In a sea of great taco joints, Tacos Garcias sticks out like the 73rd sardine in the 92nd row of a bait ball.
Tacos Garcias must feel like Wilt Chamberlain’s 6,942nd notch on his bed post.
In a city of Beyonce level Mexican food, Tacos Garcias is one of those other stupid girls from Destiny’s Child.
What I’m trying to tell you, is that Tacos Garcias is pretty good in its own right…..BUT, with so many other wonderful places to try a taco, this place just seems like one of many many many.
If Tacos Garcias was a girl I was trying to break up with, I’d say, “Listen. You’re a very pretty girl. It’s just, that there are a lot of way hotter girls out there than you.”
Ok. You get the point.
I tried 4 tacos. The carne asada, al pastor, and chorizo are all very basic. Good. But, basic. The asada has some nice grill flavor. The pastor is juicy and you can taste charred flavor throughout. And, the chorizo is a little smoky and isn’t too greasy. So, pretty good.
The fish taco is nice because it’s one piece of fish, grilled. I’m not a big fan of shredded fish or the deep fried mess that is more crust than meat. Here, they give you one fillet that fills the tortilla. Again, pretty good.
But you notice, there’s no sizzle. No bells. No whistles. Just pretty decent tacos.
So, there really isn’t much else to say. If you live really close and your legs hurt, then maybe try this place. If not, maybe try one of the other hotties out there.
OH!…..I wouldn’t mind seeing what the attached watering hole is all about. I mean, when there are humans in there and the lights are on. Who knows, could be a great scene.
But, alas. On to the next notch on my not-so-Wilt-like taco belt…
- Location: 3327 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL (Logan Square)
- Tourists: Josh, Hawk, Glen, Nikki
- Tacos sampled: carne asada, al pastor, chorizo and pescado (also have picadillo, pollo, cecina, lengua, vegetarian, and chile relleno)
- Toppings: onions and cilantro or lettuce and tomato
- Salsa: roja, verde y pico de gallo
- Extras: chips
- Tortillas: corn or flour
- Atmosphere: 1/2 taqueria, 1/2 bar, 1/8 full, quiet, did anyone pay the light bill?
- Price: $1.95-$2.95/taco
- OVERALL RATING: 7.5