Tacos are an approachable and delicious option for lunch or dinner — especially on Taco Tuesday! Whether you prefer carnitas or classic beef, there are plenty of awesome Mexican restaurants to choose from in the Capital Region. If you're house-hunting nearby or are new to the area, here are some of the top taco spots our real estate agents recommend checking out.
- La Cosina Mexicana Restaurant: 313 Bay Road, Queensbury NY, 12804
La Cosina Mexicana is a welcoming, family-owned restaurant with a comfortable patio and an extensive menu, close to Queensbury homes for sale. If you're dining with friends, definitely start off with an order of guacamole and salsa for the table. The tacos here come in crisp, folded tortillas, with your choice of beef or chicken. They also offer several combination platters, allowing you to enjoy both a taco and an enchilada, or a taco and a chimichanga.
- Viva Cinco De Mayo: 809 Madison Ave., Albany NY, 12208
With colorful decor and a cheerful staff, Viva Cinco De Mayo makes every Taco Tuesday feel like Cinco de Mayo near these Albany homes for sale. They're always adding new daily specials to the menu, and everything is made fresh. An order of tacos comes with three separate tacos, all stuffed with onion, cilantro, radishes, lime, and your choice of meat. And they offer plenty of meat choices, including chorizo, al pastor, and tinga. There are also a few vegetarian choices, including mushrooms and squash blossoms. Don't forget to complete your meal with one of their homemade agua frescas. The horchada, a classic rice drink with cinnamon, is exceptional.
- La Capital Tacos: 161 4th St., Troy NY, 12180
La Capital Tacos is locally famous because they serve their tacos at the Troy Farmer's Market. But you can also stop into their dine-in location while looking at Troy homes for sale. Tacos here are 3 for $10, and you can mix and match them however you like. The al pastor are a crowd favorite, but the carnitas are also fire! If you're with family or a few friends, you can order a platter of 20 assorted tacos to share.
- El Loco Mexican Cafe: 465 Madison Ave., Albany NY, 12210
An Albany favorite since the 1980s, El Loco Mexican Cafe is a must-visit if you're in the city. They have an open-air patio and a relaxed, bar-like scene. The colorful art and lively music will put anyone in a good mood. Before you even order your tacos, you have to try one of the gourmet margaritas. The ginger frozen margarita and passion fruit frozen margarita are both exceptional. Fish tacos are a favorite here, as are the combo platters that come with an enchilada and a taco. You can add extra fillings, from mole to shrimp, to any order for a small extra charge.
- Los Panchos: 180 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY, 12054
A family-owned restaurant based on hospitality, Los Panchos makes everything fresh, using top-quality ingredients. The dining area itself is spacious, and you can always sit at the bar if you prefer. Tacos de Carne Asada are a popular order at Los Panchos. They come stuffed with chopped steak, cilantro, onions, rice, and beans. The tacos de camaron, or shrimp tacos, are a great choice if you want something lighter. Be sure to stop by after looking at these Delmar homes for sale.
There's nothing quite like a plate of fresh tacos and a good margarita to elevate your mood. If you're looking at homes in the Capital Region, make sure you stop into one of these delicious Mexican restaurants along the way. Also, don't hesitate to contact us if you're looking for a helpful, reliable real estate agent in the area.