St. Joseph County Taco Wars

Local restaurants in The Bend will battle it out this month in an online voting contest to determine the “Best Taco in St. Joseph County.”

In years past, local restaurants have competed in contests to determine the best burgers and pizzas in both the county and region. In 2014, the Becky Burger at The View Tavern was named the “Best Burger in Northern Indiana.” In 2015, Giannetto’s Pizza and Pasta was named the “Best Pizza in St. Joseph County.” Now it is time to see who serves up the best taco as voted by the customer.

The nominations are in! Voting was so close there was even a tie for tenth and final spot among the finalists. Be sure to vote below for your favorite restaurant and taco. The voting round is July 21 – 31. On July 31, Visit South Bend Mishawaka will then announce the “Best Taco in St. Joseph County.”

Print off the Taco Trek Around The Bend map to help guide you through South Bend Mishawaka as you bite into the delicious, authentic tacos from the eleven restaurants participating in the St. Joseph County Taco Wars.

The competition doesn’t end there! The winner will move on to the regional round to compete against the other county winners to vie for the “Best Taco in Indiana’s Cool North.”  The regional round is from August 4 – 14.

Voters can log in to vote each day to make sure their favorite restaurant gets the credit it deserves. Be sure to cast your vote each round for your favorite taco!


St. Joseph County Taco Wars is running simultaneously with six other county Taco Wars as part of the Indiana’s Cool North Taco Wars project. Indiana’s Cool North Taco Wars is a joint initiative of the Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission (NITDC) and its member convention and visitors bureaus in Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Marshall, Kosciusko, Elkhart, and LaGrange counties. NITDC is the leading regional economic development authority focusing on sustainable tourism through effective partnerships.