For the three of you that read this blog, you probably think I’m a professionally trained, well-rounded, world-renowned writer. I apologize that my brilliance has misled you.
Actually, I’m a school teacher. As a teacher, my lunch is a little different than most people’s. I have 12 minutes to send 20 kids out of my room, get 20 in my room, answer 67 questions, tell 8 kids to get off the floor, break up 2 arguments about super important issues, take the kids to get their lunch, bring them back and supervise their hormone-driven bodies while they “eat”. Of course, “eating” means arguing some more, wrestling, flirting by hitting a member of the opposite sex in the back of the head, throwing projectiles and trying to break into my coveted candy stash.
So, when a group of teachers (four strapping lads) actually have a day to eat lunch however they please, where do they go? Why, Mario’s Tacos in Blue Island, of course. Blue Island is a small, southside suburb, with 47% of its inhabitants being Hispanic. There are several Mexican places to choose from.
Why am I rambling about everything but the tacos? Because they’re not very good. Their choices are very limited. The meat is bland and all of the tacos are runny. You know what they say…runny tacos equals runny elimination. Some days, my fingernails have more taste (ewwwww). I think that about sums it up….
I gotta believe there are some good tacos places in Blue Island, though. We clearly chose the wrong one…
Here are the disgusting details:
- Location: 13325 Olde Western Ave Blue Island, IL (Southside Suburb)
- Tourists: Josh, Brian, Fred, Tony
- Tacos sampled: beef, chicken, beef and bean (also have guacamole and bean)
- Toppings: lettuce, tomato, cheese
- Salsa: salsa roja
- Extras: chips
- Tortillas: corn (flour available)
- Atmosphere: runny, quiet, empty, non-suburban-y, authentically unauthentic
- Price: $2.00/taco
- OVERALL RATING: 4.5