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Casa Villa in Stamford: Best Tacos I know


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Casa Villa in Stamford: Best Tacos I know

Jim Leff | Jun 26, 2011 03:10 PM

Casa Villa, on a wonderful little pan-Latino stretch of West Main Street, and not far from the good-not-great taco truck, makes the best tacos I've had in America in the past five years. Their stuff would even be considered good down in Mexico. It's attributable to a wonderfully talented, caring grill man who takes considerable pride. I went through every meat, and each was exemplary. The tongue, fwiw, is fantastic starter tongue if you've never had it before. If I had to pick one favorite, it'd be the chicharron, but, really, all were fantastic.

I haven't worked through anything else on the menu yet, aside from some fantastic sweet potatoes in honey with cinnamon ("camotes en miel") that were a special which deserves to be watched for and pounced upon. See photo.

I hear the owners have a larger, shinier branch (this one's a barebones hole-in-wall), but both my intuition and reports indicate it's not as good.

I haven't finished my research on this block, but I will say that Guatemalan Panaderia Chapina 210 West main makes perfectly ordinary looking pan dulce that's unusual both for its Guatemalan touch and for overall excellence.

Casa Villa Restaurant
182 W Main St, Stamford, CT 06902

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