Posted Oct 01, 2023 | By Brittney Hendricks

The Best Places for Tacos in Oxnard: Explore Oxnard's Taco Trail

In Oxnard, tacos aren’t just a menu item — they’re a culinary treasure. With dozens of taquerias, taco trucks and Mexican restaurants in town, tacos are the unofficial food of Oxnard (well, besides strawberries).

We are staking our claim: Oxnard has the most tacos per capita in the U.S. So far, no one’s proved us wrong. Are you a #foodie on a mission to find the perfect taco? We surveyed locals to find the best of the best street-style tacos, tortas, margaritas and more in Oxnard — if not the best north of the Cali-Mex border. Sample from these top picks by taking yourself on an official tour of the Oxnard Taco Trail!

Oxnard Taco Trail

Before you set out on your taco quest, make sure you’re equipped with our taco finding Oxnard Taco Trail mobile pass, no app downloads are required and this is easily accessible from your mobile device. Have fun taco touring the Oxnard Taco Trail!

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Oxnard Taco Trail

Sample menu items from Oxnard's epic taco scene, including quesatacos, barbacoa plates, los vampiros, birria machetes, red mulitas, torta titanics, birria pizzadillas and more!

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Are you a taco completionist? You haven't tried one until you've tried them all. Get into the competitive spirit by checking into 15 locations on the Oxnard Taco Trail, and you will win the official "I Conquered the Oxnard Taco Trail" t-shirt. So your friends have tried a few taquerias? That's cute. Not-so-humble brag by pulling up in one of these bad boys 😏

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Oxnard Taco Trail

Best Taco Spots IN OXNARD? Survey Says...

Are you a #foodie on a mission to find the perfect taco? We surveyed locals to find the best of the best street-style tacos, tortas, margaritas and more in Oxnard — if not the best north of the Cali-Mex border. Here are the top picks:

Best Taco Trucks:

Some of the city’s most delicious tacos aren’t assembled in a brick and mortar building; they’re prepared on wheels in a parking lot, giving meaning to the term “street tacos.” These no frills eateries don’t require all the bells and whistles; they stake their confidence in their really really really good food! Check out Tacos Jerez, Tacos Arandas and Tacos El Caporal for some especially bomb tacos. Visit Oxnard recommends “Los Vampiros” (vampire tacos); try them w/ beef barbacoa, prepared with hand-made tortillas deep fried in shredded cheese, from Tacos La Bonita at any of their FOUR Oxnard locations.

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Los Vampiros from Tacos La Bonita in Oxnard, California. Photo by Brittney Hendricks.

Best Tacos and Tortas Joints In Oxnard

Quick-service taquerias are scattered throughout the various districts of Oxnard, but our residents’ taste buds are particularly enamored with Carnitas El Rey, Taqueria Cuernavaca, House of Tacos, Tacos DF, La Huerta, 7 (Now 8) Regiones Comida Oaxaquena and La Mancha. Are you the type to award points for presentation? If so, the heart-shaped platter of tacos from Juarez Tacos will score big with your eyes and with your heart.

House of Tacos

Best Oxnard Seafood Tacos and Mariscos:

Bringing the sea to your GI tract, these slingers of shellfish really SEAl the deal. Try selections from locations on our Taco Trail, including El 30 Mariscos Mexican Seafood Restaurant, Sabor Taqueria Y Mariscos, La Vero’s Mexican Seafood & Bar. Where do you find our favorite fish tacos? Proudly serving the community since 1908, the Otani Family mixes Japanese-style seafood with a twist of Mexican flair at Otani’s Fish Market & Restaurant.

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Otani’s Fish Tacos in Oxnard, California. Photo by Michelle Flippo.

Best Restaurant-Style Tacos In Oxnard:

In search of traditional Mexican cuisine in a restaurant atmosphere? Pull up a chair at Mi Pueblo Mexican Grill, Cabo Seafood Grill & Cantina, Yolanda’s Mexican Café and Money Pancho Mexican Restaurant.

Taco Plate at Mi Pueblo Mexican Grill Restaurant in Oxnard, California. Photo by Veronica Slavin.

Best Oxnard Margaritas & Micheladas (AKA “Margs and Michies”)

Taco consumption isn’t complete without something to whet your whistle! Skip the grocery store tequila and opt for our favorite cocktail concoctions from Cabo Seafood Grill & Cantina, Los Remedios and El Chilito. Looking for something especially fun? Blend your Baby Yoda obsession with midori and ice at Yolanda’s Mexican Café with their Star Wars-themed margarita!

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Drink or drink not; there is no try. A Yoda-rita drink you must! Photo by Brittney Hendricks.

Get Your Taco Fix Any Day of the week in Oxnard

Lalo’s Family Restaurant believes that Mexican gastronomy is an art, a combination of textures, rich flavors, colorful ingredients, and culinary methods. They’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out La Gloria Market for authentic Mexican cuisine in Downtown Oxnard.

And, there you have it! Have more taco tips? Email us your suggestions!

About the Author:

Brittney Hendricks

Southern California native Brittney Hendricks is a travel writer and marketing professional who lives locally with her husband, son and dog. A retired pro dancer and dance instructor, she enjoys staying active by jogging and bicycling the promenades of Oxnard’s beaches.

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