(The Former "Tacos Chuchos")
@ the Cypress Auto Spa
5890 Lincoln Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
Listing at Yahoo! Local
No known official website.
Following up on a recommendation given to me months and months ago and trying to finally cover a place in Cypress, lonely, lonely Cypress, I finally set out to find Tacos Chuchos. After getting off the freeway and driving up Valley View and noticing a million other car wash places along the way and checking them all to see if perhaps they had a Mexican restaurant inside I finally found the Cypress Auto Spa that had a Mexican restaurant inside, except this one was called El Suahayo, not Tacos Chuchos.
Eventually I found somewhere in the signage a "Tacos Chuchos" that had been crossed out and replaced with "El Suahayo" so I figured I had made it to the right place. My friends Chris and Kristanna caught up with me and they actually played by the rules and got their car washed.
I went in and checked out the menu board and there were all sorts of authentic Mexican items such as lengua tacos, menudo soup and more. There is one Mexican man that runs the whole eatery. He rings up your order and makes your food and if you come in while he's making someone else's food be prepared to wait for him to finish cooking the other order. I asked for a lengua taco and he said they were out. Then I asked for a bowl of pozole and he said they hadn't made any that day. I asked for one or two other items that he said they were out of and finally he told me that most gringos don't order the stuff I was attempting to order so they cut down on keeping particular ingredients on hand.
I ended up with a rather more pedestrian selection of a chicken taco and an al pastor taco. While the meat was good in each, especially the al pastor, everything else was pretty standard, with store bought corn tortillas, bagged shredded cheese and lettuce and canned refried beans.
When Chris and Kristanna ordered they too attempted to order a number of things that were on the menu but not available. Kristanna ended up with the chicken quesadilla:
While Chris ended up with a big, wet burrito:
Apart from the fact that it's at a car wash place the food here is much like that that can be found at taquerias in Santa Ana, straight up Mexican with little Americanized dilution, but in kind of an emasculated way. Would you want to go here simply to try the food? That might be hard to answer yes to but if you are there getting your car cleaned I would say give it a try. Three Speedy Gonzaleses: