Here’s the deal. I’ve been to Flash Taco a number of times, but it’s always been in that 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. range (on Friday and Saturday they are open to 6:00 a.m.) after a long night of being an adult. So, my memory on exactly how it tastes is a little cloudy. Therefore, I decided to take my lil’ gangstress down to Bucktown for some tacos at 1:00 P.M.
The overall feeling I got was a resounding “ehhhhh.?.?.” They aren’t that great…but they aren’t that bad either. All of them were a little bit dry and lacked that zing you want to feel from eating “Mexican” food. But, there weren’t any glaring issues.
The asada was supposed to be seasoned in some sort of adobo sauce, but I couldn’t sense it. The suadero (brisket) claims to be grilled to perfection, but I don’t think a B-performance is perfect. The cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork) was also marinated in a “special sauce”. It too was incredibly, extremely average.
Let’s not drag this on, this place is aight…
- Location: 1570 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL (Bucktown)
- Tourists: Josh, Julia
- Tacos sampled: asada adobada, cochinita pibil, suadero (also have barbacoa, carnitas, chicharron, lengua, al pastor and aguacate; they also serve white-boy tacos with lettuce and cheese on top that come in steak, chicken, chorizo, ground beef, veggie and chile relleno)
- Toppings: onions, cilantro
- Salsa: salsa verde, salsa roja-ish
- Extras: pickled vegetables
- Tortillas: corn (flour and hard shell also available on the white boy tacos)
- Atmosphere: small, drunk, eclectic crowd, order at counter
- Price: $2.25-$2.50/taco
- OVERALL RATING: 6