1 FOR STARTERS
The brisket tacos and cilantro snapper are favorites among diners, but perhaps the best item on the menu is an appetizer — the tableside guacamole, made fresh in front of you.
Mariano’s Hacienda
6300 Skillman

2 OUT OF CEREAL?
Fear not, Cholula has your back. This walk-up window offers inexpensive, delicious breakfast tacos every morning, and various other types all day. Don’t let the fact that it’s housed in a gas station deter you.
Taqueria Cholula
6769 Abrams

3 BE DECISIVE
With so much to choose from, you have to know what you like at El Fenix or be willing to try just about anything — the huge selection includes guacamole tostadas, tamales, “quezadillas” and other tasty fare.
El Fenix
9090 Skillman

4 NO PLACE LIKE HOMESTYLE
Authentic Mexican tacos for a buck are hard to beat, not to mention filling. If you’re willing to spend a bit more, skip the taco window and find a table near the live Latin music.
La Parrillada
7260 Gaston

5 TUMMY TALK
Hungry? Order up the Deluxe 57, which includes three types of enchiladas, two types of tacos and a tamale, not to mention rice and beans. (Don’t forget to ask the waiter for a box.)
Mi Cocina
7201 Skillman