When it comes to tacos, there is no shortage of authentic spots in Lakeland to satisfy your cravings. But sometimes with so many options, choosing where to go can be overwhelming. That’s why we stopped by all our favorite taco trucks in Lakeland (and Winter Haven) and compiled them for you in a fashion that’s sure to whet your appetite.
1725 W. Memorial Blvd
If you’re looking for an authentic dose of Mexican food right here in Lakeland that is overflowing with flavor, don’t miss out on La Calentana. A permanent food truck parked right beside a Mexican store, La Calentana has been a must-stop for tacos in Lakeland for years. Just place your order at the truck outside and then grab a drink/pay inside. Whether you’re just on the hunt for a few classic tacos with a meat of your choice, or craving some of their legendary nachos full of deep fried tortillas, white cheese, cilantro, jalapenos and more, you’re sure to leave La Calentana satisfied.
Tacos My Friend
3899 Recker Hwy
Tacos My Friend off Recker Highway in Winter Haven is a must stop for you and your friends’ next Taco Tuesday festivities. Not only do they have a sleek and stylish taco truck waiting for you as you walk up, but along with it comes a stacked menu that is loaded with mouth watering options for you to satisfy your cravings. The best part? Tacos are only $1 here. Yes, you read that right. Here, tacos really are your friends. Run, don’t walk to Tacos My Friend.
Taqueria El Burrito
125 N Combee
It’s not often you get great food, great service, and great prices, but Taqueria El Burrito checks every box. With some of the best authentic Mexican food in the area, Taqueria El Burrito is always filling orders and feeding the local community. I mean, where else can you get a steak burrito with beans and rice for $4? You just can’t beat it. Their sopes are both soft and crunchy (and delicious), and their tacos are 6 for $5. Truly, Taqueria El Burrito is the type of place you bookmark and return to again and again.
Taqueria El Dorado
1155 W Pipkin
You can’t talk about the best tacos in the Lakeland area without mentioning Taqueria El Dorado. Equipped with outdoor seating and located directly across from a gas station (perfect for grabbing a beer or another refreshing beverage to accompany your meal), Taqueria El Dorado brings tacos to the food truck game that stand out. Their tacos al pastor even include fresh pineapple on top which really brings them to the next level.