Any REAL tacos in Jax??
- prodigalchef Oct 10, 2009 01:25 AM
I've lived in San Diego for years now and am moving to Jacksonville soon.
Is there anything remotely close to authentic "TJ"-style tacos in town??
In some respects, I really like Pepe's; in others, not so much. Of all the Mexican restaurants in town, Pepe's is probably one of the most authentic. However, its authenticity comes with a price. For example, if you order the al pastor or carnitas, you are likely to get some really large chunks of fat and grizzle. They don't do a particularly good job of separating that stuff from the meat. That said, if you stick with safe options such as chicken or steak, you usually get a decent product. However, I walked back to their butcher counter once, and based on the smell of the place, I would never order any meat from there. So, I'm not really sure why I eat it at the restaurant. Never thought about it until now.
I have had some very good dishes at Pepe's. I have also had some not so good dishes. I really want to like them more than I do simply becasue they prepare authentic Mexican cuisine. I just wish they were a little better with the execution.
3615 Dupont Ave # 900, Jacksonville, FL