Early Cinco de Mayo celebrations began a week ago Friday night as we embarked on a Taco Crawl through the borough. We started out with high hopes of tasting as many different tacos as possible in one night, but we had to quit halfway through, so we’ve decided to continue again later.
We began the night at Three Brothers Grill, located at 1432 East High Street. Frank’s Fish Taco and the Steak Super Taco were favorites for our group here, and yeah, it’s not a taco, but the tamales are fantastic!
Next, we slipped into Aye, Carumba! at 300 East High Street, in the old Farmers Market building, now made over into a fun food court. My particular favorite here is the deep fried avocado tacos (genius!), but we honestly tried one of everything, and there wasn’t a stinker in the bunch. There is tons of new table space in the rear now, too, so our big group had no trouble finding a place to sit. If I hadn’t been trying to conserve calories for tacos, the Grapefruit Paloma is a nice compliment to any taco. Also don’t miss the Chipotle Sweet Potatoes and the Churros (gluten free)…YUM!
The last stop we made during Part Uno was at Juan Carlos. We got the L.A. Street Tacos, the Fish Tacos, and we splurged and treated ourselves to the garlic shrimp and some flan (probably a big part of the reason why there is no way we were going to make it through all the taco places that night!). Everything got a thumbs up, especially those nicely spiced L.A. Street Tacos.
Next time, we have to pace ourselves: no chips and no extras…gotta try sticking to the tacos! On Part Dos, we want to hit Los Aztecas, The PUB, and Plaza Vazquez. Anyone have any other suggestions for great tacos in (or very near to) town? Grab some friends and crawl your way through the tacos in town!