Monday, May 28, 2012

Taco Rico

Long time no blog >.< I've been very busy keeping up with work, studying, and parenting, but the semester is winding to a close and I'm uber excited for summer vacation ~ on a plane in 31 days!

Yesterday, Clark and I were alerted to the existence of what is without a doubt the best taco restaurant in Seoul (possibly the whole of the Korean peninsula). I've been to my fair share of Tex-Mex and Mexican restaurants in and around Seoul, but all pale in comparison to a teeny weeny place in the center of Gangnam called Taco Rico. Let it roll off you tongue - T.A.C.O.R.I.C.O.

There's not much I can say about it except you must go there! Go. Go now. You will thank me, trust me. The ambiance is nothing to brag about, the prices are beyond what you'd probably like to pay (in fairness, this is a country where a single avocado will run you 3000-4500won), but the tacos are to die for. Honestly, the only authentic tacos I have ever eaten outside of, well, Mexico.

We ordered a set menu : guacamole & chips, 2 tacos, 1 burrito, & 2 drinks for 29,000won. Everything was made to order - even the guacamole - by the cook (from Mexico; Chihuahua I believe he said) and to my near disbelief and sublime happiness, the tacos came on freshly made *real* soft corn tortillas. My only regret is that there weren't more tacos instead of the burrito. Burrito = meh, tacos = heaven.

Seriously, I must get my butt back to Gangnam ASAP. I think I know where someone's going for her birthday next weekend ... :)

To get to Taco Rico:
From Gangnam stn. exit 11 (formerly exit 7) - turn right at Paris Baguette. Go up the hill to the end of the street and make another right. It'll be directly in front of you next to Family Mart.

From Gangnam stn. exit 12 (formerly exit 8) - turn left at GS25 and walk straight, following the bend in the road. It's on the left tucked in the corner next to Family Mart across from Chicken 'n Chips

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