Baton Rouge Taco Tour

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Some people follow politics and current events, well … I follow tacos. We are so #blessed to have access to easily the best food in the country. Yes, we have amazing seafood and Cajun cuisine, but y’all! The tacos. Where ever the tacos are, that’s where I’ll be and here are some places you’ll find me.
El Magey
Have you been here yet? If not, run don’t walk! This is one of only a few Mexican buffets and let me tell you. It’s legit. There are soft tacos and hard shell tacos and you can make your own taco salad (bonus!). There’s a huge line with soups, tamales, enchiladas, and more if you need to accompany your tacos. Whenever my sister is in town, we make lunch plans to eat El Magey and you better believe we don’t eat in advance for preparation.
Baton Rouge TacoMi Padre Mexican Cafe
The shrimp tacos here are perfection. Tortillas are made in house and depending when you come, you can watch them being made. The tacos are sooo good but the sides are incredible also. The chicken soup that pairs with the shrimp tacos is totally on par with the tacos with flavor. Just don’t eat too much chips and salsa before. You’re going to need room.
Crispy Catch
While we’re on the subject on shrimp tacos….this is more of seafood place but the shrimp tacos are delicious. It’s local and you have your quintessential Louisiana meal (seafood platters!) but the shrimp and fish tacos are the superstars. The cilantro-lime sauce is the perfect accent and I always ask for extra!
La Tienda Latina y Taqueria
It doesn’t get any more authentic than this little hole in the wall. The corn tortillas are the perfect texture to soak up the juices from the barbacoa. You get complimentary chips and salsa (always a win) and tacos are served with a green salsa with the slightest bit of heat. You can’t go wrong with the steak or carnitas tacos either.
Taqueria Don Beto
There’s two locations of Don Beto’s but the truck experience out weighs the restaurant. There’s something special about getting a bag of tacos and eating them in the back of your pickup with a soda in a glass bottle. Okay the restaurant experience is great too. You can’t go wrong either way! The tacos are served with cheese, grilled onions, and cilantro. What’s in the spicy sauces is a complete mystery to me but what a fun game it is to try to figure it out.

I hope this serves as a guide in your local taco journey! Happy eating!

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Camille
Camille has always had ties to Baton Rouge even though she didn’t live here until she finished college. Both of her parents grew up in the Red Stick but she was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. After graduating from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) with a BA in Communication Studies, she moved to Baton Rouge and welcomed her adorable son Caleb (7) less than a year later. She navigated life being a divorced mom until 2015 when she married her incredibly supportive husband Chris in San Francisco. They welcomed baby Christian in the summer of 2017. Truly a “Jane of all Trades”, she has worked in non-profit, local news, retail management, and owned a successful childcare facility. All roads led her to be an elementary school teacher which she believes is her calling. Camille enjoys “family fun days” where they explore BR, CrossFit, baking, and drinking all the coffee. She lives with her family in Ascension Parish with their chubby puggle Chloe.

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