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Bmore: El Taquito vs. Tortilleria


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Bmore: El Taquito vs. Tortilleria

MarcDC | | Feb 28, 2008 06:46 AM

Recently I visited two of the mexican/el salvador taquieras in Fells Point and I just wanted to give a brief overview.

Tortilleria on Eastern Ave received some praise here so I decided to stop in to get some pork and chicken tacos. The soft tortillas are really quite good and the pork was seasoned and cooked just right. The chicken, to me, was a bit bland and to be honest I wasnt impressed with their homemade chips. They have a basket next to the register where you can pick up a bag of fresh chips; I was expecting far better. Overall I'd give this place a solid B.

El Taquito, just a few doors down from Tortilleria, was a pleasant surprise. Last night, around 8:30pm, the gf and I wanted to grab a quick bite to eat and were in the mood for some mexican food. We drove down Eastern and El Taquito was one of the only places open for business. We stopped in and got an order of chips and guac and I got the three soft tacos (pork and beef) and she got the chicken fajitas; we ended up getting the food to go. Im not sure if the chips here are made in house but they were much more flavorful than the ones at Tortilleria. The guac was too thin for my liking but it had a nice garlicky zip to it (admittedly, it went well when spooned onto the tacos). My pork tacos were heavenly and I loved the red hot sauce they served on the side. The gf thoroughly enjoyed her fajitas as well. Overall I'd give this place an A- and will definitely be going back.

Can you guys think of any other places in that area that are worth checking out? I want to try La Guadulapana (sp?) but I'm a bit intimidated by it... any suggestions of what to get there would be great.