Tortillas

If there's one bread that goes unnoticed but plays a major role in the food industry and Mexican cuisine, it has to be the tortilla. A Tortilla is a flat bread made of corn or wheat, used in burritos, tacos, nachos, taquitos, enchiladas and quesadillas. This flat bread allows you to get creative and inventive.

The tortilla is originally from Mexico and has grown to be a part of the food culture in Johannesburg. Tortillas are commonly found at market stalls, mobile stalls and restaurants.

Azteca

Azteca - Mexican Food Products

Established by a husband and wife team, Azteca - Mexican Food Products inspires South Africans with their Mexican products.

Their specialty is corn and wheat based products, perfect for tasty tacos or served with salsa and a generous scoop of avocado.

Products include tortillas, taco shells, wraps and many others.

Address: Unit H, 709 Richards Drive, Midrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Restaurants Cuisines Killarney Mall

MAMATACO

MAMATACO is one of the most amazing Mexican restaurants in the city. They are all about bringing flavour, taste and colour to the table.

They boast a generous menu that includes some favourites like tacos, nachos and quesadillas, so you can go wild and try out something new every time.

MAMATACO sources quality ingredients to make fresh meals for you to enjoy.

Address: Shop 98, Killarney Mall, 60 Riviera Road, Killarney, Johannesburg, Gauteng | Bedford Centre, Smit & Van Der Linde Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Baha Taco

Baha Taco

Baha Taco is the epitome of Mexican street food. They take authentic Mexican cuisine to a whole new level, incorporating some of the most unique ingredients.

You can find the Baha Taco restaurant in Norwood or at some of the coolest festivals and outdoor events. Follow them on their Facebook page to find out where they will be next.

Address: 39 Grant Ave, Norwood, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

The Usual On Grant

The next time you find yourself in Norwood with time to spare, head to the Usual On Grant and order a cup of coffee. Why? Because they have very, very, very good coffee. Then, order another cup of coffee and take a loot at their extensive menu. The Usual is known as the hottest brunch spot in Norwood. Visitors can expect tasty tacos, beautiful burritos, and enticing enchiladas to name a few.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Usual-on-Grant/

Baha Taco

What first catches your eye is the décor … it’s something else! Quaint, quirky and oh-so-cute, the pink pizza oven (yes, a pizza oven in a Mexican place … don’t ask – it works), the mosaicked table top, and the cacti on display make for a cosy, intimate and relaxed setting. everything is made from scratch and all their meat is from Braeside Butchery, so you know it’s good quality. With that in mind, what’s a Mexican meal without nachos, right? Baha Taco rocks the nacho boat all the way from Joburg to Cozumel. Other favourites are the "drunken" bean empenadas, and their #TacoTuesday specials.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/BahaTaco/

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Queen Sheba

At HQ we're all about embracing African cuisine. From the kotas around the corner to injera from Ethiopia, we can't get enough of real soul food. This brings us to Queen Sheba, an Ethiopian gem found on Grant Avenue. The decor is chilled, the vibe is chilled, and the food full of flavour. Patrons can expect spice and all things nice, such as classic finger foods, lega tibes, and a decent collection of vegetarian food (there are so many options that it has its own section on the menu). If you fancy yourself a coffee fanatic, then Queen Sheba is the place for you. At the time of writing a cup of their infamous Ethiopian coffee would set you back R15 a cup. Sold? Of course you are!

Details: http://www.ethiopianqueensheba.co.za/

The Schwarma Co.

Guilty pleasure does not even begin to explain how we feel about the Schwarma Co. in Norwood. In fact, you can cover Lego bricks in humus from this shop and we'll munch down like there's no tomorrow. Schwarma Co uses fresh ingredients, stacks the vertical rotisserie every day, and serves falafels so tasty that folks have flown in from Turkey to have a bite... fine, the last bit we made up but you know what we mean. Our favourite bite at the Schwarma Co. is by far the lamb shish kebabs. The laffa (Middle Eastern flat bread) is not bad at well - two thumbs up from us for sure.

Details: https://schwarmacompany.co.za/

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Fireside Bistro

Rated as one of the top 60 restaurants in Joburg by TripAdvisor, Fireside Bistro adds a sense of umami to the smorgasbord that is Grant Avenue. Since opening its doors in January 2015, Fireside Bistro has been cooking up outstanding T-bones, rump, fillet, ribs, deboned chicken, calamari, mussels, prawns, salmon, kingklip, trout, boerewors, springbok, oxtail, ostrich, burgers, baguettes, salads, soups, and more. The best time to pull in would be on a Sunday for lunch when Fireside Bistro pops a lamb on the spit. Oh! Before we forget, their toasted cheese is amazing. It's defs in our top five in the city for sure.

