Tacos 1986 is a taco-stand-turned-order-at-the-counter-restaurant in Downtown. These are Tijuana-style tacos, which means the meat is grilled over mesquite and then topped with creamy guacamole and beans. The result is messy, heavy-handed tacos that certainly hit the spot after a long night of bar-hopping in the neighborhood, but aren’t something you need to drive specifically to eat. Prepare for heavy lines.
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