Papi’s Tacos: Some Of The Upstate’s Best Tacos Can Be Found Along The Reedy River in Greenville, SC

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Are you looking for delicious tacos in downtown Greenville, with an incredible view, that won’t break the bank? Papi’s Tacos is right on the Reedy River, and the view can’t be beaten. Kidding Around’s resident Taco aficionado is getting the story behind this family restaurant that serves up some of Greenville’s best tacos.

The story of how Papi’s Tacos came to be has been told a million times. No one mentions this tiny taco shop without regaling the audience with the story of how a dishwasher wooed a restaurateur with the food of his homeland.

This is going to be the prequel to that story. The story of how Jorge Barrales Sr. wanted a better life for his family and of how an immigrant to this country used the recipes passed down from his mother to find success in a South Carolina town.

Born in a city just a little over an hour from Mexico City, Jorge Barrales Sr. wanted to raise his family in the United States. He came alone at first, living and working in California while his family stayed behind in Mexico. He ultimately wanted to join family already residing in Greenville, and he returned home to Mexico to work on making that a reality.

Again, Jorge Sr. found himself in a new place, alone and without his wife and children. The tacos people enjoy at either of the two Papi’s taco locations are a product of the pride and work ethic that the Barrales family put into everything they do. It’s not just a labor of love, it’s a family affair, with Jorge Sr. working alongside his wife and son.

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Tamales - tacos - guac- Papis tacos
Photo Credit : Melanie Coblentz | Papi’s Tacos

Papi’s Tacos In Greenville & Easley, SC

Owners – Jorge Barrales Sr.

Do you have a kid’s menu?  Yes

Do employees wear masks?  Yes

What are your contactless delivery options?  
Bite Squad

Do you offer outdoor dining? 
Yes, Open-air

What makes your spot unique?
We are from Morelos Mexico, Recipes are authentic Mexican dishes passed along from Jorge Sr’s Mother. “Papi” would say “The Real Deal”. We are in the heart of Downtown Greenville.

What dish is the most popular? 

What dish are you the proudest of? 
All of them, but we definitely pride ourselves on our tacos.  

It’s my first time at your restaurant, what do you suggest we order?  

Gifting Options
Gift cards

Gordita and mole taco
Photo Credit : Melanie Coblentz | Papi’s Tacos

What The Locals Are Saying About Papi’s Tacos

Love Papi’s Tacos, just went to the one in Easley for the first time for Mother’s Day and it was fantastic

Sarah Moore

yum yum yum yum yum!! They are delicious!

Heather Nicole Campbell

We love it because it’s delicious food, right along the Reedy River, and next to the splash pad my kids love!

Shannon Fleming

Love This Place

Morgan Remelgado

The Best!

Alicia Byars

My Grandson’s favorite place to eat in Greenville

Cecelia Hamilton
three tacos in a basket
Photo Credit : Melanie Coblentz | Papi’s Tacos

Learn More About Papi’s Tacos In Greenville, SC

Papi’s Tacos
300 River Street, Greenville | 864.323.1761

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About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom of two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures!

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