Details: http://www.firesidebistro.com/

Next Door

Are you looking for a fun family-friendly restaurant that you've not been to before? Then we've got the place for you! Kosher thin base pizza (topped with cheese made from Chalav Yisrael milk), homemade gnocchi, and even sushi! Next Door has got something for everyone. On top of that Next Door also serves yummie Bar One milkshakes that are worth the trip alone.

Details: http://readytogo.co.za/

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47 On Grant

Norwood is a melting pot of culture, and with that comes the different ingredients that are needed to create a buffet worth the drive. One place that stands out in the area is 47 On Grant. Known for its Turkish fusion, sunny courtyard, and exciting menu, 47 On Grant is a must-visit for all Joburg foodies. Patrons can expect items such as cağ kebabs, lamb pirzola, and Sri Lankan pumpkin curry to name a few.

Details: 071 155 7266 | 47A Grant Ave, Norwood, Johannesburg, 2192

Sumting Fresh

What started out as a chance meeting in the back of a minibus taxi soon turned into a business venture of a lifetime. Sumting Fresh is proof that hard work and dedication pays off in the end. Starting out as a little catering company soon evolved into a fully-fledged restaurant which serves fresh bao buns, cocktails, and fried chicken. In fact, their food is so good that they've were featured as part of the top ten food market stalls in the world by the Guardian UK.

Details: https://www.sumtingfresh.co.za/

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Baha Taco

Norwood has a lot to offer us culinary types. From Asian cuisine to traditional Italian and Portuguese, there is something here for every palate. However, it's Norwood's take on tacos that has us really revved up. Check out Baha Taco on the famous Grant Avenue for your favourite refried beans and cheese stuffed lovelies. Their freshly made taco shells are made from stone ground wheat flour, making them extra light and crispy. Baha Taco also recently introduced a few vegan taco options to their menu. So, bring all your mates along for an authentic Mexican street food experience, right in the heart of Norwood. Hit them up on Taco Tuesdays, for an all you can eat feast.

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Details: 38 Grant Avenue, Norwood, Johannesburg | 076 694 7400 | [email protected]

La Santa Muerte

After the huge success of Hell's Kitchen, the proprietors took the leap and opened a Mexican joint right next to the bar. Fortunately for us, they pulled it off with a brilliant hand. The chef is particularly adept at whipping up intriguing taco tasters, including Prawn Taco with Mango Salsa, Tequila & Lime Marinated Mushroom Taco and Sirloin Steak Taco. Pop by on a Tuesday evening for their Mix and Match Taco Tuesdays. You get any three tacos for just *R80! Served with creamy guac and salsa, this is a Mexican food lover's heaven.

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Details: Shop 2, 7th Street, Melville, Johannesburg | 076 609 0383 | [email protected]

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Mama Mexicana

What's better than enjoying a cerveza in the City of Gold while munching on some prime soft shell tacos? Maboneng's Mama Mexicana certainly holds the fort when it comes to spicy food. Their menu features an array of taco flavours, including beef, chicken, pulled pork and vegetarian. However, we recommend that you take a gamble and try their fish tacos. These amazing hard shell morsels will have you salivating for more. With a squeeze of lime and a shot of tequila, these tacos go down as a real treat.

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Details: 264 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct, City and Suburban, Johannesburg | 011 334 1982 | [email protected]

Perron

Tequila and tacos, my friends. What more could you need? Perron is unofficially known as the Mexican Appreciation Society, displaying a passion for Mexican flavours and the sweet agave nectar we have all come to love. Perron is one of the few restaurants in Joburg to offer gourmet tacos, solely created for your Latin American cuisine cravings. With 12 varieties of flavour, their taco menu is one of the best the city has to offer. They also now offer vegetarian and vegan tacos, as well as specialty editions. Come by for a real fiesta at either their Illovo or Bryanston branches.

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Salsa Mexican Grill

The vibe at Salsa is unbeatable, there is always an air of celebration and good cheer. Plus, you can craft your own meal here with their build your own menu option. Choose between a hard or soft shell taco base, protein or veg, extra toppings like wild rice or black beans, a cheese of your liking and salsa to top it all off. Be warned, when Salsa say spicy, they mean it! But, the chilli sweats are well worth it as you savour the taste of contemporary Mexican dining. They have a few branches located around Joburg, so those tasty tacos are never too far away.

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The Green Craft Bar 

The Green Craft Bar is all about great beer, hearty food and good times. Located in Modderfontein, Glenvista and Benoni, this pub meets hipster eatery offers gluten free tacos topped with lightly spiced chicken strips, red onion, tomato, lime and coriander pico da gallo. Tuck into your moreish tacos as you overlook any of the Green's fantastic outdoor views. Sipping a craft beer alongside friends, this is the perfect little accompaniment to any weekend outing.

