Best Tacos in Laguna Beach

It is only 90 miles from Laguna Beach to Mexico and in that short distance Laguna has adapted many great tastes from south of the border. While visiting Laguna Beach, nothing beats the Best tacos in Laguna’s tacos, enchiladas and burritos. Laguna has casual and upscale restaurant options to choose from, serving fresh and delicious Mexican fare. Many restaurants offer “Taco Tuesday” special deals for those traveling on a budget. Here are some local insights for the top spots for the best tacos in Laguna Beach.

Laguna Beach Guitarist, Alec Bridges suggests eating a salmon burrito at La Sirena Grill.

Alec bridgesAlec is an award winning musician and local Laguna legend.

La Sirena has a two locations in town. If you are downtown shopping, visit the location on tucked away on Mermaid Street.  The South Laguna Location is in the shopping center directly across from the Montage Resort.

Best Tacos in Laguna Beach

Adolpho’s Mexican Food, which serves a wide array of Mexican plates, is a local hang out and has some of the best tacos in Laguna Beach. Enjoy delicious shrimp tacos with your favorite Mexican beer across Pacific Coast Highway from Anita Street beach. Adolpho’s is a great place to go for lunch before or after surfing.

Laguna Feast is also a must try for best tacos in Laguna Beach. Carnitas, beef, and chicken tacos are only $1.25 on Tuesdays, which is a bargain you do not want to miss. This small shop offers authentic tacos and a relaxed atmosphere.

Go to Wahoo’s Fish Tacos for tacos unlike anywhere else. This Mexican fusion style restaurant offers quality, tacos with an Asian flare. Located right above Oak Street Beach, Wahoo’s is the perfect place to check the beach. Try a fish taco or the Kahlua pork. 

best tacos in  laguna beachFor a more upscale experience, visit Carmelita’s Kitchen. This bar and restaurant is reminiscent of a Cabo Cantina, and serves delicious tacos along with other Mexican specialties. Carmelita’s has some of the best ceviche in town. Carmelita’s offers a range of top shelf margaritas and is a great place for a night out.

Just north of Laguna Beach in the Crystal Cove center, is Javier’s Cantina. This nightclub style restaurant is the perfect place for a great food and drink. This trendy cantina offers some of the best tacos in Laguna Beach along with drinks and dancing. Come for dinner and stay to party!

Another Crystal Cove option is Taco Tuesday at Bear Flag Fish Company.  There is always a special on fish tacos every tuesday.  This is a perfect lunch spot after strolling on the empty beaches of Crystal Cove State Park.

A long time staple in Laguna, Olemendi’s Mexican Restaurant.  Located on the top floor of the Village Faire shopping center on Coast Highway at Oak Street, Olemendi’s offers a traditional menu accompanied by occasional minstrels singing your favorite mariachi tunes.  This family run restaurant is great if you are traveling with kids.

With all these fabulous taco options in Laguna the only questions you will ask yourself is – which taco to try first!