The 6 Best Taco Places Near San Clemente

Updated: May 18, 2022

Is there a more iconic street food than the taco? Visit these San Clemente spots for the best al pastor ever. For this definitive list of the best tacos we analyzed top review sites and incorporated millions of expert and diner reviews. Drop in on these family-run taquerias and local shops for the greatest chorizo tacos in San Clemente.

Find the perfect Tacos spot

Sol Agave - San Clemente

Mexican, San ClementeMexicanSan Clemente
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

South of Nick's - San Clemente

Mexican, $$, San ClementeMexican, $$San Clemente
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Sancho's Tacos

Mexican, $, San ClementeMexican, $San Clemente
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

The Shwack Cantina

Mexican, $, San ClementeMexican, $San Clemente
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Xclusive Taqueria Moderna

Latin, $$, Ladera RanchLatin, $$Ladera Ranch
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Tacos & Co

Mexican, $, Ladera RanchMexican, $Ladera Ranch
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

How did we curate this list?

Choosing the right spot for Tacos can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 10624 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in San Clemente and 264 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. For example, we considered as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. These ten options are sure to delight.


Sol Agave - San Clemente, Barnoa Wine Bar, and South of Nick's - San Clemente are the highest-rated taco spots for take-out in San Clemente.

Sol Agave - San Clemente, Barnoa Wine Bar, and South of Nick's - San Clemente are the highest-rated taco spots for lunch in San Clemente.

Barnoa Wine Bar, South of Nick's - San Clemente, and Pierside Kitchen & Bar are the highest-rated taco spots for a pick-up order in San Clemente.

There are 10 taco spots in San Clemente.

South of Nick's - San Clemente and Tamarindo are the highest-rated upscale spots for tacos in San Clemente.

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 drink pairing for pulled pork taco

    Knowing what to pair with pulled pork taco can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cold drink, particularly a glass of Aguafesca. This, light, cold drink balances the salty pulled pork taco.

  • The perfect complement to fish taco

    Experts suggest pairing a fish taco with a glass of Caipirinha, a popular cocktail.

Interesting facts about Tacos

  • Amazing Tacos in Corpus Christi

    Go check out thelucha libre wrestling competition at Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Festival! This event is held in March in Corpus Christi, definitely worth a visit!

  • The world record from Mexico

    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!

  • An order for 23tacos of fish taco?

    Do you like fish taco? Probably not as much as Joey Chestnut. They ate a whopping 23 in 5 minutes, A world record!

Parking information

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