Looking to add a little spice to your Gulf Coast vacation? Take a 30A taco tour! This scenic stretch of highway in South Walton is home to a variety of restaurants that serve amazing food, including tacos. If taste-testing tacos sounds like something you’d be interested in, we wanted to make it easy for you to do. That’s why we created a list of must-visit establishments to stop by on your 30A taco tour.
From west to east on Scenic Highway 30A, these restaurants offer the best of the best tacos: Stinky’s Fish Camp, Shunk Gulley, Red Fish Taco, Chiringo, and LaCo. Grab your friends and head out on the tastiest tour on the Gulf—taco ‘bout a good time!
Stinky’s Fish Camp
5960 W County Hwy 30A, Dune Allen Beach, FL 32459
Located in Dune Allen Beach on the western end of 30A, Stinky’s Fish Camp is a laidback, lakefront restaurant that is popular for its seafood and wine bar. Its Gulf-to-table menu options ensure fresh, high-quality, and mouthwatering dishes every single day. At Stinky’s, there is something for everyone. The menu features oysters (all days and all ways), including Champagne Butter, Rockefeller, Shrimp and Crab Bienville, Raw on the Half Shell, Raw with Ceviche, and much more. Other items include Crawfish Pie, Stinky’s Fowl Gumbo, Frog Legs Meuniere, Fried Shrimp, and everything in between. Of course, we can’t forget to mention the tacos! On Tuesdays, Stinky’s has a special “Taco Tuesday” menu, which is served between 11 am and 3 pm. Pick from a variety of taco salads, taco plates including Gulf fish tacos and Crawfish tacos, and taco-inspired sides to “taco” your day to the next level!
1875 S Co Hwy 393, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
The much-loved Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar is a 30A hotspot that boasts great food, live music, and a Gulf view. With a prime location by Gulf Place Towne Center and across from the Ed Walline Public Beach Access in Santa Rosa Beach, Shunk Gulley is 30A’s go-to spot for good times, good food, and good views. The restaurant brings in local artists and others to perform live music every day. Shunk Gulley’s awesome culinary team serves up delicious seafood and casual fare, and the menu features meals sourced from local ingredients. These meals include Grilled Oysters, Baked Oysters, Crab Claws, the Gulf Sandwich, Gulf Coast Fish, and more. For dessert, you can get Beignet Fries or Keylime Pie. On Taco Tuesdays, the lunch special of fresh fish tacos is available until 4 pm—and it is spec-taco-lar!
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Red Fish Taco
2052 W County Hwy 30A, Blue Mountain Beach, FL 32459
You can find Red Fish Taco in Blue Mountain Beach on 30A. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 9 am, there’s plenty of time to stop in to grab tacos that will “guac” your world! On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, Red Fish Taco has live music playing outside in the Garden Room, so you can enjoy dinner and a show. As you might guess by the name, Red Fish Taco’s menu is full of different taco plates and taco-inspired dishes. The Taco Salad is a tortilla bowl with fresh veggies, salsa, chili lime aioli, and your choice of grilled redfish, blackened shrimp, grilled avocado, or grilled chicken. There are soft flour taco plates like Crispy Catfish and Blackened Shrimp, as well as grilled corn tortilla tacos like Smoked Brisket and Pressed Cuban. Pair your taco with a tasty side, such as Mexican Grilled Corn, Spanish Rice, or Sidewinder Fries. With all of the fantastic menu options, you can’t go wrong at Red Fish Taco!
63 Hotz Ave, Grayton Beach, FL 32459
Chiringo is a casual restaurant located in the easy-going community of Grayton Beach. With beach views, a laidback atmosphere, and a tasty menu, Chiringo is a must-visit if you’re vacationing on 30A. The menu has a variety of food options, including chicken and shrimp baskets, lobster rolls, Caribbean-styled chicken wings, and other casual fare. The restaurant also has two different taco plates. One is called Cabo and is made with cabbage, avocado, cilantro, radish, jalapeño aioli, lime, and either chicken, shrimp, fish, or pork. The other is the Baja, which is arugula, cabbage, pickled onions, chipotle crema, and your choice of meat.
10343 E County Hwy 30A, Seacrest, FL 32413
Formerly known as La Cocina, LaCo in Seacrest Beach has shifted from a typical Tex-Mex restaurant to a Latin-inspired establishment with a coastal twist located. Not only is the food prepared from scratch using fresh ingredients every day, but the restaurant also boasts an amazing selection of tropical drinks like house-made mojitos. Chef Eric Bartholomew makes a great effort to showcase dishes from different regions of Mexico, sharing the cuisine with Emerald Coast locals and visitors. Some specific menu items are Seacrest Ceviche made with Gulf shrimp, Crab Taquitos, Lobster Quesadilla, and Gulf Snapper Crudo. You, of course, can also find a variety of Tacos, including Pork Belly, Brisket Barbacoa, Arrachera (grilled skirt steak), Pescado (seasonal Gulf fish), Lobster, and more. Pair your tacos with a margarita, craft cocktail, wine, sangria, or beer for a true culinary experience!
585 Grand Blvd N-106, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Cantina Laredo is our honorable mention, and another great place to order tacos. Though not located on 30A, Cantina Laredo is an Emerald Coast restaurant in Miramar Beach that serves authentic Mexican food, specifically inspired by Mexico City cuisine. Here, you can explore a diverse menu that features tasty tapas like Ahi Tuna Tacos, as well as a variety of fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, and tacos.
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