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Monday, February 25, 2008

Taqueria Mexico - Review #1

Taqueria Mexico
108 W Katella Ave Ste C
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 538-5772
Open 24 hours

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Here's our second guest review, reprinted with permission, by new food blogger Griffin Tamura of Griffin Eats OC:

When you walk into Taqueria Mexico, you approach a counter with a glass partition. Behind the glass are steam trays full or delicious looking meats. The setup kind of reminds me of fast food chinese. You order what you want and they assemble it quickly as you watch.

I decided to sample some of their tacos so I could try as many different kinds of their meats as possible. I ordered four tacos ($0.95 each). I got carne asada, lengua, al pastor and carnitas.

The guy threw down eight mini tortillas, (two for each taco) covered them in big scoops of meat and then topped them off with onions, cilantro and hot sauce.

I sat down and squirted a little lime on all my tacos, and added a pinch of salt. I decided to try the lengua first. It was fantastic. Perfectly seasoned and tender. I moved on to the carnitas. They weren't the best I've ever had, but they were pretty damn good. The carne asada was juicy and the hot sauce complimented it well. The last taco was the al pastor. I was excited about the al pastor. They prepared it here like you might see Gyros prepared in a greek restaurant. A giant log of meat, slowly turning on a vertical spit, basting itself with it's own juices. Unfortunately, this was my least favorite meat of the four. It was good, but not fantastic.

I will definitely return to this place when I am in the area. If I'm really craving tacos, I may even make a special trip. It's so hard to find good lengua tacos these days...

Read Griffin's Original Report Here


Johnny Automatic said...

The only thing Griffin failed to mention was this location (and I think all Taqueria Mexico locations) is open 24 hours! So you can get a taco fix at any time.

Give Tacos Jalisco on Tustin a try for lengua tacos. Also very good.

ChristianZ said...

That's good information because people search all the time for 24 hr. taco places in Orange County.

I might add that in to the body of the main entry.

liz said...

I know you focus on the OC but I was watching Food Network the other day and Alton Brown had some Best of show. He mentioned South Beach Bar & Grille in Ocean Beach(a community of SD) for their fish tacos. I haven't been there yet but I planning to go soon. Might be a bit of a drive for you but it'd make a nice weekend day trip.

ChristianZ said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I only cover OC restaurants for this blog but I eat everywhere.

Anonymous said...

tac mex is decent, but why waste your time when tacos pepe is right across the street, and ANDA is a few blocks away.