Who doesn’t like tacos or want to partake in a taco Tuesday?
It’s been said that you can’t make everybody happy … unless you’re a taco. And no matter their preferences and leanings related to the signature Mexican treat — flour or corn tortilla; beef, chicken, veggie or other filling of choice; with or without cheese, sour cream, lettuce, tomato and hot sauce — lovers of the popular south-of-the-border treat can all agree that when taco time arrives, no other dish will do.
Fortunately for taco lovers visiting the Myrtle Beach area, tasty taco options abound on the Grand Strand. When your vacation crew is craving tacos (and maybe a cerveza or margarita to wash them down), head for one of these five top taco spots on the Grand Strand:
Nacho Hippo: With locations at Myrtle Beach’s The Market Common and in North Myrtle Beach, this is a true Grand Strand original. Nacho Hippo is known for its delicious Mexican dishes, and its taco offerings include creative creations such as the Mrs. Daisy with fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese, the Carolina Kid with slow-roasted pork and slaw, the Kahuna with shredded teriyaki chicken and pineapple salsa, and the Veg Head with hummus, mixed greens and banana peppers. Fortunately for those with a big thirst to quench, this eatery might be most famous for its huge, 32-ounce Monster cocktails with imaginative flavors like the Tipsy Hippo and the Hip Lemonade. (Smaller and non-alcoholic drinks are also available, of course, for those who will be driving afterward.) For more info, visit nachohippo.com.
Taqueria Guanajuato: This authentic Mexican restaurant found on Dick Pond Road in Myrtle Beach isn’t heavy on the frills, but it certainly brings the flavor. In addition to burritos, chimichangas, quesadillas, gorditas, flautas and the like, it serves up soft- and hard-shelled tacos stuffed with traditional fillings such as ground beef, chicken and steak, as well as harder-to-find options such as pastor (marinated pork), carnitas (pork), buche (belly pork), lengua (beef tongue), tripe, barbacoa (marinated beef) and suadero (thin-cut beef). Unique drink options here include Mexican sodas and flavored waters. Check out the restaurant’s Facebook page to learn more.
Fiesta Mexicana: Offering a menu filled with authentic Mexican flavors and creative twists dreamed up by chef Gabriel Hernandez, this family owned and operated restaurant off North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach puts its focus on fresh Mexican fare. Fans of tacos can find them here with a flour or corn tortilla, and stuffed with their choice from a range of filling options including ground beef, shredded chicken, beans, fish, carne asada, pastor, carnitas and chorizo. Additional taco-themed menu options include the Taco Salad and the Fiesta Fajita Taco Salad. For those looking to wet their whistles, popular drink favorites here include margaritas, mojitos and chamoyadas, plus an impressive selection of tequilas. Check out the full lineup of food and drink options available at fiestamexicanacantina.com.
El Rey Del Taco: Located on Broadway Street in downtown Myrtle Beach, this restaurant serving authentic Mexican fare got its start specializing in tacos, and has since expanded its menu to include gorditas, empanadas, quesadillas, fajitas and a range of other Mexican favorites. The taco options available here include al pastor, asada (beef), carnitas, chorizo, barbacoa (Mexican BBQ), camarones (shrimp), pescado (fish) and more. Guests can wash their entrees down with Mexican sodas and flavored waters. Learn more at the El Rey Del Taco Facebook page.
Gordo’s Tacos and Tequila: This family-friendly eatery on 9th Avenue North in downtown Myrtle Beach specializes in gourmet tacos, and guests can pair their meals with their choice from over 80 tequilas. Served on handmade corn, flour or crunchy tortillas, the taco lineup here includes standard options like grilled chicken, steak, classic beef and spicy pork, plus more unique options like lamb, Hawaiian chicken, grouper, and chorizo and cactus. Explore the full menu a gordosbar.com.
With so many Grand Strand restaurants serving top-shelf tacos, you’re sure to find an eatery that fits the bill for your hungry vacation crew. Enjoy your stay here at Bay View Resorts.