Turbo Tacos is a relatively new spot located about 4 blocks from my apartment. The first time I saw that it had opened, I had two thoughts: 1.) “Hasn’t this place been like a million different things?” I tried to look it up on the Google, but I quickly found myself looking at pictures of Kate Upton and lost my concentration. So, to any of my millions of subscribers, if anyone knows what it has been, please let me know….and….2.) “This place looks terrible.” It just looks like one of those greasy places that serves everything from burgers to pizza puffs to gyros to tacos. Which, I guess, it is. EXCEPT, it’s actually pretty darned good, especially considering the price: $1.50 per taco!
My favorite taco is the al pastor. It is spicy and doused in adobo sauce. I can’t believe how juicy it is, and it isn’t cooked on a spit, just on the flat top. Very, very tasty indeed.
I expected the chorizo taco to be oily, but it’s a legit chorizo: spicy, sweet, paprika-ridden and full of flavor. Just as it should be. Very tasty indeed.
The asada taco is also flavorful, although the meat isn’t a very high quality and is cut into very small chunks. It still has nice grill flavor and seasoning, but it’s not going to stack up to L’Patron, Las Asadas or La Pasadita. Still, tasty indeed.
I don’t think Turbo Tacos uses the prime meat, but they do a good job with what they’re workin’ wit. And, what more could you expect for the price? I’m highly impressed and will be back. Not because it’s so close to where I live, but because it’s a bona fide spot.
One quick side note: I did have heroically terrible burps later in the night, something my little princess enjoyed.
One more quick side note: I’ve now used more colons (the punctuation mark, you fecal freaks) in this blog than ever before. Cool, huh?
Oh yeah, they also live up to the name Turbo Tacos. The tacos come out so fast, it’s almost as if the cooks know what you’re going to order. A very nice quality.
This marks my 60th stop on the Taco Tour. Here’s to 600 more!
- Location: 2050 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL (Logan Square)
- Tourists: Josh, Julia
- Tacos sampled: asada, al pastor, chorizo (also have pollo, carnitas, cecina, lengua, tripa and pescado)
- Toppings: onions and cilantro/lime
- Salsa: salsa rojo and avacado salsa (no, not guacamole)
- Extras: none
- Tortillas: corn
- Atmosphere: fast-foody, America vs Mexico, quick, cheap, clean
- Price: $1.50-$1.80/taco
- OVERALL RATING: 7.5