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Taco Takeover: Find the Best Tacos at This Weekend's Taco Festival


There are important questions we face each and every day, but this weekend there’s only one that really matters: soft or hard taco?

That’s a question thousands of metro Detroiters will be asked at this year’s Taco Festival taking place at West Riverfront Park tomorrow starting at noon. We highlighted the festival back in July as part of our summer food festival preview, but the day of tiny taco dog beauty pageants, hot chili pepper eating contests, and all the tacos you can handle is finally upon us.

We understand that the debate of soft taco versus hard taco is intense, and while we have a favorite, let’s go over the which Mexican restaurants and food trucks in metro Detroit will be serving the goods. So grab some mild sauce (or hot sauce if you’re adventurous) and check out these delicious tacos.

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Soft Tacos

For those who prefer to have their tacos wrapped with a warm, fluffy tortilla, you’re going to have plenty of fantastic options at the Taco Festival. Hot Taco Detroit, located behind the Fox Theatre, offers corn or flour tortillas tacos with your choice of chicken, pork, steak, shrimp, or veggie mixed. El Nacimiento has plenty of Mexican favorites, but their soft corn tortilla taco topped with onion and cilantro makes for a taco with a little bit of a kick. If you’re looking for a different type of soft shell, Trini’s Mexican Carry Out features a corn tortilla dipped in homemade enchilada sauce with cheese, onion, and your choice of meat.

Hard Tacos

If soft tacos are too, well, soft for you, and you prefer the crunchiness of a hard shell, tomorrow’s Taco Festival has plenty of options for you too. The crispy or crunchy tacos from Jose’s Tacos should satisfy your craving as both types of tacos are served with your choice of beef or chicken. Senor Lopez Mexican Restaurant gives you plenty of choices for meat in their hard tacos, including pork, grilled steak, and Mexican sausage. Lastly, while Honcho might seem like a typical Latin street food and coffee house, the popular Clarkston restaurant will be featuring their best crunchy hard tacos for you to enjoy. These three restaurants, along with numerous others at the festival, will give you the crunch you need to enjoy all the flavors their tacos provide.

So while the debate of soft versus hard shell rages on, tomorrow’s Taco Festival should please any taco aficionado. Personally, I prefer a warm, soft shell for my tacos, but we want to know which shell YOU prefer. Let us know!

Also, be sure to check out the event’s homepage to see more restaurants, events, and parking information.

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