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Mexican in Deland


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Mexican in Deland

tripster | Dec 2, 2008 06:14 PM

While visiting my grandmother for Thanksgiving, we did a little hounding in the greater Orange City area (though I like many things about her lifecare community, we weren't there for the food).

I recollected seeing some divey Mexican places up near or in Deland that seemed promising, so that was the goal. After passing one or two promising places on 17/92, we were turning around in downtown Deland and the SO caught a glimpse of El Taco Amigo near the intersection of Florida and New York.

Cheek-by-jowl with a working service station, we smelled a winner, and for the otherwise-difficult area it was indeed. I got three tacos with my preferred assortment of parts: chorizo, lengua, and cabeza. She got the tostada de mariscos. Not bad at all. My tacos came with only one tortilla each (maybe I've been spoiled by a local jernt in CT that doles out 2), and it was all a little greasy, but good flavor, good freshness, good salsas, nice spice. The SO's tostada was similar; she described it as "far from the best Mexican I've ever had", but was generally pleased, in particular that they had a good selection of seafood options (she's fishitarian).

Unfortunately, they didn't have Jarritos tamarindo, my go-to soda with tacos, but they did have Jarritos lima. We're hoping to go back and try the flan, which they claim is made on the premises.

El Taco Amigo
201 W New York Ave, Deland, FL 32720

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