Tacos in general are a fast food. Once you have all of the ingredients assembled, it’s just a matter of picking your shell….Are you a soft shell or hard shell fan? Anyway, here is a list of local Taco Shops that offer good food with a great atmosphere but no drive-thru.
#1 Viva Mexican Restaurant
1455 Wilmington Dr, DuPont, WA 98327
My favories here are the Carne Asada, the White Queso & chips, and the House Margarita. They have a great Happy Hour Menu if you want to try a few different things.
This place doesn’t always get the best reviews, but I have always liked the food.
#2 Moctezuma’s Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar
4102 South 56th Street Tacoma, WA 98409
Great atmosphere & the flavors remind me of my 3 years in El Paso. They have been voted “Best Mexican Restaurant” by South Sound Magazine in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019
The Tequila Bar includes over 100 different tequilas and mezcals (“A mezcal is defined as any agave-based liquor. This includes tequila, which is made in specific regions of Mexico and must be made from only blue agave”)
Margaritas are my jam, and they use 100% blue weber agave tequila, made from the blue agave plant (named after botanist Frédéric Albert Constantin Weber).
#3 Mayan Family Mexican Restaurant
2120 Marvin Rd NE, Lacey, WA 98516
Do you like Shrip Tacos? What about Fish Tacos prepared with crispy Alaskan cod with a side of rice and beans?
They actually have a pretty great vegetarian menu selection, and the lunch specials include Rellenos, Chimichangas, Tostadas, Flautas, etc. A great place to stop if you are in the Lacey area.
#4 Taqueria El Sabroso
10906 Pacific Hwy SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
This one doesn’t look like much from the outside, but the food is pretty tasty. It is kinda like eating street tacos inside.
The food is very authentic & sometimes you can even get tamales to take home…like a dozen! Great daily specials and they do not skimp on the cheese!