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Tacorgasmico [SF]

Prabhakar Ragde | May 24, 201511:36 AM

Second-worst taco-themed restaurant name (the worst being Tacorrhea) but this is the Castro, after all. Narrow, brightly-coloured space. One orders at the back counter (kitchen is visible behind) and returns for pickup. Menu has the usual suspects but also some options from further south (sopes, tlayudas, panuchos). Four beers on tap, none particularly distinguished, and a few more in bottles. Complimentary chips were decent (thin and crisp), salsas were good. Service is a bit confused, and the kitchen a bit slow, but they're just getting started.

My cochinita pibil taco on a single handmade corn tortilla ($3.50) was generous, and had good flavour, but was a bit too salty. The gordita with chorizo, huevos, y papas ($4) was just sort of okay; comforting, but a bit dull. What made the meal was the horchata: nice thick texture, not too sweet, balanced spicing.

Not a revelation, but a good addition to the inexpensive options on the block (Tacos Club, Super Duper). I'll be back to try more of the menu, and to have more of that great horchata.

Also noticed, a block further northeast: the short-lived Mandu has rebranded as "Janchi, a Korean gastropub", and is in soft opening. This seems like a slow-motion train wreck, and I'll wait for other reports first.

Tacos Club,
Super Duper Burgers
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