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Lengua Gets Another Try

I decided to pair an adobada taco with a lengua taco, one safe bet and one risk.

Adobada: marinated pork, distant cousin of al pastor.

Lengua: cow tongue, made me woozy twice before.

This was my first time getting the lengua from Taco Loco. It was diced a little smaller and spiced a little bigger than what I've had in the past. Good thing too, I think I'm finally getting used to it.

The adobada taco was delicious, as expected.

This Taco Loco meal was rated: 6.4.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 by Jonah. Permalink for Lengua Gets Another Try

Web Overlords Love Burritos

A while back I met up with Todd Galloway, creator of the Fafarazzi celebrity fantasy league, a pretty excellent place that'll validate your desire to brag about how well you know the personal business of total strangers.

We went to Taco Loco in Somerville to talk about the Internet and burritos. Taco Loco is also pretty excellent, and I really don't go there often enough. As proof, I got lost on the way there. Then I lost the pictures once I returned home.

Like embarrassing secrets in Ashlee Simpson's past, the photos of our lunch have resurfaced for your enjoyment.

Tell your friends to put down their copies of US Weekly, pick up the keyboard, and have a go at Fafarazzi.

This Taco Loco meal was rated: 7.0.

Friday, October 20, 2006 by Jonah. Permalink for Web Overlords Love Burritos

Dim The Lights

Greg's looking sophisticated at Taco Loco. Ladies of New Hampshire take note.

This picture is so old I can't even guess the month. I'm almost caught up with the archive photos. As these pictures trickle out, I remember exactly how amazing places like Taco Loco are.

Thursday, October 06, 2005 by Jonah. Permalink for Dim The Lights

La Cascada

Have you ever been chewing some bubble gum and then get sprayed in the mouth with seltzer water? That's what this stuff tastes like. Greg, John and I all tasted it, and we all hated it.

Don't be brave. I take that back. Be brave and get any kind of solid food at Taco Loco. Don't be stupid. Don't get the La Cascada.

This Taco Loco meal was rated: 1.0.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 by Jonah. Permalink for La Cascada

My Very First Adobada Taco

After looking at the menu for a solid 5 minutes letting everyone cut in front of me, I decided I had to go with the adobada taco. I've never seen that on other menus, which means I had no choice but to try it.

Despite its being a little lopsided, I was pumped to give this a try. Adobada is spicy, marinated pork.

I was very impressed, but it's too greasy to eat everyday. My compliments to the adobada chef.

This Taco Loco meal was rated: 7.1.

Monday, June 13, 2005 by Jonah. Permalink for My Very First Adobada Taco

I Am Forced To Reexamine Everything

I've always been a believer in the steamed tortilla. The process is equal in importance with the ingredients. Anna's, Boca, and Felipe's all steam their tortillas. In fact, I'm not sure I've had a burrito without a steamed tortilla that really amazed me.

Until Taco Loco.

Like Taqueria Cancun, they put veggies in the rice. Maybe this rice was better, or maybe I'm just used to it. They also grill the burrito after wrapping it in foil.

Lesson learned. There's more than one way to make a burrito.

This Taco Loco meal was rated: 8.3.

Saturday, June 11, 2005 by Jonah. Permalink for I Am Forced To Reexamine Everything

Welcome To Taco Loco

Taco Loco lives in Somerville, MA, just under the route 93 overpass (Map). Please don't confuse this Taco Loco with others of the same name in Connecticut, Alaska, Oregon, or El Taco Loco in Pennsylvania. They are unaffiliated.

Apparently, Taco Loco (The Crazy Taco) is an uncreative name. Surprise, surprise.

Still, there's nothing typical of the Sommerville installation. There's a little room for seating, and plenty on the menu. They sell burritos, tacos, plates, pupusas, quesadillas, melts, soups and salads. And the prices are reasonable.

Friday, June 10, 2005 by Jonah. Permalink for Welcome To Taco Loco | Comments (1)