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This article was written on 21 Jan 2010, and is filled under 31 days of Fresno, Fresno CA, Tacos.

Day 21- Tacos!

I may not be the top taco connoisseur in Fresno, but my tummy knows a thing or two about tasty tacos in the Fresno area. It seems like almost every shopping center has at least one Mexican restaurant, which is fine by me- and there are always new places springing up to try out. There are a few stand out taco places here though that I’d like to mention in particular in my ode to Fresno’s tacodom.*

Al Rico’s Taco’s on Ashlan and Marks was the first place I fell in love with aacos. I was in high school and my boyfriend and I would walk there and nomnomnomnomnom the heck out of their 2x$1 deal. Now the price has gone up to $1.25, but its still a steal- and they’re open til 10- in fact my husband is trying to talk me into driving there as I type this.

Chris’ Meat Market
on Kern downtown is another delicious destination. How many 4 AM adventures ended up there when I was still cool enough to be out until 4 AM? Too many tacos to count, my friends.

My Husband got me hooked on Tacos Tijuana on Ventura– another midnight cravings place with some incredible food. Killer carne asada.

I know there are many, many more, but quite frankly I’m fried from the wee one crying (its bedtime) and I’m thinking about nipping out for a taco myself. Share your favorite taco haunts! Tacos make the world go round and are part of the yummy side of Fresno!

(Found the image on Ebaums world. Couldn’t resist posting it. You know how that goes.)
*This is just a quick overview, I wasn’t even planning on doing tacos today until I started thinking about how badly I want one! If you wanna know more about any of these places your best bet is just to go. Tacos are dirt cheap, anyway so its not like you’ll be out anything and you can check “Taco Adventure” off of your bucket list.

(Also, there’s a new place that just opened on Belmont and Marks, anyone been yet? I’m planning on going very soon to check it out! Tacos that are within an arms reach? (if I had 2 mile arms) YES PLEASE!)


  1. Candace
    January 21, 2010

    When I lived in CA, I loved Robertitos on Dakota near Cedar. 24 hrs/spicy chicken tacos/carne asada to die for… mmmmmm. Alaska doesn't have very good tacos, and I actually have tacos on the list of things my boyfriend must try on our epic adventure to my hometown. ;)

  2. mikeoz
    January 21, 2010

    Kim Burly, one day we have to go either Guadalajara or La Elegante, which are my two favorite taco spots in town.

  3. Kim Burly
    January 22, 2010

    Mike, I would be honored to go a'Tacoing with you!

  4. Smokey Behr
    January 23, 2010

    If you and Mike go on a Taco Trot (like a Pub Crawl) you'd better let me know. I want to join you all so we can compare notes. Now where's my Adobada tacos with the works?

  5. Maria
    February 11, 2010

    There is a great mexican restaurant that serves some tastey fish tacos! It's located on the NE corner of Blackstone & Gettysburg, El Pescador Taqueria.

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