We’re in a recession here and the experts say it ain’t gettin’ much better. But, you know what? Liquor sales remain steady and people are still going out, wining and dining. Enter Tacos Mexico. Good Mexican food, good margaritas, crazy ass good prices. Let’s list all we got for 40 pesos. Ok not really pesos because I don’t know the conversion rate, but you get the point:1) Tortilla chips with salsa verde, salsa, and pico de gallo (free) Starting off, we got a plate of tortilla chips that were served with an amazing pico de gallo that boomed with cilantro. It was fresh and just cried, “Summer.” There was a nice spicy kick to it, also. The salsa verde was good, but was maybe just a little too watery. The salsa tasted similar to the pico de gallo, but was just not as chunky. 2) Humongo glob of guacamole We got some guac with that and were surprised to see how much they gave. Normally, you pay 6 bucks for a tiny cup, but you pay 4 for a giant ass cup. The guac was definitely freshly made, but needed more bite from lime and salt. 3) Two margaritas, on the rocks, with Patron. Yeah, Patron. Rim salted, and pepper flaked, the margaritas were good too, but could have been stronger. They taste like they came from a mix rather than freshly squeezed. Then again, at $8 a pop, we’re talking value. Most places will charge ya at least $13 for a Patron margarita. 4) Three tacos with rice Because we’re at Tacos Mexico, we figure, duh, try the tacos. All tacos were served with grilled onions on top and pickled veggies on the side. First was the carnitas taco. Good deep flavor with lots of spice, but was a bit overcooked. The chorizo taco was next and this was pretty tasty. The meat was all crumbly and had a really fun kick of clove to it. I saved that bite for last-loved it! Last up was the al pastor taco. This was great at Riviera Maya, and it’s great here too. The flavors are all there, making the chicken dance, bold and beautiful. 5) Enchiladas with a salad Kristien had these and they were ok. She agreed there was a nice balance of sauce, cheese, and chicken which lots of places tend to mess up, usually with way too much cheese and not enough sauce. But, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, the chicken was dry and the whole thing just lacked any real flavor. 6) Side of rice and beans The rice here was actually pretty good, but then again that’s because it was drenched in 20 pounds of butter. Which some people may hate, but we have a special place in our hearts for butter. Add some carrots, peas, and corn and you have a nice little side dish.
Yeah, we feasted on the food here for cheap. Granted, it was no Casa Villa and wasn’t amazing or excellent Mexican, but it’s good enough and the liquor ain’t expensive. Worth it, yes, but you can’t go in expecting the world from this place.
Address: 82 Fort Point St
Norwalk, CT 06855