Blink and You’ll Miss It. *So Don’t Blink.

A few questions for you:

  1. Do you ever find yourself in coconut grove?
  2. Are you ever looking for a hangover cure?
  3. Are you sometimes tired of eating ‘fancy’ mexican?
  4. Do you like street food, but sometimes don’t feel like Food Truckin’ it?

If you answered yes to any of these, the next time you’re laying in bed and Tylenol and Gatorade aren’t cutting it / you’re about to go see a movie at Paragon / you’re in the process of deciding between seventeen taco varieties at one of ‘those’ places / you’re about to take advantage of Penny Beers at Sandbar (pick any of the above, like an R.L. Stein ‘choose your own adventure’)…make a quick detour and head over to the little hole-in-the-wall that is El Taquito. Here, you’ll find just a man and his flat-top grill. Pick between chicken, skirt steak, beef, or carnita tacos. Simple toppings include cilantro and chopped onion, with two varieties of salsa (verde and traditional red, both heavy on the cilantro) floating around. There’s also rumored to be some sort of avocado sauce hidden in the back. Some pieces of skirt steak were on the chewy side, so I would opt for the carnitas-extremely tender and flavorful, the best outta the bunch hands down. Top with a dab of each salsa, a squeeze of lime, and you’re good to go. This little taco shack has about 5 barstools in it for your sitting pleasure, so you may just want to eat while walking (should be an Olympic sport, if you ask me) or pick up, bring home and resume your daily activities (which for me was something really important-watching Jersey Shore). You’ll kick yourself after you realize how many times you’ve drunkenly walked by this place without stopping in.

P.S. Special thanks to the cab-driver who told me about this place. I owe you one buddy.

P.P.S. There are also a few other options, like quesadillas and enchiladas, or a deep-fried taco. But for your first go, stick with the classic taco. El Taquito on Urbanspoon

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