It’s a Taco-Style Fiesta on Top 5 Restaurants — Vote for Your Favorite
If you don't think you can find great tacos north of the border, think again. In this episode of Top 5 Restaurants, Food Network embarked on a country-wide taco tour, uncovering everything from succulent carnitas to homemade breakfast tacos. Sunny Anderson and Geoffrey Zakarian hosted this fun fiesta, giving you a special behind-the-scenes look at the restaurants and what exactly makes their Mexican specialties the best of the best.
The show began at La Taqueria in San Francisco, where the Carne Asada Tacos Dorados were created upon popular customer request. This off-the-menu taco features tender grilled sirloin and, most famously, crispy and soft tortillas. Up next: Austin for Veracruz All Natural’s Migas Tacos. Sisters and co-owners Reyna and Maritza Vazquez serve up this breakfast variety, which starts with a homemade corn tortilla — pressed fresh to order — plus soft eggs cooked with extra-crispy chips. The taco tour continued to Columbus, Ohio, for the Al Pastor Tacos at Los Guachos. Here, owner Carlos Nonato roasts pork shoulder with pineapple on a spit, producing a meat so sweet and juicy that some customers are coming in for it twice a day. Food Network traveled to the Windy City for Top 5 Restaurant’s runner-up, the Carnitas Tacos at Carnitas Uruapan. Enter this family-run Chicago kitchen and you’ll find gigantic metal cauldrons that flash fry this pork before it slow cooks to succulent perfection the next day. The show ended with a taco touchdown: Ricky’s Fish Tacos in Los Angeles. Loaded with authentic Baja flavors and filled with catfish that’s been brined, battered and cooked until golden, Ricky’s tacos are delicious enough to top the list.
Browse through the photo gallery to see what Top 5 Restaurants features as the country’s best tacos. Then vote in the poll to tell us which dish is your favorite.
Tune in next Monday at 10:30|9:30c to find out the top five restaurants serving up the best ice cream.