NFT Radar: Taco Gringos

X-Posted from Not For Tourists.

Much to my delight, the taco appears to be rising in the ranks of urban street food. Forging the path is Taco Gringos, who give their tiny store front operation most of the characteristics of an urban cart with the added bonus of getting to wait for your tacos under the warmth and safety of fluorescent lighting. Their no-nonsense menu is scrawled on a tiny chalkboard. Mini tacos are $2 each and you have the choice between chicken, chorizo or vegetarian. Soda is $1. Choose from 3 salsas, pay the men (cash only), and be on your way. Don’t forget to drop a Washington into the tip jar. It’s so simple, yet so brilliant. These boys work hard doing one thing well. And they know their audience. They’re open 8pm to 3am 7 days a week to cater to the Capitol Hill bar crowd, and conveniently located across from the foodless divey wonderland of Clever Dunne’s. I wish there were more places like this. Who wants to open Cannoli Bambinas with me?

1510 E Olive Way 98112
http://www.tacogringos.com