Whether you prefer classic beef, al pastor, or shrimp, it's hard to imagine a more satisfying food than tacos. Tacos are so beloved, in fact, that they have their own day, and no, we're not talking about Taco Tuesday! October 4th is National Taco Day, and our real estate agents recommend celebrating by visiting one of these Central Virginia taquerias.
- Taqueria Panchito: 6531 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23225
Taqueria Panchito is an authentic Mexican restaurant with an extensive menu. On Wednesdays, tacos are only $1 each. Choose from chorizo, carne asada, carnitas, al pastor, and barbacoa. The pollo al carbon, or charcoal chicken, is also delicious. These tacos come in soft corn tortillas with your choice of sauce.
In addition to tacos, Taquria Panchito has delicious fajitas, burritos, and tortas. Complete your meal with flan for dessert, then look at some Richmond homes for sale while you're in the area.
- Barrio: 2229 W. Main St., Richmond, VA 23220
Barrio is another Richmond staple for tacos. If you dine here, definitely start with an appetizer. The Mexican Street Corn, seasoned with chipotle aioli, cotija cheese, lime, and cilantro, is incredible.
When it's time to choose your entree, you can't go wrong with the adobo chicken tacos made with corn relish. The crispy shrimp tacos, made with jicama, pickled pineapple, and scallions, are another unique favorite. The menu also includes some classics, like carne asada and carnitas tacos. Barrio recommends making a reservation, although they're not strictly required.
- Two Compadre's: 13830 Village Place Drive, Midlothian, VA 23113
If you're looking at Midlothian homes for sale, this is the perfect place to stop for tacos. Two Compadre's is a bar-and-grill-style Mexican restaurant. They have a great selection of margaritas, including the Watermelon Margarita and a Dulce Vida Grapefruit Margarita.
The menu at Two Compadre's has a whole section dedicated to tacos. Each order comes with refried beans and Spanish rice, along with three tacos. Choose from carnitas, chorizo, carne asada, shrimp, and fish tacos. The seafood tacos, stuffed with both shrimp and scallops, are another favorite.
- La Cabana Restaurante y Taqueria: 4086 Crockett St., Richmond, VA 23228
La Cabana Restaurante y Taqueria is a small but inviting Mexican restaurant with great tacos. They offer online ordering and takeout, so you can enjoy your tacos at home if you prefer.
La Cabana allows you to order tacos a la carte. Most are only $3 each, with extra charges for additions like sour cream and guacamole. The shrimp tacos are a favorite here. They also have delicious cactus tacos, which are a good vegetarian option. If you want something filling and comforting, try the slow-cooked beef brisket tacos. Rinse it all down with a Michelada or Mexican sprite.
- Tortilleria Mixteca Petersburg: 101 South Crater Rd., Petersburg, VA 23803
You could make a day out of looking at Petersburg homes for sale and eating tacos at Tortilleria Mixteca Petersburg. This place makes its own tortillas, and they're known for their flavorful, marinated meats. Their tacos de Asada are $3 each, and you'll definitely want at least three. You can also order their tortillas by the pound, so consider taking a few home to make your own tacos.
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