Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Eat the Menu: Tacodeli, Day 6 (now with formatting!)

This is part of an ongoing series about my quest to try all of the yumminess at local restaurant Tacodeli. See my eat the menu tag for the other parts of the series.

Today I experienced something new at Tacodeli: a line! Sure, the line had evaporated by the time I decided what I was getting, but it was new and strange. I'm glad to see them getting business, but I hope this doesn't foreshadow worse things to come.

Someone suggested (quite excitedly) yesterday that I try the Mojo Fish Taco (aka Mojo Tilapia Taco), "Tilapia fillets grilled with a mojo-garlic sauce & garnished with our homemade guacamole and pico de gallo." Um, ok. Yes please. While I was on that part of the menu, I went with the Fish Taco (aka Catfish Taco) for my second choice, "Marinated grilled catfish with red cabbage pico."

The Mojo recommendation was a good one. These things are fairly fantastic. The only thing disappointing about the pair is that the catfish tacos seem kind of silly on a menu that also has Mojo Fish Tacos. Don't get me wrong, the catfish tacos were still good, but the Mojo Fish Tacos are outstanding.

  • Mojo Fish Taco: 0.95 moles
  • Fish Taco: 0.85 moles
I'll be on the Pedernales River tomorrow at lunch time, but I'm hoping to make it to Tacodeli for breakfast tacos. What sounds good?


Damon Clinkscales said...

Hey Jon

My favorite is The Otto. Oddly enough, it is a breakfast taco w/o eggs. But it's worth trying.

My old standby that I ordered for many months is the Jess. I modififed to "Blanco Jess on Whole Wheat". The blanco just means they make it with egg whites.

Throw some Doña on either of these and it's definitely heaven in my book.

You can pretty much build whatever you want with the items. One thing that is different (and surprising at first) is that the potatoes aren't the kind of breakfast potatoes that you've come to expect. They are "Mexican mashed potatoes". They are delicious inside a breakfast taco with farm fresh eggs, but it kinda helps to be expecting it.


P.S. I'm enjoying your walk through the menu.

Jon Harmon said...

That's two votes for the Otto (the other on chat), so I'll have to give it a try. Thanks!

I'm going to stick to the "named" tacos, at least for now, so I can have some hope of eventually finishing the menu. I've heard about the Mexican mashed potatoes, and can't wait to try them.