You can never go wrong with a good taco and because everyone knows that, there's certainly not a shortage of them wherever you may be. To help people sort through the massive surplus, here are the top five locations in Rochester according to Google reviews and ratings to find the best taco.


1.Taqueria El Kora

Taqueria El Kora food truck located on 1432 3rd Avenue Southeast on May 10, 2021. Taqueria El Kora is rated the No. 1 spot in Rochester for Mexican food. (Erich Fisher / efisher@postbulletin.com)
Taqueria El Kora food truck located on 1432 3rd Avenue Southeast on May 10, 2021. Taqueria El Kora is rated the No. 1 spot in Rochester for Mexican food. (Erich Fisher / efisher@postbulletin.com)

With a 4.9 rating out of 5 stars and 39 reviews, Taqueria El Kora is the highest rated Mexican restaurant in Rochester and sports some of, if not, the best tacos in town.

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The food truck, located at 1432 3rd Avenue Southeast, leaves customers raving about the authenticity, the service and the next time they'll be coming back.

REVIEWS:

"This place is amazing. We go here almost every weekend. The food is incredible. Would highly recommend this place."

"A must-visit spot in Rochester! Food, service, and prices were all spectacular. We tried Taqueria El Kora our last night in Rochester and actually went back a second time to get more! They were that good. We still have not been able to find tacos as good as these in the Twin Cities!"

"Absolutely amazing best taco truck in town. Have not had a thing on the menu I didn't like. Great friendly service. There is parking but the only unfortunate is not by the store owners, but by the customers that close to block the driveway in and out. Other than that I give this place 10 stars."


2. Taco Lab

The Taco Lab menu described the Mad Scientist taco as "Flautas meet Tacos. Chicken, cabbage, lime sour cream, pickled onions, lab sauce." (Contributed photo)
The Taco Lab menu described the Mad Scientist taco as "Flautas meet Tacos. Chicken, cabbage, lime sour cream, pickled onions, lab sauce." (Contributed photo)Submitted

Going toe-for-toe with Taqueria El Kora is another popular food truck in Rochester, Taco Lab, which also has a 4.9 rating out of 23 reviews.

Parked at 1310 5th Plaza Northwest, Taco Lab offers a countless variety of your not-so-ordinary street tacos and is constantly looking to add to its large menu. Owners Jorge Mosquera and Enedino "Ninos" morales are now making plans to open a restaurant at the old Daube's Bakery location along Civic Center Drive Northwest.

REVIEWS:

"We love Taco Lab! They have really good service and their food is phenomenal! A great place to grab a quick bite. Love the corn! Would recommend."

"Customer service was excellent! A lot of food choices and I didn't know what to get because it all looks good. I had the chicken street tacos and they were very good!! I love the hot sauces too!"

"Delicious! Got a few different proteins in the street tacos and they were all really good. But the veggie ones were actually our favorite. We will definitely go back for more!"


3. Tacos Mi Pueblo

As temperatures dip below zero, Devin Moore, of Rochester, picks up dinner at the Taqueria Mi Pueblo taco stand at the corner of North Broadway Avenue and Seventh Street Thursday evening, Jan. 16, 2020, in Rochester. Owner Carlos Ortiz said the stand is open through the winter. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
As temperatures dip below zero, Devin Moore, of Rochester, picks up dinner at the Taqueria Mi Pueblo taco stand at the corner of North Broadway Avenue and Seventh Street Thursday evening, Jan. 16, 2020, in Rochester. Owner Carlos Ortiz said the stand is open through the winter. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

The best tacos in Rochester are located outdoors on this list as Tacos Mi Pueblo, at the Great Harvest Bread Company lot on 706 N Broadway Avenue, is one of the most popular taco destinations in the area.

Tacos Mi Pueblo has a 4.7 rating out of 217 reviews and leaves customers declaring it has the best tacos in town.

REVIEWS:

"Hands down Best tacos in Rochester. Very nice people and great customer service. I go there every time I crave for some authentic Mexican food."

"Amazing tacos. Not expensive at all and the guy that serves it is so nice and friendly. I try all the different tacos and all are very good. Definitely go back."

"Wow! This place is authentic! The best Mexican food I've found in a while. I had a steak burrito, it was well worth it!!! They also have tamales!!! For $2, can't beat that! Prices are totally decent! You won't be disappointed. If you're bringing the family I'd planned to eat in the car or at a park nearby because there's only two picnic tables. My favorite food truck in Rochester!! It is cash only and on the slow side but worth it 100%."


4. Corona's Tacos

Corona's Tacos food truck located on 7 12th Street Southeast in Rochester on May 10, 2021. Corona's Tacos is rated the fourth-best spot in Rochester for Mexican food, according to Google. (Erich Fisher / efisher@postbulletin.com)
Corona's Tacos food truck located on 7 12th Street Southeast in Rochester on May 10, 2021. Corona's Tacos is rated the fourth-best spot in Rochester for Mexican food, according to Google. (Erich Fisher / efisher@postbulletin.com)

Corona's Tacos, located at 7 12th Street Southeast, has the Mexican food trucks still reigning supreme as Corona's Tacos is another spot that offers authentic Mexican food and tacos along with great service. The food truck has since opened a spot at the food court by Galleria downtown.

With another 4.7 rating out of 201 reviews, Corona's Tacos popularity and quality is undeniable in this competitive field.

REVIEWS:

"This place is worth a visit. The Tacos are definitely some of the best you'll find in town. Rice and beans are good but the Tacos were the main event. Solid food truck experience. Overall 7 out of 10. Would recommend."

"My favorite taco truck in Rochester! They have fancy little “beepers” they give you to know when your food is done, and the food is ALWAYS A1! I recommend ordering the Ban Piritos, they are just like tacos except 10x better. I haven’t seen anything like it before. :)"

"When I visit Rochester I don’t want to eat anywhere else!!!! I’d drive 2 hours from where I live in Iowa just to go eat there for lunch it’s so good!"


5. Taco Moreno

Taco Moreno is one of several local food trucks that can regularly be found around Rochester.
Taco Moreno is one of several local food trucks that can regularly be found around Rochester.

Rounding out the list is Taco Moreno's food truck on 1451 12th Street Southeast. The truck has a 4.7-star rating out of 73 reviews and much like the other food trucks and stands has plenty of satisfied customers ready to declare Taco Moreno the best tacos in Rochester.

REVIEWS:

"Great tacos. My first time here. Got a mix of the different tacos. Steak, barbacoa, pulled pork, and chicken were my favorites, in that order. They all had a bit of heat, but the salsa that came with it could really spice it up. The tortillas tasted fresh and freshly grilled. Everything was hot (temperature). Service was pretty quick. They got a line shortly after I got my tacos, and they got through that line in no time. Located in the backside of the car wash.. Don't let the appearance fool you. Seriously good tacos. Next time I'm in Rochester, I will be stopping again."

"Best taco truck in Rochester if you ask me. Very authentic Mexican cuisine and open regularly for late-night eats! Muy delicioso!"

"These are the best steak tacos I have ever ate in my entire life. I highly highly recommend. Everyone needs to go to this truck."