It always makes me sad to see someone heating up one of these monstrosities at work.
A big, belgian-style Wit brewed with coriander and orange peel and fermented with Pinot Noir juice. After fermentation a fraction of the batch is aged in Oregon Pinot Noir barrels, and another fraction is aged on oak staves. The beer is blended together before packaging.
I'm separating these reviews out by lunch and breakfast. It had been my hope that I could wake up and get my shit together early enough to make it for breakfast. But obviously this was not the case.
So not wanting to wait any more, I went ahead and journeyed down there for lunch. I ordered a bean and cheese taco, a beef fajita taco and chips and guacamole.
The guac was great although a bit overly onioned. But I like onions, so no complaints from me.
Back in the 90s when Taco Cabana was great I would order these very same tacos. Back then their bean and cheese tacos were intoxicating with their strong smoky flavor. Today the beans taste thin and insipid to me. And the meat in there beef fajitas has a processed texture. I mention this only because, I guess, I'm comparing Taco Joint to the glory days of Taco Cabana – back when TC had competition from Dos Pesos.
Back to Taco Joint.
The meat in the beef fajita taco was real and nicely seasoned. The bean and cheese taco had some nice beans, but was spoiled by a way too cuminy (I just invented a word) enchilada sauce. I'm not sure why it's there.
I came in towards the end of the lunch rush. So maybe this had something to do with it. But I was very disappointed in thier tortillas. They seemed pre-packaged. At least Taco Cabana still has delicious fresh flour tortillas.
Overall, I would go back to try other items. And I'm still looking forward to someday waking up early and getting there for breakfast. But Jimmy's lies between my house and Taco Joint and I'm not sure I could pass Jimmy's too often to get to Taco Joint. Plus the tacos at Fuel City are much better.