Whether you're in the Florence, Ky. area for a sporting event, shopping, or on your way to visit the Ark Encounter, it's important to include delicious food as part of your overall experience.  If you're anything like me and welcome the idea of eating tacos daily, you're in luck--Florence has some excellent options!

Best tacos in the Florence, Ky. area

woman holding two trays of tacos in front of lita's taco truck in florence ky

Lita's Tacos

Founded in 1957, the recipes used at Lita's Tacos have been passed down for generations. 

carryout container of nachos smothered with cheese from lita's tacos in florence ky

Lita's started out as a food truck and now has a brick and mortar location in Florence.  Don't be discouraged by the GPS that makes it look like part of a gas station--it's a standalone small restaurant and features a drive thru window.

Posted by Litas Tacos on Tuesday, March 16, 2021


Get the cowboy steak taco, nachos, and elote.  The cowboy steak taco features tiny little steak bits, tiny tomatoes, and a delicious sauce--everything just comes together beautifully on your taste buds.  If you don't like steak, it also comes in a chicken cowboy taco variety.  The elote (Mexican street corn) was to die for--you'll be back for the corn!

tray of tacos with limes in the middle of a circle from lita's tacos in florence kentucky

Lita's Tacos still offers their food truck service for company appreciation days, birthdays, wedding receptions, sporting events, and more.



close up shot of an arepa from la torta loca restaurant in florence ky

La Torta Loca

What do you get when you combine Mexican and Venezuelan street food?  Owners Edgar and Karina have shown us--delicious food from La Torta Loca!  

la torta loca chips and guacamole in florence ky

I'd go back for the chips, salsa, and guacamole alone, but the food is also incredible.  The arepa, pictured above, is amazing, but wait until you see the tortas--so big you can't fit them in your mouth!

close up shot of la torta loca sandwich in florence ky restaurant

Looking for the popular birria tacos?  La Torta Loca has those too!  And if that's not enough, they also have outdoor seating and scheduled live music. 

la torta loca food

Check their facebook page for more details. 

la torta loca music

You're "crazy" if you don't eat here soon--read our full review of La Torta Loca here.



mexican food tacos at el ocho loco in erlanger kentucky

El Ocho Loco

Though technically located in Erlanger, we'd be remiss if we talk about tacos In Florence and don't mention El Ocho Loco.  

mexican food torta at el ocho loco in erlanger ky

Much like our friends from La Torta Loca, El Ocho Loco features some delicious tortas!

mexican food at el ocho loco in erlanger ky

Actually, everything on their menu is delicious.  Portions are large, the food is fresh, and the street tacos and burrito bowls are some of our favorites.

el ocho loco erlanger ky mexican food

Pro tip:  Be sure to ask for some of their home made hot sauce--it's amazing!


tacos at taqueria ramirez in florence ky

Taqueria Ramirez

Some may say this one's a sleeper... but luckily they have two locations for you to try!  One on Burlington Pike and the other on Dream Street in Florence.

taqueria ramirez

They've been in business for over 20 years, but I only recently discovered them.  What a gem!  They're more authentic Mexican than some of the other spots we've tried, and oh so tasty!

mexican food taqueria ramirez florence ky

There are several tortas on the menu and I'd highly recommend trying one. 

mexican street tacos from taqueria ramirez in florence ky

If you love cilantro and onions on your tacos, these are definitely for you! 


tacos and beer on tap at 859 taproom in florence ky

859 Taproom

You may think of beer and bar food when you think of 859 Taproom, and you're not wrong, but their tacos are also amazing.  Plus, it's a great option if your party just can't decide where to eat--a huge menu that happens to include some delicious tacos, but isn't limited to Mexican food!

tacos from 859 taproom in florence ky

And don't forget their Taco Tuesday deals--$3 fish, chicken, shrimp, or Carribbean jerk chicken tacos, $2.50 chips & salsa, and $5 Tito's and margaritas.  Yummmm!


Love trying new places, and 859 Taproom in Florence has the most delicious fish tacos! 🌮 😋 #eatlocal #saturday #lunch #kentucky

Posted by Sheila Gray Local 12 News on Saturday, March 27, 2021

The fish tacos have been officially endorsed by local news celebrity Sheila Gray! ;)

859 taproom and grill

Plus, they have plenty of outdoor dining for those upcoming warm summer evenings!


torres mexican

Torres Mexican Steakhouse

If you're looking for something a little different than your traditional neighborhood Mexican restaurant, check out Torres Mexican Steakhouse.

interior of torres mexican restaurant in florence ky

Their menu includes hand-cut Angus steaks, so a perfect compromise for couples arguing over the great debate of where to eat.

fish tacos at torres mexican steakhouse in florence ky

The fish tacos were delicious, as is everything on the menu I've tried!


As you can see, Florence has some incredible tacos waiting to be eaten.  Make a list and make your rounds and let us know which is your favorite!


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