Our Favorite Tacos in the Hudson Valley

From hard shell to soft shell and meat lover to veggie friendly, there's a taco for you.


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Diego's Taqueria / Photo by Meghan Spiro

Mexicali Blue 

New Paltz/Wappingers Falls

At this funky restaurant, tacos are served on a blue corn shell and run the gamut: Standouts include mango catfish, hanger steak, ahi tuna, and maple chicken. Jalapeño bacon can be added to any taco for an extra dollar.

Tito Santana Taqueria

Beacon 

Vibrant and lively, this taqueria has indoor and outdoor seating, and a taco selection that includes the main proteins (chicken, pork, steak, fish, shrimp), plus some vegetarian options like portabella and tofu. $3 tacos on Tuesdays means you can (and should) throw in an order of Mexican street corn.

El Cuñao Taqueria & Deli 

Nyack

You won’t find a dozen different tacos at this spot on Main Street, but you will find a family-run deli that locals rave about. Carnitas, cecina, grilled chicken, chorizo, and carne asada cover the bases, plus specials are       offered on weekends. Tacos come in orders of 3, usually for about $3 a piece.  

PopoJito / Photo by Jay Lopez

PopoJito 

Scarsdale

Add some Mediterranean flair to your taco fervor at this modern Scarsdale spot. Take advantage of their fresh seafood with options like grilled king salmon or crispy oyster and chipotle aioli. Landlubbers won’t be let down by the mezcal lime chicken or pulled pork salsa verde. Vegetarian options also available. Order 3 for $15 tacos every day, and on Tuesdays get a beer on the house.

Diego’s Taqueria

Kingston

This trendy taqueria in uptown Kingston has a host of flavor-poppin’ tacos like barbacoa with coffee- and chili-rubbed brisket, as well as standards like the aforementioned tacos al pastor. Particularly poppin’ are the vegetarian options, like the smoky beet taco or the poetic “Three Sisters” with grilled zucchini, yellow squash, and sweet corn.

The Taco Factory 

Middletown

Hailing from the Zacatecas region of Mexico, Chef Fidelia’s mission is to serve authentic Mexican cuisine. Taco purists will delight in the traditional styles like steak, carnitas, and chorizo, while adventurers can take on the beef tongue taco. With soft-shell tacos only $1.75 a pop, it’s taco Tuesday every day at The Taco Factory.


Related: The History of the Taco

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