“Surround yourself with tacos, not negativity.”

If you too wish to live life by this quote from Netflix’s latest food series Taco Chronicles, this article will unquestionably come in handy for you.

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Those who want to traverse over the glory of Mexican tacos even just through the screen, Taco Chronicles unearths and offers well-versed insight and histories about six types of tacos – think Pastor, Carnitas, Canasta, Asada, Barbacoa and Guisado. With Spanish language — and yes, no English audio as an option — the show offers a taco-focused experience through the lens of true Spanish eyes and understanding.

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With Bangkok’s streets studded with more and more Mexican restaurants these days, we strike to find the best tacos packed with a punch of bright and bold flavours at each individual Mexican haunt, so that you can save time and don’t have to cruise the streets looking for the best one. And since “you cannot make everybody happy, you are not a taco”, make sure to bring over friends and family for this joyful taco-filled experience, too. Let’s hop to it.

Baja California – Touche Hombre 

Touche Hombre knows a thing or two about creating Instagrammable tacos. Take a look at this Baja California taco, for example. The kingfish is battered and then deep-fried until golden before being placed atop the bright green apple slaw and topped with chipotle mayo. It’s the kind of taco that pleases your eyes long before your tummy.

Zarandeado – Barrio Bonito

Octopus and chorizo? This taco by Barrio Bonito is a true perfection served on a plate. Marinated in guajillo chilli and house-made chorizo sauce, the octopus gets a wonderful reddish colour that makes it glisten like a jewel on the golden corn tortilla.

Taco & Salsa Mexican Bar and Restaurant

This plate filled with assorted types of tacos at Taco & Salsa Mexican Bar and Restaurant will make your tongue salsa from its uber deliciousness. Looking for the perfect Mexican dish to feast with a big crowd? We can’t think of anywhere better.

La Monita Taqueria

Those hankering for a post-work spot to drink and dine, La Monita Taqueria should be your next move. The venue even serves up mini tacos packed with big tastes and tangs.

Veggie Taco – OMG – Bar & Restaurant

Piled high on flavours, OMG – Bar & Restaurant makes a finger-licking good veggie taco that is very likely to make you carnivores forget about meat momentarily, like it did to us.

Tacos de Chorizo – The Missing Burro

The all-time crowd-pleaser, this chorizo taco always takes centre stage on every dinner table. The Missing Burro whips up drool-inducing Tacos de Chorizo and the dish comes with six mini tacos accompanied by wedges of lime and salsa for extra acidity to cut through the meat fattiness.

Avo-Taco – Slanted Taco

Avocado toast is out. It’s the season, we say, where avocado on a tortilla is in. Together with mayonnaise, red cabbage, jalapenos and sour cream, this deep-fried Avo-Taco by Slanted Taco is a meatless bomb of flavours on a tortilla.

La Lupita Bangkok

Can’t decide which kind of taco you want? Well, why not have it all on one plate? La Lupita offers up this all-in-one Pa Taquear, which is basically a taco platter composing of beef, shrimp, chorizo, chicken, and condiments like guacamole, cheese and salsa.

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.