Ernesto’s Taco Shop
8845 S.W. 107th Ave.
Miami, FL 33176
Located in a strip mall on Kendall Drive in Southwest Miami-Dade County, this restaurant is open 24 hours on the weekends and fields a wide menu selection of Mexican food. Its taco platter, called “tres amigos,” is reasonably priced at $7 and the buyer is given the option of all beef tacos or a mixed version. The mixed option includes carne asada, steak and carnitas (seasoned pork) in a soft corn tortilla shell. The tacos are served up hot with freshly chopped onions, sprigs of cilantro, guacamole and pico de gallo salsa, along with chips.
11401 N.W. 12th St.
Miami, FL 33172
This restaurant has a great location in the corner of Dolphin Mall’s main concourse entrance. The tacos are $3 and there is a wide selection of choices — fish, pulled pork, ground beef, steak and chicken. A buyer also has the choice of getting a hard shell or soft shell taco with their order. Taco Vida has a topping bar available for the tacos when served up. The fish and pulled pork tacos offer a great change-up from the usual steak and chicken selections.
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Nacho Bizness Mobile Kitchen is possibly the tastiest Mexican food vendor with a great menu of various meats to include in taco dishes –Korean pulled pork, mahi mahi or Jamaican jerk chicken. All of the taco selections are around $3 and the website has a calendar on where it will be located throughout the week. Nacho Bizness also caters and anyone can follow the mobile kitchen on twitter or like it on Facebook.
Zona Fresca Mexican Grill
1635 N. Federal Highway
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33305
Zona Fresca Mexican Grill prides itself on selling fresh ingredients and healthy meats. Its selections range from the usual chicken or steak (charbroiled to a juicy taste) to baja fish tacos and shrimp tacos. Customers can order individual tacos below for $3 or can order the two taco combo platter for less than $6. With prices that agreeable, you’d be crazy not to give these tacos a try.
El Vato Taco & Tequila Bar
1010 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
Nearby the Brickell Financial District, El Vato Taco & Tequila Bar provides nightlife along with Mexican cuisine. Customers can order the authentic Mexican street tacos with either chicken, carnitas (seasoned pork), beef or mahi mahi at $2.50 each taco. The business shows its committment to the environment by listing on its website that it serves humane beef without preservatives, hormones or trans-oil. It also has vegan selections on its menu for customers who wish to enjoy the Mexican-themed atmosphere without ordering meat products.
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