When Samano’s Taqueria opened in downtown Fishers in 2019, there was instant buzz. The original location in Noblesville was already incredibly popular— Indianapolis Star food writer Liz Biro called it “one of Indy’s best taco spots” and hundreds of Yelp reviewers praised the fresh and delicious dishes at this family owned and operated restaurant.

As Yelper SMarie V. puts it, “When the corn tortillas are fresh made, you know you are in the right place.”

Samano’s Owner and Head Chef Adrian Samano agrees that it’s the unique flavors and authentic Mexican food that make his restaurant stand out from the crowd.

“You may order from a counter, but this isn’t fast food. Everything is cooked to order,” said Adrian.

Samano’s uses fresh ingredients that they “pit, peel, mash, and slice daily.” The salsa bar, which invites customers to personalize their dish with an assortment of unique sauces and toppings, features a variety of homemade salsas all made from scratch.

The bacon-wrapped Adrian’s Burrito is one of the most unique—and popular—menu items. Served with your choice of steak or chicken, the burrito includes avocado, chipotle dressing, green pepper, rice, beans, and cheese. Adrian says it will “conquer even the biggest of appetites.”

Another popular item, and Adrian’s favorite, is the Gringa Especial. The dish includes two flour tortillas filled with marinated pork, grilled and seasoned steak, ham, bacon, cheese, and pineapple.

The Fishers restaurant features a bigger storefront than the original location. Adrian, a Fishers resident, says it’s the activity of the Nickel Plate District that attracted him to open a second location off 116th Street. “Everything is hopping here,” he explains.

And Samano’s is hopping as well. When the Fishers Food in Review team visited for lunch on a Monday, the restaurant was bustling with hungry customers ready to enjoy a mid-day escape to Mexico.

Samano’s is open daily for lunch and dinner.

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