5 Philly Tacos You Need to Try

The tastiest flavors come in little packages.

3 min readJan 27, 2017


Tacos have long ago carved out a special place in our hearts, and in the city of brotherly love, the taco joints are plentiful. We hand-picked a few of our favorites for you to order in the next time you find yourself craving these bite-sized beauties.

The Merman

By Heffe Tacos

Sebastian was right when he said that everything’s better under the sea. This top seller from Heffe Tacos is loaded with crispy fish, pineapple relish, earthy black beans, pickled vegetables, fragrant cilantro radish and onions while ancho mayo gives it a touch of heat to bring all of the flavors together.

The New Yorker Taco

By Dos Tacos

This taco brings NYC to Philly with a base of pastrami rubbed with blend of not one, but five chili varietals — a sure way to keep warm as we hit the home stretch of the winter season. Swiss cheese and a creamy chipotle cabbage slaw round out the fixings on these tasty tortillas.

Buffalo Cauliflower Taco

By Bar Bombón

Bar Bombón specializes in integrating its Puerto Rican flavors into an all-vegetarian menu in dishes like the Buffalo Cauliflower Taco. In this taco, the chefs coat succulent cauliflower with an irresistibly tangy and spicy buffalo sauce that will have even the most die-hard carnivores asking for more. This dish is also is served with refried beans, avocado, rice, and green goddess dressing.

Pork Belly Tacos

By Los Camaradas

In this taco, crispy, slow-cooked confit pork belly is topped with cucumber carrot slaw and a fragrant ginger arbol chili glaze. The result is a combination of textures and flavors that harmonize perfectly to capture your heart.

Fried Chicken Tacos

By La Calaca Feliz

American comfort food gets the taco upgrade with La Calcaca Feliz’s fried chicken tacos. Nestled in these tortillas are pieces of crispy buttermilk fried chicken, corn, black bean salsa, soft braised kale, and grits, all topped off with ancho chile BBQ sauce.




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