I think I’m supposed to visit El Rey Del Taco on Friday to go taco bar hopping with the Buford Highway group, but HX and I need a quick meal tonight and this place is always a sure bet. The menu runs the gamut: Tacos, burritos, full plates, soups, salads, but our main reason to go here – Mini-tacos for $1.00 – one of the best deals on Buford Highway.
Tonight called for al pastor, chorizo and carnitas each on double, 4″ corn tortillas (they hand make the tortillas during lunch and on the weekends). Had the cabeza (beef cheek) and barbacoa de chivo (goat) on my last visit – both tasty as well. A little squeeze of lime and some grilled onions. They deliver salsas to the table, but you don’t really need them – the meats in this place stand alone. Another thing I like about this place – they always ask if you want cilantro. And they almost always confirm it back to you when you say NO. (You see, I have inherited the enzyme that allows me to taste phenylthiocarbamide – said gene also converts cilantro into an unpalatable amalgam of dish soap and chalk. This apparently is a genetic trait I share with about 40% of the population).
This place is huge for a taco stand, so it’s good for groups, too.
So I guess I’ll be back here on Friday – more then.
A note on the pictures: What’s up with the soft photos, Mr. Henri Alekan, Jr.? Here’s the deal – I have three digital cameras – a first generation Canon A-5 (low-pixel count and the battery won’t hold a charge), a Sony MiniDV (Zeiss lens, great video, but only 600K pixels for stills and it’s awkard), and a Blackberry Pearl (1 megapixel), which being my phone – is always with me. Therefore, I take crappy photos on my phone and beat on them in Photoshop. I’m partial to the Orton effect, because it hides many flaws or perhaps because I’m partial to the work of the aforementioned Henri Alekan - but I don’t have his grandmother’s silk stockings…don’t worry, I’m not going to explain that.