St.





La Perlita is a restaurant and a butcher shop located in Waughtown, so you know the meat is fresh. All their tacos are served on homemade tortillas and paired with freshly made in-house salsa. Their carne asada taco is packed with flavor, and if you really want a kick, top it off with their salsa roja. The best part is if you like your tacos, you can purchase the meat at the butcher shop! Dine-in and take-out are available.

ADDRESS | 1001 Waughtown St. Winston-Salem, NC 27107





You might recognize the name from the famous food truck that makes its presence around local breweries. If you can’t find them at your favorite brewery, head to their storefront! Their birria tacos are paired with a mouth-watering consomme. They also have a birria pizza! They offer dine-in, take-out, and catering.

ADDRESS | 3230 Reynolda Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27106




La Botana is a small family-owned restaurant that designs its food to be enjoyed right after it is prepared so they don’t promote their food for take-out, solely for dine-in. They have delicious vegetarian options like their Mushroom Spicy Chimi or if you feel like indulging in meats try their Tacos Northenos. All tacos are served in a flour tortilla and can be modified.

ADDRESS | 1547 Hanes Mall Blvd. Winston-Salem, NC 27103


Also, check out:

Taqueria Don Martin food truck (2310 Waughtown St. Next to Nava’s Auto Repair)

Taco Riendo

El Sabor Tabasqueño


This post was contributed by Wayfaring Winston

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