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Aug 29, 2013 03:54 PM

Taco Salad

where to get one? Anyone have a ground beef one?

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  1. Not so strangely @ El Gringo in Manhattan, Hermosa or Redondo Beach.

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    1. re: Servorg

      I believe I got one a couple of years ago at Tacomiendo and it does appear on their online menu. Doesn't appear to serve one with ground beef though. In the realm of this food, I couldn't tell you how it ranks in the world of taco salads however. My experience is quite limited.
      Didn't Lulu mention she goes to El Abajeno? They might do one too.

    2. I'm partial to the taco salad at The Original Tops in east Pasadena, on Colorado almost to Michillinda. You can order it with "seasoned ground beef like used in the classic taco". One of the great things about this salad is that they use a spring lettuce mix rather than just iceberg. It also comes with a sizable amount of sliced avocado.

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      1. re: ElsieDee

        does it come in a shell or on chips? Some places put it on chips.

        1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

          It comes in a fried, flour tortilla shell. The bottom layer is beans, then the lettuce mix. Across the top is the meat, shredded cheese (cheddar, I recall), pico de gallo, and 1/3-or-so of a sliced avocado. Choice of dressing.

      2. I would love to be able to make a good taco salad. I live in the middle of mexico and my wife's family might freak out....that is a good thing...since they love salads.
        The problem always seems to be that the ingredients listed are not found in my area. Especially , I think they use Western Dressing, unheard of in these parts.

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        1. re: genoO

          What do you mean by "Western Dressing," genoO? A Ranch-type dressing or something different?

          1. re: genoO

            Catalina is almost the same thing.

            1. re: mrbigshotno.1

              Yes, It could have been catalina. Red, sort of sweet. That is what I can't find here. I could come up with local cheeses or buy some cheddar or colby jack at CostCo in Veracruz city.
              Every thing else I have on hand or could be bought locally.

              1. re: genoO

                Looks like Catalina would be easy to make at home:
       - assuming you have access to all of the ingredients.

                1. re: ElsieDee

                  I can buy the red wine vinegar in Veracruz city so I guess i have now run out of excuses.
                  hard to say how this will go, totally different thing here. I will likely eat my fair share, as usual.

                  1. re: genoO

                    I think you should make this and see how it goes over. I tend to make a lot of taco salads here during the summer, but my dining partner has trouble grasping the idea that a "salad" can constitute a full meal. So after I make the filling / topping, I set aside half for him to have rolled-up in a burrito or two. The rest is mine to enjoy :)