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Lesters Taco Shop


Lesters Taco Shop Details


For over 20 years, the Lopez family sold their Taco’s Al Pastor at a roadside stand in the city of Dario in Nicaragua. The morning began with making tortillas from ground cornmeal and flour with care not to make too many as fresh every day was the keyword.

The meats were fresh from the neighborhood butcher and marinated in a secret mixture of chilies, fruit juices, and spices. The Pico De Gallo and various heat levels of salsa were made from vegetables that just yesterday were growing in the family garden.

Soon, the word began to spread, and what was once a mother and son business became a family, all hands-on production just to keep up. Often they were sold out before the dinner hour was complete, never cutting corners to sacrifice the quality or the freshness of their product.

Today, Lesters Tacos has expanded its menu to include other great Central American favorites such as burritos, bowls, and daily specialty entrees.

Quality Food A Fair Price – Lesters Taco Shop

A few times each summer, Mama Lopez visits Put-in-Bay to ensure her namesake recipes are still being properly prepared. Freezers are a no-no, as is any meat that has been treated with anything other than natural feed in a humane environment. We think she just really misses the grandkids, which can often be found helping in the family kitchen or selling ice-cold bottles of water in front of Lesters Tacos.

Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Late Night Food, Lesters Taco shop is one of the most affordable Put-in-Bay Restaurants and one of the best-kept secrets for a quick, inexpensive breakfast.

Lesters Taco Shop For Breakfast!

Try their breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, chorizo, and cheese wrapped in a freshly made tortilla. You will likely smell Lesters Taco shop before you see it! The flavorful aroma is present in the downtown area right by the Put-in-Bay Golf Cart Rentals.

Lesters Tacos delivers islandwide for a small fee (minimum order may apply) and to all local Put-in-Bay Hotels. They also cater to large groups. conferences or special events. After a long night enjoying the Put-in-Bay Entertainment, nothing quite hits the spot like a few of Lesters Taco’s Al Pastor! Lesters Taco Shop has also teamed up with the

Put-in-Bay Pizza Company offers a one-stop shop for delivery.

(419) 285-8226

266 Delaware Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456


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Brett G.

Had to come to Lesters Taco Shop back to back nights to enjoy the delicious chicken and steak taco salad bowls. Def recommend while you’re on the island. Muchas gracias.

Manal H.

They are a quick service stop. We had their breakfast burritos where you get yo build your own like subway. It was delicious and affordable. We would definitely eat here again

Jim H.

Best tacos in Put-in-Bay hands down. Can not get more authentic than this. Lesters taco shop service was very fast and I got served my food in less than 10 minutes. They also offer you 3 different salsas. It's pretty packed but it does not feel like it. I liked the atmosphere and the location. I know I'll be coming back next time I'm at Put-in-Bay

Jerry S.

If you want authentic Mexican then Lesters Taco Shop is the place. Amazing tacos and horchata! When you walk in you order at the bar and then sit down. Food is always ready fast and tastes delicious!

Cindy O.

My husband and I are from out of town, and our hotel was within walking distance, so we decided to give Lesters Taco Shop a try for dinner. We both got one steak taco, a chicken quesadilla, and one order of guacamole and chips. Really Good Food! Friendly People!

Ovette R.

Soooo Goooood!!! Had 2 steak and one Al Pastor taco on a flour tortilla and my husband had 3 steak corn tortillas… we LOVED them. The place was packed but the service was very friendly and very fast. The sauces and red onions were very tasty, the price was excellent. Planning on coming back tomorrow. Lesters Taco Shop did not disappoint us at all

Amy B.

Finally tried Lesters Taco Shop! It is totally worth it. We tried 2 shrimp, 2 chicken, and 2 steak tacos. As well as the questions, guacamole, and steak and chicken quesadilla. Everything tastes fresh and made to order. Highly recommend!!!

Larry M.

Simple, authentic Mexican food. The guacamole was great! Had a chicken quesadilla & 2 tacos with water for $19. Inexpensive & quickly served. A small outside eating area was popular on a mild afternoon. Good variety of Mexican beer & soft drinks. Food served with 3 salsas & accompaniments lesters taco shop pizzaria was the bomb!

Rutella G.

Let me start with my credentials. I’m a first-generation Mexican American, I’m from Texas. Yes, we have Tex-Mex there but we also have plenty of authentic Mexican. And yes, I’ve been to different parts of Mexico plenty of times to know what authentic Mexican food should taste like, be like, and offer. This is it.

This is the only place in northern Ohio I’d recommend to get Mexican food. It’s not the full spectrum of the cuisine but what they do offer, they do right. Much respect.

Pauly S.

I recently had the pleasure of dining at this small taco spot & every single time I go I'm blown away by the food. The restaurant itself is tiny, with only a few small tables and a counter where you can watch the tacos being made. But don't let the unassuming exterior fool you - the food here is absolutely amazing.

I ordered the tacos al pastor and the shrimp tacos, which were both out of this world. The al pastor was perfectly cooked, with juicy chunks of marinated pork and a crispy exterior. The longaniza was equally delicious, with a spicy and flavorful sausage. The tortillas were soft and warm, and the toppings were all fresh and flavorful.

Amanda C

These are THE BEST TACOS IN Put-in-Bay. One weekend I was googling which restaurants had the best tacos and this came up. They were not lying! The prices are great. Seating is very limited and outdoors plan to either wait most times for a table to open up or just take the food to go there are picnic tables across the street in the park. This place can get very packed on Weekends!