Tacos probably aren’t the first things that come to mind when you think of Traverse City. Visions of beer, wine, spirits, and wholesome eats are far more likely to pop into your head, but don’t sleep on these tasty taco shops throughout the area.
Taqueria TC Latino
The name is straight to the point and so is the authentic Mexican cuisine. Taqueria TC Latino serves rave-worthy tacos at their no-frills eatery and market. Visit the original location on Silver Lake Road or swing by their second outpost on Three Mile Road.
Stationed at the former State Hospital with the likes of Trattoria Stella and PepeNero, Spanglish infuses traditional Mexican recipes with local products and new techniques. Explore tacos like barbacoa (beef) and carnitas (pork) alongside tamales, tostadas, and more.
Osorio Tacos y Salsas
While slightly outside of Traverse City, Osorio Tacos y Salsas has a reputation for flavorful salsas and authentic Mexican cuisine. Sticking to tradition, all tacos are served with onion, cilantro, and a wedge of lime.
If you want a craft margarita or cocktail with your tacos of choice, Mama Lu’s on Front Street has you covered. We recommend adding Elote (Mexican street corn) to your order.
Robby’s Taqueria TC
Rosalba “Robby” Montes brings tried-and-true recipes from her upbringing in Mexico to the streets of Traverse City with her restaurant, Robby’s Taqueria TC. Enjoy traditional flavors plus creations embracing a more Americanized palate made with fresh, never frozen ingredients.
Happy’s Taco Shop
In addition to their Petoskey outpost, Happy’s Taco Shop slings tantalizing tacos from their location at the Little Fleet. Due to its seasonal nature, Happy’s is closed during winter months.