Taco de Mayo… Cinco de Taco? TACOS!

Mexican food (and drinks!) is collectively some of our favorite cuisine at the Tipsy Verse.  Like many others across the nation we are claiming a tiny bit of probably non-existent Mexican heritage so we can celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Fortuitously  Cinco de Mayo falls on Taco Tuesday this year, so what better way to celebrate than chowing down on some tacos and washing those down with a tasty margarita?

Since almost all of us live in North Texas we have compiled a list of some of our favorite taco joints as well as some fun recipes we have encountered.

velvet taco dallas

Velvet Taco

I have never not had something great at Velvet Taco.  I usually go with something less traditional than Mexican tacos… like the Fried Paneer or Roast Pork Bahn Mi.  Possibly my favorite menu item at Velvet Taco isn’t even a taco… it’s their Rotisserie Corn which is served “elotes-style” with crema, Valentina, cheese, and lime. YUM.


Torchy's taco

Image by Kevin Freeman | Lariat Photographer

Torchy’s Taco

Personally I’ve only been to Torchy’s a few times, but as they claim, they have some “damn good tacos!”  Torchy’s has a much more Mexican/ Tex-Mex flair with nine different breakfast tacos and deliciousness like the Fried Avocado or Green Chile Pork.  Tacos get a little political over at Torchy’s with the Democrat (with shredded barbacoa, avocado, queso fresco, cilantro, and lime), the Republican (grilled jalapeno sausage, cheese, and pico de gallo), and the Independent (battered and fried portobello strips, black beans, corn, carrots, queso fresco, cilantro, and avocado).

 

fuzzys-taco

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Fuzzy’s menu branches out well past tacos to include salads, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, enchiladas… you get the idea. The claim to fame at Fuzzy’s is the baja style tacos.  Their tacos, both soft and crunchy and no matter the other ingredients, are topped with a garlic sauce, lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, cilantro, and feta cheese.

 

coconuts fish cafe taco

Coconuts Fish Cafe

Ok, technically Coconuts is a Hawaiian restaurant, not Mexican.  But trust me when I tell you that their tacos are legit.  Within the past year Coconuts has expanded to the Dallas metroplex from Maui and they are serving up the best fish tacos I have ever had on the mainland.  The fish tacos are a combination of ono and mahi-mahi served on corn tortillas.  Michelle’s not a huge fan of fish, so she tried the steak tacos.  She left her leftovers at my apartment and I enjoyed them the next day and I have to say, they were just as good as the fish tacos.

 

Do you not live near any of these taco joints?  Are you feeling the creative vibe and down with making your own tacos?  Check out the links below for some awesome sounding tacos.

Crunchy Black Bean Tacos

These are so tasty and ridiculously easy to make.  Perfect for a meatless Taco Tuesday!

Jerk Carnitas Tacos

I haven’t tried these yet, but I love Jerk style pork and carnitas, so I imagine that they will be super tasty!

Baked Tacos

I have mixed feelings about these… one the one hand it’s super convenient not to have broken taco shells when you are trying to make your taco.  But on the other hand, baking the shells with the meat and cheese in them takes a lot of the crunch out of the taco.  Personally if my crunchy taco isn’t going to be crunchy, I’d rather make a soft taco.

Shrimp Tacos

This is another recipe that I’ve yet to try, however considering my love for fish tacos and shrimp these will probably be in my taco rotation soon!

 

We are always on the hunt for a good taco place…recommendations?

 

2 Responses to “Taco de Mayo… Cinco de Taco? TACOS!

  • Ah, this makes me miss the Mexican food in Texas! So good:) It’s wonderful up here, but just not quite the same quality.

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