So in honor of Flava Flav and Public Enemy, I give you my DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE top five taco joints. But before we go there, I just want to be clear what constitutes hype...
- Selling tacos at or more than 3 bucks a pop - no self respecting taco connasiour should have to pay that much for tortillas, beans and meat.
- Just okay food but in a conveniently located spot - I've done it, you've done it, now stop doing it!
- Jacking up the prices because it's organic or fresh - this gets a "No Mames" award! Fresh and yes, even organic food isn't & shouldn't be THAT expensive.
- Way too many hipsters or wanna be-s at one location - Ah-noy-ing!
So yes, the following establishments are guilty of one or all of the above. Drum roll please....dddrrrrrr....
#1 - Torchy's Tacos - See You are Dead to me
#2 - El Chilito - See bullet No. 4
#3 - Mr. Natural's - 8 bucks for a plate of Nachos! Let's remember that it's still chips, beans and cheese.
#4 - Maria's Taco Xpress - Don't let your taste buds be blinded by the celebrities!
#5 - Taco Shack - At least mix it up! Don't just slap pre-made eggs and pre-made chorizo on a cold tortilla.
El Mundo de Mando