South of the Border: Metro Detroit’s Featured Tacos

By: Toni Cunningham | February 19, 2013

What’s better than a delicious, freshly made taco? A cheap, delicious, freshly made taco, that’s what. Next time you’ve got a craving, skip the fast food drive through and head to a restaurant that serves up tacos that will keep your wallet and stomach happy.

Sabor Latino, 211 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, serves $1 tacos on Tuesdays. You can choose from soft shells with meat, vegetables, onions and cilantro or hard shells with meat, vegetables, lettuce, sour cream and cheese. Plus, Cuervo shots are $2 and Corona is $2.50. If that doesn’t sound like the perfect meal, I don’t know what does.

The menu at Loco’s Tex-Mex Grille, 454 E. Lafayette, Detroit, includes $1 tacos all day on Tuesday too. You have your choice of soft or hard shells, chicken or beef filling, with lettuce, tomato and cheese. If you want to get fancy, you can order shrimp tacos for $3. Any additional fixin’s cost extra, but still won’t break the bank.

If you want the flavors of a California taco joint without buying a plane ticket, head to Imperial, 22828 Woodward Ave., in Ferndale. The daily menu features seven different tacos, sprinkled with unique weekly specials. Previously featured tacos have included Chipotle Bourbon BBQ Beef Brisket tacos with Carrot Escabeche and Grilled Eggplant tacos with Chestnut Confit and Red Pepper Salsa. Also, Mondays are Swordfish Taco days.

El Nacimiento, 7400 W. Vernor Highway, Detroit, is a taqueria that features a menu of authentic corn or flour tortillas filled with meat, onion and cilantro. They have more than the usual selection of beef, chicken and pork to choose from, so if you have an adventurous palate, this place is definitely for you.

Food trucks are popping up everywhere these days, and if you like your tacos mobile, Jacques’ Tacos is calling your name. There are four different taco varieties to choose from, including braised beef short ribs, grilled chicken, slow roasted pork and marinated avocado. All of which are served in warm corn tortillas with fresh black bean and corn salsa, queso fresco and sauce vért.

Whether you decide to hit up a taco bar, taqueria or taco joint on wheels, any of the above will surely satisfy all your taco related needs.