#172 of 198 Destin Restaurants

Harbor Tacos

Harbor Taco in Destin Serves Simple, Tasty Tacos and a Fun Atmosphere: Temporarily Closed
Local Expert's Rating:
3.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Visit Harbor Taco when you crave simple, flavorful, and fast tacos, burritos, or nachos. The restaurant has a fun atmosphere that maintains the vacation vibe of the Harborwalk Village. Freshly prepared ingredients added to your meal as you order ensure that you always get what you want.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Feeling hungry while walking around the Destin HarborWalk Village but don’t want a formal dining experience? Stop by Harbor Taco for a laid-back atmosphere, a simple menu, and great food.

At the heart of Harbor Taco is a love of well-prepared, simple food, especially tacos. You’ll see a colorful front with signs inside the restaurant attesting to the love of tacos and American-Mexican food. Picnic tables outside and stools lining a brightly colored counter for dining give you several places to sit and watch people walking through the area as you eat.

Harbor Taco only opened in early 2020 in the Destin HarborWalk Village. Despite the struggles of restaurants across the country over the following two years, it continues to sell its great-tasting tacos and more today. The secret to Harbor Taco’s success is in the flavor of its food.

To keep the food as tasty as possible, the restaurant has a simple menu of four main entrees. You choose from tacos, burritos, bowls, or nachos. Employees will add your choice of protein and toppings to your order from the ingredients line as they prepare your order at the taco bar.

While taco is part of the name, don’t expect authentic Mexican street tacos. Instead, thanks to the ability to customize your order, you’ll find a variety of American-Mexican options that appeal to a variety of palates. For instance, at Harbor Tacos you can order a simple burrito with cilantro rice, nacho cheese, and pinto beans. Or you can choose barbacoa tacos with white slaw and salsa verde.

Though simple, Harbor Tacos has several standout items thanks to the homemade ingredients and your ability to customize your order. Try one of the following recommended combinations:

If you cannot choose something from the menu at Harbor Tacos, try the tacos. Many visitors report that the freshness of the ingredients made these the best tacos they’ve had and some of the best food on their trip to Destin. Steak tacos have excellent flavor. Spicy chicken tacos also come as a highly recommended option.

At Harbor Tacos order a bowl if you want a tortilla-less option that lets you choose a gluten-free or vegetarian meal. Load up your bowl order with cilantro rice, pinto or black beans, and vegetables for a meatless meal that won’t leave you hungry. Vegetable options on the line include freshly grilled veggies, corn salsa, red or white slaw, jalapenos, pico de gallo, and more. Shredded or melted cheese and sour cream give you dairy-based ways to top off your bowl.

You can make your nachos as simple or complex as you want. Choosing to load your nachos up with toppings makes them a filling meal instead of an appetizer. Consider starting with a base of seasoned ground beef and adding any of the three types of cheese. Queso cheese, nacho cheese, and shredded cheese let you have the cheesiest nachos you could want. Fresh jalapenos, salsa, and sauce add spice to your nachos if you want a meal with extra punch. Visitors to Harbor Tacos who loaded up their nacho orders reported great-tasting dishes that surpassed their expectations.

If you have a craving for simple, customizable tacos, burritos, and more, stop by Harbor Taco. Your freshly prepared meal with substantial portions will sate your appetite.

Insider Tips:
-Those with smaller appetites should share one of the generously sized meals. Portions can easily feed two people.
-Harbor Taco does not have dedicated parking. Park in the lot for Harborwalk Village and walk to the restaurant.