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National Taco Day: RTV6 staff picks the best local taco spots in central Indiana

Posted: 10:03 AM, Oct 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-04 11:18:53-04
National Taco Day: RTV6 picks the top taco spots
National Taco Day: RTV6 picks the top taco spots

INDIANAPOLIS -- Thursday is National Taco Day, and there are many options to get a taco in central Indiana. We crowdsourced the RTV6 staff to find the best local (and a couple not-so-local) spots to get a taco. 

Here are our top picks. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a map of the locations:

Bakersfield: Multiple people picked the downtown restaurant, including Anchor Lauren Casey and Producer Paris Carter. Carter said the cozy atmosphere is nice and cozy and "Great for a group of friends or solo!"

La Parada: This Mexican restaurant on Indy's near-east side is Master Control Hub Operator Andrew Fetter's choice. "It has a great local atmosphere, friendly staff and the food is borderline addictive," he said.

IXCA: As Content Coordinator Michael Hartz notes "You know it's authentic when nobody knows how to pronounce it." IXCA is located in Irvington, and has a buy 2, get 1 free deal for National Taco Day. 

Chipotle: Account Executive Shannon Tankersley said she likes Chipotle, but isn't sure it counts. Nonsense! If it has tacos, it counts!

The Tamale Place: News Photographer Paul Chiodo has a bold statement. He says The Tamale Place has "the greatest steak tacos you will ever eat." The Tamale Place has locations on the west side, the south side, and City Market. 

Emergency Tacos: Sound the alarm for good tacos! Assistant Director Neil Cappetta said this taco truck, which sets up on Indy's northeast side on Saturday nights, is made up to look like an ambulance. "Are they the best tacos in town? Doubtful, but they are authentic and talk about a gimmick to get people's heads to turn," Cappetta said.

Flatwater: You wouldn't think of it as a taco spot, but Account Executive Drew Drybrough said the Broad Ripple restaurant has great pulled pork tacos.

Broad Ripple: Speaking of Broad Ripple, Executive Producer Tyler Logan couldn't narrow his selection down to just one place. He named three -- Sangrita Saloon, the build-your-own tacos at Condado Tacos, and Monon Food Company. The latter restaurant recently closed its Broad Ripple location after opening one downtown. 

Alanna's Kitchen: Traffic Reporter Alanna Martella saves money by just making the tacos at her place. They're probably the cheapest in the city. The bad news? Reservations are required. 

Indy Tacos: As for yours truly, Digital Content Producer Matt McKinney can't go a week without stopping by Indy Tacos on the city's north side. The simple tacos, filled with just cilantro and onion, are unbeatable. 

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