Monday, May 4, 2009

Rancho Bravo: Update Part 2

SLF and I dropped in to the Capitol Hill store for a quick bite on Saturday. I got to try their tamales. The best tamale I have had so far. This place is great, and they are apparently doing very well. I have heard they plan on opening 2 more locations, one in the Greenwood area and one in West Seattle.

I tried to take my brother to a taco truck on Sunday, but he said he is afraid. He believes the meat in the tacos is actually dog meat. If that is so, they prepare it pretty frickin good.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tacos El Asadero

People keep telling me about this place down on Rainier that is supposed to be OMG THE BEST TACOS IN HTE WPRLD!! I try to go to these trucks with no preconceived notions, but this was pretty unavoidable. Because of that, I've been putting off going to this truck. I finally caved and went with my friend Eric. I was trying to entertain him and keep him busy while his wife, Camie was busy not having a fucking baby. (They finally did, just shy of 2 weeks overdue).

But I will not review that trip. I will review the trip I took with the SLF.

This is actually the 2nd taco bus that I have been to. They aren't as common as the normal truck you just walk up to. They sure are fun.

This is a picture of something that wasn't actually mine. I thought it was. And I took a picture of it thinking it was something that I ordered. I am not very smart. It was returned to the lady that ordered it. That is my Mexican Coke though.

This is a mulita. I had never had one. They take meat and put it between a couple of tortillas with some cheese and then the cook it. So as far as I can tell it's pretty much just like a quesadilla. Which is good.

Look at the stretchy cheesy goodness.

Of course I need to test out the rice & beans. They were good. I'm still looking for some that can top the rice & beans of El Camion.

I think I had an Asada and Adobada taco. They were excellent.

Baby had a chicken burrito. Now, when I first went here I ordered a chicken burrito and it was fucking awesome. Full of meat and beans and rice and spicy. It was so good. This burrito seen above was not that good. There was not much meat. It was as though they were scraping the bottom of the pan. The inconsistency is saddening.

Mmmmm messican coke.

If not for the poor quality of the burrito, I would have given this place 8 solid golden roaches. It loses 1 roach due to the inconsistent burrito filling, so they only get a 7. But I do highly recommend it. Tacos are truly one of the worlds greatest foods.

I love you all.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Taqueria La Fondita #2

We hadn't planned on hitting up a new taco truck today, but one of SLF's clients left her wallet in the car, so we had to drive down to Burien to return it. Luckily Burien is full of a ton of immigrants and crappy neighborhoods. Which is the perfect scenario for taco trucks. We passed a couple, and then decided on stopping at Taqueria La Fondita Numbero Two-oh.

It was a pretty nice looking truck. They had a nice tent behind the truck with some big comfy picnic tables and benches. It's one of the few trucks we've come across that had a space heater in the tent to keep us warm while we ate.

It was your standard menu. Instead of going for my normal 3 tacos of various meats, I went for the special. The Chimichunga. I have no idea what a chimichunga actually is. Apparently it is a deep fried burrito.

I also got one taco. I feel

I need to have at least one taco in order to give a good review. SLF got a burrito. Dude, chimichungas are awesome. I'm gonna start deep frying everything. I'm gonna take the two best things in the world, sex and deep frying, and try to put them together. This can only end up great. My taco was above average. Rice and beans were decent. SLF enjoyed the burrito.

I liked this truck. The food was good. Prices were good, and it was a nice ambiance, once we got into the tent away from the skeevy gang members. If I ever feel like risking my life, or joining a gang, I'll definitely go back. I'll give them a solid 8 golden roaches.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Rancho Bravo: Update

Rancho Bravo has opened up an actual restaurant up on Capitol Hill, where the KFC used to be. I haven't been there yet, but I have heard great reviews.

So those of you too pussy to eat food cooked in a truck, you can now enjoy some delicious taco truck tacos in the safety of a former disgusting failed fast food restaurant.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ricas Tacos

I know, I know. It's been a month since I've updated. I know you were all on the edge of your seats, and been all like "Yo, dog. What the dilly yo with the taco blog 'n shit?" and I'm all like "Dude, when did it get all New Jack City up in here?"

