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#1 WildBill

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 08:14 PM

Where is it? Are they open for lunch? Do they do Al Pastor?

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 08:33 PM

That is the one across the street from the Bomberos, right?


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 11:36 AM

Only open for dinner.  Up by casa Mission.  So delicious!


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 02:31 PM

Cross streets would be great, I am not that familiar with town yet.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 05:03 PM

Try Calle Benito Jurez, between Ave 55 and 60,


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 09:45 PM

You know, I really do like Cozumel tacos al pastor. The best I've had have been at Taqueria el Poblano, but I usually go to El Pique. Mr Taco is just fine, as is Los Sera's.

 

As much as I hate to say it, though, El Fogón in Playa del Carmen is an entirely different level of tacos al pastor compared to anything here. For one thing, they cook their trompos in front of charcoal rather than gas. It goes beyond that, though. If you get a chance to try it, I recommend you do.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:23 AM

Please remind me of that in May Mstevens.  I am in search of the best tacos on Cozumel.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 06:11 PM

Mr. Taco has great food and they will allow you to bring in your own beer, wine or favorite drink as many other places will do also.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 06:33 PM

I have still not stopped at Mr Taco, but I was told that they have some of the best esquites around.


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:00 PM

You know, I really do like Cozumel tacos al pastor. The best I've had have been at Taqueria el Poblano, but I usually go to El Pique. Mr Taco is just fine, as is Los Sera's.
 
As much as I hate to say it, though, El Fogón in Playa del Carmen is an entirely different level of tacos al pastor compared to anything here. For one thing, they cook their trompos in front of charcoal rather than gas. It goes beyond that, though. If you get a chance to try it, I recommend you do.


I'm game for El Fogon in the future. Where is this Taqueria el Poblano and El Pique?

 

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 11:20 AM

El Pique is on Ave 30 with calle 2 roughly. It is right across from the grocery store on the east side of 30.


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Posted 07 October 2015 - 10:04 PM

El Poblano is on Benito Juárez at 90 Avenida.

 

El Pique is... well... where El Pique is. Where zman96 says, the grocery store being Aki, on 30 Av just north of Benito Juárez. Take a gander at https://www.google.c...k8.kUp9jMKpSGkUfor maps.

 

crunch, the best of what sort of tacos? If you're looking for al pastor, what makes for a good taco to you? Are charred bits important to you? Do you usually use green salsa or are you a red salsa guy (my favorite green salsa is at one place, my favorite red at another)? Does piña matter to you? Do you choose based on straight tacos or do you go for the occasional gringa or mestiza?


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Posted 08 October 2015 - 11:21 AM

Street tacos.  Grilled and spicy meat or shrimp, cilantro, onions, other little interesting tidbits.  And I do always get a gringa now after trying Mr.Tacos.  I like any spicy salsa.  Just not the sweet stuff.  What is Pina?  AWhat is Mestiza?

 

Also, I am the female half on my avatar LOL.  For some reason on multiple forums everybody always thinks I am a dude.


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Posted 09 October 2015 - 10:39 PM

I hardly ever get tacos from actual street stands so can't help you there.

 

Piña is Spanish for pineapple.

 

A mestiza is like a gringa but uses a corn tortilla instead of wheat.

 

Los Sera's has what I think is the best green salsa on the island, though.

 

For shrimp tacos I like El Camarón Dorado or El Chino Marinero.


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Posted 10 October 2015 - 05:26 PM

Try Diegos for the best shrimp tacos. I think they are $20 to $25 pesos each but you get a deal if you buy three. His wife makes a light batter for the shrimp and they are great. Airport road and 65th. 


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Posted 12 October 2015 - 11:24 AM

This is making me hungry.  I must try a mestiza.

 

Steve - we ate at Diego's last may for the 1st time.  Loved it.  Will try the shrimp next visit.


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Posted 16 October 2015 - 06:11 AM

There is a great place for carnitas -- tortas and tacos -- on the north side of Juarez around 65 Bis or 70 -- the corner just west of the Pemex station. Open for lunch. I don't know the name.


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Posted 27 October 2015 - 08:21 AM

I tried Mr. Taco last week and it was awesome.  Their pastor is fantastic and maybe slighly better than El Pique's.  Their portions on each taco were very large and they are the same 10 peso price.  One of our group had the Frijoles Charros and really enjoyed them as well.


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 07:58 PM

Try the tacos de cochinillo asado, tacos de pavo en relleno negro, or tacos de chicharon en salsa verde at Hanal Ki, a few doors down towards the east from Mr. Tacos.  As far as "street" tacos are concerned, try the taco truck that parks at the entrance to the parking lot behind the Park Royal shopping center south of town. Their tacos de chicharon with radish bits are sublime, but they run out quickly.


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 11:05 PM

I like me some Hanal-Ki, but what we get brought to the table is typically only distantly related to what we ordered. Fortunately, it's all good. I'm with you on the tacos de pavo en relleno negro there. For morning tacos on Saturdays, I'm a huge fan of the tacos de lechón at Restaurant Tamarindos.
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