Texas Monthly is well-known for its extensive barbecue roundup, but the Lone Star authority has put down the fork and knife in favor of tortillas for its latest list. The December issue of Texas Monthly features the 120 best tacos in the state.
As the magazine cover states, these 120 tacos are the ones you "must eat before you die." Thirteen lucky Texans tasted more than 1,000 tacos from 14 Texas cities over the course of four months. The panel rated each specimen on an official scorecard.
The complete list won't arrive until December, but diners can get a taste of the top 10 — all of which achieved a perfect score — now.
Houston's status as one of the state's top culinary destination remains intact. Two local favorites make the cut: cachete at Gerardo's Drive-In on the near northside and chilorio at beloved Mexican restaurant Picos.
Rounding out the top 10 taco tease are representatives from San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Brownsville, and El Paso. Keep an eye out for the full list of 120 tacos in the December issue of Texas Monthly.