Best Places to Get Tacos with Kids in Metro Detroit

Check out these amazing local taco spots in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

Metro Detroit has some really great authentic and unique taco spots for families to try. If you’re looking for a place to satisfy your craving, check out these taco restaurants that are sure to do the trick!

Some of our favorite taco spots are Condado Tacos (we love their chips and queso, too) and El Charro if we’re in the mood for a “puffy taco.” We can’t wait to check out more of the best tacos in metro Detroit on this list!

Best Tacos in Macomb County

Amigos Street Tacos

Taste authentic Mexican food at Amigos Street Tacos. Their menu features a wide variety of tacos, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Their tacos come in chicken, chorizo, carne asada, ground beef, carnitas and suadero. They also serve birria tacos, shrimp tacos, steak fajita tacos and more.

Azteca’s Mexican Food

This family-owned restaurant is open for lunch or dinner. Their kid’s menu features chicken tenders, burger, grilled cheese sandwich or an Azteca’s kid’s combo with their choice of a hard taco, a soft taco, mini quesadilla, enchilada, flauta or a burrito. Choose from a regular taco, puffy taco, fish taco or a Mexican City Taco Dinner, which includes choice of grilled steak, grilled chicken, shredded pork, chorizo, grilled pork or shredded beef.

Crazy Gringo Mexican Cantina

This local spot offers Mexican and American food options. The St. Clair Shores restaurant is an express location with limited indoor dining. The Clinton Township location has an outdoor patio. They have another location inside the Guardian Building in Detroit.

Detroit Taco Company

Try their city street tacos, Detroit tacos or suburb street tacos. Join their email club to earn free tacos. Join their email club to earn free tacos. They have other locations in Detroit and Troy.

Don Christo’s Tequila and Tacos

This newly opened Mexican restaurant offers great food including fajitas, enchiladas, carne asada, chorizo tacos, bang bang shrimp tacos and much more.

Don Patron

With hours that cater to both early and late diners, Don Patron is a great option for anyone looking to enjoy tacos in a lively atmosphere. Choose from their diverse taco selection with options such shrimp, cheese steak, fish and more. Not sure which tacos to order, try their taco sampler, which comes with five tacos for $16.

El Charro 

Their famous “puffy taco” is a must try! Other top picks on their menu include botanas, fajitas, charro bowls and enchiladas. Join the Puffy Taco Perks Program to earn points for every online order. If you’re getting a takeout order, the St. Clair Shores location has a drive-through. Also, kids eat free every Sunday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (dine-in only).

El Fogon Authentic Mexican Grill

The most popular items on their menu include Queso Birra, Chimichanga Special, Enchilada Dinner, Al Pastor/Marinated Pork Taco and Steak Fries. The Little Amigos meal is a taco, rice and beans for kids. They have another location in Auburn Hills.

Ghost Handcrafted Tacos and Cocktails

Enjoy Mexican cuisine in a casual and funky atmosphere. Tacos are $3 per order and come in flavors such as Carnitas, Al Pastor, Asada, The Gringo, Birria, Cod, Shrimp, Surf, Sweet Potato and Veggie. They have another location in Commerce.

Grand Azteca

This restaurant serves authentic Mexican food. Some of their most popular items include chile relleno, fish tacos, Mexican kabobs, shrimp rancheros, de pollo ranchero, carnitas and much more. Also, locations in Madison Heights, Troy and West Bloomfield.

Juan Blancos Tacos and Tequila

The Blancos Tacos are served on 50/50 corn and flour blend tortillas and are served with rice and beans. The tacos come in flavors such as shredded beef, grilled shrimp, grilled steak, citrus pork, ground beef, roasted pork, shredded chicken, grilled chicken and Mexican sausage. For kids, they have a Little Juans taco with rice and beans, too.

Juan Miguel’s

This restaurant serves authentic Mexican food. Some of their most popular items include chile relleno, fish tacos, Mexican kabobs, shrimp rancheros, de pollo ranchero, carnitas and much more.

Que Pasa Taqueria

This family-owned establishment prides itself on serving up some of the best street food in town. Their menu is packed with Mexican favorites, from classic tortas and queso dip to menudo. The taqueria has quickly become a community favorite, praised for its authentic flavors and casual dining atmosphere.

Las Tortugas Taqueria

Since its opening in 2009, it has been rated highly for its tacos and Mexican cuisine. This spot offers an array of Mexican dishes that cater to all tastes. Customers favor their wet burrito, tacos de asada, and the unique Mexican fried ice cream. Try their birria tacos or traditional tacos made with meat, onions and cilantro.

Mexican Village Restaurant 👑 (Our Readers’ Favorite!)

Try this family restaurant if you’re in the mood for some tacos, fajitas, chimichangas, enchiladas, nachos, Mexican pizza and more. For tacos, they serve corn shell or flour shell.

Mr. Miguel’s Mexican Grill & Cantina 

This grill and cantina offers so many great taco options including birria street tacos, fried tacos, fish tacos, shrimp tacos and more. If you’re feeling adventurous, check out these Birria Pizza. Also, locations in Brownstown and Livonia.

