What We’re Eating takes a quick look at sandwiches the Unbreaded team can’t get enough of.
The average person might take one look at Taco Loco and keep walking. We don’t blame them – the RV which is situated on Washington Avenue at the edge of Jefferson Square Park is very unassuming. However, after a peek at the giant handwritten menu and the smell of the wafting Mexican flavors hits your nostrils, you realize something special lies within.
At closer inspection, the menu consists solely of tortas and tacos in many varieties including chicken, roast pork, chorizo, tongue and tripe. The pollo torta is prepared fresh and hot in minutes, and wrapped in foil feels like a miniature football or small child in your hands. The toasted bolillo roll is soft on the inside, with a slight saltiness that is inherent in many Mexican breads, with a spread of refried beans. Finely chopped chicken marinated in chili and other spices is slightly sweet with a spicy kick and topped with lettuce, tomato, chopped onions, avocado, halved jalapeño pepper and finished with a dollop of sour cream.
For me, a fat torta and ice cold Jarritos or glass bottle Coke makes for the perfect summer lunch. Have you been to Taco Loco? Let us know what you think in the comments.
4th Street and Washington Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Google Map)