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The 8 Best Taco Places Near Columbia

Updated: May 2, 2022

When last did you have a carne asada taco? If you can’t answer it’s time to visit these taco spots in Columbia. We created this list of best taco spots by analyzing top restaurant review sites, expert rankings, and food blogs. Drop in on these family-run taquerias and local shops for the greatest chorizo tacos in Columbia.

Find the perfect Tacos spot

Taqueria La Patrona

Food Truck, ColumbiaFood TruckColumbia
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Uncle Julio's

Mexican, $$, ColumbiaMexican, $$Columbia
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Cinco de Mayo

Mexican, $$, ColumbiaMexican, $$Columbia
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

El Patron Mexican Grill

Mexican, $, CatonsvilleMexican, $Catonsville
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Callejero's Tacos Campirana Mexican Food

Mexican, $, ElkridgeMexican, $Elkridge
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, $$, Ellicott CityMexican, $$Ellicott City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

La Palapa Grill & Cantina

Mexican, $$, Ellicott CityMexican, $$Ellicott City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

Mexican, $$, ElkridgeMexican, $$Elkridge
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

How did we curate this list?

We know how tough it is to find the best Tacos in Columbia. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 5655 restaurants, and 131 lists and articles from top sources like . Don’t bother looking for we’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. These ten restaurants offer the best Tacos in Columbia.


Clove & Cardamom, Uncle Julio's, and Cinco de Mayo have outdoor seating and tacos in Columbia.

Uncle Julio's, Cinco de Mayo, and Taco Bell are the highest-rated taco spots for a pick-up order in Columbia.

Chipotle Mexican Grill is the highest-rated vegan taco place in Columbia.

Clove & Cardamom, Uncle Julio's, and Cinco de Mayo are the highest-rated taco spots that are good for groups in Columbia.

Clove & Cardamom, Uncle Julio's, and Cinco de Mayo are the highest-rated late-night spots for tacos in Columbia.

Drink pairing tips for Tacos

  • Mojito and veggie taco

    If your food palns include Tacos, then you should consider helping it along with some cocktail. We find that a Mojito, with its hits of mint, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • The ideal pairing for pulled pork taco

    When having pulled pork taco, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Aguafesca, a popular cold drink.

Fun facts about Tacos

  • Up for some taco?

    Joey Chestnut broke the world record by eating the most taco in one sitting. The new record - that has not been beaten since - is 126 tacos.

  • The record holder

    Don’t you hate it when there is not enough food for seconds? This wasn’t a concern when the record was broken for the biggest flour taco. Weighing in at 1,653 pounds there was more than enough flour tacos to go around!

  • March = Tacos festival

    If you’re a big fan of Tacos, then you should definitely consider visiting the Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Festivale in Texas, The United States

Parking tips

Parking has always been a challenge in Columbia. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Tacos spot.

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