Recently a couple of Youtubers, or more accurately a Youtube couple, slid into our DMs with an invitation to watch a video they made titled “THE ULTIMATE EL PASO TACO GUIDE”.

Of course, they had me at ‘taco.’ I love me the tacos, so sure I’m curious who El Paso natives Javi and Jo: On the Go think make the best ones in town. Especially when the solicitation is in all caps. I’ve got my favorites, but I’m always open to suggestions and new places.

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“We tasked ourselves to find the best tacos El Paso has to offer. So here they are the best 8 places to get tacos in El Paso,” read the video caption. Now, before I reveal those 8 places, I have a bone to pick about something on their list.

I Got Beef with Rolled Tacos

Rolled tacos shouldn't be on the list.

Rolled tacos are not tacos; they’re flautas. Fight me if you want, but you won’t change my mind. Rolled tacos, or taquitos, or tacos ahogados – whatever you want to call them -- are their own category.

Anyway, back to Javi and Jo’s list. Here, in the order they appeared on the video are “the best 8 places to get tacos in El Paso.” You can check out their vid below for specifics.

Javi & Jo: On the Go Facebook
Javi & Jo: On the Go Facebook

• Tacos Panzones food truck
• Little Shack
• Tacos Don Cuco
• Matteo's
• Taco Shop
• El Cometa
• Taconeta
• Elemi

Whaa, no El Taco Tote, KiKi’s, or L&J? No Lucy’s, Tacos Chinampa, or El Cometa? Maybe Javi and Jo have been on the go too long and need to reconnect with their hometown.

I mean, it’s a good list but the “ULTIMATE”? Nah, not even in lower case. I don’t think anyone can put together an ultimate taco list. There are just too many great taco places in El Paso.

Maybe someday I’ll share mine. Spoiler alert: Taco Bell is on it. Whatever, man, don’t @ me.

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