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Jan 19, 2007 02:50 AM

Taqueria Zacatlan?

Probably a longshot, but has anyone ever been to Taqueria Zacatlan before (10300 Anderson Mill Rd.), and if so, what were your impressions?

I'm at a client site near Anderson Mill and 620 and in the midst of the fast food joints and Johnny Carino's, I passed this place. Can't find ANYTHING on the web about it. I'd like to sneak off for lunch there tomorrow.

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  1. Please do, and let us know what you order, how the chow is, and what your own criteria are for judging the food. The very fact that nobody else has commented means that you've got the chance to do some groundbreaking work.

    You may discover a gem, a solid contender, or a place that others should avoid. As you mention, any information would be useful; the actual experiences of another 'hound doubly so. For example, MPH's survey of East- and Southeast-side taquerias (along with the discussion it generates) has been invaluable to me in that part of town.

    Here's hoping you can sneak away.

    1. I was in the neighborhood, so I decided to try a few tacos. The overall impression was uninspiring. The tortillas were middle-of-the-road store-bought (both flour and corn). I tried the lengua, carne guisada, and al pastor. Of the three, only the carne guisada had an interesting flavor, an average brown gravy, but with a kick of red chile. The meat was a bit tough though, suggesting that there wasn't much actual stewing going on. The other two fillings were rather bland, but the lengua came with chopped white onion, which overpowered the other flavors in that taco.

      The menu also includes various plates, enchiladas, and other dishes, and it appears that they must do a brisk breakfast taco business.

      I may have just ordered the wrong things, but at the moment, I'd pronounce the place mediocre. I'd still prefer it to the fast food and national chains in the area. As I drove up 620 towards 183, I did spot a couple of other taquerias in shopping centers, so there may be more opportunities for deliciousness in the area.

      1. Thanks for the review! When I was up in that area that week (the ice storm cut my time there short), I also noticed a few taquerias on 620 (I think one was called Guadalara?).

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        1. re: jwynne2000

          Guadalajara is surprisingly good for Cedar Park...or maybe it just seems good since it's a rare mom and pop in chain restaurant hell.

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