Taco lovers are everywhere in East Dallas. Whether you’re brunching, lunching or looking for a late-night bite, local taco shops are there for you. So how do you find the best tacos in the neighborhood? We started a game of taco Telephone and asked some of your favorite taco shops where they would eat tacos, other than their own business. Here’s what they said:

Rusty Taco

Rusty Taco is known for its creative street-style tacos — especially the Baja shrimp taco, a tortilla filled with crispy or grilled shrimp and topped with creamy Baja sauce, red cabbage and cilantro.

4802 Greenville Ave.



Rusty Taco suggestion: Velvet Taco

Velvet Taco serves tacos with a twist. From the Nashville hot tofu taco to the Buffalo chicken taco with house Buffalo sauce, Danish blue cheese, ranch crema, carrots and micro celery, there’s an option for everyone. 

3012 N. Henderson Ave.



Velvet Taco suggestion: Taco Joint

Taco Joint has been a neighborhood staple since 2012. The Taco Joint raves about The Evan, a wheat tortilla filled with black beans, rice, guacamole, tomatoes, salad mix and Monterey Jack cheese.

6434 E. Mockingbird Lane



Taco Joint suggestion: Torchy’s Tacos 

Torchy’s Tacos’ fried avocado taco is full of fried avocado. Toppings include refried pinto beans, pico de gallo, lettuce, cheese and poblano sauce on a corn tortilla. 

9440 Garland Road.



Torchy’s suggestion: Tacos la Banqueta

Tacos la Banqueta serves authentic street tacos. At any given time of day, hungry neighbors overflow out of the joint as they order steak, suadero, chicken, pork, lengua, chorizo and breakfast tacos, plus more. 

7233 Gaston Ave.


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