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Birmingham - Camp Taco (Southside)

Dax Nov 17, 2009 09:48 AM

I just tried to get down one of their "mission style" chicken burritos. The cold "queso fresco" which was shredded and not crumbled like most queso fresco that I typically know, contrasted poorly with the grilled not steamed flour tortilla. I wish we had a good mission-style burrito place here where the burritos also didn't just fall apart 1/2 way through. This happened with my Camp Taco burrito but yeah I'm looking at you chains (Qdoba - dear god no; Chipotle - on occasion good but too far; Moe's - no).

They do have a large selection of tacos, but no pork (except the BLT taco).

Maybe Mexican Sunday night, Monday night and Tuesday lunch was not the greatest plan.

  1. Dax Nov 20, 2009 07:47 AM

    I stopped back by yesterday to try the tacos. These are not traditional tacos and they're not perfect, but if I find myself in Southside they're an interesting option. I ordered a brisket taco. They do not have any of the traditional Mexican pork preparations, but a decent number of other meat & seafood options. The taco came with a flour tortilla lightly grilled with corn tortilla too, with some black bean paste between the two, lots of very finely shredded brisket, cilantro, a little crema and I asked for salsa verde. Overall, the bean paste filler was odd, but in a good non-traditional way. The meat could have been less shredded but still pretty good. I would go back to try some of the other options. At nearly $3, the taco is a little spendy compared to taqueria options, but it is Southside

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    1. re: Dax
      bluemoon4515 Nov 22, 2009 03:29 PM

      Do you remember any of the other meat options?

      1. re: bluemoon4515
        Dax Nov 23, 2009 08:10 AM

        Maybe only chicken actually. They do offer fried or grilled fish and shrimp as well.

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