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bluemoon4515 Nov 19, 2009 12:13 PM

Where can I find real tacos...on a soft tortilla, meat, with chopped onion, cilantro, etc. I'm hoping to find a sit down place where these can be acquired at a reasonable price for dinner.

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    bluemoon4515 Nov 21, 2009 01:03 PM

    Thanks everyone!

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      Jannae Nov 21, 2009 01:11 PM

      I haven't been on the great Taco hunt yet, maybe during the holidays I will. I would love to know what your thoughts are after you give the places a try.

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        bluemoon4515 Nov 24, 2009 04:48 PM

        Went to Taqueria Mexico on Lorna Rd tonight...had one with chorizo and one with carnitas...usually chorizo is my favorite but here I liked the carnitas better. Not the best I've ever had, but good enough. Apparently on Saturdays and Sundays they have birria tacos, so if I go again I'll be sure to go one of those days so I can try them!

        I'll let you know about my next stop...hopefully the taco truck!

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          Big Daddy Nov 25, 2009 07:33 AM

          I want to get by Taqueria Mexico to try their cabrito, too.

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          bluemoon4515 Dec 4, 2009 06:55 PM

          We tried Taqueria Mi Casita on Palisades tonight. Tried the carnitas, chorizo and egg, asada, chicken, and cactus and egg tacos. They came naked, and then we got cups with cilantro and onion, salsa verde, and pickled peppers/carrots, to serve ourselves with. The cactus and egg tacos were everyone's favorite, followed by carnitas. Chicken was so-so, and chorizo would have been better without the egg. They also had Mexican coke with sugar. The service was excellent, but we were also the only ones in there. Not sure if I liked the tacos themselves better than the ones at Taqueria Mexico, but there were a lot more meat choices.

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            Big Daddy Dec 5, 2009 05:55 PM

            I had a carnitas torta at Taqueria Mexico the other day -- still one of the best in town. Get 'em all the way,

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        pinotboy Nov 19, 2009 12:53 PM

        There is a lengthy prior thread on this topic. See:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/525429

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          Big Daddy Nov 19, 2009 04:00 PM

          Best bets (as seen on the above-mentioned thread):
          (1) Gordo's on Valley
          (2) Taqueria Guzman taco truck on West Valley
          (3) Taqueria Mi Casia in Palaisades
          (4) Taqueria La Reyna on Valley
          (5) Taqueria Mexico on Lorna Road
          (6) In Bessemer: La Perla.
          Here's a Birmingham News article with addresses, etc.:
          http://blog.al.com/scene/2009/01/wher...

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            Dax Nov 20, 2009 07:48 AM

            I want to like La Reyna as I love their tamales and the homemade tortillas but the meat for their tacos are consistently been weak - underseasoned, too much pineapple, too fatty, etc. Gordos and Guzman kill it.

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              hlsess Nov 20, 2009 03:51 PM

              what are the hours of the taco truck on Valley?

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                Big Daddy Nov 21, 2009 08:06 AM

                Pretty much lunch to early evening Tuesday thru Thursday. When the nearby club was open, the taco truck stayed open late Friday and Saturday -- midnightish. Not sure if that is the case now. They're closed on Monday. Sunday, I simply don't recall.

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                  Dax Nov 23, 2009 08:09 AM

                  I think they are typically open during the day on Sundays because that is mostly when I have eaten there. I sometimes stop in for a taco appetizer before eating dinner at Red Pearl.

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