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Wilbur vs Milagro vs El Caballito

dubchild | Mar 26, 2015 05:33 PM

I wanted to post about El Caballito but since it's near other taco joints I've recently tried I thought it would be fun to compare.

Wilbur is the fast food option of the list. Cool room, vibe and people. The pluses are the food comes out fast, your order has some nacho chips and they have a salsa bar, tacos are not dry, and they have beer. Tacos are $3.75 each and three will give you a light meal. The minuses are the tortillas have no flavour, the shredded meat is shredded too fine so that the texture is close to baby food, the fried fish taco wasn't crispy at all, and the flavour is solely from the sauce. A step up from Taco Bell and better than some fast food but it wasn't anything special in my mind.

Milagro has been around the longest from the list. The menu sits somewhere between that of El Caballito and that of it's finer sibling, Los Colibris. The pluses are it has an extensive menu and range of tequilas, and the tortillas have flavour. The minuses are that the tacos are sold as duos so you can't try as much variety unless you share with a table, and the carnitas los panchos were dry and again the meat shredded to the point of being like tuna salad. I tried the tortillas soup which was thick and hearty but depended on dried chillies for flavour rather than good stock and herbs, and the tostada and molten chocolate cake were both unmemorable.

El Caballito is my favourite of the bunch. The room is fun and loud, they have live musicians competing with background music and the booths have sombreros for customers to wear. The minus is the menu is small and the only dessert is churros. I would love it if they offered Los Colibris' delicious ice creams as well. The pluses are they have the best tortillas of the bunch and they bring out the flavour by taking the extra step of toasting one side of them, the tacos are not dry and despite being saucy the individual flavours stand out, and they have one of the 500 tequilas masters in the world on staff. Price wise they are on par with Milagro.

Las Carnitas is still one of my favourites but El Caballito is in that class. I'm sure their will be varying opinions but for the price of admission they are all within reason to try.

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