The diversity of options for those craving tacos has exploded in recent years. Wilmington is one city that has an array of excellent places to dine on authentic taco creations and new takes on a classic element of Mexican cuisine. The town has something for every kind of taco lover, so here is our list of some of the best places to get tacos in Wilmington:

Los Portales Taco Bar

Los Portales' roadside stand gives customers the feeling that they are embarking on a true culinary experience. They have an expansive menu of 13 taco fillings highlighted by beef cheek and chorizo. 

Diners also come to the restaurant for their salsa bar and corn tortillas. Taco combos at Los Portales are extremely affordable, with a three-taco combo only costing $6.99. 

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La Güera

La Guera is unassumingly tucked in a small shopping center, but those who know the food scene in Wilmington know it's a must-hit spot. They earn rave reviews for their homemade corn tortillas. 

Most people who frequent La Guera favor the al pastor and carnitas taco options. They garnish their tacos with fresh, traditional toppings like chopped onions and cilantro. 

K-38 Oleander, Tower 7 & Cafe Del Mar

K-38 Baja Grill brings California flavor to North Carolina. They have been open since 1993 and are known for their baja fish tacos that are made with Dos Equis beer-battered cod and yogurt ranch. 

K-38 also serves tacos in a blanket that come with two hard shell tacos wrapped in grilled flour tortillas. For an even more unique meal, try the BBQ pulled chicken tacos. 

Taqueria La Tapatia

Taqueria La Tapatia is a fast-casual concept that has been in the area for over a decade. They are well-regarded for their homemade corn tortillas and offer nine different types of taco fillings. 

La Tapatia has unusual meat options like beef tongue, fried pig esophagus, and beef cheek. With its location near UNCW, the restaurant has become popular with students and people visiting the university. 


BLOckTACO is the newcomer on this list, but they have caught up fast to rank among Wilmington's top taco joints. They offer six different types of tacos ranging in price from $3 to $5. 

Vegetarians will be delighted by BLOckTACO's green bean and brussel sprout tacos. Their shop is attached to a bar, and they have an outdoor patio that makes for a fantastic dining experience. 

There are plenty of great places to eat tacos in Wilmington. Wherever you go, you will be guaranteed excellent tastes and flavors!

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