A Guide To The Best Tacos In Downtown Fargo

A Guide To The Best Tacos In Downtown Fargo

BY JAMES HAMMARSTEN

 

 

Dempsey’s by night. photo courtesy of Dempsey’s Facebook page.

1.  Dempsey’s Public House on Broadway in downtown Fargo is an Irish pub known as  a place to get together, have a few drinks and listen to live music.

Dempsey’s, however, is not a place that most people would think of when you say “great tacos.”

Seriously though, Dempsey’s has really great tacos at an even better price. Every Wednesday from 4 to 10 p.m. it will serve you as many tacos as you can eat for just $1

apiece.

The variety is pretty good as well; upon arrival you will find a sheet that you fill out and give to your server. The sheet contains choice of meat, veggies and sauce. Most  $1 specials in Fargo-Moorhead will give you a small item or a smaller portion, but not here. One dollar at Dempsey’s will get you one proper-sized taco.

 

Taco Bros Food Truck logo courtesy of the Taco Bros Facebook page

2. Our next best tacos come out of the Taco Bros food truck.
“Its really cool to get such great food for such a great price out of a truck,” said Brandon Anselmino. “I have been going there for lunch every summer since they opened.” Anselmino is a bartender who frequents the food truck.
During the all-too-few warmer months of the year, you can find the Taco Bros food truck at 460 Roberts St.  in downtown Fargo. The truck is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for lunch;  6-10 p.m. for dinner; and 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. for the bar rush on Fridays and Saturdays.

For a relatively low price, you can get a whole lot of really good Mexican food. While the menu has many creative options, this is all about the taco. It has a few options with real flour tortillas. One of the go-to tacos on the menu is the Big Mike Taco. It comes with your choice of meat, veggies, chipotle mayo and fresh queso.

one of Vinyl Tacos Many delicious tacos. Photo courtesy of Vinyl Taco Facebook page

3. Last on our list is, and having the most variety is Vinyl Taco they have a menu with 16 different types of tacos

Vinyl Taco is located right in downtown Fargo on First Avenue. All of their music is vinyl and played behind the turntables behind the bar. It boasts a huge menu full of  of authentic Mexican food, with a very large section for our beloved tacos.
“Yeah, man, we’ve got 16 different tacos on our menu,” said Dave Hofstad, an NDSU student who works at Vinyl Taco. “I mean the word ‘taco’ is in our name for a reason.”

The tacos are split into two categories: traditional and specialty. The traditional section has ingredients like chicken, beef, barbacoa, carne, asada and steak, and they are all topped with something a little different to bring out the best flavor in that particular taco.

The specialty taco section really amps things up and gives a new flair to this Mexican delight. The specialty list has tacos like buffalo chicken, BBQ chicken, fish and shrimp, pork belly and even a vegetarian option. And the best part is each one of these tacos ranges from $3-5.

James Hammarsten is a junior majoring in documentary journalism at MSUM. he is set to graduate in the fall of 2018. He would like to travel and write about his experiences. Please contact him at hammarstja@mnstate.edu.

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