The small section of Midtown Reno where Wonder Street intersects Wells Avenue is home to a surprising number of businesses that go unnoticed. Among these is Anna’s Taqueria (not to be confused with sister restaurant Anna’s Mexican Grill), next to the Wonder Bar. Inside the small shop, the staff prepare tacos and other specialties, including an impressive number of cocktails.
There are a few options for devouring street tacos at Anna’s. The first is to order a six-taco meal with one or two different types of meat (or a vegetarian option). Carnitas is one of the more popular choices, and the al pastor is served with grilled pineapple.
Aside from the chili verde which has a bit of spice, the rest of the meats are sweet. The only supplement is for Lengua (yes, that’s the language). If you want a vegetarian option, rajas and elote y queso are available.
The other option, for bigger appetites, is all you can eat tacos for $ 25.99. You won’t be allowed to share, but if you can drink enough of the tacos, it’s worth the price and includes free dessert. All of the meat options are the same, and you can try more flavors this way.
On the specialty menu, you can try several other tacos, including trendy birria tacos – crispy shell tacos loaded with melted cheese and served with a side of beef broth for dipping. There are also fajita tacos, poblanos tacos, marco tacos and more. Each offers its own toppings and costs $ 18.99.
If you don’t want tacos, order a quesadilla, nachos, burrito, or chancla, again with your choice of meat from the list available.
Sides are sold separately. Elote is my usual go-to, which is on the menu here, but it’s not my favorite local interpretation. Instead of a full-size corn on the cob, it’s served in sections to share as an appetizer. However, the corn and toppings are a bit wet and the corn is cooked but not charred or broiled at all.
To drink, the cocktail menu is extensive but always served in a simple menu. In the same way that the main course is tacos, drinks are made with tequila or mezcal, $ 9.99 for tequila drinks and $ 10.99 for mezcal. The Jalapeño cucumber, for example, has a kick balanced by the freshness of the cucumber. The Nina Habañero also packs a punch with a strong pineapple flavor coming from both pineapple juice and crushed fresh pineapple, with the common smoky components in a sip of mezcal.
To try the fare for yourself, stop with your crew from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
271 Wonder Street, Reno, Nevada 89502
Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Nora Heston Tarte is a longtime Reno resident who lives in the south of the city. In addition to food, his hobbies include wine, hiking, yoga, and travel. She is also the editor of a regional lifestyle publication and works freelance for other publications mostly in the travel industry. Nora received her BA in Journalism from California State University at Sacramento before earning a Masters in Professional Journalism from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. You can follow his travel adventures and local exploits on his Instagram account @wanderlust_n_wine.