10 best places for tacos in Metro Detroit

Get your taco on!

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(Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for New York Magazine)

DETROIT – Everybody loves tacos. Tacos make us happy. Tacos are happiness. 

If you disagree, this probably isn't the article for you. If you do agree, join us for a taco trip below.

Here are the top 10 best places to get tacos in Metro Detroit, according to Yelp.

10. El Taco Veloz - Southwest Detroit 

This food truck/restaurant is a hit in the taco world. You order your tacos from the truck, and then you eat inside a dining room right behind it.

It's a cash-only spot, so hit the ATM before arriving. 

Info: 6170 Toledo St, open everyday, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

9. El Barzon - Southwest Detroit 

This place is one of the most unique restaurants in the area. El Barzon combines traditional Mexican and Italian menus with elegance. 

This is a bit pricer than your typical food truck taco, but it's well worth the extra bucks.

Info: 3710 Junction St, Tues-Thurs, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday, 4 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

8. Taqueria Lupita's - Southwest Detroit

This hole-in-the-wall taco spot is not fancy or very well taken care of, but it sure is delicious. 

Lupita's is an old school taco joint, with all the classics, made super fresh. Don't let the decor scare you.

This place is also cash only.

Info: 3443 Bagley St, open everyday, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

7. Imperial - Ferndale

This super trendy spot in Downtown Ferndale will give you a more creative spin on tacos.

Imperial is community seating style with a mainly tacos and hot dogs menu. But these aren't your typical tacos and hot dogs.

Some of the favorites include the Carne Asada Taco, Barbacoa Taco and the Adobada Taco.

Imperial is also a full bar and a pretty cool place to hang out with some friends.

Info: 22828 Woodward Ave, Mon-Fri, 11 a.m. - 2 a.m., Sat-Sun, 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.

6. Owl - Royal Oak

Owl is a pretty new spot in Royal Oak, but it's already gaining a reputation for great tacos.

The menu is a mix between breakfast items, sandwiches and some Mexican dishes, including tacos.

Info: 27302 Woodward Ave, Mon-Sat, 24 hours, Sun, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

5. Taqueria Mi Pueblo - Southwest Detroit

This place is well off the Mexicantown strip, but it's well worth the drive. 

Sitting near the edge of Dearborn, Taqueria Mi Pueblo is a huge restaurant but somehow, always has a wait during dinner time.

The menu is pretty traditional Mexican items, with plenty of other options for the non-Mexican food lovers.

Info: 7278 Dix St, Mon-Thurs, Sun, 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Fri-Sat, 10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

4. El Asador - Southwest Detroit

Listed as a steakhouse, El Asador brings a local, from scratch kitchen style to your table.

Their taco menu is expansive, including shrimp and lobster tacos, and of course, chorizo and steak tacos.

This place takes reservations and has gated parking.

Info: 1312 Springwells St, Tues-Sat, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

3. The Taco Stand Taqueria - Downriver (Allen Park)

The Taco Stand is known as the best tacos outside of Southwest Detroit, even though it originiated in Southwest Detroit.

This place is small and quiet with a drive-thru and small covered parking lot.

Their taco menu consists of a build your own style taco with all the traditional sides.

Info: 5038 Allen Rd, Mon-Thurs, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fri-Sat, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun, 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

2. Taqueria El Rey - Southwest Detroit

Home of the self proclaimed "best grilled chicken in Detroit," Taqueria El Ray is a taco heaven. 

This spot is a Detroit gem with some of the freshest tacos you'll find anywhere. They also offer burritos, shrimp cocktail and even some BBQ items.

Info: 4750 Vernor Hwy, Mon-Thurs, Sun, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Fri-Sat, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

1. Honey Bee La Colmena - Southwest Detroit

Honey Bee is the top rated place for tacos according to Yelp.

Honey Bee is actually a grocery store, where you can buy pretty much anything you need - produce, meats, dairy - anything.

They also have a hot food area in the back near the deli with daily specials.

"For $3.99 a pound and in about 10 minutes of cook time, Honey Bee helped treat us to the BEST tacos we've had in ages," one reviwer wrote.

Info: 2443 Bagley St, Mon-Sat, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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