Here’s our guide to some of the best tacos in the Brazos Valley. Several excerpts from complete articles on our favorite tacos are included below, click on the links for the whole story on each featured taco eatery. Happy taco eating!
Casa Rodriguez Mexican Restaurant 300 N. Bryan Ave., Bryan, TX • 979-779-0916
Casa Rodriguez has been a family tradition in Bryan since 1978.
Chef Tai’s Mobile Bistro Bryan-College Station • 979-268-3251
Chef Tai Brings Gourmet Dining To A Parking Lot Near You I’m addicted to the Calamari Tacos which isn’t a regular menu item but shows up every other week or so. Crispy calamari and the amazing Asian Slaw wrapped up nicely in a corn tortilla. I always tell myself to stop after the second taco but never do.
Chipotle 815 University Dr., College Station, TX • 979-260-2282
Chipotle offers a focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients, prepared using classic cooking methods and served in a distinctive atmosphere.
Coco Loco 1607 S. Texas Ave., Bryan, TX • 979-779-6789
Coco Loco is a long-time favorite among Bryan-College Station locals and students alike. It’s about halfway to Downtown on Texas if you’re heading there from the main Texas A&M campus.
Fuego Tortilla Grill 108 Poplar St., College Station, TX • 979-703-1804
Fuego Tortilla Grill : Fresh, Hand Made Mexican Food… Fast! I got a little adventurous on this visit and tried the Dr. Pepper Cowboy ($3.79) taco with brisket, grilled onions, Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce, chipotle Cream corn and jack cheese on a hot, thick, handmade flour tortilla. The brisket was impressively prepared, tender and flavorful enough to be the pride of a small town barbecue joint. The chipotle cream corn and barbecue sauce were a perfect compliment to the brisket. I like a lot of sauce and flavor and the Dr. Pepper Cowboy did not disappoint. While eating this saucy taco had the potential to be a messy affair if the tortilla were to break, that didn’t happen and is unlikely to because the tortillas are so darned thick.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop (College Station, TX) 1712 SW Pkwy., College Station, TX • 979-764-8226
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop (College Station, TX) serves fresh, handmade Baja-style Tacos and Mexican specialties. They offer indoor and patio seating, and the menu include fish tacos, burritos, nachos, queso, and ice-cold beer. The atmosphere at Fuzzy’s is bright, fun, and energetic – perfect for gathering with friends and family to watch a game, enjoy a beer or margarita, or just hang out.
Jesse’s Taqueria & Bakery 3310 East 29th St., Bryan, TX • 979-485-9841
Jesse’s Taqueria & Bakery is well known for fresh tacos, lunch plates, Mexican sweet breads, flan, fresh baked cookies, and friendly “know you by name” service. Texas Monthly ranks Jesse’s carne guisada tacos amongst the entire state’s 120 best.
La Familia Taqueria 300 N. Texas Ave., Bryan, TX • 979-822-9192
La Familia in Downtown Bryan prepares breakfast tacos that are locally famous and, thanks to Texas Monthly, known statewide among the Lone Star State’s best taco offerings.
Lupe Tortilla College Station 813 Texas Ave S., College Station, TX • 979-693-6761
Lupe Tortilla College Station is a casual dining Tex-Mex restaurant near Texas A&M’s Eastgate Entrance. Kids are welcomed.
Los Cucos Mexican Restaurant strives to delight you every visit with Always Fresh tacos, enchiladas, fajitas and more. Awesome drink specials!
Mad Taco 404 Jane Street @ University Dr., College Station, TX • 979-704-6266
Mad Taco Stands Out For Its Tortillas… & Lack Thereof The Chile Rubbed Salmon Taco featured seared salmon with cheese, avocado, marinated red onion, chile oil and cilantro aioli. It was all wrapped up in one of the best tortillas I had ever tasted. About the thickness of a Gordita shell, warm, soft, slightly sweet, heavenly!
Michoacana Taqueria 1322 S. Texas Ave., Bryan, TX • 979-823-1177
Michoacana Taqueria Is “Mind Blowing” Good The tacos were served from hot holds and then you add your own toppings from the bar like onions, cilantro, marinated purple onions, pico, limes or cucumbers. Cucumbers? Yes. There are also four types of sauce that you ladle on, two red and two green.
Mi Familia Coco Loco 3702 State Hwy. 6 South, College Station, TX • 979-695-0966
Mi Familia Coco Loco features a lunch buffet 5 days a week with enchiladas, chicharron, and even fried chicken. Tons of bacon, migas, and more are on their hangover-curing weekend brunch buffet.
