Hope your Cinco de Mayo was a blur of margaritas and tacos! Mine was more so of the latter, too many in fact. Let me review Las Teresitas first.
Las Teresitas is just down the road from me and they feature a pretty amazing nacho/salsa bar. Pico de gallo, numerous jalapeno salsas, guaillo salsa, smoky chipotle salsas, pickled onions and habeneros, diced onions and cilantro, and some others that weren’t labeled that I couldn’t quite figure out what they were but delicious none the less. There are definitely a salsa (or 4) that will delight your taste buds.
I’ve tried all of their tacos except the ground beef and tripe. I don’t do tripe. Unless someone can give me a hands down awesome tripe dish, I won’t bother. It’s one of the few things I will saw “ew” to. Please, suggest somewhere that serves tripe that will prove me wrong.
Only the chorizo and the carne asada are worthy of a full fledged 5/5 rating. The rest were only a 3/5. The chorizo had great flavor and even though it was a bit greasy it still had a good amount of crisp to the meat. The carne asada was also very tender and crisp. Just the way I like it. There just wasn’t anything incredibly special about the other meats to make them stand out. I was actually really disappointed by the cheek and the tongue. I’ve had tongue tacos before and they were gooood. Not here though.
Las Teresitas salsa bar is definitely a 5/5. You just can’t go wrong with the quality of salsas they have and the variety. I wish I always had that many salsas on hand at home. I’ve also eaten their enchiladas verdes. Good from what I remember but cannot give it a rating because a) it’s not a taco and b) it’s been over a year since I’ve eaten them so I need a refresher.
All in all, Las Teresita earns a 4/5.
Now, let me get to why I maybe had too many tacos on Cinco de Mayo.
I mentioned one evening to the boyfriend that I could probably eat 12 tacos from Las Teresitas as they are little yet delicious. He doubted me. We made a wager: If I eat 12 tacos on a Taco Tuesday he pays the bill. If I fail, the bill is mine.
What better way to finally solve this gastronomic gamble than on Cinco de Mayo. AND IT’S TACO TUESDAY TOO! ONLY $1.25 FOR EACH TACO!!!
Long story short, don’t doubt me when I say I can eat 12 tacos. CUZ I CRUSHED THEM!!!!
But my tummy tum was very uncomfortable the rest of the night. So much so that I went to the Twins game and couldn’t even handle eating a Kamarczuk’s Polish Sausage… even 6 hours later!
Taco count: 146