The Top 5 Best Taco Spots in Riverside, CA

With beautiful weather and hundreds of historical sites, parks, museums, and more, it’s no wonder that so many people love Riverside, CA. Springtime offers a myriad of things to do and places to see, so it’s the perfect time for a tour of the town.

Along with the amazing activities it offers, Riverside is hard to beat when it comes to tasty restaurants. If you love Mexican food, take a break from exploring the sights of Riverside to sample the city’s most delicious tacos. We’ve listed the top-rated taco spots in all of Riverside, so give them a try during your next meal out!

1. Green Taco

Boasting hundreds of positive reviews, Green Taco offers fresh, authentic, and delicious Mexican food. This family-owned business features an inviting atmosphere and excellent customer service. Experience a wide variety of specialty burritos, tasty tacos, and much more at this popular taco shop that has become a staple of Riverside, CA.

Taco Options

Green Taco’s fine selection offers a variety of dishes to choose from, including burritos, nachos, breakfast plates, quesadillas, and, of course, tacos. Taco meat selections include carne asada, pollo, al pastor, carnitas, fried fish, and grilled shrimp. View the full menu at the website

Customer Review

This place deserves 100 stars! They have the best, most authentic food. Amazing service. All around good vibes, makes you feel like you’re at home. I support them by eating here any chance I get, I love their food. Thank you Green Taco

Alina A.

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2. Tuxies Juices

If you’re looking for a meal complete with tasty tacos and a sweet treat, Tuxies Juices is the place to go. Tuxies offers a variety of authentic Mexican food along with specialty drinks and desserts that are sure to excite your taste buds. In addition to enjoying a delicious dinner at Tuxies Juices, you can also enjoy a show—the restaurant hosts the Tuxies Cruise Night and Car Show on the second Friday of each month. Stop by to check out some classic cars along with your meal!

Taco Options

Choose between carne asada, carnitas, al pastor, and even buche and cabeza at Tuxies Juices! If you plan your visit on a Tuesday, you can also take advantage of its Tuesday special offer: With the purchase of one combo plate, get a second combo plate for only $4.29.

Customer Review

I came upon this little spot a while ago.  I just love the history  here. Tuxies is a gem.  If you’re in for some BOMB Mexican food this is the spot! I usually get Carnitas tacos which I think are amazing and quite simply the best I ever had!

And, the mangoladas, fresh juices and fresh fruit icee’s never disappoint.

The business is family owned and everyone is so nice and patient.

I just take it to go..

I will definitely be back!

Tracy R.

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3. El Trigo Restaurant

Authentic and flavorful, El Trigo Restaurant offers classic Mexican dishes, from delectable tacos and enchiladas to homestyle posole and tamales. Even though the restaurant itself may be small, El Trigo is packed with big flavor you won’t soon forget! Located at 4155 Park Avenue, El Trigo is a great option for taco lovers in the area.

Taco Options

From seafood to breakfast plates, El Trigo has it all. All tacos are made with fresh, handmade tortillas. Choose between lengua, chicken, al pastor, chicharron, chorizo, fish, buche, birria, and more for a mouthwatering taco you have to try.

Customer Review

This place never ceases to amaze me. It’s a hole in the wall spot with authentic Mexican food. Their beans are hands down the best beans I’ve ever had. And their tacos are made with hand made tortillas. The meat is always on point, juicy, flavorful and tasty. The customer service is also great. The food comes out fast, fresh and warm. Been coming here since 2013. Highly recommend!!

Carol L.

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4. Tacos Y Más

Home of “hardcore Mexican food,” Tacos Y Más offers classic tacos as well as creative specialty tacos, tortas, sopes, and more! With inventive, fun, and delicious food, Tacos Y Más is a popular option for Mexican food lovers across Southern California. Visit any of their five locations in Riverside, Colton, Fontana, Corona, or Chino for a new, tasty taco experience.

Taco Options

Tacos Y Más is known for its creative taco selection and specialty antojos. In addition to toppings like chorizo, asada, birria, and more, you can also choose from a selection of tacos with unique toppings including bacon, mushrooms, pineapple, and squash blossoms. Pair your taco with an antojo like tater tots or taco dorado for the full Tacos Y Más experience!

Customer Review

So basically if you want an explosion of flavor and Mexican food with that authentic taste you made the right choice. Friendly staff and delicious food thats pretty cheap too. all around an  outstanding place to get some good Mexican food for the family. 10/10 recommend.

Albert M.

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5. Taqueria El Flaco

Taqueria El Flaco proudly serves delicious tacos, quesadillas, huaraches, and more to the Riverside community. Open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., you can enjoy tacos from Taqueria El Flaco practically any time the craving hits! With great prices and a delectable selection of authentic Mexican food, this taco shop is one you won’t want to miss.

Taco Options

Taqueria El Flaco offers a wide variety of meat options for your tacos—choose from tripa, buche, cabeza, asada, carnitas, chicken, barbacoa, chorizo, or al pastor. On Tuesdays and Fridays, you can enjoy tacos for only $1.15 each! Pair them with a delicious drink like a licuado, agua fresca, or soda Mexicana. If you’re in the mood for something different, Taqueria El Flaco also offers burritos, tortas, menudo, and more.

Customer Review

Some of the BEST Mexican food I have ever had. If you have never been here before, it is definitely worth a visit. The Al pastor and carnitas are out of this world. So delicious and so worth the price. Don’t skip out on this place, best Mexican food in Riverside!!!!!

Aubrey T.

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Enjoy Your Tacos in Luxury

Regardless of which taco joint you choose to treat yourself to, The James Apartments in Riverside, CA, is the perfect place for you to relax and enjoy your tacos. Bring your meal to our dog park or playground, where you can enjoy it with furry friends or family. Then, cool off in one of our resort-style pools before drying off at our cozy fire pit. Head to our fitness center or soccer field to work off some calories before resting in one of our comfy and luxurious apartments. 

Our full-service, high-end apartment complex has everything you are looking for. Come and see for yourself, and don’t forget to stop by one of these nearby amazing taco shops for a tasty lunch on the way!

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