If you’re afraid that the Last Frontier is too far north to have good tacos, you’ve got another thing coming! From halibut tacos to Baja-style treats, Alaska is home to some authentic taco spots, many of which add their own unique, Alaskan flare. Here are the 10 best taco places in the state!
If you’re looking for a taste of Cancun during a long Wasilla winter, the Taco Cancun Mexican Grill has what you need. The extensive menu ensures plenty options, and if you’re snowed in, don’t despair—they deliver.
Though not technically a taco joint, Skagway Fish Company has an Alaska staple on the menu that’s not to be missed —halibut tacos. These are made from fresh halibut and served with wild rice and house-made salsa.
This taco join is loaded with character—it got its start in 1989 when the owner returned from a vacation in Baja so smitten with the fish tacos there that she wanted to bring them to Cordova. She converted an old-school bus into a kitchen and been delighting Cordova residents’ taste buds with Baja-style tacos using fresh Alaska seafood for almost 30 years. There’s now a small cabin next to the bus so patrons have a cozy place to eat out of the weather.
Railway Cantina features fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, so expect to see salmon, reindeer sausage, and halibut tacos on the menu. If you like your tacos with an adult beverage on the side, you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of wine or an Alaskan-brewed beer while relaxing at Railway Cantina.
Big portions, fresh ingredients, and fast, friendly service have been keeping customers coming back to Señor Poncho’s. Roasted jalapeños are free with every meal so be sure to ask your server for them. Be sure to leave room for deep fried ice cream for dessert.
Customers agree that this little Mexican restaurant has the best tamales in town. Their homemade guacamole is another favorite, and you can enjoy authentic beverages such as Mexican pineapple water. This is the place to stop when you’re needing hot food on a cold Fairbanks day or night.
If you’ve been spoiled by lower-48 street-style tacos with an accent on Tex-Mex, you’ll be glad to know that Lane’s Quickie Tacos asserting up just that type of fare. You’ll find smoked brisket tacos, freshly baked conchas, and chicken-and-rice tacos are just a sampling of the treasures you’ll find at Lane’s.
Taco King is to the go-to place for Anchorage residents and visitors when they’re craving authentic Mexican cuisine and they want it fast and reasonably priced. Taco King is also open 24 hours for those who lose track of time while enjoying Alaska’s long daylight hours. Try the halibut tacos for a taste of Alaska blended with south-of-the-border style.
Juneau residents and visitors head to El Sombrero when it’s time for lunch or dinner featuring authentic Mexican tacos. The warm, colorful decor makes a great antidote to the long Juneau winters, and the friendly staff make everyone feel at home. Be sure to try their tacos combination plates
Traditional dishes mingle with old-fashioned Latin American hospitality to form this south-of-the border oasis in Anchorage. La Cabana is a great spot to retreat to on a bluster northern evening—just step inside and you’ll be transported to a colorful paradise.