Mexican in Deland
While visiting my grandmother for Thanksgiving, we did a little hounding in the greater Orange City area (though I like many things about her lifecare community, we weren't there for the food).
I recollected seeing some divey Mexican places up near or in Deland that seemed promising, so that was the goal. After passing one or two promising places on 17/92, we were turning around in downtown Deland and the SO caught a glimpse of El Taco Amigo near the intersection of Florida and New York.
Cheek-by-jowl with a working service station, we smelled a winner, and for the otherwise-difficult area it was indeed. I got three tacos with my preferred assortment of parts: chorizo, lengua, and cabeza. She got the tostada de mariscos. Not bad at all. My tacos came with only one tortilla each (maybe I've been spoiled by a local jernt in CT that doles out 2), and it was all a little greasy, but good flavor, good freshness, good salsas, nice spice. The SO's tostada was similar; she described it as "far from the best Mexican I've ever had", but was generally pleased, in particular that they had a good selection of seafood options (she's fishitarian).
Unfortunately, they didn't have Jarritos tamarindo, my go-to soda with tacos, but they did have Jarritos lima. We're hoping to go back and try the flan, which they claim is made on the premises.
El Taco Amigo
201 W New York Ave, Deland, FL 32720
THIS JOINT ROCKS ! ! ! EVERY SINGLE MENU ITEM I HAVE TRIED (most of them) WAS PHENOMENAL ! I'VE BEEN BACK ALMOST EVERY SINGLE DAY, SINCE I DISCOVERED THE PLACE. PREVIOUS TO MY ENCOUNTER I WAS, NOT A BIG FAN OF MEXICAN, BUT THIS PLACE HAS CONVERTED ME. I HAVE YET TO ORDER THE FLAN, SO YOU WILL HAVE TO EXCUSE ME, AS I MAKE MY 2nd TRIP OF THE DAY....AND I LOVE FLAN ! ! !
Deland Does have good mexican! If you journey up 17-92 you will run across a fury of them. There are several fern farms in that area and some of the migrant workers decided to stay and open taco stands. Especially up around de leon springs.
my favorite is El rancho. This is a full service sit down place that has alot of food for a good price. I like the fried whole tilapia. A whole fish from head to tail lightly battered in spices and deep fried! YUM!!