9 Mind-Blowingly Good Taquerias in Goshen
The Maple City is home to people from nearly every continent, but one of the largest cultural representation is Latin American. Thirty percent of Goshen’s population hails from Mexico – from Chihuahua in northern Mexico to Oaxaca in the south, and everywhere in between.
With such a wide cultural representation (from within Mexico alone!), it’s no surprise that Goshen has an abundance of mouthwatering Mexican restaurants. Here’s our list of nine local taquerias that are so good (and 100 percent authentic), you’ll feel as if you’re south of the border.
With two downtown locations, a catering business, and food truck, Los Primos is one of Goshen’s largest Mexican dining establishments. This family-owned business specializes in a wide variety of dishes – everything from Mexican-style soup and sandwiches to gigantic burritos and spicy, piping-hot fajitas – but they’re most famous for their fried plantains and fish tacos.
Chef Lopez and his delicious recipes keep this taqueria around the clock. Stop in for lunch or dinner any day of the week except Wednesday for some amazing and
Taqueria San Jose has some of the best tacos in town. They are served piping hot and piled high with fresh ingredients including cilantro, onion, and avocado, and are full of tender, flavorful meat (vegetarian options are available, too!).
Top off your meal with an ice-cold Jarritos soda and a fresh baked good from their bakery case.
Taqueria El Maza is one of Goshen’s newest taquerias, but it’s quickly gaining popularity among locals.
The menu includes Mexican staples like fajitas, burritos, and chimichangas, but also includes a number of unique items including a Mexican shrimp cocktail, or shrimp in tomato sauce topped with avocados.
San Marcos, located in the heart of downtown Goshen, is a mom-and-pop restaurant known for its fresh, flavorful dishes. Their tacos are made with fresh cilantro and onion, juicy and flavorful meat or beans, and a few limes on the side for extra zest.
Of course, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, especially when you smother it with a healthy dose of their house-made salsa and guacamole.
El Duranguenze (or “of Durango, Mexico”) has been family-owned and operated since 2007. When you step inside their cozy and festive downtown location, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported straight to Durango. Once you taste the dishes, you’ll never be able to go back to fast-food Tex-Mex again!
Many of their ingredients, like spices and beans, are imported directly from Mexico, making them truly auténtico.
Tacos El Portal is one of Goshen’s only permanent food trucks. The truck is located along Pike Street in Goshen, just north of downtown. Whether you stop by over your lunch break or for a late-night snack, Tacos El Portal delivers some of the best authentic Mexican food you’ll ever taste.
They’re well known for their steak tacos, but we mean it when we say that there is no second best on this menu. Try it all, then try it all again.
Universal Tamal in downtown Goshen is best known for – yep, you guessed it! – tamales! If you haven’t tried this Meso-American comfort food before, you’re missing out. Tamales are a traditional Mexican dish made with masa, meat, spices, and vegetables steamed in a corn husk. When you unwrap the husk, you’re in for a fabulously flavorful and filling delight.
When you visit, try the sweet tamales, which are reminiscent of the flavor of horchata.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day except Monday,
The restaurant is located next door to a Mexican grocery store and butcher shop, Carniceria San Jose, where you can pick up ingredients to re-create your own authentic Mexican meal at home!
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