10. Julio’s on Main, Vineland

How good is Julio’s on Main? It made both our best empanadas and best tacos lists. It’s located in the same shopping center at Outlaw’s Burger Barn. Birria tacos (braised meat topped with Oaxacan cheese, cilantro, white onions and lime) may be all the rage, but Julio’s offers the first birria empanada I’ve seen on a menu. The guacamole empanada will have you green with envy, and the vegetable empanada, with peppers, onions and corn, proves you don’t need meat to make a great empanada. Flautas, tortas, quesadillas, enchiladas, street corn and churros are also on the menu. (PG)

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