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“The Real Deal”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Tacos Sacra

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Tacos Sacra
Cuisines: Mexican
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Brooklyn, New York
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“The Real Deal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

We didn't expect to find such good, authentic Mexican food among the endless Italian restaurants and hot dog and cheese steak stands of Seaside Heights. We were looking for La Casa del Sol, which has apparently closed, but we stumbled on this new place, on the same block as Klee's. We ordered take out, but it's a moderate-sized restaurant with a pleasant, funky décor and Mexican variety shows on the TV. The steak enchiladas ($12) came with a salsa verde that was just the right spiciness, and we also ordered the chilaquiles ($12) with chicken, another winner. For you pork-eaters, there are lots of options, including tacos with pork, pineapple, onions, and jalapenos. The entrees came with rice and beans, and while the rice was quite ordinary, these were flavorful whole beans, not the bland paste you often get. They use cotija cheese, the crumbly white cheese, one mark of real Mexican food. You could also order 3 tacos for $8 (soft tacos, of course) or three shrimp tacos for $11, as well as tortas, the Mexican sandwiches I often see in mom and pop places in my native California. Mexican food is slowly improving in NJ, but this place is better than anything we have where we live in northern NJ. Indeed this was the best meal we had in a week in Seaside Heights, and my only regret is that I didn't get a chance to go back a second time.

  • Visited August 2014
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