On my way north last week, I stopped in Ukiah for some ATM cash. Lucky for me, my driving directions advised a wrong turn and I passed this sidewalk sign promoting Indian Tacos at the Indian Senior Center.
That was worthy of a chowhound’s U-turn and break from driving.
The center provides a gathering place for seniors, nutrition programs, and food preparation and delivery. Indian tacos day was a special fundraiser for the organization. Offerings were Indian tacos, $5, or plain fry bread, $3, ordered from a check-off list. Not having tried an Indian taco before, I asked for advice, “Is there a recommended combination of toppings or should I just order everything?” The lady helping me said that she gets it all, so I ticked off everything listed: ground beef, cheese, beans, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, tomatoes, and salsa.
The fry bread base was fried to order and very hot. It’s been ages, maybe the last century, since I’ve had Indian fry bread and it was great to bite into that chewy dough. The taco was somewhat undersalted but sensible for the elder population, and easily remedied with a salt shaker. This was a more substantial lunch than the photo may seem, and a good start to a weekend of north coast eating.
Indian Senior Center
425 N State St, Ukiah, CA