Real Taco Express

Check out this taco spot in downtown Mount Clemens if you’re in the mood for some Mexican street food. On their menu, you’ll find corn tacos, red queso tacos, flour shrimp tacos, hard shell taco supremes, flour tacos and flour taco supremes. They also have kid’s combo meals.

Señoritas Mexican Restaurant

This restaurant draws inspiration in its cuisine from the owner’s grandmother’s recipes. Try their Taco Mexicano Dinner, Taco Americano Dinner, Shrimp Taco Dinner, Birria Tacos and more. They also have a kid’s taco meal which is served with fries or rice and beans.

Taco Loco Mexican Restaurant 

This authentic Mexican eatery is famous for their homemade tamales, stuffed poblano peppers, hand-dipped tacos, homemade flan and more.

Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant

Come to this Mexican restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Their street tacos come in all sorts of flavors such as chicken, marinated pork, steak, Mexican sausage, pulled pork, fish, shrimp, beef stew and Campechano. Try their chicken or beef taco combination meals served with rice and beans or even a taco salad.

Check out even more of our favorite taco spots in Macomb County.

Best Tacos in Oakland County

Casa Amado Taqueria 👑 (Our Readers’ Favorite!)

Casa Amado Taqueria
Photo credit: Bureau Detroit

Try their chicken, pork, steak, mushroom or seema tacos on the taqueria menu. Pair your tacos with chips and housemade salsa, guacamole or hot queso. They also serve quesadillas and hot dog options. Keep an eye out for their taco truck this summer, too.

Condado Tacos

Try their build-your-own tacos or choose from their tacos on the menu. Some of their popular tacos include Blue Dream, Cali Green, Purple Haze, Rango Tango and much more. Add on Mexican Street Corn, Chips and Queso or Loaded Queso Tots. If you’re looking for a “Bud Box,” they have a few options. The Bud Box includes two tacos of your choice and a small order of chips and queso or guac. The Crunch Box includes four hard-shelled tacos. The Bud Box Bundle serves four–to-five people and includes eight tacos and two full-sized quesos or salsas. They have other locations in Ann Arbor and Detroit.

Detroit Taco Company

Try their city street tacos, Detroit tacos or suburb street tacos. Join their email club to earn free tacos. They have other locations in Detroit and Shelby Township.

El Fogon Authentic Mexican Grill

The most popular items on their menu include Queso Birra, Chimichanga Special, Enchilada Dinner, Al Pastor/Marinated Pork Taco and Steak Fries. The Little Amigos meal is a taco, rice and beans for kids. They have another location in Warren.

Ghost Handcrafted Tacos and Cocktails 

Enjoy Mexican cuisine in a casual and funky atmosphere. Tacos are $3 per order and come in flavors such as Carnitas, Al Pastor, Asada, The Gringo, Birria, Cod, Shrimp, Surf, Sweet Potato and Veggie. They have another location in Shelby Township.

Grand Azteca 

This restaurant serves authentic Mexican food. Some of their most popular items include chile relleno, fish tacos, Mexican kabobs, shrimp rancheros, de pollo ranchero, carnitas and much more. Also, locations in Fraser and Sterling Heights.

Los Gatos Tacos

If you’re in the mood for tacos and need a spot that caters to family dining, Los Gatos Tacos is your ideal destination. Offering a special family value meal at $49.99, it’s perfect for feeding a group of four. This deal includes two flour (or corn) tortillas, both chicken and ground beef, along with toppings like pico de gallo, cheese, lettuce and crema, allowing for a customizable taco experience to suit all tastes.

Mesa Tacos + Tequila

Mesa Tacos + Tequila
Photo credit: Mesa Tacos + Tequila

Head to downtown Royal Oak for regular or vegan tacos at this restaurant. Try their street tacos, dynamite shrimp tacos, chipotle shrimp tacos, birria tacos and more. Make sure to pair with one of their Freakshakes.

MESHICO Tacos & Tequila 👑 (Our Readers’ Favorite!)

This family-operated restaurant is celebrated for its diverse taco selections, caters to both vegan and gluten-free customers, ensuring a welcoming atmosphere alongside exceptional cuisine. For tacos, their menu features carne asada, birria, mahi, nopales, gringo chicken, chorizo, camarones, carnitas, tinga, pollo asada, carnitas, baja shrimp, plant-based, al pastor and clasico. You can also make it a meal with two tacos and two sides, try their street tacos or order a taco party pack.

Taco Vida 👑 (Our Readers’ Favorite!)

Taco Vida
Photo credit: Detroit Design House @detroit.designhouse

This Mexican street food restaurant offers flour or corn tortilla tacos. Kids can get a taco and a side, a mini quesadilla and a side, mini burrito bowl or mini nacho for only $6.95. Their smoked meat is made fresh daily along with their homemade salsas, which comes in flavors Tropical Salsa Vida, Pico De Gallo, Salsa Verda and Traditional House Salsa. Pair your tacos with street snacks such as Loaded Vida Fries, Chili Cheese Vida Fries, Mexican Corn on the Cob, Mexican Stuffed Cheese Sticks and more.

