Despite the questionable "best Mexican restaurant" winner back in 2006, the Rockford area has a plethora of various styles of Mexican restaurants that serve up some incredible tacos.

Good news! The 8-1-5 is about to gain another delectable option, kind of.

Cantina Taco via Facebook
Cantina Taco via Facebook
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One of the best spots for tacos is in downtown Rockford at Cantina Taco.

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If downtown Rockford isn't your preferred, you're missing out but will be able to enjoy Cantina Taco's menu on the other side of town.

Cantina Taco via Facebook
Cantina Taco via Facebook
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Top kick-off 2022, Cantina Taco has opened a second new location. Even better news, they won't be closing shop in downtown Rockford.

Loves Park folks can pop by for carryout or dine-in seven days a week, 10:30-8 pm.

Disclaimer: please be patient with us as we navigate the workings of our new system, employees and restaurant this week!

Where is Cantina Taco's second location? 6342 E. Riverside Blvd. in Loves Park.

Cantina Taco via Facebook
Cantina Taco via Facebook
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Want a few more ideas for Mexican food and tacos in the area? Here are 25 highly rated options.

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