The best little taqueria near downtown is only getting better.
Mariachi’s Dine-In made a quick reputation for three reasons:
Chef Angel Fuentes serves some of the best street tacos, quesadillas and burgers in the central city.
It offers a dedicated vegan and non-dairy taco, torta and burrito menu with ingredients like banana blossoms, squash and pineapple, plus vegan elote with a cashew cotija,
And it’s at the back of a grimy, timeworn convenience store at 301 S. Sylvania Ave. east of downtown.
Most of all, Mariachi’s serves lots of flavor.
The “La Charra” burgers ($9.99) are made with both beef and pastor plus cilantro and avocado, or get a classic burger for $5.99.
Tacos and sandwiches come with a choice of eight meats or five vegan proteins.
The namesake taco is the Mariachi with fried poblano and avocado. That’s $3.25, or the street tacos start at $1.99.
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But the most talked-about item on the menu is the grilled pineapple pastor burrito with chipotle crema, vegetables and cilantro ($9).
New on the menu: the taco de otono (fall), with carnitas or jackfruit, pumpkin and red onion on a housemade blue corn tortilla.
Mariachi’s Dine-In is at Sylvania Avenue and East Fourth Street east of TopGolf, near Martin House Brewing Co.