I had my second trip to the new Tacodeli at Burnet and 183 Mopac this afternoon. It wasn’t too crowded a week or two ago, but it was packed today. I was alone this time, so I shared table space with the IBM’ers, St. Davidites, and Yoga Yoga moms. The new shopping center which houses the second Tacodeli location includes a Mangia, whose pizza for some reason always gives me the shits, Yoga Yoga and a Ben & Jerry’s, the second location for the interloping northern hippies. I’m still mad at them for discountinuing Cool Britannia. Long live Amy’s!

Anyway, I recommend the Blue Plate Special, which gets you rice, beans and two tacos of your choice. I’ve gone for one Al Pastor and one Adobado both times. I’m a sucker for Adobo sauce and they do it well. Their specialty is apparently the Fundido Taco. I’m not a big fan of the poblano, beef, onion, jack cheese combo, but it’s popular. Like any self-respecting taco place, they’ve got a salsa bar. There’s three options, a mild green, a medium red, and a hot green, called Dona. The Dona is just hot enough without being unbearable. Their menu claims there’s a habanero salsa as well, but I didn’t see it on my two visits. I’ll have to ask next time.

I’ve never been to the original location off of Spyglass, but the people who took me to this new location spoke of it in revered tones. It’s a welcome addition to the lunch rotation. Check it out.

7 Comments so far

  1. Larry (unregistered) on July 29th, 2005 @ 1:04 am

    You mean Burnet and 1325/Mopac, right? :-)

    I went there for a late lunch one day .. which was apparently cutting it close, since they close for the day at 3:00.
    Anyway, the quesadilla I had (can’t remember the name) was pretty good..

  2. Ray (unregistered) on July 29th, 2005 @ 9:15 am

    Tacodeli rocks. I’ve been going to the south one for years.

  3. wae (unregistered) on July 29th, 2005 @ 10:30 am

    I’m sitting here munching my breakfast tacos that the South location peddles directly to our office twice a week. They have completely ruined other breakfast tacos for me. The black bean and cheese is my favorite, although any tacos with papas are really tasty, too.

    For lunch, it’s the Mexico City (chicken or sirloin) tacos, veggie quesadillas, or adobo chicken sandwich, although the last one virtually guarantees an afternoon nap.

  4. ttrentham (unregistered) on July 29th, 2005 @ 10:48 am

    Yes, Mopac. I realized that I’d screwed up last night after I wrote it, but didn’t get a chance to correct it until now. Thanks for the catch.

  5. AM (unregistered) on July 29th, 2005 @ 12:06 pm

    The two best tacos are the Mojo Fish Taco and the Chicken Mole (on corn or course).

  6. davidnunez (unregistered) on August 4th, 2005 @ 5:27 pm

    the habenero is in the salsa bar labeled “hot”… you can tell cuz it’s orange.

    as a bit of a tex/mex/mex snob, I was scoffing at this place until I tried it for lunch one day.

    Yeah. It pretty much rocks. Fresh ingredients, really friendly staff. Tasty, tasty sauces. and “hot” salsa that’s actually hot.

    OH! And yes! Mangia == shits. I’ve always been too shy about saying that out loud, but it’s true.

    …and I keep going back.

  7. ttrentham (unregistered) on August 5th, 2005 @ 2:19 pm

    You know, David. I thought the Mangia comment might be TMI, but part of me wondered if I wasn’t the only one. Now we know…

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