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Taco Loco - Pittsburgh

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Taco Loco - Pittsburgh

Aimee | Jun 28, 2004 02:05 PM

In spite of the 'Rules on where not to eat' post about not eating anywhere with Loco in it's name - we decided to give this small - BYO Mexican place on the South Side a try.

It used to be a Roly Poly and still has the stencils of vegetables on the walls - with the addition of Mexican Paintings, sombreros, pottery and white lace curtains.

We were seated immediately and brought chips, two salsas, and guacamole. The red salsa had a nice amount of heat and the green lots of flavor but practically no heat, both were of the smoother variety. At first glance I thought the guacamole might be from a jar because it was not at all chunky but it was very flavorful and we were told it was homemade.

There were several vegetarian options including 'soyrizio' tacos and potato and cheese filled tacos.

I opted for the Shrimp special which had seven large shrimp in a spicy red sauce served with warm tortillas on the side. The meal came with refried beans and yellow rice with bits of corn - the rice was unremarkable but the beans were spicy and excellent. My husband, who makes his own Mole, was pleased with the Mole enchiladas, the sauce was more nutty than spicy but very good. Some of the other diners tried fish tacos which were served fried on a flour tortilla with cheese and shredded lettuce. The soyrizio taco had a nice sausage flavor but was a little on the salty side.

Service was quick and polite

All of this washed down with some homemade Margaritas ended up being a nice Saturday meal. Not much good Mexican food to be had in Pittsburgh but this place is a keeper. We will definitely be back.

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