Tacos have got to be one of the world's most perfect foods. Handheld, mobile, flavorful, and meant to be eaten standing, or on the go. I've certainly eaten my share, in the US and abroad, as almost every culture has some form of taco on their culinary cultural menu. Of course, the Mexican styled varieties, including hard and soft shell; al pastor or de cabeza; they're all good.
Enter Hello Taco... Reopened now after a brief hiatus, is serving up tacos, burritos, bowls, tortas, and other specialties, including cooked-to-order flour tortillas! The tortilla oven is right there when you order, so you know they're good.
Traditionalists from Mexico will say that a taco consists of a corn tortilla, flavorful varieties of simple fillings, and, most importantly, cilantro and onion. No frou frou cheese, sour cream, avocado, tomatoes, and all the things us Americans are used to. I was pleasantly surprised when Susan, the owner, asked if I wanted mine "Mexican street style". Oh yes, that's the only way it's meant to be.
The 20 years of experience of Susan and Armando Ocampo are evident in the care they're taking to make fresh Mexican food in a friendly place. These are the kind of places I love. People committed to the craft they've spent the better part of their lives honing. And this is it, and I'll repeat it often, simple food, made with care.
Spend your lunch with Susan and Armando. Enjoy a taco. Enjoy the 80's music. You'll be better off for it.