Pepe’s Mexican Cafe 3312 S College Ave Bryan, TX • 979-779-2457
Pepe’s Mexican Cafe has been located in the same Bryan, TX spot since 1969. They serve delicious Tex Mex food including tacos, burritos, fajitas, specialty queso, and more.
Polly’s Cocina 12675 Wellborn Rd., College Station, TX • 979-695-7500
+ 1411 San Jacinto (Hwy 21), Bryan, TX
Polly’s Cocina is one of the most excellent Mexican restaurants in College Station. Great prices, just fantastic food and service and once you walk inside and see all of the walls covered with full 8×12 photos of all of the people that have eaten here, you will get it. One of the most popular Mexican restaurants for A&M staff at lunch. Lunch for three today was under $20 for nice big full plates and they have some of the best queso cheese on the face of the planet. (Words by Greg Deeter)
The Proudest Monkey 108 S. Main St., Bryan, TX • 979-361-4777
Proudest Monkey Makes Monster Tacos Had a breakfast taco and a brisket taco. They were big, really big, but I ate every bite because they were good, REALLY GOOD!
Raspas El Payasito 1005 S. Coulter St., Bryan, TX
Raspas El Payasito is one of our favorite places to go the morning (to us…like 11am-ish) after a night of revelry on Northgate. Authentic Mexican deliciousness!
Sal’s Garpez 2601 Harvey Rd., College Station, TX • 979-696-1407
Sal’s Garpez is a family owned Authentic Mexican Food restaurant that has been serving the BCS community for the past 14 years. Texas Monthly Magazine rates Sal’s barbacoa tacos amongst the best in the state.
Taco Cabana 701 Texas Avenue South, College Station, TX
Experience The Flavors of Mexico 27/7 at Taco Cabana.
Taco Casa Bryan/College Station 616 N Earl Rudder Fwy, Bryan, TX
+ William D. Fitch, College Station, TX
Simple, affordable, fresh tacos made from scratch ingredients. No frozen and reheated food at Taco Casa Bryan/College Station!
The Tacobar 1411 Wellborn Rd., College Station, TX • 979-704-6636
Tacobar On Wellborn: Marinated Meats Make The Menu That’s the simple formula The Tacobar is executing to earn rave reviews for their newly opened Taqueria, specializing in authentic, border-style Mex fare.
Taco Crave B/CS 308 N. Main St., Bryan, TX • 979-485-5460
Taco Crave B/CS specializes in simple, homemade, authentic Street Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas, Tortas, Bowls, Desserts, Kids Meals. Street Food. Mom & Pop vibe. Small business. Friendly, kind service.
Taqueria El Nopalito 216 Martin Luther King St., Bryan, TX • 979-402-2414
Taqueria El Nopalito: Authentic Mex, Fast & Fresh That 1am taco run from Revs became the start of a regular love affair between me and El Nopalito. My favorite is the Brisket Taco. They make the tacos street style, wrapping them all up together in foil so they keep each other nice and warm. Cilantro, onions and meat on your chioce of tortilla…simple goodness!
Taqueria El Tio 911 N. Bryan Ave., Bryan, TX • 979-775-8054
Taqueria El Tio : Hidden Gem In Bryan Offers Fresh, No Frills Mexican Fare If you weren’t looking for it, you’d likely drive right by this humble looking Mexican eatery without even noticing it’s there. Luckily for them, and local Mexican food afficionados, lots of people know right where to go for their El Tio fix, as they more than make up for what they lack in location and signage with excellent, fresh-made food at very fair prices.
Taqueria La Perla 111 N. Brazos Ave., Bryan, TX • 979-775-7116
Taqueria La Perla is an authentic Tex-Mex taqueria in Bryan, just east of Downtown. Open until 3am on weekends.
Taquerias y Restaurant El Sol De Mexico 705 N. Texas Ave., Bryan, TX • 979-821-2400
Taquerias y Restaurant El Sol De Mexico is authentic, delicious, cheap. One of the go-to spots for Tex-Mex in Bryan.
Tienda Mi Ranchito 503 N. Texas Ave., Bryan, TX • 979-823-4400
“The non-breakfast tacos [at Tienda Mi Ranchito] are unique in that they are heavily marinated so the beef / pork etc. will provide a powerful flavor that you won’t find in a normal “Street taco”. These are more refined and a great deal for the price.” – Greg “Taco Monster” Deeter
Torchy’s Tacos (College Station) 1037 Texas Ave. S., College Station, TX • 979-329-6900
Torchy’s keeps it simple: Damn good tacos.
Yole’s La Familia 14725 FM 2154, College Station, TX • 979-690-5760
Yole’s La Familia Taqueria previously known as “La Familia” was established in 1990 by locals Yolanda and Otilio Agguire.