But it's been a busy month. The SLF and I have moved in together and we are acting all grown up, but living in sin. Just because I haven't been updating the blog, doesn't mean we haven't been gorging ourselves on the delectable delights that only a greasy taco truck can provide. This is actually one of 3 updates I need to do. So hold on to your hats.

Today we went way up in Shoreline. This truck, which I think is called Ricas Tacos, is located across the street from Goodwill on 145th.

I try to go into a taco truck with no preconceived notions about the quality of the meat I am about put down my throat, much like George Michael in the dirty, poorly lit bathrooms at a park. But I had high hopes for this truck. There was a crudely drawn portrait of Homer J. Simpson on the side. And how can Homer be wrong about food?

SLF and I were both excited about this truck. It had been there for years. If can withstand the test of time, it has to be at least ok. SLF could barely wait to wrap her lips around that thick tube.

Please observe the spread above. SLF had the chicken burrito, and I had my usual 3 tacos with various meats, and rice and beans.

Well, it had so much going for it. Ok, it only really had Homer going for it. This place was not good. It was overly greasy. I felt that all 3 different meats in the tacos were rubbery and had little taste. The rice and beans were decent, but I'm not going to go to a place just for the rice and beans.

Jonny Loser and his tummy give this place their lowest rating yet, 4 golden roaches. I was so very disappointed. Not so much in the taco truck, but in Homer J. Simpson. Homer, I thought I knew you.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Taqueria La Pasadita

Today we found ourselves at Taqueria Las Pasadita, which translates to The...Pasadita. Located in the Northgate area.

We also had a special guest with us, Linda Lou Sue, AKA the SLF's Mammy.

SLF and I are just adorable. Look at us be adorable. This is us like 100% of the time. Except for when she beats me, which is actually like actually most of the time.

It was balls cold so we all crammed into my spacious 1999 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport to eat our food. I got some tacos. I am actually writing this about a week after we ate there, so I can't remember what kind of tacos exactly. Probably pollo, por astor, and asada. SLF got a burrito of some sort. Chicken I think.

As did Linda Lou Sue.

I enjoyed my tacos quite a bit. Maybe I didn't get al pastor, I think it was maybe carnitas. I don't remember exactly what they were, but I remember being pretty happy with them. The ladies enjoyed their burritos. SLF says the burrito was very authentic.

We also had rice and beans and some mesican soda.

I'd give this truck a solid 8 golden roaches. The tacos were great, the burrito was good, and I didn't get any kind of massive diarrhea afterward.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Rancho Bravo Taco

This week's edition finds us at Rancho Bravo Taco on 45th street in the U-District, in the Winchell's Donuts parking lot. There were several people ordering and waiting for their food when we showed up. It's hard to take that as a good sign as the place is located right in the U-district, down the street from a head shop and surrounded by stoned college students.

After staring at their menu for a few minutes, I decided to get a few tacos. I ordered a Chicken Mole, Al Pastor, and Carnitas taco. Of course we ordered a side of rice and beans. Again, I find myself dissapointed at the lack of Mexican Coke. SLF ordered a chicken tamale.

As you can see, that is in fact not a goddamn delicious chicken tamale. It is a quesadilla. They were out of tamales. The guy in front of us got the last one. I considered murdering him, but the parking lot was fairly well lit, and while I have been losing weight, I am still rather portly and not what one would call "fleet of foot." So I didn't. I had a bite of the quesidilla, and I thought it was very good. SLF liked it, but she wasn't really expecting it to be as much of a gut bomb as it ended up being. So, if you aren't that hungry and you just want a snack, don't order it. If you are stoned and hungry, order three.

While eating our food and had a pleasant conversation with the gentleman sitting across from us regarding this taco truck.

He has been frequenting this particular truck for 7 years or so. He has followed it to 3 or 4 different locations. He has only been able to get their tamales a few times, as they run out pretty quickly. Apparently they are amazing. Too bad I couldn't tell you.

The rice and beans were very good. As you can see, Baby enjoyed them. This is the first place so far that actually gave you the option of black beans rather than pinto. So far I've found that it's either or.

