Best of Philly

Best Tacos

2016 BEST Authentic Taco

South Philly Barbacoa

What was once a popular sidewalk food cart in the Italian Market is now an even more popular storefront where the slow-cooked meat tacos (which are cut to order right before your eyes at the counter) are the stuff of legend.

1703 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-694-3797 | Website


2016 BEST Fusion Taco

Roast Duck Taco at Revolution Taco

2015 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Usually, the daring reinvention of the taco — you know, filling them with all sorts of weird chef-y things — is B.S. The roast duck taco at Revolution is the exception. Wrapped in a scallion pancake, topped with plum sauce, ginger-cabbage slaw, pickled oyster mushrooms and a scattering of fried duck skin, it’s Sunday-morning Chinese… Read more »

2014 BEST Tacos

Mole Poblano

1144 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA

The South Philly storefront might look like your average taqueria, but Mole Poblano’s game is a step above. Order the al pastor, which is stuffed with flavorful pork and tangy pineapple. Read more »

2012 BEST Tacos

El Zarape

1848 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

It’s ironic to watch people waiting in line outside Cantina Los Caballitos while you’re inside eating excellent authentic Mexican fare right across the street at El Zarape. Order the al pastor, with crispy pork and tasty pineapple, or don’t make a decision at all and get the combo-beef and chorizo together on a single taco. Read more »