Cover Image courtesy of 11 Westside

Quell your cravings with the most delicious tacos that the city has to offer

Cinco de Mayo may come and go, but tacos are forever. Hong Kong isn't too shabby in this regard: from Baja-style bites to tacos that would make Tijuana proud, we round up seven of the best places in the city to get your hands dirty with this quintessential Mexican treat.

1. 11 Westside

A heavyweight in the local Mexican food scene, 11 Westside's tacos are hard to beat. The pollo asado is a crowd-pleaser, and involves chicken marinated in garlic and sweet citrus, then topped up with avocado, red onion and a medley of hot sauces for the ultimate bite. 

11 Westside

Western District
$ $ $ $
4
'rating'

2. Taqueria Super Macho

This boisterous taqueria on quaint Bridges Street is hard to beat when it comes to sheer amount of house-made condiments that come on the side, such as freshly made salsa roja, cabbage slaw and guacamole. In the typical fashion of the Baja and Jalisco regions, the tacos arrive undressed, leaving it up to the diner to mix and match. The restaurant also releases limited-time tacos occasionally, such as Tijuana-style beef birria, maitake mushroom, and prawn al ajillo variations.

3. Chicano

Paying tribute to the cooking of co-founder Gabriel Perez's grandmother, Chicano turns out some truly authentic Mexican fare. Don't miss the tacos de lengua, beef tongue tacos with salsa verde and a squirt of refreshing lime juice.

Chicano, 15 Gough Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

4. Te Quiero Mucho

Unpretentious and fun, this taqueria isn't afraid to make a statement with its tacos. Take the carne asada for example, which comes loaded with grilled wagyu steak, raw onions, coriander and salsa verde.

Te Quiero Mucho, G/F & 1/F, Ovolo Sheung Wan, 286 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

5. Taco Chaca

This small neighbourhood joint in Sai Ying Pun consistently serves some of the best-tasting tacos this side of town. Specialising in Cal-Mex-style tacos, Taco Chaca does brisk business with its Baja-style fish tacos, featuring battered fish and shredded cabbage with a generous amount of sauces on top.

Taco Chaca, G/F, 119 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

6. Chino

It's hard to go wrong at Chino, a no-reservations Mexican restaurant by the Kennedy Town seafront. Give the Wagyu beef taco and scallop with pickled jicama a try for a hearty, spicy bite of deliciousness.

Chino

Western District
$ $ $ $
3
'rating'

7. Pablo

Over in Kowloon, Pablo is doing taco lovers proud with its modern Mexican cuisine. The tacos de barbacoa come in threes and are packed with barbecued lamb, guac, shallots and salsa borracha—a perfect pairing with a zesty margarita or two.

Pablo Modern Mexican Cocina, 66 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong

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