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Offline Hertog

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Stops on a taco tour
« on: August 13, 2019, 09:18:16 PM »
The taco game in the neighborhood is getting serious. What are the perfect stops for a taco tour? I've covered pork, beef and seafood. Any additions or substitutions?

Exit subway at 74th then...

1. AL pastor at Coatzingo
2. Beef taco at Beefrria Landia
3. Pulpo or pescado a la plancha at La esquina del camaron

Back on the 7 at 82nd st with smiles and full bellies


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Re: Stops on a taco tour
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 08:10:45 AM »
If you can do your tour late night, then I would check the Al Pastor box off at the stand that is at Junction Blvd in the evenings, that is a real deal Al Pastor.  http://foodandfootprints.com/tacos-al-pastor-cart-queens/  They were right about their review.

The Crus-Z Family for any of the chivo tacos especially the spicy version
San Antonio Farm Grocery for their Taco de chile relleno (fried chile stuffed with cheese); however, its weekend only.

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Re: Stops on a taco tour
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 09:12:56 AM »
What time is the tour? at about 8pm is a switch.


some notes: you can get head tacos at 99th st (de cabeza)
I would definitely go to La Espiga, especially if at night https://www.yelp.com/biz/la-espiga-restaurant-corona


National St/103rd Street south is amazing now
Anywhere you can find 'tacos placeros', get them
I wouldn't care that much about coatzingo unless you are just going by the guidebooks who play follow the leader


Is it really just tacos or is that a euphemism? There's quesadillas, gorditas, tostadas, and many more variants of corn flour and protein

Offline BennyB

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Re: Stops on a taco tour
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 02:13:01 PM »
Taco arabe from Aqui en Bella Puebla

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Re: Stops on a taco tour
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 11:23:08 PM »
Okay, y'all sent me Googling...

Taco Placero
Taco Arabe ... but how is that different from al pastor?


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Re: Stops on a taco tour
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2019, 07:31:01 AM »
Okay, y'all sent me Googling...

Taco Placero
Taco Arabe ... but how is that different from al pastor?


Placero just means the special of the house - could be anything, really.


arabe is basically the same thing as al pastor. It comes from the gyro/schwarma culture of the middle east. Lots of times they use a flour tortilla instead. I've had some darker spices on there too when using the arabe name but not sure if that's necessary

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Re: Stops on a taco tour
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2019, 01:56:53 PM »
Thanks for all the feedback. I knew I was missing out!

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Is it really just tacos or is that a euphemism? There's quesadillas, gorditas, tostadas, and many more variants of corn flour and protein

Tacos are my go to. And in this instance, it's fun to have a theme. I'm always open to suggestions

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Re: Stops on a taco tour
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2019, 04:48:04 AM »
Thanks for all the feedback. I knew I was missing out!

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Is it really just tacos or is that a euphemism? There's quesadillas, gorditas, tostadas, and many more variants of corn flour and protein

Tacos are my go to. And in this instance, it's fun to have a theme. I'm always open to suggestions


It is good to have restrictions because one wrong torta and it's all over. Maybe challenge people not to duplicate. Tacos are a good size. It's a little messy but you can maybe split them up into 2 tacos by separating the shells

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Re: Stops on a taco tour
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2019, 04:48:04 AM »