Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Best Thing I Ever Ate - Tacos

Last summer my husband and I went to Carpinteria, California for a wedding with his parents and his brother and our sister in law. We walked to the main street to get some lunch after arriving and we were all starving. We went in to an Italian sit down place and waited forever just to get drinks, so we paid for our drinks and left. I went on Yelp to check out some other local places and discovered we walked right past a little taco shop that got great reviews. We headed right back the way we came! The place was called Taco Don Roge and it was a no frills taco shop. You ordered by protein type and you receive a street taco style taco on a corn tortilla. The proteins included tongue and cheek as well as your normal chicken, pork, beef, etc. They have an awesome salsa bar with fresh salsa and other veggies you can put on to your own liking. I ordered a chicken and a beef cheek taco. The chicken was good but the beef cheek taco is the best taco I ever had. I ordered another after the first because it was that good. If you have not had beef cheek before I encourage you to try it. It is the most tender and moist cut of meat I have ever tried. From ca trip
If you are ever in Santa Barbara or Carpinteria I highly suggest you visit Taco Don Roge.
What is the best taco you have ever had?


  1. There is a taco stand in Telluride on the main drag that has the best tacos I've ever tasted. The chicken tacos are amazing but the fish tacos are to DIE FOR. I love tacos and have eaten some delicious tacos all over, but nothing ever compares to the Telluride tacos!

  2. I've got a confession to make. Wait for it, wait for it...
    I've never had a taco before!! :O:O:O!!
    I know, it surprises even me. But there's a first for everything. This certainly does look yum!

    1. Wow, Cathleen, we need to find you a taco!

      There's a little place here called Mexeo that makes awesome taquitos and burritos, and once in a while he offers corazon (beef heart) as a special. He has lengua (tongue) pretty often, but I don't think he's done cheeks that I've noticed.

  3. That looks so good! I can't imagine being in California in the near future, but I will keep that in mind!


  4. I never have had a taco filled with beef cheek but on your recommendation I'm willing to give it a try. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  5. beef cheek? you have me intrigued!

  6. A few years ago a man came into town with just his little trailer that he sells food out of. It's called Tony's Tacos. His spicy pork taco and sooo good. I've tried to replicate it but, don't even come close!

  7. Thank you for sharing this....I'm totally going to go there.

  8. This is really sad, but I don't know if I've ever had an AMAZING taco! The one you had sounds super tasty, though!

  9. We love going to Santa Barbara, so your information about this tacos place will come in handy! :-)

  10. Yum, I love a good taco and using beef cheeks is a new one on me. We have several great little Mexican restaurants in my town and a couple of excellent taco trucks. Food trucks are a big thing here in Portland.