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The Great Redlands Taco Tour

Restaurant, Food & Fine Dining Directory Last updated

  • Written by: Toni Momberger Shoulder to Shoulder Communications
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Who has the best tacos in Redlands? Conduct your own taste test and decide for yourself with this handy guide to all the locally owned taco restaurants in town.

Please note that not all tacos on the menus are included in the Taco Tuesday special prices.

  1. Abelino’s

    Family owned home-style Mexican food.
    652 E Redlands Boulevard
    Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. most days
    Taco Tuesday special: $1.29

    Recommended: carne asada tacos

    Directions

  2. Alberto’s

    Take-out, drive-through or sit-down authentic Mexican food
    1124 Orange St.
    Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. most days
    No Taco Tuesday specials

    Recommended: chicken tacos

    Directions

  3. Cha Cha’s

    Counter-served casual Mexican food
    26393 Redlands Boulevard
    Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. most days
    No Taco Tuesday specials

    Recommended: fish tacos

    Directions

  4. Cuca’s

    Family-run chain serves traditional Mexican food
    527 E. State St.
    Open 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. most days
    Taco Tuesday special: $1.49 ground beef; $2 chicken and shredded beef

    Directions

  5. El Burrito

    Family owned homemade Mexican food with handmade flour tortillas daily
    1095 W. Colton Ave.
    Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. most days
    No Taco Tuesday specials

    Directions

  6. El Tepayac

    Dine-in spot makes a celebration out of any family meal
    1458 Industrial Park Ave.
    Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. most days
    Taco Monday special: 99 cents (no taco special on Tuesdays)

    Recommended: Be sure to get beans

    Directions

  7. Huicho’s Tacos

    Authentic Zacatecas food in a relaxed diner-style restaurant
    416 W. Colton Ave.
    9 a.m. to 9 p.m. most days
    Taco Tuesday special: $1.25

    Recommended: al pastor tacos

    Directions

  8. Johnny’s Tacos and Sports

    Pub tacos in family fun dine-in spot
    1756 E. Lugonia Ave. Suite 108
    Open 11 a.m to 10 p.m. most days
    Taco Tuesday special: four tacos for $5

    Recommended: There’s something for everyone -- calamari, soy, shrimp, chorizo….

    Directions

  9. Jose’s Mexican Food

    Fresh, local dine-in or catered Mexican food
    2094 Redlands Boulevard
    Open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
    Taco Tuesday special: $1.25 after 2 p.m.

    Recommended: grilled veggie crunchy California taco

    Directions

  10. Klüddes Kitchen and Bar

    Klüddes Kitchen and Bar

    American gastropub with indoor and outdoor seating
    110 Orange St.
    Open 11 a.m. to midnight most days
    Taco Tuesday special: $1.50

    Recommended: bacon duck tacos

    Directions

  11. La Concha Coastal Mexican Grill

    Redlands’ chef-made Mexican dining
    621 W. Colton Ave.
    Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. most days
    No Taco Tuesday specials

    Recommended: Ensenada fish tacos (beer-battered fish on flour tortillas), or Tacos Mexicanos

    Directions

  12. Las Fuentes

    Dinner and a movie date night dine-in
    336 N. Eureka St.
    Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. most days
    No Taco Tuesday specials

    Recommended: shrimp tacos

    Directions

  13. Mr. Taco

    Low-key counter-served familiar Mexican food
    855 Alabama St.
    7 a.m. to 10 p.m. most days
    Taco Tuesday special: $1.25 chicken; $1.50 carne asada

    Recommended: chicken tacos

    Directions

  14. Oscar’s Mexican Restaurant

    Oscar's Mexican Restaurant

    Classic Mexican fare in long-time family-owned Redlands establishment
    19 N. 5th St.
    Open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. most days
    Taco Tuesday special: $1.50

    Recommended: vegetarian soft taco

    Directions

  15. Ranch Market

    Ranch Market

    Fresh, authentic Mexican cafe inside a grocery market
    800 E. Lugonia Ave. Suite A
    Open 8 a.m to 10 p.m. daily
    Taco Tuesday special: $1

    Recommended: carnitas tacos

    Directions

    Photo Credit: RDF (Redlands Daily facts)

  16. Red Panka

    Family owned Peruvian restaurant
    1971 W. Redlands Boulevard, Suite B
    Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
    Taco Tuesday special: $2.50

    Recommended: Saltado de vegetales

    Directions

  17. Rosa Maria’s

    Casual, counter-service Mexican chain
    1154 Brookside Ave. Suite AA
    Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. most days
    No Taco Tuesday specials

    Recommended: shredded beef taco

    Directions

  18. The State

    The State

    Industrial rustic gastropub and whiskey bar
    22 E. State St.
    Open 11 a.m. to midnight most days
    Taco Tuesday special: $2

    Recommended: Short rib street tacos

    Directions

  19. Taco Shack

    Family owned spot has indoor and outdoor seating
    510 E. State St.
    Open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. most days
    Taco Tuesday special: $1

    Recommended: carnitas

    Directions

  20. Taco Tia

    Mexican fast food with dine-in and drive-through
    1004 Orange St.
    Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
    No Taco Tuesday specials

    Recommended: mix it up and get a taco burger

    Directions

  21. Taylor’s Cocktail Lounge

    This classic dive bar is the oldest restaurant in Redlands, although some will argue it’s not because when it was built in 1934 that spot was not considered Redlands.
    26787 Barton Road
    Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. most days
    Taco Tuesday special: $1

    Directions

  22. Darby's American Cantina

    Whether you are looking for a quick lunch, a place to enjoy Happy Hour, a place to watch the game, a delicious dinner for the family or a place to relax on into the evening, Darby’s is the place to go for tacos. Four on the menu: Tijuana Steak, North Shore Shrimp, Chicken Club, and Baja Fish all served with cantina black beans and cilantro dill rice.
    1 State Street
    Open Mon-Wed: 11AM-Mid, Thur-Sat: 11AM-1AM, Sun: 11AM-Mid.
    Taco special Thursdays and Sundays: 3 ground beef tacos with beans and rice $10

    Directions

What's Your Favorite Place to Get a Taco?

Do you have a favorite place to get a taco not listed above? Let us know in the comments below and share your local expertise :)