Lunch at Tacofino Commissary

After a killer brunch on the weekend I know a visit for lunch would be happening sooner than later.

Melissa ordered up a Mexican soda while I stuck with water and snapped pictures and checked out the menu.

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The tortilla soup is outstanding here and something that they are known for.  Melissa got a bowl and enjoyed it immensely, the mix of chili’s she said were really nice without being overly spicy.

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Next up on the Food Wife’s hit list was the Tuna Ta-taco, a winning combination of lightly seared sesame-soy albacore tuna with wasabi-ginger mayo, shredded cabbage, mango salsa and seaweed salad on a fire toasted flour tortilla..  I’ve had this before off the food tuck and loved it.

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The special of the day was any 2 taco’s for $10.  I’m a fan of all the tacos from the Tacofino food truck so seeing the new inventive one’s at the commissary my mouth was watering from when we came for brunch.

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My Pork Jowl taco was outstanding and is one of the more unique tacos I’ve had the pleasure of eating, with cabbage, fried shallot, pineapple and sriracha how can you go wrong.  The pork was crunchy on the outside with a nice soft inside that melted in my mouth.  Flavor wise the fried shallots added a nutty flavor as well as some crunch with the cabbage, the pineapple salsa helped cut the richness of this bad boy and added a nice brightness in the flavor department.

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This is the fish taco that started it all.  The fish tacos here are made with crispy ling cod and topped with cabbage, chipotle mayo and salsa fresca.  This is one of the more messy taco’s to eat so watch for drips!  The crispy fish was battered lightly and was still nice and moist inside and was a pleasure to eat.

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This time we checked out the dessert menu, I saw from our previous visit that they do fresh churros and they’re prefect to share so I ordered those.  They do banana churros with ibarra chocolate and a sriracha banana ice cream for lunch (at brunch they are served with a dip).  The churro was text-book perfect, crispy on the outside and soft inside.  The ice cream was different, all the flavors in the chili sauce came out while it wasn’t spicy but I did get a slight hit in the back of my throat when I ate too much.  When eaten with the churro it was a killer combination.

Something that caught Melissa’s eye was the Lime Curd Vaso, anything with a citrus curd is a favorite of hers. This dessert is essentially a Key Lime Pie in a jar with the difference being they use a brown butter graham crumb and put it in the middle then top with a whipped cream dusted with lime zest.  The browned butter crumbs added a nice nutty flavor that you usually don’t find in this type of dessert.  The lime curd itself was beautifully tart and thick like any good citrus curd should be.  Overall we both loved this dessert and would order it again.

Lunch was just as satisfying as Brunch and I can’t wait to see what dinner is like!  If you’re in the mood for a killer lunch for $10 bucks check out Tacofino’s taco lunch special and do yourself a favor-add a bowl of that killer tortilla soup.

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5 thoughts on “Lunch at Tacofino Commissary

  1. Oh my goodness…I have been trying to check this place out ever since we moved here and after seeing your pictures I need to get there a.s.a.p! Key lime pie is one of my all time fave desserts and that pork and pineapple salsa taco sounds amazing! I must get there this week for sure!

  2. Visited Tacofino for brunch some time ago and I agree, it was a great experience! I was also intrigued about the tortilla soup, I should maybe try it next time I go there. Great post!

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