Kreuzberg: The Berlin Taco Capital, Who Made The Top Five?
Top five Tacos in Kreuzberg– So you may be saying, wait, are there even five Taco joints in Kreuz? And indeed Mr. Eatler is here to assure you, there are. They are a real thing and they are making sure that the Taco, a UNESCO protected food Mr. Eatler might add, gets the proper representation in these Teutonic lands of sausage and schnitzel.
Santa Maria holds down the fort and is one of the most authentic Taco joints in town. Generally regarded as the standard bearer of the Berlin taco game.
Pros: Camarones, Al Pastor, Cochinita, also, Quesadilla, not a taco, but still
Cons: Its a taco joint, so it feels a little bit greasy… but is that really a con after all?
Chaparro taco joint offers all-natural, authentic Mexican street food doin’ the taco dance since 2012 for a reasonable price, and get this 1 euro tacos every Wednesday. You can’t beat that shit.
Pros: Tortillas, they’re handmade, they’re corn… Margarita, the best Margaret there is…
Cons: A touch of a surly attitude from the staff has been known to come about
Vienna Str. 14-A
Vatos Tacos- Of course we have to give respect to the most hard, real, and OG method of taco consumption, the Taco Truck. Vatos Tacos have been slingin that street meat in the “original gangster” fashion for a couple of years and have out posted themselves in Kreuz.
Pros: Tacos the way they were designed to be eaten, on the side of a road, leaning over so you don’t fuck up your shirt.
Cons: The truck is elusive and appears only when you click your heels and scream Al Pastor under a full moon. Thats the legend anyway.
Address, in Kreuzberg…
La Lucha has been around for almost a year and brings a “modern” taco in to the Berlin taco game. Its a casual sit down joint that has gotten some love from taco hopefuls since its conception. The only joint approaching higher end Mexican in town.
Pros: Combo of authentic and modern Mexican.
Cons: Portions are on the smaller side and can get pricey, and there is a whole sharing deal… sharing is caring thing, but get your hands of my tacos.
Taqueria Ta’Cabron- Winning much love for the authentic Mexican stylings including a full roster of varied dishes plus, wait for it, fish tacos… yeah, but the topper that leaves Mr. Eatler mui felicidad: Horchata, that milky ricey beverage that’s like a rice pudding nectar.
Pros: Solid tacos, solid guac, fresh, simple, down to earth.
Cons: Get ready for that extra long lunch hour, this is going to be a while.
Skalitzer Str. 60