Tacos de Papa
2410 W. 76 Country Blvd., Suite A, Branson, 417-334-4949
Toppings: chorizo, lettuce, tomato, cotija cheese, cilantro
Order it with: mangos con chamoy
What we love: Here, the tortillas for the fried shells are homemade, and there’s a good salsa bar featuring additional zesty toppings like radishes. Take all of that and eat it with a taco that’s packed with well-seasoned pork chorizo, and you have a recipe for a very satisfying taco fest.
Trio of Tacos
1510 N. National Ave., Springfield, 417-402-9307
Toppings: three types of pork, cilantro and a lime
Order it with: a cheese pupusa
What we love: We recommend you order three tacos here, each with a different pork filling. Trompo has seasoned pork cooked on a vertical broiler, Chicharones has fried pork skin in salsa verde, and Guisado de Puerco Rojo has slow-cooked pork in rojo sauce.
Banh Mi Tacos
107 Park Central East, Springfield, 417-501-8456
Toppings: pork belly, pickled carrots, fruit pico de gallo, cilantro, sriracha mayo, greens
Order it with: flash fried kale
What we love: There’s a Vietnamese flair to these flavorful tacos that turns one of our all-time favorite sandwiches into a taco. The best part is the way it combines fresh toppings and indulgent protein.