Finally, some good news! National Taco Day is this Sunday, Oct. 4. Here’s a quick guide to taco’ bout this weekend:
Boujie tacos: Mi Cocina
Enjoy picadillo beef or spicy shredded chicken on crispy corn or flour tortillas with arroz [rice]. They also have an extensive list of cocktails including many margaritas and the Mambo taxi featuring Sauza silver tequila, lime juice, housemade Sangria with Pinot Noir, Brandy and fruit juices.
Unique tacos: Resident Taqueria
From caramelized cauliflower with kale, pepita and lemon epazote aoli to pecan smoked chicken with pickled sofrito, crushed peanuts and salsa macha. The owner of this place is also siblings with our resident rockstar, St. Vincent.
You’ll need a translator for this menu of cheap and authentic tacos that are only $1.50. From suadero, pastor, bistec and chorizo; this place has it all.
Vegetarian tacos: Tacodeli
This place serves four vegetarian and one vegan taco. The Heather has grilled queso fresco, organic refried black beans, guacamole, lettuce and tomato. The Frontera fundido portobello with roasted kitchen pride portobello, jack cheese glaze and sautéed poblano-onion rajas.
Anti-vegetarian tacos: Taqueria Caracoles
They serve all parts of the animal including tripas [intestines] and lengua [tongue]. Their suadero, thin cut of beef from the intermediate part of the cow between the belly and the leg, is also very popular on Yelp.
Fish tacos: Emiliano’s Mexican Kitchen
Bishop Art’s Veracruz Café owners have recently opened up Emiliano’s in the Timber Creek Shopping Center. They serve tacos, soft or crispy, with grilled white fish or shrimp, tomato, avocado, queso fresco. Served with rice and beans.
Real street tacos: Mario Bros Tacos
They specialize in 100% authentic Mexican favorites from the streets of Monterrey, Nuevo León Mexico. Tacos de trompo [al pastor], carne asada, chicken fajitas, barbacoa, beef tripe and tacos al vapor .
Breakfast tacos: Taco Joint