There was an article in the Fresno Bee today regarding the top tacos in the Valley. It was researched by Joan Obra, the ususal food critic, and Mike Osegueda, who I don't really know. Fresno area hounds should probably get their hands on a copy either through the Internet or a hard copy.
The gist of the article was that they were having an adventure, so no fancy restaurants. They went to taco trucks, and hole in the wall type places looking for the best carne asada taco. Chris' Meat Market was mentioned and Joan gave them a 7 and Mike gave them a 9.
La Elegante was also given a 9 by Mike and a 7.25 by Joan. La Elegante has two locations: a sit-down at 1423 Kern St and a taco truck near the Fresno Pick-a-Part on Maple and Muscat avenues.
Joan didn't give out any 9s, but did give out an 8.5 to Los Toritos at the Selma Flea Market, 10951 E. Mountain View Ave, Selma. During the week, they are the only one at the flea market, but during the weekend they are one of many.
Guadalajara Restaurant also gets high scores. Joan gave them a 7.5 and Mike gave them an 8.5. Guadalajara has three locations: 3020 N Weber Ave, 5650 N Figarden Drive and 5730 N 1st St. They got high marks for using top sirloin in their tacos.
It should be noted that they are mixing rico tacos and regular tacos in their report, which can be a little confusing. But it seems as though they did their homework and were willing to try taco trucks and flea markets. Hubby and I will keep a copy in the glove box for quick reference during a "taco emergency".
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