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Taco Tuesday at Gutierrez Drive-In, Salinas

Melanie Wong Jun 22, 2013 12:41 AM

A month ago Mom and I checked out Taco Tuesday at perennial favorite, Gutierrez Drive-In in Salinas. From 2pm to 8pm, soft tacos are only $1.25. This applies to all the meat choices listed on the taco menu but the seafood. In the case of tripas or chicharrones, usually $2.50 apiece, this represents discount of 50%.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniewong/8898162431/

We ordered a selection to figure out the best carnes. Served bare on a medium size tortilla, the tacos were dressed to taste from the self-serve salsa bar. Most disappointing turned out to be tripas. Not the crispy innards I recall, these were mostly pale, soft and chewy.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniewong/8898792770/

We also tried lengua, carnitas, carne asada, cabeza, and chile Colorado. The chile colorado was tough and dry. Carne asada was not that tasty. Cabeza and lengua were fine, and the best was carnitas.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniewong/8898788924/

These tacos are larger than served at the trucks and match the street price. If you choose the right one, two are enough for a meal.

More about Gutierrez Drive-In
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