Memorial Day Taco Truck Blow-Out!
Every Memorial Day since 1987, I have celebrated by going on a giant taco truck frenzy. Here is this year’s taco truck trifecta:
Tacos El Asadero (pictured above)
3517 Rainier Ave. S
Hours: 10am to 10pm
The tacos at Tacos El Asadero are nothing to have a brain aneurysm over. I ordered a spicy pork taco and a beef tongue taco ($1.20 each). The pork was dryish and slightly bland. Even copious amounts of house salsa couldn’t raise the spice factor. And as much as I try, I’m just not that into eating tongue. This feeling exactly parallels the book, He’s Just Not That Into You. Check out the giant chunk of tongue on the left below:
So huge. While the tacos here are not mind-blowing, the atmosphere is attractive. The bus has indoor seating surrounded by a covered outdoor area in a giant and otherwise abandoned lot with ample parking.
Seattle Taco taco rating: 62%
Taqueria Los Potrillos
6230 Rainier Ave. S
Hours: Open until 10:00pm
Los Potrillos is far into one of the shadier areas of town, but it’s totally worth it. On the way, a man at a bus stop shouted that I could “suck it” for 50 bone thugs. I thought to myself, Cool offer, but where I’m going the tacos are only $1.10 bone thugs. Maybe I’ll find him if I ever want to go to Galleria’s or El Camino. My steak taco had large, juicy chunks of steak, cilantro, onions and a beyond pleasant medium spice that really made things happen.
Seattle Taco taco rating: 90%
Taqueria la Pasadita
2143 N. Northgate Way
As I am reminded every Memorial Day, eating dozens of tacos is laborious and sketchy on the bod so la Pasadita would be the last stop this year. While chomping on an asada taco ($1.20 each), I figured that it was a really good sign this taco still tasted great after eating tacos all day long. The grilled mini corn tortillas, thick sauce and medium-hot spice make this taco stand out.
Seattle Taco taco rating: 83%