New campaign highlights Gilroy’s extensive taqueria offerings

LUNCH HOUR Outdoor dining is popular at Los Pericos Taqueria in downtown Gilroy. Submitted photo

Gilroy is typically associated with garlic, thanks to its world-famous Garlic Festival and being home to one of the largest garlic producers in the country with Christopher Ranch.

But nearly 30 taquerias in town want the world to know that Gilroy is more than just garlic.

The Gilroy Taco Trail, a new campaign hosted by Visit Gilroy and the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce, spotlights the many different restaurants in the city to find tacos and more.

Visitors who are hungry for tacos, burritos, enchiladas and other Mexican fare can look for Gilroy Taco Trail decals in shop windows or pick up a Gilroy Taco Trail map to plan their taco tasting tour. Taco Trail stops include casual taquerias and sit-down restaurants located in downtown Gilroy, First Street and other areas in the city.

There is the enticing aroma coming from Tacos Ameca’s outdoor grill on the corner of 10th and Monterey streets, cooking the meat for its expansive menu, including its gigantic Burrito Ameca, which could likely fill a family of four.

Victoria’s Mexican Restaurant at 757 First St. has been open since 1983, serving Albondigas soup on Wednesdays and menudo on the weekends. Cielito Lindo, at 7460 Monterey St., is known for its fajitas and chile verde.

There are plenty of other options around town, with most establishments clustered around downtown and First Street.

“People usually associate Gilroy with garlic, but we also have some amazing Mexican restaurants that are extremely popular with local residents and visitors alike,” said Jane Howard, executive director of Visit Gilroy. “We are proud to partner with the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce to spotlight some of these long-established local businesses.”

Gilroy Taco Trail maps are sponsored by Arteaga’s Food Center and are available at the California Welcome Center Gilroy (located in Gilroy Premium Outlets Building A, near Forever 21), the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce and participating restaurants.

Given the current public health restrictions, indoor dining is not allowed. The taquerias instead are offering takeout and delivery, with some allowing for outdoor dining.

For information, visit www.VisitGilroy.com/tacotrail.

Gilroy Taco Trail Participating Restaurants

Arteaga’s Taqueria

6906 Automall Parkway | 408.847.7542

Outdoor Dining | Takeout and Delivery

Cardenas

727 First St. | 408.493.0113

Takeout Only

Carnitas Michoacan

7484 Monterey St. | 408.847.8812

Takeout and Delivery

Chipotle Mexican Grill

6955 Camino Arroyo #70 | 408.848.4079

Takeout and Delivery

Cielito Lindo

7460 Monterey St. | 408.842.7724

Outdoor Dining | Takeout and Delivery

El Charrito Market

7638 Monterey St. | 408.842.3659

Takeout and Delivery

El Michoacano Restaurant

6966 Chestnut St. | 408.842.5877

Outdoor Dining | Takeout and Delivery

Gaeta’s Taqueria

7820 Monterey St. | 408.767.2422

Takeout and Delivery

La Hacienda

1160 First St. | 408.840.2465

Outdoor Dining | Takeout and Delivery

Los Cuates Buffet

7950 Arroyo Circle | 408.767.2166

Takeout Only

Los Pericos Taqueria

20 Fifth St. | 408.848.0270

Outdoor Dining | Takeout and Delivery

Mariscos Puerto Vallarta

7121 Monterey St. | 408.848.9700

Outdoor Dining by Reservation | Takeout

Mi Gusto Es Mexican Restaurant

433 First St. | 669.327.5447

Outdoor Dining | Takeout and Delivery

Ruffles Taqueria & Marisqueria

168 West 10th St.

Station 55 Seafood & Mexican Cocina

55 Fifth St. | 408.842.0440

Outdoor Dining | Takeout and Delivery

Super Taqueria (Location 1)

401 10th St. | 408.848.8543

Temporarily Closed

Super Taqueria (Location 2)

6951 Monterey St. | 408.847.2505

Outdoor Dining | Takeout Only

Tacos Ameca (Location 1)

7001 Monterey St. | 408.337.5451

Takeout and Delivery

Tacos Ameca (Location 2)

9305 Monterey St. | 408.842.2889

Takeout and Delivery

Tacos Del Guero

40 Hornlein Court | 408.560.4898

Outdoor Dining | Takeout 

Tacos El Grullense (Location 1)

251 First St. | 408.842.7749

Takeout Only

Tacos El Grullense (Location 2)

8401 Church St., Suite 1 | 408.767.2382

Takeout Only

Tacos El Jalisciense

353 East 10th St. | 408.848.3204

Takeout Only

Taqueria & Mariscos Chapala

303 First St. | 408.842.8925

Taqueria Cancun

890 Renz Lane, Suite 105 | 408.846.8285

Takeout Only

Taqueria los Costeñitos

195 Welburn Ave. B | 408.848.1794

Takeout and Delivery

Victoria’s Mexican Restaurant

757 First St. | 408.848.1052

Outdoor Dining | Takeout