If your hands aren’t holding tacos, you’re putting them to waste. Here’s our favourite spots to rectify that situation.
Beaufort Street stalwart el Público has been dishing up some of the most legit tacos in Perth for yonks. And boy oh boy, are they worth writing home about. Diablo chicken with peanut brittle, beef with pickled cucumber and jalapeño… just make sure you leave enough room for a side of mogo mogo. Muy bien!
511 Beaufort Street, Highgate
Another stalwart for Mexican in Perth, La Cholita can be credited with getting the masses on board with beef tongue tacos – ‘cause those bad boys are hella good. But if you’re not into tongue, it’s almost tempting to go pescatarian for the ultra crispy Baja fish tacos. Pair that with a jug of Paloma (tequila, lime, grapefruit, sea salt), and you’re most of the way to a killer Friday night.
279 William Street, Northbridge
High falutin’ fine dining, this is not. I don’t wanna say entering Caballitos is like descending into a den of iniquity, but there’s also a pole in the middle of their “Chapel of Sin”, so read into that what you will. And if these tacos are wrong, I don’t want to be right. A choice of pork, beans, chicken or beef: this is straightforward, taco goodness. Why complicate a good thing?
26 Queen Street (basement level), Perth
Eat No Evil
One of our all time favourite food trucks, Eat No Evil is raising the bar when it comes to tacos. With a rotating menu, it’s always super seasonal, fresh and delicious: think charred steak with seaweed salsa verde, coconut battered fish or pork cheek with tomatillo, plus plenty of vego options. Real food done real good.
Piggy Food Co.
If you’re looking for tacos, it would be easy to look past Piggy Food Co. – it’s not strictly a Mexican restaurant, or a taqueria, but then again, what’s in a name? They’ve got tacos! We want them! Hand pressed corn tortillas filled with your choice of pulled pork, chicken, halloumi, fried avocado, battered snapper or tiger prawns. They’ve also got a monster selection of craft beers on tap to delight even the snobbiest beer nerd.
229A Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle
We’ve already talked about how much we love El Grotto for a beachside night out, but a jug of sangria in the sunshine with a few tacos in hand is always a dream. Choose from their range of meat and vegan options, or grab a few pals for their DIY tacos: 40 dollarydoos for a platter of mushroom, pork or beef with all the fixings and 12 warm tortillas.
5/148 The Esplanade, Scarborough
Tacos and a basketball? Talk about a perfect weekend hang. Get a few mates together for some tacos or a Cuban sandwich and a half court game in the sunshine. Just make sure you’ve got enough for 3×3 and you’re set.
66 Kings Park Road, West Perth
Cover photo from La Cholita in Northbridge