Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sacrag & Tacramento: BFFs!

Sac Rag has a new favorite blog, and what do you know, it's us! Thanks guys! Welcome to all the readers heading over here from that neck of the woods. Keep the suggestions coming for your favorite local taco joints and we'll do our best to check them out!

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

La Favorita Taqueria

The Location: La Favorita Taqueria, Sacramento

The Taco: Carnitas Super Taco

The Price: $3.60 each taco. ($2.50 extra for rice/beans combo)

The Verdict: La Favorita is tucked away off Florin Road behind a Del Taco, but it couldn't be any more different than its neighbor. When I stopped by there was Futbol on the TVs, plenty of guys in cowboy hats in the restaurant, and a vendor outside selling churros from a cart.

I decided to sample the Super Taco with carnitas. When they say "super", they're not kidding. The tortillas were completely covered with lettuce, tomato, sour cream, guacamole and plenty of meat. And not just any meat, they were filled with moist, chewy, unbelievably flavorful chunks of carnitas. The tacos were so huge that they almost demanded a knife and fork but I managed to persevere in the way nature intended a taco to be eaten with plenty of napkins close by.

The portion of rice and beans was also delicious, and like everything else on the plate steaming hot and obviously prepared just moments before. By the end of the plate I was stuffed and satisfied. (But not being one to pass up a good Churro, I saved room so I could stop at the cart on the way out. $1 well spent!)

I almost hesitate to say it, because we haven't rated a 5-star taco yet and my standards are so high, but this one deserves a top spot. Highly recommended.

The Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Baja Burrito

The Location: Baja Burrito, Elk Grove

The Taco: Carne Asada soft taco

The Price: $1.79 each

The Verdict: A simple taco for a simple price. This taco features choice of meat, with onion/cilantro mix and guacamole. While there was plenty of carne and it was tasty enough it didn't truly wow me. Just a little extra seasoning or flavor to the meat would have gone a long way. Liberal application of one of the several fresh salsa choices (all excellent) did the trick for me. The onion and cilantro mix was well proportioned but the guacamole almost went unnoticed underneath. For the price though, I don't exactly expect half an avocado on there so this is about as expected. During happy hours when the price drops by $0.50 these would be an even better value for money. Overall, a good quick bite at a good price that just misses the mark of being excellent.

The Rating: ★★★ ½ (out of 5)

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