#82 of 95 30A Restaurants

Macho Taco

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Macho Taco - Big Bold Mexican Food With Soul
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Macho Taco is conveniently located in Hub 30A, an exciting gathering place for family and friends in the beautiful Florida panhandle. Their menu features Mexican fare with a heated, soulful twist. They offer delicious appetizers and chef specialties loaded with culinary creativity. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Foodies unite! If you are looking for some of the best Mexican food in Florida or in the country, for that matter, check out Macho Taco. This hot spot is located right in Hub 30A, an exciting gathering place for family and friends in the beautiful Florida panhandle. This favorite location is hip and happening and Macho Taco fits right in. You can see their artistic original logo inspired by one of their chefs. It whimsically features a skull with a beard wearing a colorful blue sombrero and hangs high in the Florida sky. But it’s the food that keeps people coming back for more. Everything they serve is awesome with a capital A and then some. Especially if you like Mexican fare with a heated soulful southern twist. From their namesake tacos to a full line of delicious appetizers and chef specialties, their elevated Mexican menu is loaded with culinary creativity. And don’t worry, you won’t go hungry. Their portions are as filling as they are flavorful. The food is so famous, a famous celebrity, Jamie Foxx stopped by in 2021 to check it out. You never know who might stop by for a Macho Taco treat! Take a look at their menu featuring Mexican fare with soul:

All Macho Taco appetizers are served with freshly made house-fried tortilla chips…a must-have starter for any macho meal:

Salsa And Chips:
Roasted tomatoes, onions, garlic, lime juice, and cilantro

Guacamole And Chips: 
Avocado, roasted poblano peppers, lime juice, and cilantro

Queso And Chips: 
Creamy white American and Monterey Jack cheese

They also have street fare options that you can combine with house-fried chips, salsa, and a fountain drink and be on your way to the rest of your day. Our favorite was the Macho Burrito. You choose your protein from the land or sea, black beans, avocado, Monterey Jack cheese, cherry tomatoes, shaved cabbage, and herb crema. Good luck eating the whole thing! It’s a whopper. Your protein choices include grilled Portobello mushrooms (yummy) slow-cooked shredded beef, slow-cooked pork chimichurri, seasoned grilled chicken, tempura fish, or shrimp. Grab a few extra napkins, because you are going to need them. And a cold beverage is probably a good idea too.

Moving on to the Chef Treats, which will surely tickle your appetite.

Macho Nacho 
Tortilla Shops with your choice of protein, shredded cheese, fine roasted salsa, guacamole, sour cream, cherry tomatoes, scallions, and cilantro

Frito Pie
Choice of protein, fire-roasted salsa, queso, cheese, crumbled queso, fresco, sour cream

Crispy Smoked Wings
Tossed in lime vinegar sauce and dusted with your choice of Mexican spices or black pepper ranch

Grilled corn on the cobb dressed with chipotle aioli, crumbled queso, chipotle crema drizzle, and shaved scallions

Avocado Bowl
Choose your protein, black beans, and charred corn served in an avocado bowl topped with crumbled queso, chipotle crema drizzle, and shaved scallions.

Fried Lobster Bites 
Succulent lobster tail encrusted in crispy corn chip batter, tossed in a sweet and hot jalapeno jam.

Pork Belly Bites
Savory pork belly encrusted in crispy corn batter, topped with chipotle crema

Cauliflower Bites
Cauliflower encrusted in crispy corn chip batter, topped with crumbled queso, and drizzled with poblano ranch

If you are looking for a lighter meal, try their Fresh Tostado Salad. It is a delicious blend of baby kale marinated in lime vinaigrette, sliced avocado, red onions, cherry tomatoes, charred corn, black beans, and crumbled cheeses. The lime juice marinade is over-the-top tasty!

The seating outside is the perfect canvas for eating your Macho Taco meal and meeting new friends from all over the world. If you aren’t sure what to order, ask one of the friendly servers. They no doubt have tried everything on the menu and if you have time, you should too. 

Insider Tips:
-Dine outside at the Macho Taco’s covered patio featuring string lighting for ambiance and big-screen televisions. 
-They offer a children’s menu.