Nestled deep in the heart of San Jose, La Victoria Taqueria is one of the newest restaurant sensations to hit the city. This unassuming establishment began over 25 years ago as a family-run taco stand. Over the years, La Victoria has evolved into a full-service Mexican restaurant that continues to be a popular dining destination for locals and tourists alike. Located in the heart of downtown San Jose, La Victoria Taqueria is a bustling restaurant known for its high-quality Latin dishes. The atmosphere is casual, but the kitchen takes its craft very seriously. From the moment you enter, you’ll be overwhelmed by the aroma of succulent meats and handcrafted sauces, combined with the sizzling sound of the grill. As you seize the long line, the smell of spicy roasted chiles, warm corn tortillas, and Mexican seasonings will tantalize your taste buds. At La Victoria Taqueria, it’s clear that their commitment to using high-quality ingredients is a priority. They source their meats from only the best local farms. Learn more here.
The salsas, sauces, and marinades are made from fresh garlic, cilantro, and chiles, most of which are grown nearby. The La Victoria family also specializes to puree their tomatillos for use in their signature table sauces. La Victoria’s menu focuses on tacos, burritos, and classic Mexican dishes. Even the pickiest eater will find something to enjoy, from grilled carnitas to grilled cacti. The favorite tacos have many meat choices, including carne asada, al pastor, lengua (beef tongue), and pollo (chicken). All tacos are served with classic salsas and freshly made tortillas. The same can be said for their burritos, which come filled with your choice of carnitas, chicken, or asada, smothered in pinto beans and melted cheese, and topped with a great tablet of their house-baked flour and homemade tortillas stuffed with a combination of meats and a hint of guacamole and sour cream. If tacos and burritos aren’t your thing, La Victoria has much more to choose from. Fans of classic Mexican cuisine will be delighted with the restaurant’s range of options. These include tostadas, enchiladas, quesadillas, tamales, chile rellenos, and more. For lighter fare, La Victoria Taqueria also offers big salads, vegetarian options, and even breakfast. Learn more about Exploring San Jose’s Finest: La Victoria Taqueria.