Recently I’ve had a hankering for Mexican food and with a visit to Le Taqueria an unsuccessful attempt to satisfy this I wandered into Patron Tacos on Robson.
Upon being seated I was brought out a basket of homemade chips and some salsa. This salsa was alright, it wasn’t spicy as all and had a lot of dried Mexican oregano.
Cruising the menu I was unsure of what to order-do I go all in or do I just get one main-I chose the latter after looking at some pictures other Yelp users submitted. A trio of tacos was my choice for $11, I was also going to get a tortilla soup but after seeing a picture of its odd rusty-brown color-like the salsa down below, I decided not to.
This is the salsa that came with my tacos, it had an unusual brown color to it and was also lacking zip like the salsa served with the chips.
The filling choice that stood out to me was a Poblano chili stew. It was filled with nice tender chunks of poblano chili that has been stewed in a milky rich broth, combined with the raw onion and cilantro this was a pleasure to eat.
The Beef Cheek taco was alright. The meat was tender and moist but was lacking flavor.
The Al Pastor Taco was nice, the meat could have been moister but the flavors were there, the diced onions gave a nice crunch with the sliced pork.
For dessert I had a piece of Tres Leche Cake $7. This is a traditional dessert dish of Mexico, it’s a cake that is soaked in 3 kinds of milk-evaporated milk, condensed milk and heavy cream. It’s a sweet dessert that is as you would imagine is super moist and sweet.
My meal at Patron Tacos was just alright, the thing that I did notice was the fact I was the only one in the place and my server who sat me decided to watch the Olympic Opening Ceremonies rather than deal with customers-the cook from the kitchen brought out my and I had to go up and ask for my bill. With La Taqueria not too far away I think it’s safe to say that I’m not going to be hitting up Patron Tacos again, The taco’s are way better and cheaper plus the service is great-I’ll wait in line!