Where to Get Your Taco On For Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is this Sunday and we know you’ll be craving tacos. Here’s where to go:

Folklore Artisanal Taco

Folklore Artisanal Taco (57 Harrison Avenue, West Orange) – Open from 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM. Choose from a variety of tacos, burritos, and other Mexican specialties (we love the Tulum Alambre: shrimp, bacon, ham, grilled vegetables, melted cheese, avocado, and pico de gallo). Don’t forget an order of churros — with dulce de leche or chocolate dipping sauce.


Tacoria (367 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair) – Open from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Tacos galore including three vegetarian/vegan options (the Brussels sprouts charred and tossed in chipotle gets our vote), plus a kids menu and for dessert — Nutella nachos.

A Taco Affair

We absolutely love A Taco Affair (81 Main Street, Little Falls) for their outrageous taco combinations (buttermilk fried chicken!) and cool vibe. All tacos are served on your choice of corn tortilla or lettuce wrap. Check them out on Cinco de Mayo from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. BYOB.


Villalobos (6 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair) – Open from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Recently named one of the best restaurants in Montclair. Reservations are recommended. Large selection of guacamoles and salsas to accompany your tacos!

Tinga Taqueria (215 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair) – Open from 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM. A solid family-friendly option featuring quesadillas, burritos, and tacos (we recommend the blackened fish tacos), as well as chicken fingers, sandwiches and wraps.

If you like your tacos with a Margarita, newcomer El Toro Loco (80 Washington Street, Bloomfield) can satisfy both cravings. Enjoy a Cinco de Mayor Fiesta from noon to 8 p.m.

El Matador

El Matador 2 Mexican Restaurant (418 Broad Street, Bloomfield) – Open from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Tostadas, enchiladas, burritos, tacos, and much more!

Tacos La Gringa (334 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield) – Open from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Guac and chips, tacos, burritos and more!

Taqueria Los Gueros (176 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield) – Open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. One of several locations, the Bloomfield location is the closest. Tacos, tortas, burritos and more, including kids meals.

Maddy’s Mexican Grill (25 Depot Square, Montclair) – Open from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. This is their recently-opened second location.

Casa Piquin (537 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair) – Open from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Traditional items, specials, combinations, and more to suite every palette. Reservations are available.

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