Where San Antonians Can Find Good Tacos Outside of Loop 410
Solid taco spots are super easy to find in downtown San Antonio as well as the South and West sides of town. While they're not as common, it's totally possible to find delicious breakfast, street and all kinds of tacos away from these areas. Here are 28 dependable spots outside of Loop 410 where you can find tacos that will hit the spot.
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Eddie’s Taco House
Multiple locations, (210) 490-5500, eddiestacohouses.com
Mexican restaurants don’t last in this city for 43 years without a reason, so you can trust that you’ll be satisfied with the tacos at Eddie’s. The tortillas are both soft and sturdy, perfectly capable of handling carne guisada and soaking up some delicious gravy. The place is cash only, so be sure to make an ATM stop on the way there.
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6576 Babcock Road, (210) 409-8707, facebook.com/RickysTacosSATX
Known for having quality mini tacos and A+ salsa at late hours, this food truck staple in the UTSA area tends to build up a crowd. Operating hours can vary, but if you catch them while they’re open, the tacos are definitely worth the wait.
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Pepe’s Tacos N Salsa
12820 Jones Maltsberger Road, (210) 236-8288, pepestacosnsalsa.org
The Trash Can Taco is the order to get from this neighbourhood restaurant, which comes stuffed with breakfast staples including eggs, bacon, cheese, potatoes and beans. Both the restaurant and the drive thru lines can get pretty long, which is just a testament to the loyal customer base owner Pepe Tames has been able to cultivate over the years.
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7907 W Loop 1604 N Suite 101, (210) 455-2188, wapotacotx.com
A salsa and toppings bar complements this deeply loved spot’s choice taco offerings, which include an assortment of both breakfast and lunch tacos as well as a variety of burritos. The owners hail from Jalisco, and Wapo Taco is their fifth success in the restaurant biz since 1999.
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Family Mexican Restaurant
14186 US-181, (210) 635-7931
A little out of the way in Elmendorf, this small restaurant has given many travellers a taste of Mexican style breakfast and street tacos served all day. Fan favorites include the carne asada tacos and mini tacos, which you can order with al pastor, pierna or barbacoa among other classic taco meats.
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Dos Jaliscos Mexican Restaurant
8250 FM78 #104, Converse, (210) 310-1582, facebook.com
Boasting close to 40 taco choices between breakfast (which is served all day), lunch and dinner, this establishment offers Converse residents of all tastes something for their taco cravings. Somewhat a rarity, customers can find a spam and egg taco on the menu, as well as standard fare including pierna and al pastor.
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Little Taco Factory
1510 McCullough Ave, (210) 227-5657, facebook.com
This location truly is a little taco factory, with limited seating and fresh flour tortillas being constantly rolled out in-house. The Denver breakfast taco is one of their more well-known options, which comes with smoked sausage, eggs, ranchera sauce, and pico de gallo.
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Tia’s Taco Hut
Multiple locations, facebook.com
With three locations all outside Loop 410, it’s not hard to score some quality tacos. Popular for breakfast tacos on the weekend, this local chain is dependable for when you need to sober up after a night out on the St. Mary’s Strip.
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8025 Bandera Road, (210) 543-7244, tacosricosbandera.wixsite.com
This unassuming yet bright-yellow building houses well-filled breakfast and lunch tacos made with handmade tortillas. Crowd pleasers include the barbacoa and bean and cheese tacos, but with such an expansive menu, it’s hard to play favorites here.
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12715 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 590-0994, erickstacos.business.site
Among several Mexican restaurants in the area on Nacogdoches, the orange bright building that is Erick’s Tacos proudly makes itself seen. Popular for their handmade corn and flour tortillas, this place gives visitors a choice between table service in a restaurant setting or a quick stop at their taco truck right next door.
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