And next up – was one with a menu item I’ve never tried before – guaraches – which I affectionately called a “long taco”.
We came across Taqueria Cruz online and decided we had to give it a try. It’s near the Anchor Grill and is sandwiched between an Ameristop and a laundromat – oh yeah – this is my kind of place! It is cash only – just fyi. There’s a jip joint ATM at the Ameristop if you need it.
The menu has a decent amount of options – tacos, guaraches (long tacos), sopes, quesadillas, burritos, tortas and more. Hell you can even get a beer!
It’s very small – there are a few tables in the first room and maybe 3-4 in the side room. They will come to your table and wait on you. Our server was super friendly – answered any questions we had and was really great. There were also many Hispanic people eating there – which gives you a sense of its authenticity and the fact that the food is going to be good.
Most folks got tacos – and you can choose from carne asada, carnitas, barbacoa, lengua (tongue), pollo, chorizo, al pastor and tripa (tripe). You’ll need to pull out your Spanish for the menu – or ask our friendly server.
Everybody enjoyed their tacos – I don’t think anybody was overwhelmed by them – but they were solid. And frankly they were probably a little better than Taqueria Gutierrez (in another part of Covington).
One of my coworkers saw online they had a lunch special – which was hanging right above our head – with two tacos and rice & beans for just $4! I mean – seriously – FOUR BUCKS! She got that and once we all saw (and smelled) the plate of rice and beans – and all immediately ordered them for ourselves. Yummy!
Then there’s my guaraches – or long tacos. The tortillas were a little thicker and longer – you could almost roll these up. They had meat, cheese and lettuce. I got pastor and carnitas and they were really good. I would definitely get these guys again.
And I know – it’s super American of me – but I like cheese and sour cream and luckily they were nice enough to bring me some.
Why Should You Go? If you want authentic – you have to go. It’s also cheap and tasty!