Yelp has unveiled its list of the Top 100 Taco Spots in the United States and Sacramento boasts one of the finest taquerias in the nation.
Taqueria La Perla Tapatia, nestled in Arden Arcade, secured the impressive No. 29 spot on this esteemed list. This Mexican gem opened its doors in August 2021, offering authentic flavors that have swiftly gained a devoted following.
To compile these rankings, Yelp’s data science team analyzed cities with the highest volume of “taco” searches from August 2022 to August 2023. Each city featured on the list had to have garnered over 5 million searches.
“Known for its authentic Mexican flavors and a commitment to quality, Taqueria La Perla Tapatia has become a beloved destination for taco lovers,” read Yelp’s article celebrating Taqueria La Perla Tapatia.
The taqueria’s menu boasts an array of offerings, including breakfast plates, burritos, tortas, and, of course, tacos. Diners can savor traditional street tacos with corn tortillas, crispy tacos, or quesabirria tacos. With approximately 263 user-generated reviews on its Yelp page, Taqueria La Perla Tapatia boasts an impressive 4.7-star rating.
Several other exceptional California taco spots also clinched top spots on the list, including Birrieria Little Tijuana in Riverside at No. 2, Frogtowns Gourmet Tacos in Los Angeles at No. 5, and Street Tacos and Grill, also in Los Angeles, ranking at No. 11.
The Golden State continued to shine with additional top-ranking taco establishments, including:
- Mercado Mexico in Bishop — No. 13
- Tacos El Gabacho in Spring Valley — No. 15
- Almas Delias Restaurant in La Puente — No. 18
- Str8 Up Tacos in Lakewood — No. 21
- The Craft Taco at SOVA in San Diego — No. 23
- Xochipilli Taco Bar in Van Nuys — No. 25
- El Gallo Giro Taco Truck in San Francisco — No. 26
Want to learn about more delicious taco spots in NorCal? Check out the Great Norther California Taco Trail.