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Taco Jed

Yourco JED

Or: 808 South Broadway (they also have a food truck); 507-258-9064; tacojed.com

Stéphane? JED? Taco JED is owned by Steve Dunn, so you might be wondering where the name JED came from. These are actually the initials of the same name that Steve’s great-grandfather, grandfather and father shared: Joseph Edward Dunn.

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Their food truck also serves as a catering house: So you can bring JED’s mouthwatering artisanal tacos to your special event. Tacos like The Flower Child (cauliflower, pickled red onion, spicy aioli, feta cheese and cilantro in a flour tortilla with melted mozzarella).

Do you like the tunes with your tacos? Taco JED offers live local music most Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m.


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Or: 10 3rd Street SW; 507-258-4017; taphousemn.com

Do you like your tacos with a view? Next, Tap House’s rooftop patio is the perfect place to snack on delicious tacos and sip a blackberry mojito.

And it really is one of the “Best seats in the house”: We chose the rooftop bar seat as one of the best locations in Rochester for 2018. “We have a nano-window on the second floor that opens onto the rooftop terrace,” co-owner Natalie Victoria told us. . “On the other side of the window is a small six-seater granite bar. When you sit at this bar you are in an elevated position, giving you a bird’s eye view of the second floor as well as the Rochester skyline. There is a fireplace behind the seats, it is really very comfortable and private.

Ready for a taco Tuesday? The Tap House serves five types of tacos – Fish, Shrimp, Chicken, Loco, and Veg – for half price every Tuesday, or get a box of 10 tacos to go.


Taco Moreno

Taco Moreno

Taco Moreno

Or: It’s a taco truck, so it’s mobile (although it’s often at 1451 12th St. SE); 507-358-5986; www.facebook.com/Taco-moreno-115739348530639

Two decades? Already? With a truck dazzled with colorful string lights and named ‘La Burra’ (La Mule), Taco Moreno has been a beacon for late night taco (and burrito and bean soup) lovers of Rochester for almost 20 years. .

Here is our favorite: A quartet of tender, frequently recommended steak tacos make for a complete meal. The lime wedge and spicy hot sauce on the side are the perfect additions to cilantro-covered treats.

Car wash, taco, snow cone: Perfect for a late Friday night snack, the blue and red neon wafting from the nearby car wash gives the taco truck a party atmosphere. The snow cone stand usually parked nearby doesn’t hurt either. And you can walk around a bit: they will call your name with a megaphone.


Lucy's Tacos near the intersection of 12th Street South East and Marion Road in Rochester on Wednesday May 4, 2017.

Lucy’s Tacos near the intersection of 12th Street South East and Marion Road in Rochester on Wednesday May 4, 2017.

Lucy’s Tacos

Or: It’s a taco truck, so mobile (although it’s often at 1880 N. Broadway); 507-398-5163; www.facebook.com/LUCYSTACOSSTAND

We also dream of tacos: In 2015, Lucy Hernandez, from Torreon, Mexico, had the dream of opening her own business. She turned her dream into a successful taco stand that same year.

Better life, better tacos: Hernandez came from Los Angeles to Rochester in 2005 to improve the lives of her son, Jessy, and herself, she told the Post Bulletin when she opened her booth in 2015. Hernandez started with work in food trucks in LA, and she is now about 20 years in the business.

Crispy and fresh: If you’re looking for street tacos with slightly crispy tortillas and a little spice in the sauce, this is your lucky day. And while the stand itself is decorated with a 50s cruiser and a lady in a poodle skirt, there’s nothing old-fashioned about the ingredients – everything is made fresh on the spot.


Tacos Vampiritos de Corona's Tacos Monday July 26, 2021, in Rochester.  (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

Tacos Vampiritos de Corona’s Tacos Monday July 26, 2021, in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / [email protected])

Corona Tacos

Or: It’s a taco truck, so it’s mobile (although it’s often at 7 12th St. SE – and they also have a spot inside First Avenue Food Court); 507-513-3464; coronastacos.com

It’s all about family: Opened in July 2017 by husband and wife Jesus Corona and Leticia Sanchez, Corona’s Tacos is a family affair. You might spot co-owner’s kids Marylin and Ariel Corona or Diego and Danna Sanchez putting the perfect amount of crispy cilantro on a marinated pork taco.

Tacos ! All year! Corona’s serves up to 400 customers a day, and those customers begged – begged! – the Coronas to continue making tacos, even in winter. So they did. Recently, Corona’s expanded to First Avenue Food Court.

Salsa. And the salsa: Carnitas tacos at Corona make you want to dance. This is because the co-owners fell in love while dancing with a local salsa club.


216 First Ave.  SW 507-289-1949 live2dine.com/hefe-rojo Who craves a delicious taco duo?  Hefe serves delicious ones: grilled chicken or pulled pork carnitas.  We recommend the pork, which is lovingly brined and smoked on the spot for 32 hours before being shredded and wrapped in two 6 inch diameter tacos.  Wash them down with an Enforcer Margarita, which is made with freshly squeezed lime juice, El Tesoro tequila, and Tattersall orange bitters.  Music and seating is plentiful near this tent, so find a comfortable spot and indulge yourself.

216 First Ave. SW 507-289-1949 live2dine.com/hefe-rojo Who craves a delicious taco duo? Hefe serves delicious ones: grilled chicken or pulled pork carnitas. We recommend the pork, which is lovingly brined and smoked on the spot for 32 hours before being shredded and wrapped in two 6 inch diameter tacos. Wash them down with an Enforcer Margarita, which is made with freshly squeezed lime juice, El Tesoro tequila, and Tattersall orange bitters. Music and seating is plentiful near this tent, so find a comfortable spot and indulge yourself.

Hefe Rojo

Or: 216 1st avenue SW; 507-289-1949; creativecuisineco.com/hefe-rojo

Lobster claw! Fried avocado! Mix and match 10 types of tacos in this joint. With options like the lobster claw and fried avocado, there are many sophisticated combinations. Gluten-free and vegetarian options offer something for everyone.

That’s a lot of tequila: There is no fear of running out of tequila here. Hefe Rojo offers more than 30 varieties behind the bar stools covered in purple velvet. Try a specialty margarita, like The Pale Ryder with its hint of orange creme.

The art of tacos: Hefe Rojo is a work of art. Rochester tattoo artist Matt Holt created Dia de los Muertos-inspired murals for the secluded courtyard seating and restaurant interior.


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