Taqueria del SolJessica | April 14, 2009
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.
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.
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?