Abbey Kay is a local blogger and product photographer who loves Reno and all of its places to have fun. She is obsessed with donuts and coffee, and enjoys taking photos of both all around town. She has a passion for showing people her hometown and all it has to offer.
Fresh tortillas filled with classic or eclectic fillings – tacos are always a good choice. Sure, Taco Tuesdays are a great excuse to indulge in yummy tacos, but don’t limit yourself to only one day a week! With so many great options in Reno Tahoe, Abbey Kay helps you narrow it down to a few local favorites, from restaurants to food trucks.
At Centro, the taco flavors change every single week and it’s a local specialty. Check their social media to see the flavor of the week! They truly do no wrong with options like smoked beef tacos drizzled with chipotle sauce, miso-marinated snapper tacos with jalapeno pickled red cabbage, beer marinated chicken breast tacos with cilantro chimichurri and chorizo tacos adorned with salsa verde. Grab a napkin, because I’m already drooling at this American Tapas inspired bar and kitchen!
It’s Wednesday Taco night at Brewer’s Cabinet because that’s when they offer $1.50 pork, steak, or their very unique black bean street-style tacos. You can order as many as you like with no limit. Their black bean taco is actually a local favorite despite it being meatless. Order a Moscow mule, a local brew and their house fries for the perfect meal.
Carnitas can be found at both of Silver Peak’s locations – near the Truckee River in downtown and at their original location in Midtown – tucked inside their flavorful menu. They finish the tacos with a freshly made pico de gallo and serve it with a side salad topped with the same. It’s the perfect size for lunch or a light dinner. Try it with one of their craft beers for a perfect summer duo.
You can find Carlito’s Calle Tacos Food Truck at our local summer event, Food Truck Friday, every Friday night throughout the entire summer. With true authentic street-style tacos, Carlito’s Calle Tacos serves some of the best flavors in Reno with their two-bite carne-asada, cilantro and onion filled ingredients. Grab one, two or three and enjoy those summer nights down by the river with a cold beer and taco in hand.
Midtown Tacos is tucked right behind its sister restaurant, Midtown Eats, concealed by hot pink doors. Try any of their signature flavors, like the cheeseburger taco or the crispy fish taco and you’re in for a treat while eating under their curbside umbrellas. Be sure to snap a photo for the ‘gram while you’re here too because the flavors and the setting are #GOALS.
Take a look inside Reno’s first-ever container pod park, The Eddy, and you’ll find La Barca Food Truck. They serve up street-style tacos that are fully loaded. But you have to try their taco fries that are covered in all the toppings you could dream of like cilantro, onions, tomatoes, gauc and cheese! Stick around for a while to play one of their adult-sized patio games like Connect Four or Cornhole! It’s a family-friendly location where you can eat, play and drink all you want for hours of summer fun!
Murrieta’s has two locations, one in Reno and another in Sparks, and has a ton of tacos to choose from. They serve authentic tacos like chicharrones (spicy crispy pork), adobada (spicy pork), carnitas, carne asada, buche (pork stomach) and lengua (beef tongue) tacos. The latter is the most tender meat and so full of flavor that it is a must-try when eating at this restaurant. Pair it with their mango margarita and their freshly made pico de gallo con chips – you’ll be happy you did!
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