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Taco Taco

Taco Taco

There are so many subtle nuances that make these tacos great, I don’t even know where to begin.  Let’s start with the name, Taco Taco.  That is two times the word Taco.  I immediately thought of other instances in advertising or pop culture where a word was doubled up for added emphasis.  Doctor Doctor comes to mind from the Thompson Twins.  There is also the “Pizza Pizza” slogan from Little Caesars if you want to stick with food.  Duran Duran!  enough said!  Two is better, case closed.

Taco Taco delivers all of the things you love about a taco stand, without any of the things you hate.  For example, they are indoors, so you don’t have to freeze outside while waiting and eating your taco.  Plus there is a lot of love and care and precision that goes into creating these taco’s which you wouldn’t expect from a taco cart.  I’ll explain further below.

The Nacho Libre Collection

The Nacho Libre Collection

You know all of the street taco toppings that you usually find in the huge oversized ice chest?  They have all of those as well, along with a beautiful addition, crema Mexicana.  That’s the white bottle pictured below.  You can toss crema Mexican on anything from burritos, to enchiladas, to tacos and it’s going to make taste that much better.

Great Toppings

Great Toppings

The menu

The menu

The menu  has everything that a great taco cart has along with drink, beer, and margarita selections to go along with them.  I remember standing in line looking at the prices and thinking that was the only thing that didn’t seem to align.  Street tacos are typically $1.00 to $1.50 depending on how much meat you get, but these tacos taste much better, pack an awesome taste, and doesn’t include a trip to the bathroom 15 minutes later that street tacos sometimes comes with.

I went with 3 tacos because it was part of a combo that also came with a drink and rice & beans.  I was pleased to find that I could select as part of my drink, anything from their cooler, and not just a fountain drink.

Drink Options

Drink Options

Carne Asada Taco

Carne Asada Taco

I first tried the carne asada taco.  After my very first bite, I immediately knew that I would not only be coming back to Taco Taco, but I would be coming back often.  You can choose between corn and flour tortillas (choose corn, don’t even think about flour), along with adding cheese and guacamole.  I asked what type of cheese came with the taco and was told mozzarella.  I asked if I could get some Cotija or Fresca crumble cheese on my taco instead, and they obliged.  Not only did they place some crumble cheese on top, but they also took the mozzarella and grill-ironed it to the side of the tortilla before adding the meat.  The result was so amazing, and then adding in guacamole along with some crema fresca.  This is what I am talking about when I mentioned the subtle nuances of making a great taco.  This taco only lasted me 3.5 bites, so there is no room to make mistakes.  Everything was glorious!

Al Pastor and Chicken Mole

Al Pastor and Chicken Mole

Things went from awesome, to even more awesome as I tried the Al Pastor and Chicken Mole taco.  The al pastor was seasoned just right to apply a little bit of kick, without the greasy residue you find in actual taco carts sometimes.  The chicken mole taco?  Don’t even get me started.  New Order got the words to Bizarre Love Triangle wrong.  It should sing “Every time I see a chicken mole taco, I get down on my knees and pray”  That’s what was going through my mind when eating it.  By far my favorite taco of the day.  I was seriously tempted to order another one for the road.  So yummy!  So yummy!

I really, really liked Taco Taco if you didn’t get that sense by reading this review.  My only complaint if I really had to name something was the fact there was not a huge container of ice-cold horchata to finish my taco tacos with.  Maybe that is a good thing, because the glory of everything combined would have been too much to handle.

 

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