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Tacobout Tasty Tacos in Baltimore

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated January 15, 2020

The east-coast city of Baltimore grew as a port city for shipping tobacco. Today, visitors can admire "The Charm City" harbor and waterways in between exploring museums or catching an Oriole's baseball game. When looking for a bite to eat, the city has public food markets and restaurants serving chicken box and fresh crab. Taco spots have become a local favorite mixing in fresh seafood with authentic Mexican seasoning. But where do the smartest, savviest eaters in Charm City go when seeking the best tacos in Baltimore? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We've gathered information from in-the-know diners to pick out the best tacos in Baltimore. From hidden spots to downtown food trucks, the best tacos in Baltimore have something for everyone. Grab a table and enjoy some tacos tonight!

A photo of The Food Market - Hampden restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5148)
$30 and under
American
Hampden
About the restaurant
One of the most beloved spots in Baltimore, The Food Market is a prime place for dinner in "The Ave." Head down to this blossoming area of Hampden to try some of the best tacos in Baltimore. It's a cozy, welcoming spot for a meal with family and friends. Head to the small plates menu to try the street tacos, with braised pork, raw corn salad, whipped avocado, and "good salsa." Crispy "lobster fingers" include truffle honey mustard, and "big ole' mozzarella sticks" feature spicy fra Diavolo sauce. Fried oysters carbonara feature bacon and onion dressing with black hot sauce.
Top review
Asia
Dined on Mar 31, 2024
i made a reservation for 9 despite waiting for 20 mins the food and drinks were really good. me and my friends enjoyed ourselves!
A photo of The Choptank - Baltimore restaurant
4.5
4.5 (666)
$30 and under
Seafood
Fells Point
About the restaurant
In the middle of Baltimore's celebrated Fells Point neighborhood, The Choptank is a classic Baltimore fish and crab house. Stop in to find some of the best tacos in Baltimore. Grab the fried fish tacos for the main course. These specialties include beer-battered Icelandic fish with slaw, radish, and smoky poblano crema. Peel and eat shrimp comes in half-pound portions, and the baked Choptank oysters include herb butter and Parmesan. Try dinner with one of the classic Baltimore "crush" drinks or the "Quint's Revenge" with gin, chareau, and fresh line juice.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We visited Baltimore with a large group. The restaurant staff were incredible in accommodating our party. The service and food were fantastic. Overall great experience and highly recommend
A photo of Blackwall Hitch Baltimore restaurant
3.8
3.8 (1466)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Inner Harbor
About the restaurant
A traditional Baltimore seafood and oyster spot, the Blackwall Hitch is also one of the town's top spots for tacos. Stop into this standout spot for live music to try the restaurant's Mahi Mahi tacos, with spicy slaw, pico de gallo, avocado, and flour tortillas. It's a feisty, Baltimore-styled twist on the classic taco. For a hearty meal favorite, try the Blackwall signature burger, with Aspen Ridge beef, white cheddar, and fried green tomato. Pair the Blackwall Hitch dinner with one of the selections from its wine cellar or a local Baltimore craft beer.
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MichaelDvip
Dined 7 days ago
Food was very good, felt rushed by server although restaurant was not busy or crowded
A photo of Morton's The Steakhouse - Baltimore restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1902)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown
About the restaurant
The Baltimore installment of this nationally-beloved chain features some of the best tacos in town. Of course, these tacos have a traditional Baltimore seafood bent. Start with the signature tuna tacos for a quick bite, or try the restaurant's signature "ocean platter" full of exceptional seafood. The menu also features bacon-wrapped sea scallops, a jumbo shrimp cocktail, and prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella. Morton's signature dishes include shrimp scampi capellini, braised beef short rib, and miso-marinated sea bass. Stay for dessert and try the carrot cake, key lime pie, or hot chocolate cake.
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LByrd
Dined 7 days ago
Everything was perfect and our waiter was wonderful.
A photo of Rusty Scupper - Baltimore restaurant
4.7
4.7 (8489)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Inner Harbor
About the restaurant
