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May 16, 2012 11:46 AM

DTW - Taqueria Guadalajara - New in Waterford

I stopped by the new location of Thai Taste For You in Waterford to pick up a carryout menu this afternoon. Unfortunately there was a sign on the door saying they were closed FOR THE DAY for remodelling.

However, I found out that right next door is a a new taqueria by the name of Taqueria Guadalajara that just opened... looks like there is a Mexican market right next door that will open as well (but doesn't look open yet).

I didn't stop in, but will the next time I try to go to Thai Taste.

I tried to find a web site for them, but came up empty.

The location of the restaurants is on M59 between Elizabeth Lake Road and Cass Lake Road, on the north side of the street.

Just a heads up...


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  1. I'll give it a shot next week. Can't be worse then Mexico Lindo.
    I wanna try Thai Taste also.

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    1. re: Markcron

      Sweet, glad to hear that! I've been getting burned out on the other local Thai and Mexican places Waterford has to offer.

      Also, Mexican Lindo is the absolute worst excuse for Mexican food in the state. In fact, it's about the worst restaurant for American Mexican period. I'd rather eat Taco Bell before I eat there again.

        1. re: Markcron

          ~20 years ago, it was pretty good ... Sigh.

    2. Is this place any relation to the Thai Taste in Troy?

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      1. re: coney with everything


        This is from a post by christyar in this thread regarding the Thai Temple

        "I asked one of the vendors and she said the wife of Thai Taste opened a second Thai Taste in Waterford off of Huron Road at Elizabeth Lake Road (orig. a viet. restauarant, then Thai, now Thai Taste)...I hope I get to check it out prior to moving"

        Thanks again to christyar for mentioning the new location of Thai Taste... not sure when I would have found out about it eventhough I live right around there (just don't drive by that spot very often



        1. re: BobRe

          I stumbled across this blog while looking for an online menu for Sala Thai in Troy

          These guys have eaten at a lot of Detroit-area Thai places and concluded that Thai Taste is the best. (which is where I ended up at instead of Sala Thai!)

          1. re: coney with everything

            "concluded that Thai Taste is the best. (which is where I ended up at instead of Sala Thai!)"

            Cool! How did you like Thai Taste cwe?

            I'll definitely give the Waterford location a try.


            1. re: BobRe

              I'm no expert in Thai food, but I like what I've had from them (not my first time getting food from them)

      2. I was heading home from DTW yesterday afternoon, and decided to make a stop for lunch.
        My plan was to hit Taq Guad for lunch, and get takeout from Thai Taste for dinner later.
        Alas, TT was closed, so that will have to wait for another day.
        I've attached pics of the storefronts for both TaqGuad and Thai Taste.

        I got in and reviewed the menu. This place is fairly clean as far as low rent taquerias go.
        Tacos were on special at $1.25 - think this is every weekday during lunch hours.
        I ordered my 3 tacks (pastor, chorizo, carne asada) and received chips with three sauces - an avocado, a medium spicy salsa, and a spicy salsa.
        I only tried the medium spicy salsa, as it had a it of a kick to it, not a lot, but enough for me.
        The tacos were all very tasty. The chorizo is the best I've had in the area.
        This is my new favorite taco place, but I will be trying some other menu items as well.
        Pics of menu, tacos, and sauces are attached.

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        1. re: Markcron

          Thanks for the report and the pictures Markcron.

          Looks like last weeks "one day remodelling job" at Thai Taste took longer than expected.

          I'm really anxious to try it out.

          The taco's at Taq Quad look great.... I'll have to try them out too.


          1. re: Markcron

            I picked up some beef and cheese flour tacos, along with a bean burrito for the wife, with a sample of each of the salsas to try tonight. I didn't think any of it was really special or even appetizing. The ground beef was bland, the bean burrito had no stand out flavor, and the salsas were just meh. The darker salsa definitely had mole in it and wasn't too bad, but overall I wasn't impressed. I am going to go back and try the pork carnitas but I am not putting much faith in to their cooking at this time.

            1. re: GrueLurks

              DL - Please try the chorizo. I wanna know if i am out in left field here.
              I wouldn't judge a Mexican place on what you ate though,

              1. re: Markcron

                I agree, I'd hate to blast them on something so simple too but the items were so bland that it didn't give me much hope for them. Going to wait a couple more weeks, then have the pork carnitas and some other dishes. I do love some authentic Mexican dishes, and hit the ones down on Elizabeth Lake road often. Carnival Market is my main go to place near my work in Auburn Hills/Pontiac.

                1. re: GrueLurks

                  waaa! the downside of my office moving from AH to Troy last year is the loss of proximity to both Carnival Market and Rangoli (and the Bootleg party store with its awesome subs...and Busch's supermarket)

                  1. re: coney with everything

                    We're about to move from AH to Troy this year as well. On the bright side, at least there are a lot more food options near Crooks and 75.

                    1. re: GrueLurks

                      ah, my neck of the woods (Timberland Office Park on Corporate). One very nice thing is that we are walking distance from the strip mall at Corporate/ real foodie stuff (unless you like Sushi Do...I'm just OK with it) but in AH walking was not really an option.

                      But I do miss Rangoli. We tried Ashoka and it's OK but not as good.

                      1. re: coney with everything

                        I tried it last week, and was underwhelmed, even with the chorizo. The first thing that came to the table was the chips and three salsas, and believe it or not, they were 0-4 on those. Usually I'm going to at least find that at least *one* of the salsas is quite good, or that the chips are really good or something...but not this time. I did try each and every one of them more than once (to be sure I didn't just get a bad bite or something), and while all were edible, none made my taste buds happy. Eh, big's not like I'm being charged for them.

                        I tried a couple of tacos, including a chorizo one, and wasn't really impressed by them, either. There was nothing *wrong* with them, I's not like they were retch-inducing or "past their prime" or anything. Again: my taste buds just didn't really take notice at all, even with the side of pico de gallo that I ordered. They were inexpensive, they were edible food, and they served the purpose of filling the gap until Donna and I went out to Noble Fish for sushi that night.

                        I'll give them another chance, though. I struck up a conversation with another customer who was there, and he told me to be sure to try the soup there, so I will. Service was fine by the waitress who was there, and she got tipped just fine. Still, though, the food itself didn't really impress me, though I gave it every chance I could. We'll see how the soup is in the future.

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