Holy Guacamole! That’s the first thing that comes to mind when writing this post, because this place literally has some of the best guacamole that I’ve ever tasted. And they don’t just have one type of guacamole, they have five different varieties as well as a “flavor of the day” that they make from scratch. Oh yeah, this is a taqueria so they serve tacos along with some mole all at their location on the East bench on Foothill Drive.
Pretty sweet looking dining room if you ask me. Cement floors with bamboo tables and light fixtures. The waiters placed the orders on iPad’s hanging from the walls. Everything was very stylish and contemporary. They even had a real cool mural on the wall, even though a gentleman I talked to said they would be taking it down soon. Here is a pic of that.
Now for the picture of the guacamole. We went with the original, but the choices they give you are traditional, mango, citrus, tomatillo, and roasted. Each one prepared from the menu is spicy, but since they make each guacamole to order, they can take out the spicy peppers if you would like. My wife and I would normally leave the jalapeno that the traditional carries inside, but since we had our kids with us, we had them removed. Ah man this guacamole was AWESOME!
Now I think a key part of this plate are the chips themselves. They were tremendous. They were hard enough where you could easy scoop up the thick guacamole, but light and crispy at the same time. These chips were as good as any Mexican restaurant you will find in Salt Lake City.
Taqueria 27 also has an excellent queso fundido that comes with yet another plate of tasty tortilla chips. They give you a blend of Oaxaca and Chihuahua cheeses melted together with mole verde. I loved the flavor, but especially appreciated the consistency. Of course when it was brought out, it was piping hot and smooth, perfect for dipping. I wondered as we were eating our tacos if the queso was going to harden or not. Turned out not to be a problem. There is a candle lit underneath each caldron, so we finished half right away, and then after eating our tacos, the bottom half by the time we finished was piping hot and just as good tasting as the first half. My daughter kept asking me to blow out the candle. It is a good thing I didn’t let her until AFTER we were done. lol
The tacos come on these zig zag metal serving plates, so you just pick them up and away you go. The carne asada tacos were some of my favorites. They contained prime beef, radishes, nopalitos, avocado, and chimichurri.
The carnitas tacos were another favorite of mine. Slow roasted pork, charred tomatillo salsa, pickled red onion, and chicharones make these tacos mouth pleasers.
These were probably my least favorite of the three flavors we ordered, but that doesn’t mean they were not tasty. They come with salsa crudo, chipotle crema, avocado and queso fresco.
The tacos that we did not try were the fish of the day tacos, turkey chorizo, wild mushroom for the vegetarians, griddled veggie, and a duck confit taco. The only thing I would do different on my return trip would be to maybe try a fish taco, and also order some salsa to go with my chips and queso fundido. I love avocado, but with the opening guacamole, as well as each taco having an avocado slice, I kinda got tired of all the avocado taste by the end of the meal. Taqueria 27 has a number of different salsa choices, so I will definitely try some on my next visit. Oh and last but not least, I’m going to have to try their Mexican donuts and chocolate pastel de tres leches!
This place has great food! I’m really glad I discovered it. I still say my favorite here was the guacamole and chips. I haven’t stopped thinking of them since my visit. If anyone goes, let me know what you try, I would love to hear about it.