A collection of our favorite mouth-watering taco stops for Cinco de Mayo.

Back in the day, the most difficult questions one would have to answer when ordering up a taco might be Beef or chicken? or Hard or soft shell? But as everyones favorite spicy handheld delicacy has grown in popularity, so too has its variety of preparations. Whether you prefer your tacos sweet or savory or for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, here are 20 of the bestand most uniquetacos weve discovered in our cross-country culinary journeys. Baja Rock Shrimp Skinni Tacos Where: Tortilla Republic West Hollywood Location: West Hollywood, CA Farm-to-table fare is the focus of this West Hollywood hotspot, which cooks up modern Mexican cuisine in a sophisticated setting. Among their selection of tacos, which appear on the appetizer menu, is this tequila-battered rock shrimp taco, which is prepared with tequila passion fruit cabbage slaw, mango salsa, avocado, chipotle aioli and butter lettuce. Moroccan Lamb on Roti Where: Salvation Taco Location: New York, NY Michelin starred chef April Bloomfield has assembled an array of unexpected ingredientshouse pickles, soy pickled garlic, spicy tartar sauce and marinated kimchiat this action-packed eatery in the lobby of Manhattans Pod 39 Hotel. One of her most international of offerings is the Moroccan lamb taco, served on naan bread with cucumber pico de gallo and crema. Pastrami Taco [caption id="attachment_329881" align="aligncenter" width="493"] Alanna Hale[/caption] Where: Foreign Cinema Location: San Francisco, CA Situated in the heart of San Franciscos Mission District, Foreign Cinema gives new meaning to dinner and a movie with a daily-changing menu of California-meets-Mediterranean bites, all set against the backdrop of an ongoing lineup of film screenings. The housemade pastramicured with coriander, black peppercorns, mustard seed, paprika, onion, garlic, salt and brown sugaris part of the restaurants bar bites menu. Quinoa & Sweet Potato Taco [caption id="attachment_329906" align="aligncenter" width="493"] Foodspotting.com[/caption] Where: Mas Tacos Por Favor Location: Nashville, TN Theres a lot to love about this Tennessee food truck-turned-brick and mortar restaurant, including its low prices, laidback vibe, and thoughtful menu. Though the lineup of tacos changes regularly, we particularly like this incredibly satisfying vegetarian option, made with roasted tomatillo sauce, red cabbage, sour cream, cilantro and lime. Grilled Salmon Taco Where: Nada Location: Cincinnati, OH Resist the temptation to fill up on appetizers if youre planning to order Nadas rich and tasty take on the standard fish taco, which is topped with chipotle crema, corn pico, jalapeno, and cilantro Fried Chicken Taco [caption id="attachment_329883" align="aligncenter" width="493"] Jipsy[/caption] Where: Huahuas Taqueria Location: Miami Beach, FL This South Beach taqueria offers a perfect aprs-swim meal, with nearly a dozen different taco options, including a breakfast version (made with cheesy eggs, carnitas, hash browns and cilantro) and this Fried Chicken Taco, which gets topped with jalapeno cornbread, cabbage and housemade ancho ranch. And all for just $3.99. Tacos Chinos Where: The Squeaky Bean Location: Denver, CO Executive chef Theo Adley has been playing with global flavors at The Squeaky Bean, his progressive den of seasonal flavors, located in Denvers Lower Downtown neighborhood. At the moment, hes injecting Chinese flavors into his Tacos Chinos, which are made with pork belly, lamb lengua, hoisin and cucumber. Duck Carnitas Tacos Where: Bocanova Location: Oakland, CA Chef/owner Rick Hackett mixes flavors from the Mediterranean and North, Central and South America at his Pan-American dining spot, where the Duck Carnitas Tacos get a spicy touch with pico de gallo, avocado and chile crme fraiche. Fish Stick Taco Where: Odd Duck Location: Austin, TX The chefs at Austins Odd Duck like to utilize as much of every ingredient as they can. So they take the leftover scraps of red fish that make up another dish on the menu and turn them into the fish sticks for this nostalgic taco, which is topped with homemade slaw and sunflower seeds. The Gaucho Where: Kachina Southwestern Grill Location: Westminster, CO Diners at Kachina can partake in its extensive Navajo Taco menu, which is available at both lunch and dinner, and includes some truly unique items. Theres The Mojave, made of duck confit, pickled cactus, chipotle agave and manchego cheese, and The Gaucho, a slow-braised lamb taco with smoked tomato aioli, Brussels sprout slaw and cowboy beans. Tres Cochinitos Where: Loteria Grill Location: Various locations in Los Angeles, CA The fact that there are a half-dozen locations of Loteria Grill in the Los Angeles area should tell you something about the demand for its unique brand of Mexican eats. One of the restaurants most popular options across the board is chef/owner (and Mexico native) Jimmy Shaws Tres Cochinitos (translation: three little pigs), which features pork carnitas and crispy bacon with salsa, onion and cilantro, all topped with pork rinds. Pancita Tacos Where: Mercadito Locations: Chicago & New York Youll find Mercaditos Pancita Tacosmade with dry-roasted pork belly, rosemary, chicharron and creamy tomatillo salsaat all of Mercaditos locations, with slight tweaks to better reflect the geography. In Chicago, you might find some roasted apples added into the mix whereas the New York establishment prefers oranges. Roku Style Albacore Tacos Where: Sushi Roku Locations: Las Vegas, Scottsdale, Hollywood, Santa Monica & Pasadena No, thats not a typo. One of the most interesting tacos weve stumbled across is found at a sushi restaurant, which fuses Latin American and Japanese cuisines by wrapping chunks of albacore tuna in crispy wonton wrappers, then finishing them off with creamy guacamole and a tangy Asian salsa. Prime Rib Street Tacos Where: Tii Gavo Location: Sedona, AZ Washed down with a Prickly Pear Margarita is the way that executive chef David Schmidt prefers to enjoy his zesty Prime Rib Street Tacos, which are flavored with salsa de juan, pico de gallo, shaved cabbage and cilantro. Japanese Taco [caption id="attachment_329902" align="aligncenter" width="493"] Luke Mahot[/caption] Where: The Bazaar by Jos Andrs Location: Miami Beach & Los Angeles Diners on both coasts have been singing the praises of renowned chef Jos Andrs Japanese-style eel taco, which is prepared with shiso, cucumber, wasabi and pork chicharrones. Peking Duck Taco [caption id="attachment_329877" align="aligncenter" width="493"] Tanya Blum[/caption] Where: Bodega Negra Location: New York, NY Expect plenty of international infusions at this ode to Mexican street food in New York Citys Dream Downtown,where a Peking Duck Tacowith mole negro, sesame seeds and kumquat morita compoteis a specialty. Short Rib Ropa Vieja "Double Stack" Taco Where: Painted Burro Location: Somerville, MA

