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Jan 29, 2008 09:34 PM

Tacos, Tacos...My Kingdom for a Taco (SD)

Ed Bedford is a god. The man has done his leg work and ours as well. I can't believe no one posted his fabulous taco crawl article from last week's Reader. He's reaching Jonathan Gold stature with this one. I'll spot him Las Cuatros; the only clinker on his list is Rancho's. Ed, babe, if Carla ever throws you out let's talk...

In the meantime CHers, here's the article. Start your tacos...

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  1. He must have worked on this for a year - seriously, it needs an alphabetized index! I kinda wish he had pared it down a little to be honest, there are almost too many places on here that aren't really comparable, he could have left out the raw vegan and nouveau places and still had plenty to talk about. I also think it's interesting that he didn't include Mama Testa, but I guess he had to draw the line somewhere.

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    1. re: Alice Q

      What I found interesting was his inclusion of the buffet at Ker Little India (a.k.a Gateway to India).

      Does Ed lurk on Chowhound, or even post here? Sometimes I wonder. :)

      1. re: Alice Q

        Mama Testa's whole identity is doing the taco in various ways, and in much better form (and taste) than Ranchos, Alambres, El Indio and even a fave of mine Pokez, all of which received good reviews in this article.

        1. re: stangoldsmith

          Had Ed Bedford ever given a place a bad review? You must be familiar with the "Tin Fork" column, Stan. :)

      2. My copy is being immacuatley preserved. :)

        1. I dunno, name checking the mordiditas at El Indio is bizarre. If he's going to include stuff like that, then leaving out Nati's ground beef tacos is a crying shame.

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          1. re: Josh

            Nice mention of Nati's. I don't know what it is about that place but their tacos are some of my favorites!

          2. Agreed on Rancho's. Their tacos were really meh when I had them. I used to enjoy having the occasional meal there when I moved to NP, but after several really sub-par visits, I can't bring myself to go back.

            1. I thought I liked Alambres once but it was 3am and I was under various influences.

              I went back 2 times in earlier unencumbered states and left feeling slightly ill from the greasy pile of meat that I ate. I think they are somewhat bland and very very oily.

              - SG