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Apr 25, 2009 05:15 PM

Two Hippies Beach House Outrageous Tacos and Burritos? (PHX)

Has anyone been here? A friend suggested we check it out. I never heard of it.

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    1. azhotdish and I met up there for lunch a few months back. I was pretty underwhelmed by the tacos I had. The meat fillings were OK, but the general make-up of the tacos reminded me of taco day at the high school cafeteria.

      I'd rather spend more and eat less at America's or spend about the same amount and get something tastier at El Nopalito.

      El Nopalito
      2831 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

      America's Taco Shop
      2041 N 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ

      Two Hippies Beach House
      501 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ

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      1. re: hohokam

        You said it. I went back to THBH once after we went, and must have inadvertently ordered the same meh special. It's okay, non-offensive tacos, but there is much better. At their prices, it's a recession gem. But so is El Nopalito.

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        1. I've been there a few times and am currently writing up a review of the place. It's different from the places mentioned by Hohokam -- quirkier, a little more gringo.

          Some things I like:

          -- excellent whole pinto beans (as opposed to refrieds) and black beans
          -- fruit flavored lemonades of all types
          -- smooth guacamole but undiluted by sour cream
          -- good brownies for dessert
          -- friendly people
          -- funky patio dining area
          -- cactus often available as a special taco / burrito filling
          -- bottles of sriracha available as a condiment (not authentic Mexican, but a nice cross-cultural touch)

          Some things I thought needed improvement:

          -- shredded yellow-and-white cheese assortment often used to excess, especially in the burritos. I would prefer crumbly cotija; I suggest asking them to go easy on the cheese
          -- everything packaged to go -- seems wasteful

          It's an inexpensive meal, so there's no reason not to try it at least once.

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          1. re: silverbear

            I'll add one other bit of constructive criticism. I think the salsas -- both red and green -- are just okay. Not unpleasant, but nothing to write home about.

            Still, I like this place for what it is.

          2. the founders are the people who started long wongs. if you think of their taco stand as the long wongs of taco's, you'll be fine. not at all authentic. but charming, quirky, organic, and loads better that any 'bertos in town. plus the owners are so nice and kind. not my favorite taco in town by a stretch, but its hard to hate on a 1.50 taco that much.