Let’s Taco ‘Bout It!

The below blog was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is designed to be used as inspiration for a future trip to Windsor Essex. Due to current circumstances, some of the locations listed in the blog may currently not be open, or may not be offering full services at this time.

Please contact any business prior to planning a visit.

Tacos aren’t just for Tuesday anymore!

From handmade corn tortillas and shells made of cheese to slow-roasted meats and vegan proteins and everything in between, Windsor Essex has a plethora of tacos to delight everyone’s taste buds every day of the week!

Mix it up and customize at Xaco Taco.  Made fresh, in-house using locally sourced ingredients, XACO TACO let’s you choose your perfect toppings so that the only limit is your imagination.  Offering vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, XACO TACO is sure to have something on their menu to satisfy your taco craving – from hard shell to soft, and burritos to bowls.

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Mi Casita is a local family owned restaurant serving authentic Mexican and El Salvadoran dishes including this “Keto” taco shell! Choose this delicious cheesy shell or a more traditional double, soft corn tortilla and fill with freshly made carnitas, chicken, barbacoa, sauteed veggies or shrimp.   Rounding out their menu includes favourites of papusas, burritos, enchiladas, flautas, quesadillas and more!


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A visit to Leamington wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Taco Tony for your fill of authentic Mexican fare.   Make sure to try their carnitas or the beef lengua (tongue) taco paired with a bowl of their mexican menudo soup!

Watch Amherstburg’s Chicano’s Tacos & Tequila transform a bag of chips into a taco in a bag with their Cali Walking Tacos complete with all the traditional toppings!


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Not leaving anyone out of the taco game, The Grand Cantina offers up this mouthwatering vegan tofu taco complete with fried smoked tofu, pico de gallo, lettuce, corn chips and vegan aioli made in house.  Pairs nicely with a margarita or one of the many tequila based cocktails offered at this Ford City gem!

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It’s fitting that, with a view of the water, The Salty Dog has customers salivating over their Surf & Turf tacos.  Chalk full of the best combination -Lobster and beef tenderloin and then topped with pico, smoked cheddar & gruyere blend of cheese, avocado, and a smoky chipotle aioli.


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Fresh with locally caught yellow perch from Loop fisheries, Jack’s Gastropub Perch Tacos are definitely a local fave! Non-traditional toppings of roasted tomato, radish, scallion-pickle aioli and pea sprouts do not disappoint and offer something fresh and delightful. Try it with a cold pint of their very own Banded Goose Brewing ale.


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A traditional plated favourite with house-made beans and rice, Palenque Fresh Mexican Cuisine is located within the heart of Windsor’s Pillette Village and invites you in for a little taste of Mexico with oil paintings and authentic dishes.  Their authentic Mexican menu is a direct reflection of the owner’s proud Mexican heritage.

Visit Salsa Caliente, Leamington’s premier authentic Mexican cuisine restaurant for one of their mouth-watering chorizo tacos. Family owned and operated  this cuisine will take you on a trip to Mexico with their superb selection of fresh traditional fare.


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Whether it’s just for a quick bite, dinner, or a late-night snack all of Acapulco Delight’s dishes are made with the freshest ingredients and lots of love! Choose from soft shelled tacos filled with traditional beef, chicken or beans or up the ante with steak, chorizo or shrimp as the protein of choice.  Served alongside rice and beans and diners have no shortage of options, including vegan and vegetarians.

These ten tacos are just a taste of what can be enjoyed every day of the week and there is definitely delicious options for every taco lover across Windsor Essex!

For more information where W.E. can take you for dinner, visit our Restaurant Listing and explore our partners as you plan your next meal!


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