The most popular taco at Painted Burro offers the best of Mexico and America with both a crunchy and soft tortilla stacked one on the other and filled with slow-cooked, red wine and Mexican Coke mole-braised short rib. On top? Tres quesos and pico de gallo.

BBQ Brisket Tacos Where: Moderne Barn Location: Armonk, NY

Youll have to hit up this West Chester restaurant at lunchtime if you want to sample executive chef Ethan Kostbars brisket tacos. An option on the two-course express lunch menu, theyre made with barbecue-glazed brisket, shaved papaya, red onion and cilantro crema. Dinner brings a plate of Broiled Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos, with avocado, chipotle aioli and roasted corn salsa.

Berkshire Pig Head Carnitas Where: CBD Provisions Location: Dallas, TX Call this one a DIY tacoand make sure youve got a few friends, because this is a dish thats meant to be shared. The foundation of chef Michael Sindonis carnitas is a whole Berkshire pig head, which is served with roasted tomatillo salsa, radishes, and tortillas, so you can make your own tacos. Morning Tacos Where:Hotel ZaZa Locations: Dallas & Houston

You cant start the day off with a taco at Texas Hotel ZaZa, which has locations in Dallas and Houston. Your choices includeHuevos Rancheros Crispy Tacos, made with bean (need a space there) refrito, avocado and tomatillo salsa, or a Morning Taco of egg, chorizo, cilantro and salsa.

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