Long. Leisurely. Cloth napkin-y.
Sometimes you’re in the mood for it. Other times, you want to get right to the point. As in pork tacos, in your belly. Hold the waiter.
On those days, there’s Mercadito Taqueria, the new takeout window at Mercadito, open now.
Think of Taqueria as the restaurant equivalent of a friend with benefits: you get all the joys of Mercadito without the commitment of a sit-down meal—meaning it’s faster, less expensive and there’s no expectation of post-taco cuddling.
The menu has all the restaurant’s greatest hits: the fresh-pounded guacamole, the four kinds of tacos (chicken, fish, pork, steak) and massive burritos stuffed with rice, black beans and their near-famous cabbage slaw. So you’ll want to go here when you need a quick taco fix or you’re in the mood to curl up on the couch with a couple of tortas (hot Mexican sandwiches) and a salsa-loving companion.
Plus, they sell beer here (seven different kinds) and they’re only $4.
Which paves the way for the three-Corona lunch...