Posted by lemonjelly on:
So I'm running errands in Goleta, like finally getting some shoes repaired, when I decide to stick my head into Los Tarascos in Calle Real, in that shopping center that has Zodo's. I'd heard they had good tortas, and I'm only there to pick up a menu.
But the friendly guy behind the counter points out it's Tuesday and that means it's Taco Tuesday, when their small tacos are just $1 each. Normally they are $1.25, which is a pretty nice price too.
So what the heck, I order three of them, including one that's not listed on the menu - birria, carnitas, lengua.
The place is way cuter than I was expecting for a Goleta strip mall. And the tacos came out quickly, with chile salsa and a tomatillo salsa with a little kick. Plus a little bag of tortilla chips. All for about $3.25. Cuz it's Taco Tuesday, you know.
They're delicious! Normally the birria is super drippy and sloppy, but this was tender meat and just enough sauce to hold it all together without making a mess. The lengua was shredded, which I much prefer to being chopped. Carnitas was good too.
This is the same people that run Las Tarascos down on Haley, but that shop is more a panaderia. Here is where you come for some savory eats, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
5915 B Calle Real, Goleta