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Taco King is now open in Tienda La Libertad [Ann Arbor, MI]

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Michigan Mishuganer Apr 16, 2012 06:38 AM

The front part of Tienda La Libertad has been redone with lots of tables. Delicious tacos (1.50 each) are available

http://www.lalibertadannarbor.com/

2231 West Liberty St, near W. Stadium Blvd
734.585.5796

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    Michigan Mishuganer RE: Michigan Mishuganer Apr 16, 2012 09:02 AM

    West side of Ann Arbor, MI

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      moose734 RE: Michigan Mishuganer Apr 16, 2012 09:32 PM

      Are they still doing the steam table with the various guisados ?

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        Michigan Mishuganer RE: moose734 Apr 17, 2012 05:24 AM

        they re-opened recently so it was kind of chaotic but the tacos were tasty. it's nice to have an inexpensive non-chain eatery in the area.
        they had tacos, burritos,tamales, tortas &quesadillas on the menu, perhaps they'll do more once settled in.

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          Michigan Mishuganer RE: moose734 Apr 17, 2012 09:18 AM

          meats included
          Al Pastor , Carne asada, Barbacoa (lamb), Carnitas, Chorizo, Lengua (tongue), Pollo - pretty standard.
          served w/ cilantro & onion & a very nice green tomatillo salsa.
          I'll have the lamb & tongue!

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            trapani RE: Michigan Mishuganer May 5, 2012 09:22 AM

            No guisados. Just tacos, tostadas, etc . . . but very tasty meats. Also good frijoles de olla. Best taqueria in Washtenaw County. Then again, competition is thin.

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              Michigan Mishuganer RE: trapani May 9, 2012 07:25 AM

              the closed coney around the corner (on Maple / Liberty) has a sign-
              taqueria opening soon!
              more competition!
              the menu at Taco King has been growing, menudo is now listed.
              I tried the tripe taco @ taco king & did not like it , it was tender but had a strong offal, livery taste.
              I've had tripe before & thought it was OK, it had a milder flavor, but there are different types, I'm not sure which one of the 4 cow stomachs they used.

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                moose734 RE: Michigan Mishuganer May 9, 2012 03:20 PM

                Was it tripe or did it say tripas ? Because I thought tripas actually referred to intestines and I see that on many taqueria menus.

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                  Michigan Mishuganer RE: moose734 May 10, 2012 11:55 AM

                  It was tripas!
                  Thanks moose734, that's why I didn't enjoy it .
                  it didn't look like tripe!
                  Italian = trippa
                  What is the word for tripe in Spanish?
                  I will definitely avoid the intestine dishes at Ypbor Yan!
                  (unless it's sausage casing)

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                    moose734 RE: Michigan Mishuganer May 10, 2012 07:53 PM

                    Actually I'm a big fan of pork intestine dishes at most Chinese places. They definitely seem to taste "cleaner" than you might expect. I recall having a tripas taco at Taqueria La Fiesta before and wasn't a fan of that prep ( they were fried , as opposed to the steamed ones I sometimes get with carnitas at Dos Hermanos)

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                      Michigan Mishuganer RE: moose734 May 11, 2012 06:59 AM

                      so "spicy pork intestine in a hot wok" might be delicious! that's good to know.

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                        moose734 RE: Michigan Mishuganer May 12, 2012 01:50 AM

                        If that's the one that had the slivers of potatoes in it, then it is actually quite good.

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                      Jim M RE: Michigan Mishuganer May 11, 2012 05:54 PM

                      Tripe in Mexican Spanish—"pancita," I think.

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                        moose734 RE: Jim M May 12, 2012 01:52 AM

                        Outside of Menudo, I can't recall having any tripe (beef or pork) at a Mexican place. I'd actually be pretty interested to try a pork tripe taco.

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                    Jim M RE: Michigan Mishuganer May 14, 2012 07:38 PM

                    They've got breakfast now, too.

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                      trapani RE: Jim M May 16, 2012 07:54 AM

                      Tripas? Just stay away from the mystery meats & order the very good tacos al pastor!

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            Michigan Mishuganer RE: Michigan Mishuganer Jul 12, 2012 09:07 AM

            they now have fish tacos on the menu. tilapia.

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              moose734 RE: Michigan Mishuganer Jul 14, 2012 01:52 PM

              I need to try this place again. My experience at Chela's ( LIberty and Maple) was pretty 'meh". THey did have good tamales though.

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                Michigan Mishuganer RE: moose734 Jul 16, 2012 12:28 PM

                I agree, Taco King's food is tastier than Chela's & we prefer the atmosphere at Taco King, even though Chela's is more "upscale"
                Taco King's tamales-
                We thought the Central American (banana leaf) tamales were tastier than the Mexican (corn husk) tamales.

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              Michigan Mishuganer RE: Michigan Mishuganer Oct 15, 2012 10:40 AM

              Taco King will be adding Tunisian food to the menu soon, in addition to the delicious Mexican food.

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                trapani RE: Michigan Mishuganer Oct 18, 2012 06:02 PM

                Wow! and my guess is this won't be $30/person Zingerman's pop-up Tunisian food.

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                  Michigan Mishuganer RE: trapani Oct 19, 2012 09:50 AM

                  from their facebook page:
                  We have big news: starting this upcoming Monday (the 22nd) we will open a Tunisian food deli side by side with Taco King, serving couscous, lablabi, tagine, ojja merguez, and many other Tunisian dishes, every day. Check it out.

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