Local Taco opens its doors today, October 3, 2016 to diners across the Tennessee Valley. My husband and I had a sneak peek at the delicious food that they will be serving. Take a virtual glimpse of some of the farm to taco dishes that they will be serving.
Appetizers include their Signature Queso which is creamy and has a hint of smoky jalapeno, Guacamole made with fresh avocado, lime, and cilantro (it was reallllly good), Salsa (Rojo or Verde), and Chicken Tortilla Soup. Standard chips and salsa are not served at Local Taco, but if you order any of the first three items listed individually or The Trio which includes them all, you will get chips to dip in them.
Margaritas! Aren’t these blue rimmed margarita glasses beautiful? What’s even better is when they are filled to the brim with frozen margarita.
No taco joint would be complete without a nice selection of beers.
In addition to the Mexican favorite Corona, Huntsville’s Local Taco has a selection of locally crafted beers on tap.
There are two salads at this time on the Local Taco menu. We sampled the Chopped Salad which is made with chopped romaine, grilled corn, bell peppers, red onion, black beans, tomatoes, cucumber, and cilantro. It is then tossed with Honey Lime Dressing. I found this salad to be crisp and refreshing. It was perfectly dressed for my taste.
The other salad on the menu is Cocinero and is made with chopped romaine, spring mix, tomato, cucumber, pickled onions, and Monterey Jack cheese. Diners can choose between Cilantro Ranch, Mango Vinaigrette, or Red Cojija Vinaigrette to dress their salad.
Both salad can be ordered with Smoked Chicken, Grilled Chicken, or Steak for an additional charge.
My husband and I tried three of Local Taco’s unique tacos. One of my favorites was the Nashville Hot Chicken taco (pictured on the right) which is made with fried chicken dipped in Local Tacos’s house hot sauce and topped with poblano cream, cilantro, cole slaw, and diced Wickles Pickles. My other favorite was the Mission Smoked Chicken taco (far left in picture) made with local smoked chicken, signature cole slaw, and blanco Bama sauce. It reminded me of the goodness of an Alabama BBQ sandwich reincarnated as a taco.
My husband preferred the Al Pastor taco (pictured in the middle) made with adobo marinated pork, arbol sauce, and grilled pineapple salsa. (Different strokes for different folks, you know what I mean?)
Take a look at some of the tacos that James and Stephanie of Grub and Love sampled. The taco on the far right is called The Dory and is made with hand battered fresh catfish, pickled onion, Local Taco’s signature cole slaw, and pico.
Other items to note (that we did not try) are Local Taco’s Mexi Bowls. The are made with cilantro lime rice, boriacho or black beans, and pico. Guacamole can be added for an additional charge. Other menu items include quesadillas, fajitas, kids’ meals. They also have some tasty side items, like their Mexi-Tater Tots, Borracho Beans (which my husband really liked), and Street Corn.
Hungry for more? Check out Local Taco’s website or stop by and try some of their local, fresh tacos. Huntsville’s Local Taco is located at 920 Bob Wallace Avenue near Whole Foods.