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Tacobout Tasty Tacos in Baltimore

The east-coast city of Baltimore grew as a port city for shipping tobacco. Today, visitors can admire "The Charm City" harbor and waterways in between exploring museums or catching an Oriole's baseball game. When looking for a bite to eat, the city has public food markets and restaurants serving chicken box and fresh crab. Taco spots have become a local favorite mixing in fresh seafood with authentic Mexican seasoning. But where do the smartest, savviest eaters in Charm City go when seeking the best tacos in Baltimore? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We've gathered information from in-the-know diners to pick out the best tacos in Baltimore. From hidden spots to downtown food trucks, the best tacos in Baltimore have something for everyone. Grab a table and enjoy some tacos tonight!

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12 Restaurants
Updated January 15, 2020
Restaurants:The Food Market - Hampden, The Choptank - Baltimore, Blackwall Hitch Baltimore
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Hampden, Fells Point, Inner Harbor
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The Food Market - Hampden

$$$$
American
Hampden
4.7
4661 reviews
One of the most beloved spots in Baltimore, The Food Market is a prime place for dinner in "The Ave." Head down to this blossoming area of Hampden to try some of the best tacos in Baltimore. It's a cozy, welcoming spot for a meal with family and friends. Head to the small plates menu to try the street tacos, with braised pork, raw corn salad, whipped avocado, and "good salsa." Crispy "lobster fingers" include truffle honey mustard, and "big ole' mozzarella sticks" feature spicy fra Diavolo sauce. Fried oysters carbonara feature bacon and onion dressing with black hot sauce.

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The Choptank - Baltimore

$$$$
Seafood
Fells Point
4.5
533 reviews
In the middle of Baltimore's celebrated Fells Point neighborhood, The Choptank is a classic Baltimore fish and crab house. Stop in to find some of the best tacos in Baltimore. Grab the fried fish tacos for the main course. These specialties include beer-battered Icelandic fish with slaw, radish, and smoky poblano crema. Peel and eat shrimp comes in half-pound portions, and the baked Choptank oysters include herb butter and Parmesan. Try dinner with one of the classic Baltimore "crush" drinks or the "Quint's Revenge" with gin, chareau, and fresh line juice.

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Blackwall Hitch Baltimore

$$$$
Seafood
Inner Harbor
4.2
1088 reviews
A traditional Baltimore seafood and oyster spot, the Blackwall Hitch is also one of the town's top spots for tacos. Stop into this standout spot for live music to try the restaurant's Mahi Mahi tacos, with spicy slaw, pico de gallo, avocado, and flour tortillas. It's a feisty, Baltimore-styled twist on the classic taco. For a hearty meal favorite, try the Blackwall signature burger, with Aspen Ridge beef, white cheddar, and fried green tomato. Pair the Blackwall Hitch dinner with one of the selections from its wine cellar or a local Baltimore craft beer.

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Baltimore

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown
4.4
1774 reviews
The Baltimore installment of this nationally-beloved chain features some of the best tacos in town. Of course, these tacos have a traditional Baltimore seafood bent. Start with the signature tuna tacos for a quick bite, or try the restaurant's signature "ocean platter" full of exceptional seafood. The menu also features bacon-wrapped sea scallops, a jumbo shrimp cocktail, and prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella. Morton's signature dishes include shrimp scampi capellini, braised beef short rib, and miso-marinated sea bass. Stay for dessert and try the carrot cake, key lime pie, or hot chocolate cake.

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Rusty Scupper - Baltimore

$$$$
Seafood
Inner Harbor
4.7
7475 reviews
A picturesque restaurant on the Inner Harbor, Baltimore's fabled Rusty Scupper is one of the city's finest seafood restaurants. This authentic favorite is also the place to get some of the best tacos in Baltimore. Stop in for a great view of the water and the restaurant's standout blackened fish tacos. These tacos feature guacamole, pico de gallo, shredded cabbage, and a flour tortilla. For a true Baltimore taste, try the beer batter fish and chips. This classic dish features a Baltimore favorite beer - National Bohemian - along with coleslaw and french fries.

