The best tacos in the Capital Region?

la mexicana tacos overheadMatthew just gets right to it on a very important topic, via Twitter:

Best tacos in Albany?

A recently as just a few years ago, there wasn't much competition. But the taco scene (if that's the word) in the Capital Region has expanded.

So, what's your favorite? (And don't be constrained just by places that are taquerias or Mexican.) Please share!

Earlier on AOA:
+ Tacos at La Mexicana Grocery & Restaurant
+ Tortillaville in Hudson
+ Mexican Market in Albany
+ The Bros Pork Taco

Comments

Fish tacos at Bros Tacos. They make me happy when skies are gray. They are perfect on sunny days as well.

bros. fish tacos. i have eaten fish tacos everywhere else i have had a chance in the past 2 years and by far Bro's kicks the crap out of everyone. and not just like "got a good punch in while the other dude wasn't looking" kicks the crap, more like the rage induced pummeling due to years of bullying (think Ralphie vs. Scut Farkus). the kind of kicks the crap that you talk about for years. a mighty, mighty crapkicking. so much so that you should probably go have them. soon. if you are so inclined.

top it off with some mexican corn and really - i am happy for at least the length of three Downton Abbey episodes.

Agreed with above. Bros fish tacos are amazing.

Bros' are solid. Check out the Mexican grocery store on Central near the corner of Allen. Authentic tacos and Mexican snacks.

Still looking for killer al pastor.

Really? THere is a discussion to be had? Bros Tacos are the best and have become even better with the changes in the business a while back. Homemade tortillas, nothing made ahead, great ingredients... I am partial to the fish tacos, or salmon, but I change it up.

If you haven't tried the Korean tacos at Mingle, you should soon. Like nowish. Bros is awesome. Mingle is a little different.

Just the thought of fish tacos makes me ill.

The fish tacos at Angelo's up at Saratoga National are a flavor explosion. The Chipotle hard-shell tacos with the spicy beef are pretty good, too, especially when topped with their guac.

La Mexicana On State St./Central Ave. Is the only authentic Taco place in the area that I have found. The Chorizo taco is Amazing!.. You can stock up on all your supplies to make your own in the grocery store also.

As far as fish Tacos go. Everyone should check out Capital City Gastropub on New Scotland Ave.

My kitchen. :)

Agreed, Bros Tacos is the place to go!!

Looks like i might have to give Bros another shot. Not impressed first time around. Have had a couple from Mexican Grocery on Central that were pretty good. Still looking for the wow factor though. Albany just seems to lack all around when it comes to food.

If you've never been to La Mexicana you need to jump in the car right now and head to Schenectady. There is no other place in the area that comes remotely close to their perfect tacos. Carnitas, Asada, Chroizo, Pollo, LENGUA - you can't go wrong. Buy three...or more. (You'll want more)

Bros is fine. They confuse the hell out of me because they claim they want people to call ahead and then don't pick up the phone half the time, so I've sorta given up on them.

I really, really, wanted to like the Mexican Grocery on Central since I pass it every day... but it's not worth the risk. I've seen some shady expired stuff sold there and was once served 'carnitas' tacos that were nothing but uncooked pork fat.

La Mexicana is authentic, delicious, has an amazing grocery attached to it. I've never been disappointed (Tortas, quesadillas, tamales, all good). My dream is that someday there will be a La Mexicana II in Albany. Or something similar. Something that doesn't require 40 minutes of driving... but in the meantime I'll keep going to La Mexicana.

Fish Tacos at the Albany Gastropub are awesome. And I've had fish tacos on many occasions at the "ground zero" of fish tacos: San Diego (OB, to be precise, South Beach Bar & Grille to be even more precise). I've also had amazing fish tacos in Hawaii, and the Gastropub's is right up there.

I honestly think they were the best things on the menu.

Hands down, the fish tacos at the Palmer House in Rensselaerville. Homemade tortillas, fresh local mesclun, salsa fresca tossed with a cilantro-lime green sauce, and fish fry. They're a special item, so you can't order them every time. But, my friends and I flock to the Palmer House when they're on the weekend menu.

The tacos at Bros Tacos are tasty. I've heard that the fish tacos at the Capital City Gastropub are delicious, and while I haven't been there, I really want to try the tacos at La Mexicana in Schenectady, as they're supposedly very good.

Also, while they aren't traditional Mexican-style tacos, someone above gave a well-deserved shout out to the Korean Tacos at Mingle on Delaware in Albany - they're really good (and different).

Bombers...Hands down!

Bros. Brooos. BROOOOOS!!! I've eaten a lot of tacos in my life (food tacos- pervy pervs) and Bros is by far the best I've ever eaten. They are so fresh and tasty and since there was that bruhaha over how long it took for the food to be ready they are fast and super nice too. I cannot stress Bros enough. Their burritos are also the tops.

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