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“Good Mexican Food”
Review of Tacos El Taconazo - CLOSED

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Tacos El Taconazo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Good food for a good price! Very clean well located. Authentic Mexican food. Waiter was very helpful.

Thank Beth F
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

There aren't a lot of outstanding Mexican restaurants in the area. If you're craving it, Tacos El Taconazo would be the closest thing. Biased since I'm from Texas obviously...I enjoy the avocado soft tacos. The salsa is fresh but has a sweet taste to it that is unlike most Mexican fare I seek out. It's a simple place with simple food. Cooked fresh which is better than a lot of other area options for Mexican.

Thank coymichelle
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is my favorite authentic Mexican restaurant! The portions are big and the food is so good. The owners were extremely friendly also! I have been there a few times and tried different meals and I just can't pick a favorite because they are all so good!

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Thank Ecrook
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Being from Texas, what I miss most is good TexMex, but no more. Tacos El Taconazo has all the fresh tomatoes, cilantro, homemade salsa I could ask for and more. The food is made each day. Great guacamole. They never over spice their food. It is just right.

Thank CodyWyomingite
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

except for some of the sombreros and decorations on the walls.

I knew I was in trouble with this place when I sat down to a bowl of pureed "salsa" that had the faintest hint of raw chili powder mixed into the ground up tomatoes and onions, served with a basket of chips that were so greasy they were inedible. You'd have gotten a better hint of mexican flavors by tossing a jar of Pace Picante sauce into a blender than what this place served. And the Pace at least has chunks of tomatoes and onions in it.

While the service was OK, what was served was not.

We got carnitas, which were served on a cold flour tortilla that hadn't seen a plancha grill or a griddle. Simply put, it was a raw tortilla, layered with some cubes of pork. Only the pork hadn't seen a grill, nor marinade, nor seasoning. It tasted like it had been steamed and was very moist, but without any distinguishing flavor.

Topped with some diced tomatoes and onions, which were cooked to a transluscent level. Only it didn't happen on a grill, they again tasted like they'd been steamed or microwaved. There was no sign whatsoever of carmelization or grilling, no spices/seasoning, and no taste of any fat or oil in the onions.

This was topped with a layer of shredded lettuce which had a dollop of some sort of white sauce on it, not quite what you'd use for cole slaw, but not what would go on a fish taco, either. Mild and sweet, it didn't play well against the pork or onions. There was a sprinkling of a grated white cheesy substance on the lettuce, but the little distinct grated chunks were intact and rubbery. Hardly the stuff of either a queso that would be served this way; perhaps it's some sort of melting cheese material but it didn't have any character at all.

The whole affair was served cool to cold temps; perhaps the pork and onions came from a steam prep table. But the overall effect was that it most certainly wasn't grilled, wasn't cooked, and the raw cool tortilla was entirely unappetizing.

This place doesn't even rise to the level of "gringo" food for the 'merican taste, nor does it approach tex-mex or any other take on "mexican" food. It's stuff served in a manner to suggest that it had mexican origins at some point in time, but what comes out of the kitchen is simply an insult to mexican cuisine from any district.

You'll do better in the frozen food case across the street at Wal-Mart than to spend your money at this place.

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Thank sunsprit
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