Who the heck woulda thunk that Columbus, Ohio, is home to some of the greatest tacos I've had anywhere? Even most Columbus residents former and current are unaware of the awesome truck scene that's unfolded in the city in recent years. I haven't done the math, but I'd be willing to wager that Columbus has one of the highest levels of taco trucks per capita in the country.
With a fleet of trucks and eateries so expansive and spread out over a driveable city, you need a tour guide to take you through them all. I hooked up with the good folks at Columbus Food Adventures last month to show me the ins-and-outs of the taco scene.
Here are the five best taquerias we tried, which, if the opinions of the Columbus Food Adventure folks is to be trusted (and it should be), make them the five best taquerias in the city.
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Taco Map: Columbus, Ohio
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About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Managing Editor of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at @thefoodlab on Twitter, or at The Food Lab on Facebook.