We have passed Tacolicious several times in the evenings and there is always an hour wait without reservations. We came back for lunch.
Tacolicious sells tacos one for $3.95, four for $13 or ten for $31. We decided on four tacos, the fried local rock cod cabbage, tangy crema, the shot-and-a-beer braised chicken, the traditional carnitas and guajillo braised beef short rib. Our favorite was the short rib and fried cod tacos. Fresh, flavorful and tasty.
We loved the complimentary chips and salsa and could eat those all day.
Nick’s Crispy Tacos have been on our must try for sometime and although we didn’t grab the tacos, we know we’ll be back. As we waited for a bean and cheese burrito on a wheat tortilla, we enjoyed the restaurant’s red walls and chandeliers. The burrito itself was full of seasoned beans, melty cheese and was so good. We’ll be back for Taco Tuesdays and Nick’s signature crispy tacos.
Tropisueño is a chill, comfortable Mexican restaurant that stands for Exotic (Tropi) dreams (sueño). Immediately upon entrance is the spacious bar with Mexican decor and touches. The complimentary chips were crisp, well seasoned and fresh. Our chips were served with a trio of colorful salsas. Tropisueno serves Mexican Coke with real cane sugar (not high fructose corn syrup) that we are accustomed to in the States. Although we did not partake in the margaritas on the rocks, we learned they do not do frozen margaritas or horchata as advertised on Yelp reviews. The Empanadas de Hongos ($8), two Mexico City style turnovers filled with pasilla, mushrooms, and cheese, salsa güero were unbelievable, full of flavor and a must get. The mushroom and cheese filling was mouthwatering. We deeply enjoyed the Molotes de Elote y Barbacoa ($8) Corn masa “cigars” filled with Mexican BBQ beef, corn and cotija cheese. The Black bean sauce and crema added an additional layer of flavor. The Tampiqueño ($15) Niman Ranch beef, thin-cut grilled carne asada was tender and served with a beef barbacoa enchilada and creamy guacamole. It was a generous portion and we needed to take half home. The Tostaditas de Carnitas ($7), roasted pork on crisp tostadas, guacamole salsa güero and pico de gallo and shredded lettuce were tasty. We would get these again. The dishes came with a trio of beans, refried, black and white beans. Each with a different flavor profile. Upon receiving the bill, we enjoyed the complimentary Chupa Chups lollipops. We loved the strawberry, orange cream and mango flavors. Tropisueno does not serve our favorite Mexican dessert and treat, churros. Disappointing. When we ordered the tres leches cake, unfortunately they were out.
La Taqueria has some of the best tacos. They serve quesadillas, burritos ($5.25), tacos and of course churros. The chorizo and carne asada tacos ($3.50 each) should not be missed.