6 Great, Cheap Tacos in Albuquerque

May 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Restaurants & Bars

We asked our Facebook fans who has the best cheap taco in Albuquerque. Here’s what they had to say:

  • Taco Cabana was cited twice for taco excellence. Ian Pearse specified “Taco Cabana on the west side” (presumably, that would be the one at 3301 Coors Blvd NW), while Kelly Fernandez added, “…as far as steals on the menu: they have a bean tostada that’s positively slathered w/ tons of guacamole for $2 and change!” Sounds good to us!
  • Del Taco gets the nod from Adam and Ama Tafoya. “Surprisingly good chicken tacos,” they say. And, coincidentally, Del Taco’s Albuquerque locations currently offer chicken soft tacos for a mere 99¢.
  • Taco Bueno wins, “hands down,” according to Aaron J. Howard. And, they’re not only good, they’re cheap: taco platters (with rice and beans) start at just $2.99! The only Taco Bueno in Albuquerque is on San Mateo NE.
  • Venerable Taco Bell got votes from Justin Koch and Bethany Perry, without further explanation. Perhaps they felt the Bell’s reputation for serving up tasty, crispy tacos — for only 89¢ — speaks for itself. Tons of ABQ locations to serve you.
  • Taquería Mexicano has had its cover blown by Saad Elmaghalawi. Various reviews around the web cite this taquería as a “best kept secret” in ABQ. Well, no more. Great tacos, plus, get 3 tacos for $5 on Tuesdays. AND they have carne asada tacos. Need we say more?
  • Perrico’s, with two locations in Albuquerque but no website (oh, for shame!) sneaks in under the wire with two votes. Holly Womack recommends the westside Perrico’s at Coors & I-40, while Barb Regensberg Maddox likes the Yale location near UNM. Which means all Perrico’s must be good! And, hopefully (since we couldn’t check out their menu) cheap.

So, there you have it! Six fab places to chow down on cheap tacos in Albuquerque. Where do you get yours? Give your fave taco restaurant a shout-out in the comments section!

–Elizabeth Hanes



4 Responses to “6 Great, Cheap Tacos in Albuquerque”
  1. Bethany says:

    Pericos does have the best shredded beef tacos, hands down! Federicos on Juan Tabo just north of Lomas also has good Carne Asada tacos.

  2. Amber says:

    Acapulco Taco is my fav by far! Shredded beef tacos are the best you can find!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Well, no wonder we couldn’t find Perico’s on the map — we were adding an “r”! Thanks for the suggestions. We’ll have to try out El Paragua next time we tool up to see our friends at Taos on the Cheap!

  4. darla aiken says:

    Pericos are far better than any of these places you have picked and you want nationally recognized tacos… El Paragua in the beautiful Espanola valley!!!!!