Restaurant talk: El Tacaso

When we wrote about $5 lunches in Oak Cliff this past summer, we didn’t know about El Tacaso.

It’s a taqueria on Westmoreland between Fort Worth Avenue and Davis, and every time I drive by, they seem pretty busy. That’s always a good sign.

El Tacaso has about nine lunch specials that are $4.99 and come with rice and beans and a drink. The lunch specials include tacos, flautas, enchiladas and caldos.

I was hungry enough to eat my steering wheel, so I ordered beef gorditas. I watched the cook pat the dough and cook my gorditas on the griddle before stuffing them with tasty beef and sauteed onions. She placed two containers of salsa in the to-go order, and I was glad I tasted it before I poured it into my gorditas — it was delicious but way too spicy for my gringo palate.

It was fast, and the food was good. For a $5 lunch, it’s hard to beat.


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  • Sylvia

    They have really good tortas too! Get fries on the side. Sundays they have menudo.this place has been open for at least 4 years! 😀

  • Granny

    OK. Photos are at my blog: grannygeek.us

  • Granny

    Scott, I’m almost certain that they are.

  • Scott Chase

    Is El Tacaso open for breakfast on Sundays?

  • Granny

    We live in the Dells District, near Jefferson and Westmoreland, and we stop at El Tacaso for really good breakfast tacos.

    The place is always CLEAN.

  • Thank you for this! Love food especially when it’s less than $5 and yummy!

  • That sounds delish, convenient and right up my alley. Thanks for the tip!