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A Great Taco/Mexican Joint

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A Great Taco/Mexican Joint

Shoreguy4u | Mar 21, 2011 06:42 AM

Taco Express is the former Me Mexico location a couple doors down from the Surf Taco in Point Pleasant. I love this place. Alfonzo the owner and chef is a super nice guy that knows how to cook. The wait staff is great and I always feel comfortable and welcome. The decor could use some work but, the place is super clean .

I fell in love with the Carnitas platter early on which is nice chunks of seasoned pork with chopped onion, fresh cilantro, rice and beans. Have to admit sometimes they can be a little dry but hey that's the way the the pork butt roasts. Most platters come with corn tortillas but, they will happily give your flour if you prefer. I have since tried the shreded beef burrito, the el pastor, garlic shrimp and all were very good. What I learned about this place is to check the specials ask questions if they are unfamiliar and try them. Alfonzo has a flair for putting together different specials which you can tell he takes pride in. Also if you decide to have tortilla chips take a walk up to the serving area up near the register to check out the salsas. He normally makes three or four different salsas which are always a little different each time I go. You'll find a favorite for sure. It's a BYOB and they are happy to open your wine and give you chilled wine glasses or put your beers on ice at the table.

Like most of us here I'm a foodie and have no problem paying for a good meal but, how many times do we feel like the meal didn't live up to the check? Fear not at Taco Express, my average check for my wife and I is $20-25 per vist (I tip very well and try not to feel guilty when I pay).

Give it a shot you might just discover your new go to taco place.

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