After craving some tacos (as I always do) a few of my coworkers and I entered the words “tacos” in a local search and found El Tio Tacos in the Union City and West New York area. El Tio Taco is located in a predominantly Hispanic community, this local taco spot was lively for 1 pm on a Monday Aztec paintings of warriors were painted on the wall. I never value the reviews on yelp, for this reason I read the reviews later. I found two complaints comical, one claimed that there wasn’t enough on his taco. This reviewer left a photo of exactly what an Authentic Mexican Taco looks like, as I’ve discussed before, traditional style tends to be a corn tortilla, meat, cilantro and onions. (it’s that simple) Another compliant I saw was that the staff only speak Spanish. While I consider myself fluent enough to order food, I did speak Spanish, while one of my coworkers is fluent. The staff also spoke English so cross that compliant out too.
I ordered one order of the Al Pastor tacos which is an order of 4 for $8. The meat itself was spiced well with good texture, onions and cilantro topped the tacos while being supported by a well made corn tortilla. Running late to a meeting we opted to take out and run back to the office, and eat the tacos there. The 4 tacos came with limes, slices of radishes, delicious roasted green onions, and a few slices of cactus. These tacos really hit the spot, we walked back to our desks and waited for the inevitable food coma.
- Solid Taco Review Score: 7.2/10
- Taco Price: $8 for 4 tacos
- Location: West New York, NJ
- Strengths: Authentic Mexican