A Cinco de Mayo Favorite
Get Shrimp Tacos in Destin'
We’re finally getting some good news that the beaches are opening up! Although you can only visit the beaches for limited hours, we’re eager to get on the sand and see the waves for ourselves. It’s just in time for summer festivities, like Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day. While we can’t say for certain that restaurants will be open in time for Cinco de Mayo, that doesn’t mean you can’t have your own fiesta celebration at home! With so many local restaurants offering to go and deliver, there’s no excuse to skip on the tacos, chips, and salsa this year. Some places are even serving up to-go cocktails for the 21-and-older crowd, so don’t forget your ID when picking up your food! Check out some of our favorite places to get shrimp tacos in Destin, whether you are a local or here enjoying the warm weather and sunshine.
Burrito Del Sol
Known to be one of the best places to get shrimp tacos in Destin, Burrito Del Sol’s shrimp tacos are unmatched. Get them Baja, chipotle, southwest, or BBQ style and blackened upon request. They’re rubbed with house seasoning and served grilled – we like ours Baja style with a side of guacamole, of course!
For upscale southwestern cuisine, Cantina Laredo in Grand Boulevard is our top pick. Make your own tacos with their Sauteed Shrimp Fajitas, served on a bed of caramelized onion and bell peppers and garnished with roasted red pepper and cilantro. Just portion out into the fresh flour tortillas and voila!
Perfect if you’re staying at: Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort
The Back Porch
Believe us when we say that a trip to Destin is not complete without a trip to The Back Porch. Established in 1974, this restaurant is loved by locals and visitors alike, with an extensive menu and a great view. The Firecracker Shrimp Tacos are one of their most popular items – fried popcorn shrimp drizzled with a spicy remoulade sauce.
Perfect if you’re staying at: Sterling Shores
Mezcal Mexican Grill
Additionally, you can’t go wrong with the shrimp tacos at Mezcal Mexican Grill. Served with blackened shrimp, these tacos also come with house slaw, pico de gallo, and chipotle sauce as well as rice and beans. Between the house blackened seasoning and the chipotle sauce, these tacos are not for the faint of heart!
Where are your favorite places to get shrimp tacos in Destin? Let us know; we love trying out new restaurants!