Where to Find the Best Tacos Around Tucson
January 03, 2019

Where to Find the Best Tacos Around Tucson

Did you know that the word taco translates to plug or wad in Spanish?

It was originally a name that Mexican miners used to describe the thin sheets of paper that wrapped the gunpowder.

Today, Americans consume over four billion tacos every year, and the best places to enjoy them near our apartments in East Tucson include:

Penca Restaurante

Nestled downtown, Penca Restaurante calls a renowned 1920s building home. The interior features a charming blend of old world and urban chic, and guests can enjoy their time in the comfortable dining room or at the intimate bar. The menu offers a seasonal selection of traditional dishes from Central Mexico, and tacos include carnitas, cabeza, and carne asada. They all pair well with the award-winning craft cocktails such as Luz De Luna and El Ultimo Trago.

Blanco Tacos & Tequila

At Blanco Tacos & Tequila, the owners believe that the best stories are shared over food. That's why they created a space that evokes emotion, and guests can enjoy their time in the cozy dining room or on the patio complete with twinkling lights and stunning city views. The chefs offer a fresh take on Mexican favorites, and tacos include crispy shrimp, braised short rib, and Baja chicken.

El Cisne

El Cisne is a fine dining destination specializing in the many regions of Mexico. The modern setting is both elegant and relaxed, and the meals are served by a highly experienced waitstaff that enjoys getting to know their customers. In the kitchen, the meals are prepared by award-winning Mexican chefs, and their creations pair well with the large selection of tequila. Tacos include Carne Seca, Corvino Pescado, and Pollo Deshebrada.

These are just a few of the Mexican restaurants near Overlook at Pantano. To call our community home, please contact us to arrange a showing. We would love to show you our amenities and floor plans firsthand.