For all its cuisines, Mexican doesn’t typically come to mind when considering New Orleans food as a whole. Even so, there’s a plethora of options to satisfy a craving for what could be considered the perfect food: It’s textural (tender meats, crispy tortillas, juicy pico de gallo, crunchy lettuce, creamy guacamole), balanced (savory herbs, smoky chipotle, fresh citrus, spicy peppers, sweet cinnamon), and deeply flavorful, the result of simmering, steaming, and open-flame cooking.
For the most part, this group does not include Tex-Mex, Cuban, Honduran, or other Central American-Mexican spots. For stands or trucks that specialize solely in tacos, consult our guide to New Orleans’s best tacos.
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