There seems to be some sort of “National (insert noun here) Day” just about every day, and this weekend is not any different, as Sunday, Oct. 4 is National Taco Day! Detroit’s Mexicantown offers some of the most authentic tacos around, while other places in the metropolitan area offer great options as well. If you would like to know some places to go to celebrate said day, read on.
Taqueria El Rey is, in fact, located in Detroit’s Mexicantown, and serves authentic Mexican food. I have heard great things about both the pollo (chicken) and carne asada (steak) tacos. Patrons are offered their choice of corn or flour tortillas and meat, topped with onions and cilantro, with the option to add cheese.
Chela’s Restaurant and Taqueria, located in Ann Arbor, specializes in street-style tacos. From carne asada to chorizo (sausage) to vegetarian, Chela’s has many options. There are also fish tacos, quesadillas, tamales, burritos and more. There is also a patio available for outdoor dining, so make sure to check that out before the cold creeps up!
Las Palapas in Livonia is one of my personal favorite Mexican-cuisine dining establishments. The Taco Loco plate offers four crispy flour tacos with your choice of shredded chicken, shredded beef or ground beef, and is topped with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and sour cream. The Tacos Mexicanos are another great option.
Mexican Fiesta has locations in Dearborn Heights and Canton. I have visited the Canton location many times, and it is also one of my personal favorites. Both offer corn, flour, deep-fried or soft tacos and ground beef or chicken tacos. The Dearborn Heights location also offers fish tacos.
Tacos are good any day of the week, but this Sunday celebrates them, which means you have an excuse to eat them. Try any of the above establishments for a great dining experience, or visit your personal favorite restaurant.