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Oceanaire Seafood Room - Baltimore

$$$$
Seafood
Inner Harbor
4.8
3705 reviews
On the edge of Baltimore's Little Italy and Harbor East neighborhoods, the Oceanaire seafood room is the place to go in Charm City for top-notch seafood. Selections here come from around the seas. The menu features Alaskan halibut, Dover sole, and Copper River salmon. There are also highlight tacos on the menu as well. Go for the blackened fish tacos or the achiote spiced fish tacos with roasted corn salsa and Cotija. Nueske's bacon tacos feature pickled cabbage slaw and micro cilantro. Try some of the standout small bites, like a fresh oyster trio or grilled oysters rock with Parmesan.

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Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats @ Hotel Indigo Baltimore

$$$$
American
Mt. Vernon
4.0
99 reviews
Stop into this elegant hotel hot spot to enjoy some of the best tacos in Baltimore. A vibrant and welcoming spot in Mt. Vernon, Poets is an excellent choice for an upscale dinner in Charm City. Start with the fish tacos, made with Napa cabbage, mango salsa, jalapenos, and chipotle aioli. Camden Yards beef sliders feature Montreal steak along with whiskey onions and a choice of cheese. For an entree, try the restaurant's special chicken and waffles. The dish features a cornbread-jalapeno waffle with house-made maple aioli.

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Ouzo Bay - Baltimore

$$$$
Mediterranean
Harbor East
4.6
2444 reviews
This colorful Harbor East location brings the taste of Greece to the heart of Baltimore. Only a few steps from the water, Ouzo Bay features standout patio dining along with casual elegance throughout. Get a touch of the Mediterranean with the fish tacos. The dish features avocado, lettuce, radish, and salsa verde. Ouzo mussels include white wine, garlic, and feta, and the "shrimp saganaki" includes a spiced ouzo tomato sauce. Another authentic Greek meal? The wild Bronzino or royal dorado imported from Greece, simply grilled on charcoal.

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Mother's Federal Hill Grille

$$$$
Contemporary American
Federal Hill
4.1
93 reviews
One of the top places in Baltimore's celebrated Federal Hill neighborhood, Mother's is a comfort-food favorite with an authentic Maryland charm to the menu. "Mom's Southwest Tacos" feature cheddar jack cheese and chipotle aioli with steak tips, sauteed shrimp, rockfish, or buffalo chicken. The "Mom's Spicy Meatloaf" includes season ground beef with mashed potatoes and gravy, and a double "Phat Crab Cake" dinner delivers a fine taste of a Baltimore specialty. Try the crab melt off the sandwich menu, made with American cheese and bacon on grilled white.

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Fells Point Tavern

$$$$
American
Fells Point
3.7
28 reviews
This bustling spot in Fells Point is the perfect option for anyone strolling around the bars and shops of this lively neighborhood. A fun neighborhood restaurant with a creative menu, the Fells Point Tavern features some of the best tacos in Baltimore. An elevated twist on fish tacos features salted cod, pineapple salsa, and crispy onions. Crab cakes feature a fried green tomato with asparagus and tomato jam. For another seafood favorite, try the oyster po' boy with local fried oysters, jalapeno bacon, and caper aioli.

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Peppa Flame Restaurant and Lounge

$$$$
Caribbean
Locust Point
4.1
37 reviews
The Peppa Flame restaurant brings a taste of the Caribbean to Baltimore's Locust Point. This standout and colorful Caribbean restaurant is home to some of the best tacos in Baltimore. Start with some of the house-specialty "The Flame tacos," with either jerk fish or jerk shrimp. The "It's a Wing Thing" wings include jerk, honey old bay, or spicy Thai chili styles. For an island taste, try the brown-stewed chicken or Peppa Flame oxtails with butter beans.

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Gunther & Co.

$$$$
American
Canton
4.7
2381 reviews
Seafood and tacos are an unbeatable combination, and Gunther & Co. combines them both in an elegant fashion. This standout Maryland spot is one of the best places in Baltimore for tacos. Start the meal with the restaurant's local-favorite fried oyster tacos, made with pickled tomatoes and "green goddess" dressing. For a spicy taste, try the house-smoked hot brisket sandwich with caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, and toasted rye bread. Don't miss the coppa ham wood oven flatbread, with Fontina cheese, whole grain dijon, and baby arugula.

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