1. EAT MORE CHICKEN
Ditch the ground beef and switch things up with an authentic grilled chicken taco at this cozy casa. The corn tortilla is sizzled in oil and topped with steaming onions and fresh cilantro. Want an extra kick? A side of tomatillo salsa verde should do the trick.
2. RISK IT FOR A BRISKET
Ever taste a taco that took more than 16 hours to prepare? That’s how long it takes to roast the pulled brisket on this popular Mexican adaptation. Add a grilled corn tortilla, sautéed onions and jalapeños, and Spanish manchego cheese, and say “Adios” to hunger.
The Bull • 609 Dauphin St. 378-5091
3. TUNA TAKEOVER
Living on Mobile Bay, how could we not include a fish taco? Seared sushi-grade tuna shares a flour tortilla with wasabi crema and fried jalapeños, a heavenly combination that seriously brings the heat. A final drizzling of tomata edamame salsa and this taco is table-ready.
Dragonfly • 7 S. Church St., Fairhope. 990-5722
4. SOUTH-OF-THE-BORDER VEGGIE
This taqueria on wheels has options for every taco lover, and the vegetarian is no exception. Refried pinto beans and seasoned yellow rice cover a buttered flour tortilla, smothered with shredded cheese and fresh lettuce. Make yours a “Philly” by adding sautéed peppers, onions and a generous helping of queso.
Smokin’ Gringos Taco Truck • check website or call for daily location: 458-6890
text by breck pappas • photo by elise Poché