Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The Location: UC Davis Quad (Picnic Day only). Nakos Tacos Booth
The Taco: Only one option, labeled simply "Taco".
The Price: 3 for $5
The Verdict: Every year, UCD's Picnic Day offers a variety of student groups selling food and concessions. Every year, Nakos Tacos are there representing the Davis Nu Alpha Kappa fraternity chapter. Every year, I get the same lunch. What can I say, I'm a creature of habit. So, on to the tacos: There's nothing special about them. Plain and simple, they're just meat and red salsa on a corn tortilla. In the taco world it doesn't get much more basic than that. For this review I'm factoring in location to the overall rating. Anywhere else, this taco wouldn't be much to write home about. But at an outdoor venue, where the meat is grilled up fresh right before it is served, and there is a general party atmosphere going on, everything just seems to taste better. The tacos were fresh, in fact the line was long because we were waiting for a fresh batch to come off the grill. The salsa had a nice spicy kick to it which always earns a thumbs up from me. The tortillas seemed to be straight from the package and could have improved by being thrown on the grill or at least a microwave to heat them up a bit. Overall, an edible taco in a good location earns this one a solid middle of the road rating. Nakos, I'll see you next year!
The Rating: ★★★½ (out of 5)