New to Me: Zocalo Taqueria

All this time, the Zocalo Taqueria was right there on Boulevard in Grant Park, with a million different kinds of $2 tacos, and I didn’t know. Why didn’t you tell me? The papa con chorizo taco was delicious (which should be obvious, what with the word chorizo right in there), while “Al Pastor,” the spit-fired pork treat apparently very popular in Mexico City, was fabulous. If you’re into cheap but tasty tacos, I recommend this place. Despite the prices I expected from the Zocalo website and what I’ve heard about the Midtown location (which may be great, but seems pricey and hard to park at), the taqueria is a bargain.

And if you like fried cheese (I’m from the Midwest), try the, uh… fried cheese crust. I know, I know, but it turns out to be a pretty simple, tasty and surely terrible-for-you cheesy appetizer. You break off little chips of fried cheese, put ’em in salsa verde, and repeat. I liked it.

4 Comments so far

  1. B-Rod (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 11:29 pm

    I live 3 blocks from the Midtown location and I go to the Taqueria in Grant Park all the time. Fun, laid back location, I love the fish & shrimp tacos — Baja and Acapulco — yum!! The fact that they’re part of the SkyMiles dining program is a great added bonus too.

  2. chad (unregistered) on February 12th, 2007 @ 12:42 pm

    Zocalo has become my home away from home. In and out in 15 minutes, with a belly full of awesomely delectable tacos. Cannot be beat. Try the Carnita. I was late to that one, now it’s a regular.

  3. d.ortiz (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 12:37 pm

    Often overlooked, Mi Barrio, around the corner on Memorial, is pretty good too — albeit in a very different style.

  4. darin (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 11:08 am

    Oh yes, Zocalo Taqueria is probably my favorite cheap place to eat right now, followed by Eats. The Mole Verde and the Acapulco are tacos I like best, and I’m addicted to the Veggie Refried Beans – though I suspect that one of the main ‘veggie’ ingredients is vegetable shortening, it’s still delicious.

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