The Backdoor Taco & Tequila Bar 

At this speakeasy-style bar, dive into a unique taco and tequila experience with a vast selection of over 150 tequilas. Savor inventive tacos, handcrafted cocktails and margaritas. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. For tacos, choose from beef brisket, shredded chicken, shrimp, fish and more.

Find even more tasty tacos in Oakland County.

Best Tacos in Wayne County

Burrito Loco

Select from a variety of mouth-watering enchiladas, including cheese and onion, chunky beef and onion, beef, cheese and onion, or chicken, cheese and onion. If you’re in the mood for something lighter but just as flavorful, consider their soft tortillas, brimming with melted cheese, guacamole and a kick of jalapeño peppers.

Condado Tacos 

Try their build-your-own tacos or choose from their tacos on the menu. Some of their popular tacos include Blue Dream, Cali Green, Purple Haze, Rango Tango and much more. Add on Mexican Street Corn, Chips and Queso or Loaded Queso Tots. If you’re looking for a “Bud Box,” they have a few options. The Bud Box includes two tacos of your choice and a small order of chips and queso or guac. The Crunch Box includes four hard-shelled tacos. The Bud Box Bundle serves four-to-five people and includes eight tacos and two full-sized quesos or salsas. They have other locations in Ann Arbor, Royal Oak and Troy.

Crazy Gringo Mexican Cantina

This local spot offers Mexican and American food options. They have other locations in Clinton Township and St. Clair Shores.

Detroit Taco Company

In Greektown, the menu features corn soft tacos, flour soft tacos and crispy corn tacos. Try the Bodega’s city tacos or street tacos or soft tacos for the kids. Join their email club to earn free tacos. They have other locations in Shelby Township and Troy.

Don Taco Bar and Grill

This Dearborn eatery offers a wide range of dishes, from Mexican Tacos to Burrito Supremes, along with a breakfast menu. The Mexican tacos feature two soft shells filled with your chosen meat, cilantro and onion. This restaurant provides both sit-down dining and take-out services.

El Nacimiento Mexican Restaurant

This restaurant features authentic Mexican cuisine in a family-friendly atmosphere. Their tacos are made with corn or flour tortillas, choice of meat, onion and cilantro.

El Rancho Mexican Restaurant

See their sidewalk mural outside of the restaurant before coming in for your tacos. The El Rancho Kids Club is for ages 6 and under. The kids can eat free on Mondays and Thursdays from 4-7 p.m.

Mr. Miguel’s Mexican Grill & Cantina

This grill and cantina offers so many great taco options including birria street tacos, fried tacos, fish tacos, shrimp tacos and more. If you’re feeling adventurous, check out these Birria Pizza. Also, locations in Utica and Warren.

Discover more kid-friendly taco restaurants in Wayne County.

Best Tacos in Washtenaw County

Chela’s Restaurant & Taqueria

This restaurant and taqueria offers its customers meat and vegetarian options. For tacos, they have carnitas, al pastor, carne asada, barbacoa, chorizo, tilapia, black beans, campechana, chipotle chicken, veggies, potatoes and rajas options.

Condado Tacos

Try their build-your-own tacos or choose from their tacos on the menu. Some of their popular tacos include Blue Dream, Cali Green, Purple Haze, Rango Tango and much more. Add on Mexican Street Corn, Chips and Queso or Loaded Queso Tots. If you’re looking for a “Bud Box,” they have a few options. The Bud Box includes two tacos of your choice and a small order of chips and queso or guac. The Crunch Box includes four hard-shelled tacos. The Bud Box Bundle serves four-to-five people and includes eight tacos and two full-sized quesos or salsas. They have other locations in Detroit, Royal Oak and Troy.

Isalita Cantina Mexicana

The tacos at Isalita Cantina Mexicana come in flavors such as baja fish, quesabirria, chicken tinga, carnitas, steak al carbon, fried chicken, rock shrimp and brussels sprouts. Pair it with black beans and rice, esquites or sweet plantains.

MAIZ Mexican Cantina

Try traditional flavors and tex-mex specialties. They have plenty of taco options including their award-winning carnitas tacos, carne asada tacos, their award-winning fried avocado tacos, American-style tacos, fish tacos and more.

TAQ—Taqueria Restaurant & Bar 

This taqueria features multiple taco combinations using chicken, pork, seafood, beef and vegetarian options.

Tios Mexican Cafe and Tequila Bar

This restaurant uses local ingredients from vendors and farmers. Their taco flavors include steak, tinga, autentico, americano, al pastor, margarita shrimp, mahi mahi, fish, birria, carnitas, papa and chorizo. There are also gluten free taco options.

Find more kid-approved taco spots in Washtenaw County.


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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.

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