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The 7 Best Taco Places Near San Jose

Updated: August 7, 2022

It doesn’t have to be Tuesday to enjoy the tacos in San Jose when handmade corn and flour tortillas are on offer. We analyzed the top review sites and leading local food articles for the great taco joints featured on this list. Take your pick of veggie, beef, or pulled pork tacos at these fantastic taco shops in San Jose.

Find the perfect spot

Alams Taqueria

Food Truck, San JoseFood TruckSan Jose, Cambrian Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Adelita's Taqueria & Bar

Mexican, $, San JoseMexican, $San Jose, Cambrian Park
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

    The 5 Best Mexican Eateries In San Jose

    Hoodline
  • TimeOut

    The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants In San Jose

    TimeOut

Fernando El Taquero

Food Truck, $, San JoseFood Truck, $San Jose, North Valley
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 3.5

Araujo's Mexican Grill / El Paisa Taqueria

Mexican, $, San JoseMexican, $San Jose, Fairgrounds
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Spoon University

    Best Places To Eat In San Jose For Dinner

    Spoon University

Tacomania | Coleman

Food Truck, $, San JoseFood Truck, $San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Araujo's Mexican Grill - El Paisa

Mexican, $, San JoseMexican, $San Jose, East San Jose
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Orale Baja Mex Grill

Mexican, $, CampbellMexican, $Campbell, Central Campbell
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 San Jose restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1901 top lists and articles from the likes of Spoon University, TimeOut and Hoodline. These top contenders have appeared in Spoon University - Best Places To Eat In San Jose For Dinner, TimeOut - The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants In San Jose and Hoodline - The 5 Best Mexican Eateries In San Jose. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten options are sure to delight.

Common questions

Teaqueria, La Cueva Mex Grill, and Tacos El Compa Taqueria are the highest-rated taco spots to get a quick lunch in San Jose.

Teaqueria, La Cueva Mex Grill, and Tacos El Compa Taqueria are the highest-rated taco spots for take-out in San Jose.

La Cueva Mex Grill, The Cider Junction, and Mariscos Costa Alegre are the highest-rated vegetarian taco spots in San Jose.

Teaqueria, The Cider Junction, and Mariscos Costa Alegre are the highest-rated taco spots for a pick-up order in San Jose.

Zona Rosa is the highest-rated taco spot that is good for a date night in San Jose.

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