Ask any one of my friends and they’ll tell you I’m not a fan of Mexican food, at least not when it comes to the Tex-Mex that the entire US population seems to love. The exception to that is the good ole taco. While I tend to shy away from traditional beef tacos, I’m a fan of other fillings, like chicken, pork, and fish.
My friends and I have dubbed every Tuesday as Taco Tuesday where we burn a bunch of calories with a good group run and then consume those lost calories in the form of tacos. We’ve been doing this for about a year, meaning we’ve tried our fair share of local taco places.
This is one of my favorite taco restaurants I’ve ever visited (right up there with White Duck Taco Shop. Yummm!). I’m usually pretty picky when it comes to vegetables, so I was nervous about trying their tacos because they don’t do any special orders. I’ve had every taco on their regular menu, and I’ve never been disappointed. My personal favorite is the Pablano, but you really can’t go wrong with anything.
Beyond the tacos, Ki Mexico is a fun place to socialize. The decor is eclectic and fun with unique artwork and hot pink chairs. Sometimes they have live music for you to enjoy while you inhale your tacos. They also have a house margarita that’s dangerously delicious.
Ki Mexico is located at 3839 Gilbert Drive in Shreveport. Visit their Facebook for more information.
I enjoy Cantina Laredo because it’s less Tex-Mex and more genuine Mexican food. Plus, they’re one of the few Mexican restaurants in the area that has a Taco Tuesday special. You can get $2 tacos with the purchase of a drink, which is perfect because they also have incredible margaritas. My top taco choices are the carnitas tacos and ahi tuna tacos.
Cantina Laredo is located within the Shoppes at Bellemeade at 6535 Youree Drive, Suite 401 in Shreveport. To see their menu and hours, visit their official website.
Superior is a local favorite and a popular restaurant for visitors. I’ve never gone to Superior without having to wait for a table, which in my book is the sign of an excellent restaurant. More than anything, I go to Superior for the margaritas. My limit is one though because they are strooooong.
On the porch, they have a rotating schedule of live music. Many of them play recognizable cover songs, and the margaritas serve as liquid courage for people to get up and dance in front of the stage. I’ve been to many gatherings at Superior Grill from bachelorette parties to welcome home dinners to birthday celebrations (my own included).
Apart from the margaritas, the guacamole is my favorite thing on the menu. As far as tacos go, you can’t go wrong with the fish or shrimp tacos.
Superior Grill is located at 6123 Line Avenue in Shreveport. Visit their website for more information.
EL CABO VERDE
We decided to try this restaurant on a whim because it was just the three of us for Taco Tuesday. It was about a 30-minute drive from where we went running, and it was definitely worth it. I actually recognized one of the servers from another taco restaurant that we frequent called Los Potrillos (see below).
You can taste the freshness of their dishes because everything is made from organic, local and non-GMO ingredients. They have red and green salsas that are both delicious. The pork carnitas and shrimp camaron tacos are both muy excelente.
El Cabo Verde is located at 1023 Provenance Place Boulevard in Shreveport. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
LOS POTRILLOS TAQUERIA
When this restaurant first opened, many of my co-workers boasted about it because it’s located right near where I work. It’s one of my favorite places to get tacos in the area because they have a good variety, and they’re only $3 each. My favorites are the lengua, pollo and carnitas tacos.
Los Potrillos Taqueria is located at 1835 Old Minden Road in Bossier City. For more information, visit their website.
TAQUERIA LA MICHOCANA
Taqueria la Michocana’s tagline is “Best Mexican Tacos in Town,” and many would agree. While my heart (and my taste buds) are loyal to Ki Mexico as a favorite, Taqueira la Michocana is the favorite of one of my friends. It’s a classic “hole in the wall,” no fuss restaurant with some genuinely good food. My favorites are the lengua and barbacoa tacos.
Taqueria la Michocana is located at 2905 Youree Drive in Shreveport. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Parish Taceaux is one of the most unique Mexican restaurants in the area. Located adjacent to artspace, the decor is loud, fun and memorable. I went to Parish Taceaux for the first time during their grand opening, and everything I ate was absolutely delicious. For an appetizer, I would recommend the avocado fries. For tacos, the brisket and bohemian taceauxs are quite scrumptious.
Parish Taceaux is located adjacent to artspace in downtown Shreveport at 708 Texas Street in Shreveport. For more information, visit their official website.
What’s your favorite taco?
Even though I grew up in many cities around the world, I’ve been calling Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana home since 2006. When people visit the city, they’re often underwhelmed by the amount of things to do, but as the third largest city in Louisiana, there’s a lot more to the area than meets the eye. In my series, Shreveport Sunday, I’m excited to share some of my favorite things about living (and eating) in Shreveport/Bossier City. For more posts about Shreveport/Bossier City, click here.