Taqueria del Sol

Last night we visited local hotspot Taqueria del Sol to try some trendy Mexican. The restaurant uses lunch counter-style ordering, meaning you wait in line at the counter, place your order, and then find a table. The wait to order was long.  Very long.  But the restaurant offers single or pitcher margaritas to make your time a little more bearable.  The prices are quite reasonable, my meal of 2 roasted chicken enchiladas with beef red chili sauce and a Memphis taco was around $8, while Mario’s fried chicken tacos ran us around $6.

Roasted Chicken Enchiladas and Memphis Taco

Roasted Chicken Enchiladas and Memphis Taco

Fried Chicken Taco

Fried Chicken Taco


Most of the good things I’ve heard about the taqueria relate to their tacos (obviously), so I had to try a Memphis (Chopped smoked pork with a spicy jalapeños cole slaw and tequila BBQ sauce) along with my roasted chicken enchiladas.  Mario’s fried chicken tacos (Strips of fried chicken breast, lime jalapeño mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato) were trimmed down to fit his tastes and contained only chicken strips and cheese.

Jessica's First Bite (Enchiladas)

Jessica's First Bite (Enchiladas)

Jessica's First Bite (Taco)

Jessica's First Bite (Taco)


Mario's First Bite

Mario's First Bite

Although I’m no Mexican food connoisseur, the enchiladas were good. Really good (And a nice juxtaposition to the wait). So good I almost wanted to lick the leftover sauce off my plate. Perfectly seasoned, perfectly cheesy…perfect! The Memphis taco was only so-so, but definitely an interesting twist on tacos–think pulled pork sandwich with bbq sauce and coleslaw on the side, but all in one. Mario, a self-proclaimed “taco snob”, thought the chicken tacos were very good also, but you can’t really go wrong with chicken tenders for him.   I still really think he missed out on something by skipping the flavored mayo. Next time, I’ll give it a taste myself.

I’m wondering if the line is any shorter at lunchtime?

http://taqueriadelsol.com/

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  • Jennifer

    I love Taqueria del Sol. It is one of my favorite local places. They have weekly lunch specials and the shrimp tacos are to die for. I try to get something new every time I go and I am never disappointed. I love the fried chicken tacos and the bean enchiladas.

  • AJ

    No, the lines are NOT shorter. Best time to go for dinner is at 5:25 and wait until they open at 5:30!!! Or if you go for lunch, get there at 11:15. Crazy, I know…

  • Jessica

    Thanks for the comment Jennifer!

    I’m not really understanding their ordering style, the restaurant is never really full but there’s a line out the door. Figo does it this way also though…

  • Crispizzle

    the fish tacos are excellent and yea he missed out on the fried chicken tacos by taking things off….the cheese dip is great..u gotta leave toppings on tacos to get the full effect!!!!…if you go to the one in decatur i think lines don’t form til 12 pm ish during the week

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