In part two of our Tucson Tour de Taco series, we’re featuring a segment of West 22nd Street and South Sixth Avenue, in and around the city of South Tucson.
To view part one, read ‘Tour de Taco’ Part I: South 12th Avenue.
Maico Restaurant Mexican Food
835 E. 22nd St.
While Maico was featured on Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern for their menudo and goat birria, they also offer affordable tacos. Go for the machaca or potato tacos.
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304 E. 22nd St.
Naturally, the birrieria offers outstanding birria. Be aware that it’s cash only.
Taqueria Pico de Gallo
2618 S. 6th Ave.
The thick, house-made tortillas at Taqueria Pico de Gallo are the highlights. Skip the carne asada and go for one of the lengua or shrimp tacos. Don’t forget to BYOB.
Carnitas La Yoca
3530 S. 6th Ave.
Puffy flour tortillas and carnitas shine at Carnitas La Yoca. Adventurous eaters can try out rarer gelatinous options such as buche (pork stomach) and cuero (pork skin).
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