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La Rosa Mexican Grille

La Rosa is one of the fastest growing Mexican food chains in Joburg. Having been awarded the 2017 Best of Joburg for Best New Restaurant, they have continued to expand their menu. The taco section of the menu is especially impressive, featuring gourmet tacos served in a soft corn shell or flour tortilla. You can also order a Tex-Mex hard shell corn taco if that's more your flavour. While La Rosa's taco options are meat heavy, there are vegetarian options available. All tacos are served with salsa and lime for an extra burst of sour-spiciness. Make sure to place your order before downing a first tequila, as these are some true taco tongue twisters!

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Tiger's Milk

If you're in the mood for 'dude food', then Tiger's Milk is the place to go. From gourmet burgers, to cheesy pizza and the iconic Tiger's Milk lager, there is no shortage of grub here. The Tex-Mex portion of their menu features four taco options - chicken, pulled pork, fish and veggie. You may want to order a board to share before kicking off your epic feast. Or, simply pig out on these Mexican morsels. Either way, you are sure to leave more than satisfied.

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Do you know of any other restaurants that serve tacos in Johannesburg? Let us know about them! 

Where are you eating out tonight? Luckily for you (and your taste buds), Joburg is constantly welcoming new restaurants to its foodie scene. Whether you’re craving an artful yet affordable menu, a soul-satisfying platter of the city’s best tapas, or world-class Mexican food, there’s a Jozi restaurant that will satisfy.

The Countess

Tucked away inside 27 Boxes in the eclectic suburb of Melville is The Countess, a charming steampunk meets American smokehouse-style restaurant. The industrial decor and vibrant atmosphere are sure to thrill you, but then again, so will the Countess Burger, or the Truffle Mac & Cheese. After scoffing down your generously-sized main meal, you may think you have no space left for the Pot de Crème, but carry on — this decadent dessert is an interesting twist on your standard crème brûlée that you simply have to try.

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The Fat Zebra

Whether it’s a quality cup of coffee and a stack of buttermilk crumpets, or a glass of fine wine and tapas, The Fat Zebra has that and more. The upmarket Linden eatery offers a moreish menu of breakfasts, lunches and dinners and an impressive list of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages options. No matter what time of day you decide to visit, make sure you don’t leave without indulging in a slice of their flourless lemon and almond cake slice.

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Joshua Tree Restaurant & Bar

For pub grub, craft beer and great cocktails, Joshua Tree Restaurant & Bar is the place. This vibey spot has an extensive menu of simple fare done well, with a background of live music on certain days. Enjoy a platter of appetisers with a bunch of friends or tuck into one of the hearty mains. For their happy hour specials, we suggest you try the Tequila Daiquiri or Hazelnut Colada. Cheers!

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Perron

You may associate the trendy, well-loved Mexican joint that is Perron with the bustling suburb of Illovo, but the Bryanston version is just as much of a foodie hotspot. Perched in the culinary hub that the Hobart Centre has become, we know you'll love everything about Perron from the wonderfully loud interior and festive atmosphere to the moreish churros and potent tequilas.

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Baha Taco

Another great Mexican eatery in the city, Baha Taco is a quaint and quirky little place that serves up some very tempting dishes, such as the halloumi-filled taco, which I just can’t seem to get enough of right now. I’m also a huge fan of their decor — think a pink pizza oven (yes, a pizza oven in a Mexican spot, and it's pink, don’t ask questions), mosaicked tabletops and cacti displays. This all makes for a cosy, comfortable setting to enjoy simple and delicious Mexican street food made with locally grown, organic produce.

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The Eatalian

From a classic lasagne to a thin-crust pizza loaded with gourmet toppings, The Eatalian caters to your every craving. All the dishes at this modern Italian spot are handmade from scratch, and the cosy atmosphere lends itself to both intimate dinners and fun, rowdy tables of friends. Be sure to end your meal off with one of their speciality coffees — it’ll be love at first sip.

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Top Restaurants

Piccolo Mondo

Want to treat yourself and your loved one to a special meal? There’s nowhere more intimate to go than the luxurious establishment that is Piccolo Mondo at the Michelangelo Hotel. Once a month, the fine-dining eatery brings you their renowned Gourmet Dinner, which offers the ultimate culinary experience paired with some of the Cape’s finest wines. On any other night, the restaurant has an excellent à la carte menu.

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Gemelli Cucina Bar

This fine-dining Italian restaurant in Bryanston offers a menu that couples modern, playful cooking styles with solid, classic flavours. Must-tries include the Penne Alessandro, created by the restaurant’s founder, with smoked chicken, prawn tails and prosecco-mustard cream, as well as the pork belly braised in white wine.

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Parc Fermé 

This restaurant offers an international dining experience with a variety of French, Mauritian and Asian cuisine on the menu. Designed to tantalise any palate from sushi to sizzling grills, there are also two notable traditional classics with modern twists — the Cajun chicken alfredo and the seafood tagine that serves two. An exceptional dessert is the chocolate parfait with pistachio crust.

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Are there any other restaurants you think we should try, Joburgers? Leave your suggestions in the comment box down below.

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