–by Sarah Turner
As somewhat of a self-proclaimed “taco aficionado,” I’ve tasted many a taco. During my time in Blacksburg, I’ve tested just about every taco there is to try. With my December graduation date rapidly approaching, I decided to sit down to think long and hard about my favorite food. After much reflection, I’ve compiled a somewhat comprehensive list of the best tacos available in Blacksburg.
4. El Rodeo — As Blacksburg’s classic Mexican restaurant, El Rodeo offers the classic taco. While their tacos are easily customizable and inexpensive, they only come served with the standard meat, cheese and lettuce combination. Yes, these tacos are tasty, but let’s be real, El Rodeo’s claim to fame will always be their margaritas.
3. Taqueria El Paso — While not technically located within the Blacksburg town limits, this food truck is worth the short drive. Generally parked at 3135 North Franklin Street in Christiansburg, Tacqueria El Paso has some of the most authentic and delicious street tacos in the New River Valley. Their tacos are served perfectly spicy in warm corn tortillas with your choice of meat. At only $2 a piece, this is the perfect place for an inexpensive and delicious lunch.
2. Wicked Taco — The newest player in the Blacksburg taco game, Wicked Taco offers 12 signature tacos. Their creative menu varies from chicken and carnitas to more unusual (but delicious) options like brisket or shrimp. Your tastebuds can tell that Wicked Taco’s ingredients are fresh, and you’ll feel great knowing that you’re supporting local food-based initiatives.
1. Cabo Fish Taco — Cabo Fish Taco offers what are, in my opinion, undoubtedly some of the best tacos you’ll ever eat. From their list of go-to signature tacos to their specialty tacos and daily specials, there’s nothing on their menu that will disappoint. Despite the name, Cabo offers more than just their namesake fish tacos. You can choose from a wide variety of flavorful options such as Carne Asada Steak or Sweet Thai Chili Tofu. Each meal comes with your choice of two delicious tacos and one amazing side. With a nearly endless number of combinations, you’ll definitely be back for more.