Wednesday, August 4, 2010
West Coast Tacos
So psyched to stumble into some kind of wonderful, we grabbed a nearby parking spot and rushed into the stifling heat to the short line at the corner of Mass Ave, Delaware and New York. There was no menu, but Fred felt confident and all was cleared up when the young man at the window announced these simple words..."We have three meats today, chicken, pork or beef, and a green or red sauce...what would you like?" Well, that was simple enough! Three beef with red and three pork with green and a chicken sans sauce for the kids...well, for Stella. Great! Back to the car to enjoy our cosmic treasure!
As if we were meant to be comfortable in the swelter, a breeze blew through the Element and allowed us to take it all in. First, the pork with green sauce...light, fresh with hints of cilantro and onion(and that was ok). Just delightful and refreshing. Piled on two corn tortillas it was a light bite and as good as we had hoped. Then, there was the beef with red sauce. Libby actually moaned a little. Could it really be this good? Fred, while feeding Stella bits of chicken that her mouth gaped open for, was unable to speak. But his eyes spoke volumes...yes, yes, yes! How could something so delicate and simple from a truck be so incredible?
After Fat Dan's, we are beginning to wonder if this uncomfortable weather thing and incredible eats just go hand in hand...Sadly, Ozzy had no interest and was holding out for his dear mac 'n cheese at the Children's Museum cafeteria...whatever.
So, in summary, this is a must experience. The much revered West Coast Taco truck moves daily. You must either facebook, tweat, or be guided by the fates to enjoy this light, zesty lunch. You won't want to miss out on this Indy phenomenon!
Price-$, $5 for three small tacos that will knock your socks off.
Atmosphere-?-Kind of depends, but they picked a nice shady spot for us! ;)
Service-****, For a lunch truck, they were accommodating, polite, and fast. Works for us! They were even so kind as to break a large bill at the beginning of the lunch rush.
Fred-A, I've been happily burping it up the rest of the day! Both red and green sauces were awesome and the seasoning on all three meats was superb! No hiding anything here with cheese, sour cream, lettuce, or tomato...just perfectly cooked, incredibly seasoned meats in wonderful sauces.
Libby -A, I could eat the beef with red sauce all day! Actually, all of it was great...you can't go wrong here.
Ozzy- no vote...amateur. This kid has no idea what he is missing!
Estelle-A+, Stella chowed on a bit of everything and was only to happy to get another bite, and another, and another.