Spokane has some amazing taco joints, and we're here to dish on the top three: Cochinito Taqueria, De Leon's Taco & Bar, and Uno Mas Taco Shop. From traditional-style tacos to creative and unique options, these spots have something for every taco aficionado. So grab some friends and your appetite, and let's jump into these must-visit restaurants.
When it first burst on scene in 2018, Cochinito Taqueria turned heads with its funky décor and unconventional counter-only ordering. As people tried the food, they realized that here was flavorful, fresh fine dining level food at a fast-casual price point, like five bucks for tacos — tender chicken, spicy pork belly, crispy fish — on house-made corn tortillas. Cochinito’s recent expansion to Hayden, Idaho, is a win-win for Gem State diners, too. (The Inlander)
De Leon's Taco & Bar
De Leon's Taco & Bar has been a favorite among Spokane residents for over 30 years. The restaurant is known for its traditional Mexican cuisine, with a focus on tacos made with fresh and flavorful ingredients. De Leon's Taco & Bar also offers a range of other dishes, including burritos, enchiladas, and tamales.
Some of the most popular tacos at De Leon's include the Carne Asada, made with grilled steak and cilantro, and the Al Pastor, made with marinated pork and pineapple. The restaurant also offers a variety of drinks, including beer and margaritas. De Leon's Taco & Bar has a casual and welcoming atmosphere, with friendly staff and a lively crowd. (Visit Spokane)
Uno Más Taco Shop
Uno Más Taco Shop is a newer addition to the Spokane taco scene, having opened in 2018. The restaurant is located in the Wonder Building and offers a range of creative and flavorful tacos.
Uno Más Taco Shop is a Campestre (Country) style taco shop owned by Chef Chad White, who's known for his appearances on Top Chef and Iron Chef. At Uno Más, they serve up "Big A$$" quarter pound and hearty street tacos that are sure to satisfy even the hungriest of appetites. Think rustic, hearty, country-style Mexican food with culturally and regionally inspired flavors that you would find in the State of Jalisco, Mexico. From the tender braised beef Barbacoa to the succulent Pork Carnitas, every taco is bursting with bold flavors and fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The trendy and modern atmosphere only adds to the dining experience, making Uno Más Taco Shop a must-visit for taco lovers in Spokane. (Visit Spokane)
Got a Hankering for Tacos?
So there you have it - the top three taco spots in Spokane! Whether you're a local or visiting from out of town, these restaurants offer a taste of some of the best tacos in the Pacific Northwest. From traditional-style tacos at De Leon's Taco & Bar to unique and creative options at Cochinito Taqueria and Uno Más Taco Shop, each restaurant offers its own twist on the beloved taco. So next time you're in Spokane and have a hankering for tacos, be sure to check out one of these must-visit spots. Your taste buds will thank you!