Are you looking for a great authentic taco in Spartanburg? Kidding Around Contributor Melanie Coblentz is right there with you. She’s a taco fan and has tried several restaurants in Spartanburg searching for that perfect taco. Here’s her list of authentic taco qualifications and restaurants where you can find them!
I recently saw where a national poll declared a fast food chain as having the best tacos in the country. After some reflection, I realized that this poll result was (most likely) because of the fact that it’s a national chain with a location in every town.
That’s one of the reasons I decided to seek out the best authentic taco in Spartanburg. My search was also a quest to relive the tacos of my childhood. As a kid I spent quite a few weekends working at the flea market with my dad, enjoying tacos from a taco truck before it was a trendy thing.
My search in Spartanburg is just beginning, but I have some places I’ve tried and some I’m excited to try.
What Makes an Authentic Taco
Before I get to the list, let me just clarify what an authentic taco means to me.
- It’s got to be on a soft corn Tortilla. ALWAYS. Don’t get me wrong, I love flour tortillas and hard shell corn tacos. But for the purpose of my quest, only this type of corn tortilla will do
- Next and most importantly, is the meat. Save the ground beef for the burgers, we’re looking for grilled meats. Ideally, pork or beef.
- The tacos are then completed with a simple topping of cilantro, onion and a squirt of fresh lime juice.
- Occasionally the tacos will be served next to a salad of lettuce, tomato and cheese – but surprisingly these are not meant to be piled on top of your taco.
Where to Find Authentic Tacos
The following places are just some of the places around town you can find such a taco.
This restaurant is very popular in local foodie groups, with good reason. The food is authentic, reasonably priced, and good. I enjoy the carne asada and al pastor tacos, with a side of scratch made refried beans. There’s a salsa bar to customize your tacos, if you’d like to add some heat. Conveniently located next to I-26, don’t let the Roebuck address deter you from trying the tacos here.
6198 Highway 221
Roebuck SC 29376
Chips and Cheese
One glance at online reviews and you’ll be ready to head to Wellford to enjoy some tacos here. The portions are generous and reasonably priced.
105 B Little Mountain Road
Wellford SC 29385
Tacos & Bla Bla Bla
A Greenville Favorite is opening a location in Woodruff, on Laurens Road soon! Follow them on Facebook for more info to be announced!
A Few More Tacos to Try
Other places that have been recommended to me, that I have yet to try are:
Delicious Pasteleria– I’m excited to try the tacos this bakery serves up, it comes highly recommended! Plus their baked goodies look really tempting!
106 South Blackstock Road
Spartanburg SC 29681
3614 Parris Bridge Road
Boiling Springs SC 29316
3442 Boiling Springs Road
Boiling Springs SC 29316
253 Magnolia Street
Spartanburg SC 29306
There are plenty of awesome Mexican and taco places that are not on the list. I hope this inspires our readers to head out and explore the little tucked away restaurants, with awesome offerings.
Help Melanie Find the Perfect Taco
Is there a place you think I should add to my quest for the perfect authentic taco? Let me know!