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Taco Station - Pasadena (with veg**n options)


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Taco Station - Pasadena (with veg**n options)

will47 | | Apr 19, 2010 02:08 PM

As mentioned here:

Taco Station has opened up, apparently on the 17th (at that cute old-timey filling station on the NW corner of Chester and Green). I accidentally drove by it on the way to checking out a different new-ish place. I saw stuff going on and checked out the menu. Surprisingly, they had a good selection of vegetarian tacos on the menu, so I followed my impulse and changed my lunch plans.

I haven't double-checked that there's no lard in the tortillas, tho given the vegetarian-friendliness of the place, I'm assuming not. The tortillas are made fresh (saw them pressing them up and grilling them), and have a great texture and taste - just enough thickness and give, but hold up well under the toppings. They have a few non-taco dishes, as well as tacos dorado, but the bulk of the menu is tacos. These are the little tiny kind, so at $1.50-2 each, they start to add up quick (I had about 7, and am still not stuffed). Some photos, including one of the menu, attached.

For those who care about these things, they say the vegetable fillings do not have dairy (cheese or butter), and the guacamole is made without sour cream. There are 4 types of vegetarian taco, of which I tried 3 -- there's a nopales filling, a soy meat one (didn't try this one), a diced potato and soy-chorizo one, which seems to come topped with guacamole, and a vegetable (cauliflower, corn, etc.) one. I have not tried any of the meat tacos or other menu items, so welcome to post feedback on those below.

Given how close this place is to my work, and how tasty the food was 2 days after opening, I am guessing I will be visiting this place many more times.

My personal wishlist (in case anyone from the shop is reading):
* Some aguas frescas or other fresh non-soda drinks (Jamaica? Horchata?)
* Vegetarian rice / beans and a combo plate (4 tacos + rice / beans for $7 or 8)

Pictured in the last photo are two soyrizo / potato tacos (the ones with guacamole on them) and two nopales tacos.


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