Cuisine: Authentic Mexican
Restaurant Features: Counter-Service, On-Site Parking
Location: St Paul
Address: 825 East 7th Street St Paul, MN 55106 651-778-8062
Links: Google Map
Atmosphere: Nothing fancy since you order at a counter, but there are quite a few small stationary tables for those who choose to eat-in. Carry-out also available.
Menu: At first the menu might seem confusing for those not familiar with Mexican cuisine, but it is pretty easy since most orders are a la carte. Taco choices include Asada (Steak), Adobada (pork), Birria (shredded beef), Pollo (chicken), Cabeza (beef cheek), Carnitas (deep fried pork), Buche (pork stomach), Tripa (tripe) and Lengua (beef tongue). You may also order quesadillas, tortas, burritos, enchiladas, nachos or soup (pozole, caldo de camaron, menudo). Rice and beans also come a la carte.
Price guide: Tacos are $1.75. Other entrees, combos and soups $4-7.
What I ordered: Carne asada taco, chicken enchilada, rice and beans. The steak taco was divine, very much like tacos I have had in Mexico. I love those tiny corn tortillas, this taco came with two. The meat had excellent flavor and was surprisingly tender. Topped with fresh cilantro and onions (light on mine). The chicken enchilada was decent…the meat was very good, but I prefer my enchiladas smothered in enchilada sauce, and on this one the sauce was almost non-existent, or was already absorbed into the tortilla. The rice had great flavor, but the beans were too runny.
Service: Very fast and cooked to order.
Overall Impression: Authentic Mexican tacos at a very reasonable price. Great place to have an inexpensive meal.