Happy New Year Everyone! As the old year has gone and passed, too, has my old taco favorites.Last year my top taco expereinces were at La Quebrada and at El Milagro.A mash-up of these two tacos would be as good as a master collaboration of Adele and Daft Punk.
Ugh, so good! This taco would have super flavorful meat, in great quantities, and homemade rustic tortillas. My mouth is salivating, GAH!
Yet, this new post is not to remenice on past taco bites. This post is meant to once again, engage myself on a beloved mission to find my perfect taco in Chicago, mainly searching on the South Side.
Before the New Year began, after a night of ice-skating and warm hot chocolate, at the Bobby Hull Ice Rink in Cicero, my aunt from Mexico and the rest of my family were craving something a bit more fulfilling.
Rosy, Marty, Jenny, Jess, Abby, and myself left Dunkin Donuts, and searched for something satisfying. Hotdogs? Pizza? Gyros? Eh, nothing was going to trump my need for a fix of some tacos.
Besides, I had Rosy, who craved something native to the motherland, and Jess, who was anxiously awaiting a spotlight on BuscoTacos. The odds were in my favor....
Immediately, I suggested tacos and my idea was not refused. We struggled on the location, the most convenient late night spot is Los Comales, but we all know how I feel about those convenient taco places. Marty recommended we go to El Solazo, off 56th and Pulaski.
El Solazo, is conveniently near my home, but there’s nothing plain about these tacos. They don’t have homemade tortillas, or large amounts of meat on their tortillas, but they have flavor.
The most flavorful taco of the night was my taco de cecina, served with beans, cilantro and onions. For an extra kick, I added their smoky salsa picante and a couple of grilled onions. Money!
Yet, los tacos de lengua (tongue), were my favorite. The lengua dissolves tenderly, and the tacos are excellently paired with a hot green sauce that will make your nose run.
Although, I only had one taco de lengua, I can testify that they are delicious, ask Abby. She had four tacos de lengua. Every bit of tongue was devoured by Abby.
El Solazo, absolutely, is a taqueria worth visiting, again. I'm sure our CPD would agree, since they practically packed the house that night.
Looking forward to a year of tasty tacos. Keep me posted on your favorite spots for 2013!