This year’s craze has been Mexican restaurants and taquerias! We’ve gotten into the spirit of things and started eating a lot of Mexican to inform you, dear readers, as the spot to go for tacos, Mexican fine dining and everything guac-related. T&T Tacos and Tortas in the Plateau has been on our radar for a while, and Diva #1 and Whitey finally checked them out!
Since we went Mexican, we started with a Margarita cocktail. With plenty of tequila and triple sec it wasn’t a weak cocktail and the citrus kick was perfect. We ordered the large guacamole, we really do love guac, and devoured it in seconds. The tortilla chips were not Tostitos, they were authentic and delicious, the guac could have used a bit more of a kick with a bit more onion and jalapenos, but it was simple and fresh.
We had tacos and tortas to choose from! The tortas are Mexican flatbread sandwiches made with corn flour. This is perfect for Whitey since she has Celiac disease. Though tempted, we were here for tacos and we couldn’t resist the options. Four to an order is a few too many for our liking. We would have preferred fewer tacos per order so that we can enjoy more variety.
All the tacos were garnished with various types of onion and coriander, and they were served with four spicy salsas that ranged in spiciness. Our waitress recommended the cochinita taco that was stuffed with marinated pulled pork and topped with red onion. Other pork tacos included the pork belly taco or the more traditional al pastor taco. The pulled pork was a little dry, perhaps a little sauce would have helped. The taco shells were also dry and we only picked at our second taco.
The bistec taco with thinly sliced marinated steak, sautéed onions and grilled cactus was the better of the two. Again, nothing particularly wowed us or had us wanting to return for more. White onions and coriander topped these tacos, though the bistec was the better of the two tacos that we tried, they were simply as expected, nothing wowed us.
Cheese and avocado can be added to the tacos at an additional cost, we would definitely add both if we returned to T&T Tacos & Tortas. It would add some pizazz to their tacos! Perhaps we’ve eaten so much Mexican food lately that we’ve become snobs and expect to have our mind blown every time!
Our Review: As Expected
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