Here’s something that you may or may not know about me … tacos and I go way back. Back before the days where everyone hashtagged #TacoTuesday, and the time where that large taco chain had a Chihuahua that told you to eat them. Even as far back as, standing in the line waiting for your epic 80’s school lunch tacos. Relationships come and go but, tacos are forever. TACOS AND I ARE MEANT FOR EACH OTHER.
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My qualifications to write this post for you and the biggest reason is how many tacos I can eat in one sitting. My magic number is six. (Yes, 6) I am not at all embarrassed by that number. I barely flinch when ordering and even when I get “the stare.” The type of stare that says “there is no way she can finish that many.” I can and I will. Now pass the Tapatio and let’s taco ’bout where to go.
671 A1A Beach Blvd, Anastasia Island (multiple locations as well). So I know that Burrito Works has multiple locations in St. Augustine but, I’m a person whom firmly believes food tastes better by the beach. That is why I’m specifically calling out the A1A location. Be ready for some CLASSIC tacos with the ability to twist them in so many directions you won’t even know what to order next. When I show up to throw down at Taco Shop, I always make sure to get something “Kung-Fu Style” (a hard shell and soft shell married in perfect harmony with melted cheese) and their slow roasted pork is EVERYTHING you want in a taco.
1900 US Highway 1, St. Augustine. (Also a location in Atlantic Beach) To me this is the most “chain feeling” of this list but, I don’t say that negatively. I’m a big fan of a margarita and some queso to get my refined palette ready for tacos. Not so hidden gems at Louie are their Ceviche and Hot Surfer Chick tacos. They both wash down nicely with the Jalapeno Margarita, for those looking to engage in adult beverages. Cantina Louie is the most family-friendly of the list here with a kids menu and options for those not wanting tacos.
300 Anastasia Blvd, Anastasia Island. The “new kid in town” when it comes to taco shops. I took my time coming around to going here and I really wish I hadn’t. The minute I saw their menu and met their staff I knew I had found taco bliss. You’re gonna order the “San Diego” and the Carne Asada. Then, you can call and personally thank me. I also recommend you grab a third and go Baja Fish with no regrets. Pro Tip … if you like SPICY, ask about their homemade green sauces (not on the menu) that will get you all flustered in the best way possible.
551 Anastasia Blvd, Anastasia Island. A staple St. Augustine stop in for tacos on the island, and for a good reason. You will see all types of people and all ages coming in to enjoy what Mojo’s has to offer. A MUST taco to order is the Mahi taco. Then see what they have as a special that day for street tacos. Talk to the people running the place and ask them what’s good for the day, they will steer you in the right direction. Make sure to add “Mojo” sauce to whatever you order, I’m not even sure what’s in it, but it’s delicious!
Well, we are at the end of our guided tour. Which was really just me eating a lot of tacos and making you crave them. These are my favorite spots around town for when I’m looking to get myself a food baby full of tacos and joy. If you head into any of these restaurants be sure to let them know you heard about them from our blog! We have so many great local places in this city of ours, tell me below what places you love for tacos and what you order there! Come find me on Instagram for all things food– @AllieLuvsFood.