Uno Mas Taqueria y Cantina is one of those cool little hole-in-the-wall gems that once discovered, you don’t want to tell your friends about in case it gets too busy.

We opened in 2013, bringing elevated street tacos to South Pearl, along with specialty tequillas and drinks, traditional tortas, appetizers, and classic Mexican desserts.

Delicious upgrades to classical Mexican fare. Absolutely fresh locally sourced food, an incredibly extensive tequila menu, and all meats smoked in-house.

AND MORE!

Owner Patrick on why he created Uno Mas Taqueria:

“The best taco I ever ate was at K38 in Baja, a favorite destination for SoCal surfers. A young guy was on the beach with a metal trashcan and a cooler. He opened the trash can, lit a fire, and turned the trash can lid upside down over the fire. Then he took fresh Mahi Mahi  from the cooler, seasoned it with chili powder and salt, set it on the hot lid, and started cooking it with oil. Out came the fresh tortillas, warmed up next to the fish. The delicious smell hovered over the water, and everyone on the beach bought up all his tacos, while admiring the genius of his basic cooking method. He cleared a $100 from us just that day. I believe he was the richest kid on the beach. I created Uno Mas to reflect that genius — simple and bold archival cooking at its best.”

Of course there is more on our menu than tacos – delicious appetizers, tortas served on fresh telera rolls, our own “Uno Burrito”, sides, and yummy deserts. But our tacos served on raquelitas organic white corn tortillas is what we’re famous for – 3 customer favorites below. Click here to see our full menu.

Sea of Cortez Taco – chili rubbed sea scallops & shrimp, fresh avocado, cilantro, ranchero salsa, cotija cheese.

Our seafood is delivered fresh from the market, hand-prepped to ensure the finest quality, and always cooked especially for your order.

Duck Confit Taco – duck confit, pickled jalapenos, fresh scallions and mango, cotija cheese.

Our duck meat is leg and thigh only, rendered over 8 hours in duck and pork fat, then flat-top griddled making every bite crispy, rich, and succulent. Low, slow and delicious!

Pork Belly Taco – ancho chile y coffee rubbed then smoked, guajillo salsa, avocado, asadero cheese.

Our meat is so tender because we use great cuts from local producers, which then go through an intense 4 to 13 hour smoking regime right here on the premises.

TRADITIONALLY CRAFTED + FAMILY OWNED

We offer a carefully curated selection of 70+ of the best artisanal small-batch tequilas and mescals. Our collection includes many lesser known authentic tequilas and we encourage suggestions for additions. House pour Proximus Tequila is a Denver-owned top artisanal brand made from the best Guadalajara blue agave.

We focus on old-world style tequila and mescal using the finest blue agave, rather than overly marketed large production brands. Patrick Mangold-White sends his staff to Mexico on immersive educational trips in tequila production and the surrounding culture, learning everything about the entire process from seed to bottle.

On regular educational trips staff spend mornings in the field with the Jimadors who harvest the blue agave plants, and afternoons in distilleries. Staff become immersed in the history of Jalisco, the struggles this great Mexican State has endured, and how tequila has shaped the integrity and identity of the region.