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“Very affordable food, very good flavor and service.”
Review of Tacos el Fogoncito

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Tacos el Fogoncito
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We have eaten at both of their restaurants, but this one is the one we eat at more. The outdoor pork rotisserie is what grabs your attention at first glance. The chef who operates this el pastor rotisserie can really handle a knife... in a way that Navy Seals would envy.

Once inside, there are about 45 to 55 seats, at about 15 tables. The restroom is far enough away from everything to keep it from being a problem. The dining and kitchen areas and restrooms are kept clean on a once-every-5 minute basis, and the ambience is more of a family restaurant than a taco stand.

The friendly, hardworking family that owns this restaurant came from the state of Oaxaca, and within a few years of business have made the best taco restaurant in a 3 city area. This is why we love it so much:

They seat us as soon as we arrive, unless there is a short wait. The order is taken on a placemat-size paper, all you have to do is circle the items you want, and "PRESTO!" you are presented with more food than you can eat in one sitting... for about $3.00 US, or $4.00 US if you get a soda or juice.

The fare is simple but expansive... choices are varied, all are delicious. I personally love their el pastor tacos and the beefsteak tacos. On your plate also comes a baked potato in foil, a big grilled whole onion, and 4 overstuffed- with meat- huge tacos. You will not leave hungry, guaranteed.

When you eat at either restaurant, they are identical, but the other one is 5% less expensive for some reason... (less for rent?) but both are equally well run and the servers are friendly and fantastic.

The variety of salsas includes red, green, habanero, and guacamole salsas. IF, BY CHANCE... you eat too much of the habanero salsa and you become a fire-breathing dragon, then eat one of the onions on your plate. I do not know how it works, but eating a grilled onion "puts out the fire" of a hot pepper. Nothing else will work.

Enjoy this place, and tell them the "Gringo Fotografo" sent you.

Open late, until 3 or 4 in the morning on weekends if the crowd keeps spilling in.

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