These 11 WV tacos will satisfy those Tex-Mex cravings

West Virginia is a culinary mecca – with everything from high-end French cuisine to traditional Appalachian fare. But, sometimes, nothing hits the spot like a taco. Especially on a Tuesday!

You can get one of the best tacos this side of the Mississippi right here in the Mountain State. Whether you’re looking for an authentic taco or one with a unique spin, these tacos are sure to impress. Here are 11 West Virginia tacos to try:

Tricky Fish

This urban “beach bar” allows you to enjoy fish tacos along with a bucket of beer while people-watching in downtown Charleston. Get a side of hushpuppies with your trio of tacos at Tricky Fish for the full experience.

El Gran Sabor

Best known for their Venezuelan fare, El Gran Sabor also brings some tasty tacos north of the border to Elkins. Whether you go for the crowd-favorite cachapas or try the excellent fish tacos, this gem won’t leave you hungry.

Garcia’s Grill at the Cue

Morgantown favorite Garcia’s Grill at the Cue keeps it simple with daily taco combinations: bean & potato, bean & cheese, chorizo & potato, and spicy chipotle barbeque pork. But, their daily specials like peanut butter mole chicken, coconut chicken or chipotle lime chicken are sure to impress.

Poncho & Lefty’sPoncho & Leftys

“Food Without Borders” is the tagline for this Beckley taco shop. Serving up baja-style food that originated from a food truck, Poncho & Lefty’s is known for creative options like “The General,” with fried chicken, general tso sauce, Carolina slaw, pico de gallo and chipotle sour cream.

Maria’s Taqueria

This small taco shop in Shepherdstown is stocked with more hot sauce than most small towns! Located along the picturesque German Street, Maria’s Taqueria has fresh Tex-Mex dishes that are both delicious and affordable – a win-win!

Black Sheep Burrito & Brews

While burritos may be in their name, Black Sheep Burrito & Brews serves up a mean taco trio. This Huntington restaurant – with another location in Charleston – features unique combinations like bulgogi with kimchi or grilled asparagus with sriracha-honey glaze.

Del Sol Cantina

Del Sol Cantina brings that south of the border flavor to Lewisburg. Fresh Latin cuisine is the hallmark of this downtown favorite – complete with full bar and al fresco dining!

Mi Cocina de Amor

Serving up generations-old family recipes since 2012, Mi Cocina de Amor focuses on small batch, Mexican cooking. Stop by the cantina for one of Charleston’s favorite margaritas!

Hellbender Burritos

This Davis burrito shop serves up some meal-sized specialty burritos, but their tacos are sure to satisfy any taco-lover. With your choice of steak, chicken, pulled pork, tofu or black bean, Hellbender Burritos’ tacos have something for everyone.


With tacos like “Winner-Winner” that features braised chicken, gravy, celery, stuffing and cranberry jelly on corn tortillas, tacos at this Wheeling shop get creative. Tacoholix even has an Italian-influence taco with pepperoni, marinara sauce and grated parmesan!

The Burrito Bar

If you’re looking for one of the best deck views in the New River Gorge area with a side of tacos, look no further than The Burrito Bar.

How many places have you marked off your list?

This post was last updated on March 17, 2022