There’s one in Norwood that I didn’t even know about! It’s off the beaten path but only a few blocks from Montgomery Rd – so you probably haven’t driven by it – but it’s easy to get to.
I have to say the decor is super odd. The counters and chairs and booths all look like a 50s diner – the floor is ugly tile that doesn’t match and none of it screams Mexican food. I have a feeling they sort of bought a place that was remodeling?
I went for tacos of course and decided at $2.30 a taco to get 3 different ones. Carne asada was first – it was a bit dry – but the tortillas were good. That’s kind of the one thing I don’t love about taqueria tacos – they’re dry. I’m used to cheese and sour cream – such a gringo.
Next was the Camarones (shrimp) which was delicious – but I also love shrimp. It’s not dry either and they weren’t overcooked – which frankly is rare.
Lastly was the Al Pastor – and again – the dry comes up. My favorite Al Pastor is at La Mexicana because it’s super saucy. This was ok but a bit dry.
Now something to combat the dry is the rice and beans! True Mexican refried beans take me back to my childhood. My hometown is 30% Hispanic (at least) and our neighbors when I was little would make them from scratch all the time. I would go over to play with their kids and that smell is just potent! I love it! So when I get refried beans – it just takes me right back to that happy place!
Why Should You Go? All in all – it’s not my favorite – but it’s a nice little family spot – so if you’re in the area – give it a stop.