KSAT 12′s Tasty Taco Showdown Championship Round: Garcia’s, Tommy’s and Taquitos West make finals

After KSAT Explains dug into the local taco scene, we asked KSAT Insiders their favorite spots. Vote on the top 12 below.

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After two weeks and hundreds of votes, we are now down to the final three in KSAT 12′s Tasty Taco Showdown! The final three in alphabetical order are...drumroll please:

- Garcia’s

- Tommy’s

- Taquitos West

These three taco spots were voted on by KSAT Insiders and viewers! The other three in the second round were Original Donut Shop, Pete’s Tako House and Ray’s Drive Inn. We appreciate the support for those great taco spots, but now we move on to the championship round.

Vote

Let’s go on to the final round of voting. Pick your favorite from these three taco spots and we’ll reveal the champion on KSAT News Now on Oct. 13 at 11 a.m!

Just a reminder, this evolved from a recent episode of KSAT Explains that dove deep into the local taco culture and how the food has helped shaped the identity of the Alamo City. You can watch it here. (Voting results for Round 1 below.)

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RJ Marquez has been at KSAT since 2010. He's covered a variety of stories and events across the San Antonio area, and is the lead reporter for KSAT Explains. He also covers the Spurs for on-air and digital platforms. You can see RJ regularly on KSAT Explains and Good Morning San Antonio. He also writes a weekly Spurs newsletter.

Alicia Barrera is a KSAT 12 News reporter and anchor. She is also a co-host of the streaming show KSAT News Now. Alicia is a first-generation Mexican-American, fluent in both Spanish and English with a bachelor's degree from Our Lady of the Lake University. She enjoys reading books, traveling solo across Mexico and spending time with family.