guadalajara tacos in charlotte, and years ago in guadalajara mex

Good tacos are truly satisfying. I had a plate of them today at a taquería in Charlotte North Carolina. The place was called Taquería Guadalajara. In fact, Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico) is the place I developed my taco addiction. Tacos are great at any time, but especially if you've been out clubbing all night in Guadalajara. When I was in my 20's, I'd go from one party scene to another there: raves, drag shows, raging club dancing. At about 4 in the morning when a lot of club kids were calling it a night, the last stop would always be Taquería Minerva (no longer open) in Guadalajara. It was a large 24-hour place that had really decent tacos, or maybe they were terrible but nobody cared. It was funny to see so many taxis full of people racing down Vallarta Avenue before dawn so everybody could satisfy the munchies.

Image #1: picking out my tacos from the menu at the taquería in Charlotte. They are $1.25 c/u (cada uno), or each. Load up! I typical lunch order for me is 4 tacos and a side of beans. If you've been out all night on the party scene, 12 might be more appropriate, or even 20 if you've been naughty. You know what I mean. :whistle:

Image #2: lots of things to put on the tacos. Chopped onions, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime are especially desirable.

Image #4: From left to right, I had 2 of chicken (pollo), 1 grilled/roasted steak (carne asada), and 1 seasoned beef (barbacoa). They looked much better than captured in the pic. For late-night party tacos, I sometimes like the more exotic meats like brains or tongue. The exotic ones are very good washed down with a beer or Coke. Yummy! Ah, the good old days in Guadalajara. Que lindo es Jalisco.

9 responses to “guadalajara tacos in charlotte, and years ago in guadalajara mex

  1. PainterWoman

    Well now you've succeeded in making my mouth water. Have not found a taco in Fargo yet that makes my mouth water just thinking about it. We have here: Taco Bell, Moe's, Q-Dobas and Taco John's. I think there might be a couple others but have not tried them yet. Homemade ones will do for now.But what I'm really craving are fish tacos. Ones with soft corn tortillas, crispy white fish (cod or whatever else), cilantro and a special cabbage slaw. Not sure what sauce was used on the ones I had in Phoenix. I went to three places one day here in Fargo to ask if they had fish tacos or if they knew where I could get them. One place said to wait till Lent and you can find them. Well, that's come and gone I think. Oh well….it's homemade again.

  2. You know all the best eateries, Dave. If only I lived in America as well…:up:

  3. operainchicago

    Chipolte east :up:

  4. We'll all get together for a taco party in Cancun one day. :chef:

  5. Tacos…now I'm hungry! Damn!

  6. Man, if only they were vegan. :up:I and a place here in town make some bomb-ass vegan burritos, but I have not found a superlative vegan taco. Anywhere.

  7. Have a good Cinquo de Mayo!

  8. A vegan burrito sounds good to me. *chomp*

  9. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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