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Tacos el rodeo: Washington Ave and 10th St

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mookleknuck Jan 24, 2013 07:59 AM

Stopped at this taco truck after 1030P on Monday night. The cabeza, soft, fatty, juicy, tacos saved my night from becoming a series of unfortunate events. Really blew away any disappointment I had lingering from the earlier frybread tacos. Tacos were on two corn tortillas and dressed simply with cilantro and onions and came with two sauces and sliced pickled carrots.

The business card states that they are open Sun-Thurs from 12P-1230A and Fri-Sat from 1230-1P. The woman who served us spoke English and made our order fresh. They were also out of a number of protein options at that time.

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    Buckethead Jan 24, 2013 08:45 AM

    Is this the taco truck that's always parked in front of the Sherwin Williams store?

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      mookleknuck Jan 24, 2013 10:17 AM

      Maybe? It was the only thing open for a three-block stretch that night...

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        mookleknuck Feb 22, 2013 02:15 PM

        Just wanted to reply since I saw it again and it was, indeed, in front of the Sherwin Williams. Was on my way to some Vietnamese so I didn't have time/stomach space to try it again. There were two people in line on that cold windy day.

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        barryg Jan 24, 2013 08:02 AM

        You tried the frybread popup at 12 Steps Down? It wasn't good?

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          mookleknuck Jan 24, 2013 10:32 AM

          Disappointment on two fronts: average food and high cost. The mutton stew was tasty. It was made with lamb and had lots of potatoes and posole and a lot of thin broth. Chili con carne and chicken tacos had a too high of a filling ratio to frybread; frybread is not meant to hold that much stuff. Frybread was soggy within 2 minutes. Mediocre fillings tasted like Superbowl-party-food-made-by-a-friend-of-a-friend-who-thinks-everything-tastes-better-after-a-6-pack. Cigarette smoke didn't help the food taste any better so we skipped the cinnamon-dusted frybread for dessert. Maybe I should have had a lot more than one beer.

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            barryg Jan 24, 2013 11:22 AM

            Too bad about the filling. I have had frybread tacos when they were on special at Cantina (not sure exactly how they referred to it on the chalkboard) and they were very good -- basically was the same stuff Cantina puts on nachos and in burritos on top of fried bread.

            I don't like the smoke at 12 Steps Down either.

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              mookleknuck Jan 24, 2013 12:23 PM

              Thanks for the rec; I'll have to check them out the next I'm there.

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