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    Re: it's getting warm out so let's eat some fucking tacos

    Post by yancy on Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:53 pm

    This thread's resurgence inspired me to get some tacos today while waiting for a collision repair estimate, but after walking there I was more in a carne asada torta mood. Huge slices of avocado on that sucker.

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    Post by Nick on Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:22 pm

    phixed wrote:those tortas at o'hare are so much better than anything else there though.

    That is what sucks though. I can only eat them when I know I can expense the meal. I don't even have to walk outside to access his location in the Chase building but to blow $15 on a torta plus chips with guacamole is some bullshit.
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    Post by raj gibson on Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:57 pm

    ClosetOfExhaustion wrote:he's gonna open another XOCO in wicker park
    Haha, really? I guess WP still hasn't achieved total white people taco saturation.

    I don't eat a lot of XOCO tortas but the Friday shrimp ones are worth $13 IMO.

    phixed wrote:those tortas at o'hare are so much better than anything else there though.

    accurate statement
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    Post by phixed on Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:29 pm

    Nick wrote:I can only eat them when I know I can expense the meal.
    True statement.
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    Post by yancy on Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:53 pm

    I'm always stunned at O'hare because there's never a long line and always an open seat at Frontera. What the fuck is everyone else eating?
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    Post by chrondog on Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:52 pm

    a soft flour tortilla might be passable and even delicious, but i have to side with those who think it doesn't constitute a true soft taco. corn only, bros.

    let's be real though, true Mexicans are eating tostadas and flautas and not Tex-Mexing it up with big globs of "sour cream".

    Michael K. wrote:The La Burrita next to Top Dog? Was so conveniently close to my place, but I despised the food so I rarely went there. Never got tacos though.
    interesting place to "despise" though i've definitely thrown some unfavorable words their way. it's open late! and on the tacos rancheros they stack two corn tortillas per taco (an elite move).
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:16 am

    yancy wrote:I'm always stunned at O'hare because there's never a long line and always an open seat at Frontera. What the fuck is everyone else eating?
    having had this same discussion with other people, i assume the reasons the lines aren't longer are, in order:
    price points
    slightly moderate wait for food
    lack of familiarity with menu items

    the price is probably the main cause for those people not able to expense it.
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    Post by Michael K. on Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:52 am

    jasperness wrote:a soft flour tortilla might be passable and even delicious, but i have to side with those who think it doesn't constitute a true soft taco. corn only, bros.

    let's be real though, true Mexicans are eating tostadas and flautas and not Tex-Mexing it up with big globs of "sour cream".

    Michael K. wrote:The La Burrita next to Top Dog? Was so conveniently close to my place, but I despised the food so I rarely went there. Never got tacos though.
    interesting place to "despise" though i've definitely thrown some unfavorable words their way. it's open late! and on the tacos rancheros they stack two corn tortillas per taco (an elite move).
    It's a major offense for Mexican food to be so bland. So much spice and texture available in the larder and you give me large, amorphous globs of insipid starch & protein? No thanks. Never understood why anyone would skip Top Dog in favor of.
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    Michael K. wrote:It's a major offense for Mexican food to be so bland. So much spice and texture available in the larder and you give me large, amorphous globs of insipid starch & protein? No thanks. Never understood why anyone would skip Top Dog in favor of.
    eh, it happens a lot. but i am actually having a bit of an internal debate on where i stand on the spectrum of bland/yuppie/Chipotle vs. lardy/greasy/authentic Mexican food. a lot of times i just like having the ingredients presented to me in a wrapping and don't want to take a chance on whatever weird shit happens in the kitchen of some places. and a place like La Burrita has their own salsas they make in-house that i use to propel the flavor. i feel the same way about Cactus Taqueria here. a lot of people pan a place like that as "yuppie" or "inauthentic", but i just think they use higher quality ingredients and don't take any risks with the seasoning to appeal to a wide demographic. as long as they have good salsas, i don't care that their meat isn't perfectly seasoned. i just can't do heavy and greasy burritos anymore.

    i have hundreds of sausages from Top Dog and feel comfortable passing on them if the mood doesn't strike me.
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    Post by Michael K. on Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:51 am

    jasperness wrote:
    Michael K. wrote:It's a major offense for Mexican food to be so bland. So much spice and texture available in the larder and you give me large, amorphous globs of insipid starch & protein? No thanks. Never understood why anyone would skip Top Dog in favor of.
    eh, it happens a lot. but i am actually having a bit of an internal debate on where i stand on the spectrum of bland/yuppie/Chipotle vs. lardy/greasy/authentic Mexican food. a lot of times i just like having the ingredients presented to me in a wrapping and don't want to take a chance on whatever weird shit happens in the kitchen of some places. and a place like La Burrita has their own salsas they make in-house that i use to propel the flavor. i feel the same way about Cactus Taqueria here. a lot of people pan a place like that as "yuppie" or "inauthentic", but i just think they use higher quality ingredients and don't take any risks with the seasoning to appeal to a wide demographic. as long as they have good salsas, i don't care that their meat isn't perfectly seasoned. i just can't do heavy and greasy burritos anymore.

    i have hundreds of sausages from Top Dog and feel comfortable passing on them if the mood doesn't strike me.
    I get your logic here, but La Burrita isn't Chipotle. It's a greasy Mexican joint that also happens to have bland food. It feels dirty and it's tasteless. That is, the perfect taqueria to succeed in a college town.
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    Post by chrondog on Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:53 am

    the rancheros plate is $4.50 for three double-layer corn soft tacos and a bag of chips and i'm sticking by that
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    Post by Michael K. on Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:59 am

    And that is plenty of reason right there.
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    Post by phixed on Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:57 pm

    jasperness wrote:lardy/greasy/authentic Mexican fast food.
    ftfy
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    Post by chrondog on Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:05 pm

    almost everything i eat is take out so i guess i exclusively operate in the "fast food" realm
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    Post by Soma on Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:16 pm

    That's been me for like three months now. I've somehow become skinnier but my bowels are a battlefield and sometimes life is physically painful.
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    Post by Soma on Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:18 pm

    Good eating, good living.
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    Post by C-poots on Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:10 pm

    Guys,

    Just finished one fish, one churizo, one carnitas, and one asada.

    Feeling pretty great right now
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    Post by reuben on Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:12 pm

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    Post by Michael K. on Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:37 pm

    Currently in Maui. Made some bombass ono tacos last night.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:27 pm

    Been in Fort Walton beach Florida for the past 17 days doing work stuff. Going back to virginia today and flying outta Pensacola. Lived here back in the day for about 2.5 years and remembered this place near the airport:



    Been super psyched for days now thinking about these authentic tacos.

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    Post by raj gibson on Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:05 pm

    Mexico City taco hounding:


    al pastor with sauces from El Huequito


    salt cod from Salon Corona


    al pastor from El Tizoncito


    nopales/acelga from Tacos Hola
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    Post by reuben on Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:09 pm

    I love Taco Tuesday.
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    Post by Michael K. on Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:27 pm

    Some real ass tacos, raj.
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    Post by raj gibson on Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:53 pm

    Technically not a taco but this was maybe the best thing I ate





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