I usually like to steer clear of places that are too touristy, so I was a bit hesitant to try El Foco upon seeing the American, French, British, and German flags accompanying the tricolores. Further adding to my hesitation was the wall of tourist autographs, as well as the location just around the corner from the main seaside thoroughfare. I'm glad I overcame my hesitation because the tacos here are delicious.
I've visited three times, and each time, I ordered El Foco, which is a mixture of chorizo, beef, onions, and cheese. They place two tortillas on the plate and first cover them with a layer of cheese, then they cover and melt the cheese with a very generous helping of the meat and onion mixture. This is served with another three tortillas, so you can make five well-filled tacos. The brilliance lies in the two base tortillas because they absorb all of the juices and retain the most cheese, turning your last two tacos into flavor bombs. And if such juiciness makes you think about torn and broken tortillas, think again. Even the meat-juice-soaked tortillas held together well. If your appetite is perhaps not as hefty as mine, you might want to eat the base tortillas earlier. It's a substantial quantity of food that not everyone will make it through. Then again, you wouldn't be leaving as much time for the juices to soak in. I guess it's a conundrum each of you will have to resolve on your own.
My only complaint was that the beef was a bit chewier than I prefer. However, after having spent quite a bit of time in Mexico, I've learned that a bit of chewiness to the meat is not unusual.
The tacos were served with pico de gallo (which I didn't use so as not to upset the onion ratio), lime, and salsa verde. The salsa was good, though it could have used a bit more spice.
I almost wish I would have tried some other tacos to get a better feel for the place, but chorizo, beef, onions, and cheese have a delicious simplicity that I apparently couldn't resist. So be it.
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