A picturesque restaurant on the Inner Harbor, Baltimore's fabled Rusty Scupper is one of the city's finest seafood restaurants. This authentic favorite is also the place to get some of the best tacos in Baltimore. Stop in for a great view of the water and the restaurant's standout blackened fish tacos. These tacos feature guacamole, pico de gallo, shredded cabbage, and a flour tortilla. For a true Baltimore taste, try the beer batter fish and chips. This classic dish features a Baltimore favorite beer - National Bohemian - along with coleslaw and french fries.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Love this place! Come every time I'm in Baltimore!
A photo of Oceanaire Seafood Room - Baltimore restaurant
4.5
4.5 (3899)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Inner Harbor
About the restaurant
On the edge of Baltimore's Little Italy and Harbor East neighborhoods, the Oceanaire seafood room is the place to go in Charm City for top-notch seafood. Selections here come from around the seas. The menu features Alaskan halibut, Dover sole, and Copper River salmon. There are also highlight tacos on the menu as well. Go for the blackened fish tacos or the achiote spiced fish tacos with roasted corn salsa and Cotija. Nueske's bacon tacos feature pickled cabbage slaw and micro cilantro. Try some of the standout small bites, like a fresh oyster trio or grilled oysters rock with Parmesan.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Apr 2, 2024
The service we received was amazing and all the food was terrific. Thank you to John for his great customer service.
A photo of Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats @ Hotel Indigo Baltimore restaurant
4.0
4 (115)
$30 and under
American
Mt. Vernon
About the restaurant
Stop into this elegant hotel hot spot to enjoy some of the best tacos in Baltimore. A vibrant and welcoming spot in Mt. Vernon, Poets is an excellent choice for an upscale dinner in Charm City. Start with the fish tacos, made with Napa cabbage, mango salsa, jalapenos, and chipotle aioli. Camden Yards beef sliders feature Montreal steak along with whiskey onions and a choice of cheese. For an entree, try the restaurant's special chicken and waffles. The dish features a cornbread-jalapeno waffle with house-made maple aioli.
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schosshund
Dined on Dec 17, 2023
Poets Modern was lovely. The service was gracious and food tasty in this boutique restaurant.
A photo of Ouzo Bay - Baltimore restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2668)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Harbor East
About the restaurant
This colorful Harbor East location brings the taste of Greece to the heart of Baltimore. Only a few steps from the water, Ouzo Bay features standout patio dining along with casual elegance throughout. Get a touch of the Mediterranean with the fish tacos. The dish features avocado, lettuce, radish, and salsa verde. Ouzo mussels include white wine, garlic, and feta, and the "shrimp saganaki" includes a spiced ouzo tomato sauce. Another authentic Greek meal? The wild Bronzino or royal dorado imported from Greece, simply grilled on charcoal.
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tarrvip
Dined 7 days ago
Wrong to charge $3 for extra Pita on a 6 person $500 tab.
A photo of Peppa Flame Restaurant and Lounge restaurant
4.3
4.3 (81)
$30 and under
Caribbean
Locust Point
About the restaurant
The Peppa Flame restaurant brings a taste of the Caribbean to Baltimore's Locust Point. This standout and colorful Caribbean restaurant is home to some of the best tacos in Baltimore. Start with some of the house-specialty "The Flame tacos," with either jerk fish or jerk shrimp. The "It's a Wing Thing" wings include jerk, honey old bay, or spicy Thai chili styles. For an island taste, try the brown-stewed chicken or Peppa Flame oxtails with butter beans.
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WILLIAMW
Dined on Mar 2, 2024
The restaurant is a local small business, but with seating up ,and downstairs. It takes a little while to get your food,but I understand. The food is outstanding, and worth the wait.
A photo of Gunther & Co. restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2788)
$30 and under
American
Canton
About the restaurant
Seafood and tacos are an unbeatable combination, and Gunther & Co. combines them both in an elegant fashion. This standout Maryland spot is one of the best places in Baltimore for tacos. Start the meal with the restaurant's local-favorite fried oyster tacos, made with pickled tomatoes and "green goddess" dressing. For a spicy taste, try the house-smoked hot brisket sandwich with caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, and toasted rye bread. Don't miss the coppa ham wood oven flatbread, with Fontina cheese, whole grain dijon, and baby arugula.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Always a good time perfect doors and service. Our Bruce got married here and we have been trying to get back ever since
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