Grab your sombreros Mancs, because we’re taking a trip to Mexico without even leaving the city. From the authentic Mexican style to the creative combinations that’ll have your taste buds screaming ‘holy guacamole!’, we’ve rounded up the best places to chow down on tacos in Manchester.
1. Wolf at the Door
Arguably the best spot in town for a cheap eat while having a catch-up with friends, Wolf at the Door serves tacos for just £1. Yep, you read that right. Fill up on some good grub with toppings varying from Sloppy Joe burger mix, to Scampi and Fries and vegan options, too. The best part? Ordering the full menu won’t set you back too much – and they’re the perfect pairing to enjoy alongside their delicious natural wines. Try one of the orange wines for a real refreshing treat. Wolf at the Door, 30-32 Thomas St, M4 1ER.
2. Luck Lust Liquor and Burn
You had me at cheeseburger tacos… Luck Lust Liquor and Burn serves up Mexican grub with their own little twist, with delicious American-inspired small plates, burritos, and of course, tacos. The taco options might be limited, but you won’t be disappointed by their absolutely packed cheeseburger taco filled with all the good stuff (including gherkins). The Cali Dreamin and Californication tacos are just as good too, with fillings such as birria beef and cajun vegan chicken. Luck Lust Liquor and Burn, 100-102 High St, M4 1HP.
New kid on the block Madre has already been a huge hit at Escape to Freight Island with their delicious Mexican tacos, following huge success in Liverpool. Madre promises a varied menu with “more guac than you can shake your maracas at”, so it’s definitely best to get the stretchy pants out for this one. We recommend the tacos (obviously) and the sharing nachos. Mancs love it so much, in fact, that they’ve even got a brand new venue under their hat… Madre, Escape to Freight Island, Baring St, Manchester.
Much loved for its tacos at both Mackie Mayor and Alty Market, Pico’s provides an ever-popular menu of combos such as pork carnitas with salsa, fried chicken and habanero mayo, with options available for veggies too. The vibe at both Mackie Mayor and Alty Market is perfect for casual Mexican grub, too, with a real social atmosphere where you can drink, eat, and order some more. Pico’s, Mackie Mayor, 1 Eagle St, M4 5BU | Altrincham Market, Greenwood St, Altrincham, WA14 1SA.
5. Southside Tequila Joint
Withington’s latest addition, Southside Tequila Joint is part run by the man behind Crazy Pedro’s, so you can expect some seriously good food and drinks during your visit. Throw back Mexican-inspired cocktails including Margaritas, with 3 for £4 tacos up for grabs to fill up on. There’s plenty to choose from for vegans and meat-eaters alike, with the American-inspired creations that you’d expect from Crazy Pedro’s. Southside Tequila Joint, 447-449 Wilmslow Rd, Withington, M20 4AN.
Mostly known for their Burritos, Pancho’s at Arndale market also offers up some bloomin’ good tacos, too. Pancho’s serves up a choice of three tacos with whatever fillings you want (kinda like the Subway of Mexicano), with tons of fillings such as chicken, beef, pork, chilli, beans and so much more to pick from. It’s a brilliant spot if you’re popping out on your lunch and fancy something a little naughtier than your usual Tesco meal deal. Pancho’s, Arndale Market, 49 High St, M4 3AH.
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