El Taco Loco, a new Mexican restaurant on Carrollton Avenue near Oak Street, swung open its doors with a menu of affordable dishes at the end of December.
The restaurant is set up assembly line style, with choose-your-own entree, meat, and toppings. Entrees cover the necessities for build-your-own-dish Mexican restaurants: Burritos, quesadillas, tacos, taco salads, and nachos. Meat choices include lengua, tinga, chorizo, chicken, ground meat, veggie, barbacoa Mexicana, carnitas, and al pastor. Fish or shrimp is also available for tacos.
Early diner reviews compare the “no hassle pure taco experience” at El Taco Loco to Felipe’s, but note the food is “deeper and rich, full flavored and well-spiced.”
El Taco Loco is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. It’s open until 11 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
The restaurant moved into what was the longtime spot of Mona’s.