I really liked the tacos. They are bigger here than at other trucks we have been to. The mole taco was great, and so was the carnitas. The Al Pastor taco takes the cake. If you go to this truck, first I'd recommend the elusive tamale. If they are out, which they probably will be, get the Al Pastor. It was delicious. I would absolutely go to this truck again. I'd give it 8 golden roaches. Plus, their sign is bitchen.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

El Camión - Part Deuce (not like pooping, just our second time)

I know know. I said we weren't going to the same taco truck and we were going to hit a new one every week. But this is different, assholes. We went back to El Camión for breakfast. So it doesn't count. Jerks.

Anyway. SLF and I were headed over to Port Townsend for a lovely weekend getaway. We decided that it would be a good idea to hit the road on a full stomach. Maybe get a cup of coffee and a couple tasty breakfast burritos.

I ordered the chorizo breakfast burrito, which is just like a regular burrito but with some eggs in it, but without lettuce, tomato, and the standard accoutrement. SLF had the vegetable breakfast burrito. It was filled with fajita style veggies and some scrambled egg, beans & rice. We also ordered a mexican hot chocolate, which sounds more like some disgusting sexual thing that I would have to get SLF really drunk in order to try. Ok, that was a lie. She'd have to get me real drunk.

We drank the cocoa while we waited for the food. You can see by the look on SLF's face that it was actually disgusting.

No no, it was quite delicious. The cocoa was just very hot. That is why SLF was making the face. It tasted like it had a bunch of cinnamon, maybe nutmeg. But SLF is telling me that I am stupid for thinking it is nutmeg. I think I will have to punch her later. It also tasted like it had some whipped egg in it. I'm no Mexican, so I don't know how they make their cocoa. So up yours for thinking I'm an idiot. The cocoa was goddamn delicious.

Then came the burritos. Holy damn. This was not like eating a nice quaint little breakfast burrito. This is like eating a small person. A small delicious person.

They were pretty fun to eat. We just had to sit them up on end, unwrap them like a bean filled banana and drop down on it like we were Paris Hilton and there was a video camera in front of us.

We couldn't finish them. But we tried our damnedest. We got them down to the point where they were almost as small as baby.

These things were good. And I didn't even have to shit my pants immediately after. If I gave this place an 8 before, I bump it up to 10 golden roaches. Go there. Go there now. Love it.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Taqueria's Los Amigos

This week finds us late on a Sunday evening not realizing we had failed to hit up any Taco trucks yet. So off we went, driving in the dark. Me with my poor vision, and SLF unable to see over the dashboard, our chances seemed slim.

We were running out of Highway 99, and having passed several closed Taco trucks things were looking grim. Then finally, like a beacon shining in the light, there was a empty desolate parking lot with one lonely truck, surrounded by empty packing crates.

We found Taqueria's Los Amigos, translated to American means "Taqueria's The Friendly." I was happy to find a place that was the friendly.

The menu was pretty standard. They had a 'value menu' type thing. $5 will get you the entree and a soda. SLF ordered the chicken burrito. I ordered the chicken sopitos, a coke and we split an order of rice and beans. They didn't have any Mexican coke. They did have other fruity Mexican sodas, which I did not partake.

This truck didn't look like anything special, but there were two groups of Mexicans there. We were hopeful.

The burrito looked big, and the sopitos looked pretty fancy. The beans looked very watery and the rice rice.

The burrito was large and tasty. SLF wanted it noted that it came with a half an onion seasoned with what she believes to have been a red colored season of some sort. She said it was very delicious. Actually, she won't shut the fuck up about it. So I had to hit her.

Alright, I didn't hit her. Her eye just got itchy and watery, so I had her hold a cold paper towel over it.

Anyway, who gives a shit, right?

The sopitos were tasty. A little crunchy and still soft and chewy. I enjoyed them muchly. I'll pass on the rice and beans next time. The beans were watery and the rice were bland. Clearly, they didn't use enough lard.

This has not been my favorite place, but pretty respectable and they are open late on a Sunday. So if you ever find yourself way north on Highway 99, past the Costco, up into Snohomish County, across the street from what appears to be a Korean strip mall and you've got a hankering for some burritos and sopitos, stop on in. You won't be too disappointed. Now look, a real live Mexican car!