WHO HAS THE BEST MEXICAN FOOD IN ROCKFORD?

THAT DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR!

 

The answer is not that simple when you ask a foodie. So for the last 3 years we have been working with and training several local foodies to be judges and this year we had 11 sign up! So our judges went out and tried every Mexican dish they could in the Rockford region and after 11 long months, they reported back! One Judge even spent close to $2800 this year alone on eating out. So a huge thanks go out to our judges we couldn't name the areas best without you!!

We can't have an award for every category or every dish under the sun but we do have awards for Rockford Best Tamale, Rockford Best Taco, and Rockford Best Mexican Restaurant!

Here's the list and please continue to eat local and support all of our local restaurants even if they didn't make it on the list.

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BEST TAMALE

Taco Shop 815


BEST MEX RESTAURANT

Hacienda San Jose

3725 E State St. Rkfd Il 61108


BEST TAQUERIA

Tacos El Neno

946 Wisconsin Ave.

Beloit, Wisconsin


BEST OVERALL TACO

Javis Tacos

Inside CJ's Public House

300 E. State St.

Rockford IL 

And here's the rest of ROCKFORD'S BEST MEXICAN dishes and tacos!


BEST Carne Asada Taco - Javis Tacos
BEST Al Pastor Taco - Fresca Mexican Grill
BEST Chorizo Taco - Sabores Food Truck
BEST Tripas Tacos - Burritoville
BEST Tacos de Longaniza - Tacos Don Chato
BEST Cesina Taco - San Jose on E. State St.
BEST Chicken Tacos - Fuego Nuevo
BEST Lengua Tacos - Tortacos Soto
BEST Carnitas Tacos - Supermercado Guanajuato
BEST Cochinito Pibil Tacos - Fuego Nuevo Grill
BEST Chicharon Taco - La Chiquita 
BEST Discada Tacos - Tacos El Neno Beloit
BEST Sincronizadas - Quinta Carmina of Belvidere
BEST Taco De Cabeza- Tacos El Neno Beloit
BEST Shrimp Taco - Tavern On Clark
BEST Tacos De Canasta - Tacos Don Chato
BEST Fish Taco - Tavern On Clark
BEST Taco De  Alambre - Tacos El Neno Beloit
BEST Tacos Especiales/Wildcard - Korean BBQ Taco Sen Sushi Beloit
BEST Breakfast Tacos - Lydias Cafe on Rural
BEST Campechanos - Fuego Nuevo Grill
BEST Quesabirria - Marios Taco Express
BEST Birria Ramen - Taco Shop 815
BEST Quesadilla - Tacos Don Chato (Longanisa Quesadilla)
BEST Pozole - Chilangos Belvidere Location
BEST Menudo - El Molcajete Belvidere
BEST Burrito - Marios Taco Express Tied w/ Sabores Cali Burrito 
BEST Torta - Javis Tacos (La Chilanga)
BEST Pambazo - Chilangos of Rockford
BEST Seafood Dish - Burritoville of Dekalb (Molcajete de Mariscos)

BEST Fajita - Alvarez On Riverside
BEST Enchiladas - Mexico Classico
BEST Mexican Breakfast - Lydias Cafe 
BEST Mexican Snack - La Chucheria of Beloit
BEST Mexican Ice Cream - Leslys Botanas
BEST Dessert - Leslys Botanas
BEST Michelada - Hacienda San Jose
BEST Michelada Wildcard - Burritoville (Michelada Verde de Pepino)
BEST Margarita - Fuego Nuevo Grill

The Judge's Identities are anonymous because we want the locations to not know they are being judged to ensure we have normal interactions. Some restaurants were actually left out solely because of bad service or other issues. So to all the restaurants out there please be kind and courteous you never know who is at your table waiting for a taco!

BTW OUR FOODIE FRIENDZY LINEUP WILL BE BACK THIS WINTER!
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Greater Rockford Area

FOODIE FRIENDZY

Dates And Locations Coming Soon

Foodies come together to eat, meet, and greet each other. We basically take over a restaurant and invite all you foodies to join us! 

We are still working out the details so please stay tuned.

If you are interested in hosting us at your restaurant or bar please contact us!