OUR PICK: La Cocina
, 2602 Nogalitos St., (210) 922-9660
San Antonio may be home to plenty of taquerias and taco trucks, but we can safely bet that you haven’t been to every one of them. One of the lesser known taquerias is the impressive La Cocina in Palm Heights. While it’s unfortunate that it doesn’t have a drive-thru, these tacos are definitely worth getting out of your car for. Greeted by the smell of clean linens from the laundromat next door, the brightly colored restaurant draws you in with its Mexican decor and Fiesta posters. Their salsa verde is one of the best in the city, runny without being messy, spicy without being overbearing. While the tacos can sometimes run small, the quality of the tortillas and fillings more than make up for that. Whatever kind you get, complete your meal and taqueria experience with aguas frescas and some Mexican candy available at the register.