So I finally broke down. I decided to give Zocalo a try. I've been hearing about the place since it opened in the West Lynn area. Here's my take...
Authenticity: Uuu-no. You're authentic-meter doesn't run high when you change the definition of a food; When I ordered the Carnitas taco the cashier asked me if I wanted pork or chicken. I'm not sure if they know that carnitas is pork meat. They included the chicken it in because it was pulled; That was their explanation. In that case, they should of gone with pollo desehbrado or somesing. Mibbe I'm too traditional with my carnes but one thing I do know is pork butt and that is carnitas!
Variety: Hmm? Yeah they did bring the variety factor. They had a good mix of tacos, platos burritos, flautas, tortas, huevos rancheros, posole & quesos. I did try the queso, it was good. I like the rajas that came with it.
Precios: Pshhh - No mames! Yeah, the prices are steep, expecially for a "taqueria" & thier portions are way small. The tacos were $3+ and were very small. They jack up the prices when you order a la carte. They are less expensive when you order the plates from the menu. See...$7.95 for the fajita taco plate; Empanada Plate $7.50; Huevos Rancheros $7.00. Oh, did I mention NO free chips and salsa? That's just not right!
Sabor: Eh. The sabores were okay. They didn't stand out and just grab ya. It was a bit mediocre. For the prices they have I would expect something more y mas! oh well.
I know my TJ taco lover's thought it was good, considering it was west of dt. What about you? How do you rate the yuppie tacos?
Zocalo Cafe Taqueria Fresca - 2.5 Estars
1110 West Lynn
Austin, TX 78703
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