Remember when tacos came in a cardboard box?

Thankfully, those days are over. Adelaide's new breed of taquerias are much more faithful to Mexico. At these spots, you can expect to find real-deal nixtamalised corn tortillas, imported chillies and vibrant house-made salsas. And the best bit? No knives or forks required.

La Popular Taqueria

The Mexican-born chef at this Port Adelaide taqueria makes everything by hand, in-house.

226 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide

Taco Quetzalcoatl’s

Key ingredients come direct from Mexico.

Shop 5 18-28 Amanda Street, Salisbury

Revolución Mexicana

Eight to choose from, including vegan and vegetarian options.

Shop 47 Central Market Arcade, Adelaide

Disco Mexico Taqueria

It's a "taco bar", disco ball and all.

140 Gouger Street, Adelaide

Sazón Espresso Mount Barker

Chipotle pork-belly? Or maybe mushroom and Mexican truffle?

1 24 Gawler Street, Mount Barker

Sazón Espresso CBD

Repeats the formula perfected in the Hills.

3 19 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

Hispanic Mechanic

Every combo imaginable, and house-made chilli sauces.

205 Glen Osmond Road, Frewville

Mexican Society

The extensive tequila list will become your taco's partner in crime.

140 Gouger Street, Adelaide