We had the pleasure of spending time with some friends of ours who have a mutual love for good food. It happened to come up in conversation that none of us had found a great, authentic Mexican taqueria in our city. I realized that we've sort of half-heartedly looked in the years we've been here.
That won't cut it anymore.
With that thought weighing on my mind, I decided to press on and do some research. I did what any modern girl would do: I googled taquerias on the iPhone.
Within minutes I found several reviews for a little place called Tacos Azteca (the original--not to be confused with the place on Colorado bearing the same moniker). Tonight, I convinced Seth to go with me and try it out.
We ordered carne asada, pastor, and carnitas tacos--with everything. Our bebidas included a Mandarin Jarrito and an Horchata. Total damage? $11.55 for two large drinks and 6 tacos. Awesome! (And the drinks were the most expensive at $2.00 and $1.75, respectively.)
The tacos were flavorful and the service was quick. I enjoyed the pastor tacos the best, but I look forward to trying the chicken in the future.
I think we just found a nice little gem of a place. We already have plans to return to sample their burritos and combo meals. They serve tortas, quesadillas, burritos, tacos (including fish), and even offer delivery for orders of $25 and up and catering for special events. Sweet!
So, if you're interested in visiting Tacos Azteca, here are the deets you should know:
-they accept Visa and MasterCard
-street parking is the only parking available
-don't keep the salsa for more than 10 days, and even then only in the refrigerator (random...but they actually have a sign stating this next to their window because the salsa is ALL NATURAL)
-don't expect a five star dining experience, but do expect yummy and authentic grub
-tacos with everything on it mean your choice of meat, chopped onion and cilantro with a decently spicy salsa, a wedge of lime and sliced radishes on the side
I hope you try it out...if you're in the area, of course. If you do, let me know what you think. In the meantime, we'll keep searching for other little holes-in-the walls. And let us know if there's one you would recommend, too.