top of page

The Best Tacos in Monterrey, Mexico: Tacos El Compadre

Alyssa biting into the best tacos in mexico

A culinary experience on the streets of Mexico.

Monterrey, Mexico is a surprising haven for food enthusiasts, and our recent visit to Tacos El Compadre was nothing short of a culinary delight. In this blog post, we'll take you on a virtual food tour through our experience at this gem of a taco joint.

Tacos El Compadre:

A Gringo-Friendly Haven

As we stepped into Tacos El Compadre, the vibrant atmosphere and the enticing aroma of sizzling tacos welcomed us.

One notable aspect of Tacos El Compadre is its gringo-friendly vibe. The staff is not only friendly and welcoming, but they also speak English, making it easy for travelers to navigate the menu and enjoy their meal without any language barriers.

Breakfast Tacos Extravaganza

For our first round of tacos, we opted for breakfast delights. The menu offered a tempting selection, and we couldn't resist trying the chorizo and egg on a flour tortilla, beans and bacon, chicharron, and a deep-fried chili relleno.

Brandon pointing at tacos dorados

What sets Tacos El Compadre apart is the variety of accompaniments. The hottest salsa, bursting with flavor, added an extra kick to our tacos. Additionally, we were served a plate of tomatoes, grilled onions, and coleslaw, enhancing the overall dining experience.

The Art of Tacos Dorados

Tacos dorados – crispy tortillas cooked on the plancha. We learned the word "crujiente" in Spanish, perfectly describing the crunchy texture of these delectable treats.

Impressed by the first round, we couldn't resist ordering more. The second round consisted of another chicharron taco and a cabeza taco. For those unfamiliar with cabeza, it's head meat, mostly cheek, tender, shredded, and reminiscent of carnitas in flavor and texture.

4 tacos without toppings, fresh off the grill

Hot Off the Grill: Crunchy, Spicy, and Irresistible

The tacos at Tacos El Compadre are served piping hot off the grill, delivering a perfect combination of crunchiness and spiciness. The service is impeccable, and the staff's enthusiasm to serve only adds to the overall satisfaction of the dining experience.

As is customary in Mexico, payment is made after the meal. Initially ordering four tacos, we found ourselves so captivated by the flavors that we couldn't resist doubling our order to six. Remarkably, the total cost for this mouthwatering feast was a mere $8.50 USD – a true testament to the incredible value and quality offered at Tacos El Compadre.

Conclusion: A Must-Visit in Monterrey, Mexico

If you find yourself in Monterrey, Mexico, Tacos El Compadre should undoubtedly be your first stop. From the friendly staff to the exceptional variety of tacos and the unbeatable prices, this culinary gem offers an experience that will leave you craving more. Don't miss the opportunity to savor some of the best tacos in Mexico at Tacos El Compadre.

As Alyssa confidently declared : These might be the best tacos we've ever had in Mexico – a bold statement, but one we believe holds true!

A view of the taco stand, Tacos El Compadre


bottom of page