3 Taco Spots to Try in OC

Let’s face it—we don’t need excuses like Cinco de Mayo or Taco Tuesday to indulge in this SoCal staple. Check out some of the best taco spots in Orange County!


Tacos with a Twist

Place: Hapa J’s

Location: San Clemente

Try tacos with a Hawaiian flare at Hapa J’s like the mouth-watering coconut shrimp tacos or the seared ahi poke tacos. Head over from 4:30-9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays to sample uniquely delicious Hawaiian taco fusions like the Kalbi Short Rib Taco or the Kalua Pig Taco—you’ll be confused about what kind of food you’re eating in the best way!

Try It: Seared Ahi Poke Taco


South-of-the-Border Style

Place: Coyote Grill

Location: Laguna Beach

Coyote Grill has been a South Laguna go-to taco spot for over 30 years and continues to serve up some of the best in town. Fill up with authentic Baja-style Mexican seafood tacos like calamari, shrimp, and mahi-mahi topped with cilantro, cheese, and homemade secret sauce.

Try It: Shrimp Tacos


Explosions of Flavor

Place: Descanso

Location: Costa Mesa

Descanso is a modern taqueria that’s an experience in itself with food prepared in front of you then served on a traditional plancha. If you can handle some heat, try the Volcano Taco with ranchero steak, agave-glazed shrimp, serrano chilis, and habanero pickled red onions then topped two different kinds of salsa!

Try It: Volcano Taco


Walk it off on the beach afterwards at Capistrano SurfSide Inn, featuring spacious accommodations just steps from the sand in beautiful Orange County!