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El Taconazo (Tampa)

andy huse | Feb 2, 200512:32 PM

I was finally able to try this neat place over the weekend, and was not disappointed. Tacos are so generous that they must double the corn tortilla to hold the contents. Toppings include cilantro, onion, and tomato, with three great salsas to choose from. The red salsa is what one would expect, mild tomato flavor. The verde (green) is fresh-tasting, with a bite fo chile. The brown sauce is full-bodied and spicy, but does not burn. The lack of cheese, sour cream or guacamole didn't bother me, and kept the food lighter.

The bus/kitchen setup is endearing, and the outdoor and deck seating is quite nice with this cool weather, if you can get over the torrent of Hillsborough Avenue nearby.

The carne asada beef is excellent, cut up fine, with very little gristle. The beef burrito ($3.50) was huge. Slathered generously inside with salsa, it was excellent. The pork too is very tasty, although they had run out of several varieties, as they were about to close and it was sunday. I'll be back for tamales, carnitas, and more. Refried beans were excellent.

The best Mexican I've had in Tampa to date.

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