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Where to find the best tacos in Hong Kong

Taco 'bout a party

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Time Out Hong Kong
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There may not be too many, but there are definitely some solid Mexican restaurants in Hong Kong that serve up a slew of tasty, exotic fare. We're talking about tacos. Undeniably one of Mexico's finest exports, we've lined up for you some of the best places that can make all your taco-filled dreams come true.

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  • Restaurants
  • Mexican
  • Kennedy Town

11 Westside offers legit street-style tacos, all topped with a smoky salsa molcajete and guacamole, and an almost crepe-like tortilla. Try the Carne Asada, with grilled USDA prime short rib marinated in Mexican ponzu sauce, which melts in the mouth and has a bright ponzu citrus kick, Al Pastor, with achiote and pineapple roasted pork, which is the spiciest of the bunch, with a sharpness provided by the fresh pineapple, and the Pollo Asado, which is bathed in a sweet garlic and citrus marinade with an overall fantastically smoky flavour.

  • Bars and pubs
  • Soho

Hearty Mexican fare along with a vast selection of quality 100 perent blue agave tequilas is what Agave is all about. Order a few shots of tequila and then try the many varieties of tacos, which are bound to whisk you somewhere far more exotic, as well as their nachos, fajitas, burritos and molcajetes which are also top notch.

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Caliente
  • Restaurants
  • Mexican
  • Tsim Sha Tsui

Tsim Sha Tsui’s patron saint of Mexican food is the colourful upstairs joint Caliente. Offering everything from nachos to churros and everything in between, we highly recommend trying the taco de cangrejo, a flavour-packed taco with crab claw meat and salmon roe, or the classic taco el santo, which is filled with pulled pork and smoked chipotle aioli. You can opt for the restaurant's homemade soft shell or hard shell corn tortillas, and choose any three or five pieces from the menu to make it into a combo!

Chino
  • Restaurants
  • Mexican
  • Kennedy Town

This hip joint in Kennedy Town serves up Japanese Mexican fusion, courtesy of chef Erik Idos, a man with ten years of experience working as executive chef at the acclaimed restaurant Nobu. That should tell you all you need to know about Chino’s Japanese credentials, but he’s no slouch on the Mexican side of things either. Indulge in the ox tongue and salsa vera cruz taco, wagyu beef taco with guac and shishito, or the chicken tinga taco with pickled onions and see for yourself.

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El Charro Mexican Cantina
  • Restaurants
  • Mexican
  • Pok Fu Lam

This Cyberport Mexican joint serves some rockin' tacos. Choose from a soft or hard shell with fillings such as pulled pork, seasonal vegetables, and shredded chicken or beef. If you're feeling a little fancier, the house special tacos de pescado are stuffed with Baja California battered fish, while the pastor tacos topped with slow-cooked seasoned pork, roasted pineapple, cilantro, and pico de gallo are pretty awesome, too.

El Macho
  • Restaurants
  • Mexican
  • Central

Dig into Mexican fare with a kick at this Sai Ying Pun eatery. Against a colourful backdrop featuring art inspired by the Día de los Muertos celebrations, enjoy dishes such as pulled pork tacos, veggie quesadillas, and the house special El Macho burrito loaded with beef chilli con carne, fried beans, salsa, and guac.

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  • Restaurants
  • Causeway Bay

New Cali-Mex venue, Studio City by Cali-Mex, has recently opened its doors on Causeway Bay's Food Street at Fashion Walk. The new restaurant continues its fusion of Californian cuisine and traditional Mexican cooking but adds a more creative and upscale touch. Studio City will offer a range of dishes and street food including tacos, nachos, Mexican Corn on the Cob and much more.

  • Restaurants
  • Sai Ying Pun

Building on a delicious foundation with an LA born and bred cook, this spot plates up the sort of flavours you’d get from a taco truck on the West Coast or family-run stand in Texas. It’s casual, affordable and simply exists to serve mouth-watering Mexican snacks. They offer more than 10 different kinds of tacos – slow-braised ox tongue, grilled chicken, pulled pork, battered pollock, rib eye beef – you name it they've got it. Our favourite? Mid-Wilshire taco. An awesome Korean bulgogi beef and kimchi creation.

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  • Restaurants
  • Mexican
  • Sheung Wan

Taqueria Super Macho is the taco shack with vibes of Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. They serve tacos partially dressed so you can build it up however you please. It's a great option for those looking to enjoy a vibrant and satisfying meal in the comfort of their homes too, as they're available for delivery via the restaurant group's delivery service, Go. They also do junk catering! 

  • Restaurants
  • Mexican
  • Sheung Wan

Housed within Central’s micro-hotel, Mojo Nomad, Te Quiero Mucho is a buzzing eatery that welcomes guests with a modern take on traditional Mexican fare. The restaurant boasts a mouthwatering selection of house special tacos, including Katsu-Dilla (fried chicken, habanero mayo, and cheese) and carne asada (wagyu beef, macha sauce, chestnut puree). Don't forget to look out for sharing plates such as the classic guac with homemade tortilla chips. We promise you won't regret it.

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