Glen Macnow

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Glen Macnow is a former writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and was recognized in 1993 as “The Best Sportswriter in Philadelphia” by Philadelphia Magazine. He has written three top-selling Philadelphia sports books during his time on WIP, co-authoring The Great Philadelphia Fan Book with Anthony Gargano, he co-authored The Great Philadelphia Sports Debate with Angelo Cataldi and he co-authored The Great Book of Philadelphia Sports Lists with Big Daddy Graham.

Connect with Glen Macnow on Twitter: @RealGlenMacnow





Clash Of The Tacos Scores (x/100):

  1. La Rancherita – 83
  2. Cantina Laredo – 71
  3. XOLO Tacos – 93
  4. Tlaxkalli Mexican Tortilleria & Taqueria – 80
  5. Mission Taqueria – 84
  6. District Taco – 59
  7. La Pena Mexicana Taqueria – 95
  8. Taqueria Feliz – 76
  9. Michoacana Grill – 84
  10. Tequilas – 93
  11. El Comalito Mexican Taqueria – 81
  12. Mole Pablano – 89
  13. Taco Mar – 60
  14. Taqueria La Veracruzana – 71
  15. Teresa’s Next Door – 90
  16. Los Taquitos De Puebla – 68
  17. El Vez – 91
  18. Jaco Taco – 74
  19. South Philly Barbacoa – 95




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19. South Philly Barbacoa

Bon Appetit magazine named it one of the three best tacos in America.


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18. Jaco Taco

Finally, we tried the vegetarian Baco Taco (which earned a ‘star’ on the menu as the restaurant’s own favorite).


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17. El Vez

The shrimp were large, slightly spicy and still steaming when they arrived at our table on homemade (!) corn tortillas.


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16. Los Taquitos De Puebla

Looking at the menu, I felt like I should be sitting next to Andrew Zimmern on “Bizarre Foods.”


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15. Teresa’s Next Door

My favorite, actually, was Teresa’s take on Carnitas, a standard taco of braised pork, onion, salsa verde and cilantro.


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14. Taqueria La Veracruzana

The Camarron (shrimp) Tacos were three for $10.


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13. Taco Mar

The Chicken Taco was the best choice, with the breast meat cut right off a chicken spinning on a rotisserie.


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12. Mole Poblano

We also enjoyed the Pastor, a tender citrusy pork taco with diced onion and bits of pineapple.


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11. El Comalito Mexican Taqueria

Thumbs up to the Tinga-Tinga Taco (pulled chicken in a chipotle-tomato sauce) and the Al Pastor (pork with diced pineapple).



10. Tequilas Restaurant

There are six varieties, and you can mix-and-match to serve your mood.


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9. Michoacana Grill

Three tilapia tacos for $10.95.


8. Taqueria Feliz

They’ve got 10 varieties of tacos on the menu, including sesame tuna, cauliflower and blackened salmon.


7. La Peña Mexicana Taqueria

Tacos are just $2.25 each, so you can wind up with a delicious, satisfying meal for less than $10.


6. District Taco

For $3, the menu offered Al Pastor — carved rotisserie pork, marinated with Guajillo chili and served with chopped pineapple.


5. Mission Taqueria

The Fried Mahi Mahi (three for $15) with jalapeno mayo and pickled cabbage was among the yummiest I’ve had so far in the food hunt.


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4. Tlaxkalli Mexican Tortilleria & Taqueria

We enjoyed the Tinga, which is diced chicken in a chipotle sauce.


Xolo Tacos

3. XOLO Tacos

Don’t be surprised if it ends up in my “Clash of the Tacos” finals in May.


Cantina Laredo

2. Cantina Laredo

The Barbacoas featured certified Angus beef, which was tasty, but tougher than expected.


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1. La Rancherita

Our favorite was the bistec con napales (steak with cactus).



Glen Macnow’s Clash Of The Tacos

Glen Macnow searches for the Delaware Valley’s best tacos.


Health Holiday Recipes: Chicken Parm Meatballs

Sponsored by Cooper University Health   Makes about 20 meatballs   Ingredients: 1 lb ground chicken ¼ cup bread crumbs ¼ cup Parmesan cheese 1 egg 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons garlic powder ½ tablespoon salt ½ tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon dried basil 1 cup marinara sauce ½ pound part skim mozzarella cheese sliced […]


Health Holiday Recipes: Garlic Cheddar Mashed Cauliflower

Sponsored by Cooper University Health   Makes about 6- ½ cup servings Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower cut into florets 1 head garlic ½ teaspoon olive oil ¼ cup fat free cream cheese 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon chicken base (better than bouillon) 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar   […]


Health Holiday Recipes: Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Sponsored by Cooper University Health Makes about 35-40 mushrooms   Ingredients: 2 pounds of baby portobello mushrooms, stem removed 8 oz crab meat ¼ cup roasted red peppers, diced small ¼ cup light mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 egg 1 tablespoon old bay seasoning ¼ cup bread crumbs Non-stick spray as needed Directions Preheat […]


Health Holiday Recipes: Roasted Butternut Squash

Sponsored by Cooper University Health   Makes about 5 cups   Ingredients: 3 pounds Butternut squash, peeled, medium dice ½ Tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 5 cloves garlic, smashed ½ white onion medium dice 3 sprigs fresh sage 3 sprigs fresh oregano 3 sprigs fresh thyme   Directions Preheat oven […]


Health Holiday Recipes: Smoked Whitefish Salad & Pickled Red Onions

Sponsored by Cooper University Health   Makes about 5 cups   Ingredients: 1.5 pounds Smoked White fish, deboned ½ cup light mayo 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard ½ tablespoon salt ½ tablespoon black pepper 1 carrot, peeled, diced small ½ white onion diced small 2 celery stalks, diced small   Directions: In large bowl mix together […]