Taco’s Don Paco (yes the apostrophe is correct) opened about 2 months ago in Vista at 800 Civic Center Dr. just north of S. Santa Fe Dr. on the right.
It is a strip mall taco shop, though it stands out with its store front and clean interior.
*Interior photo via Yelp
They have the standard offering of Tortas, Burritos, Tostadas, Quesadillas, Mulitas. I think the stand out though are their street tacos. They have 13 types including quite a bit of ofal. Also they are only $1.75 each. My meal of 4 with a large drink was $8.23 total.
An array of street tacos. Carnitas, Al Pastor, Lengua (tongue), and Suadero ( a cut of beef between the belly and leg).
The Al Pastor was super tasty and everything it should be, as was the Lengua, slow braised tongue. It melted in your mouth.
Carnitas and Suadero street tacos.
Again, great carnitas. A lot of times carnitas at taco shops are too fatty or they use the cooking liquid to hide the dryness of the pork. These were tender and juicy.
Suadero, a very favor cut of beef. Actually reminded me of a cross between steak and a pork chop.
If you are looking for good honest Mexican food at a great price this is a place to try out. Any of the “bertos” style places are not even in the same league. Even my go to street taco place Primo’s gets edged out slightly.
One complaint, and if you go you will get this, they need bigger salsa cups.
800 Civic Center Dr. Vista
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