Taco Thursday- with a Twist!
One of the best things my roommate and I like to do is discover new little hole-in-the-wall places we’ve never been to before, and we sure did find a gem this time!
Tacos & Bla Bla Bla
*Food Truck they use for catering pictured left!
This spot opened up right next to a Food Lion near us about a year ago and it’s still going strong. It’s a really cute place, with metal and wooden seating and murals along the wall, depicting the hustle and bustle of a Mexican town. If you look closely, you can see familiar faces & names of the family members that own the restaurant sprinkled in with the rest of the colorful scene.
Their food is just as amazing as their décor. The menu is simple, but jam packed with goodies like tortas, gorditas (my absolute favorite), and mulitas. If we want really good authentic Mexican food, this is where we go!
After ordering, you make your way to their homemade salsa bar, which always changes with seasonality, but has some classics on hand, like chipotle sauce, salsa verde, etc.
We ended up choosing the Green Sauce w/ avocado; Chile Arbol (wicked spicy); Habanero salsa (my favorite); and Bla Bla Verde Sauce (their take on a salsa verde).
Every order comes with homemade chips and refried beans, which worked well to balance out the spice levels on some of the salsas!
As I said, their gorditas are to DIE FOR! Created with a “handmade thick corn tortilla* that is grilled, fried, cut open like a ‘pita bread’, and then filled with your choice of meat or vegetables” (from their website). From top left down and then top right, the fillings we chose were:
- Al Pastor (marinated shredded pork grilled with pineapples) (my favorite, hands down!)
- Chipotle Chicken
- Carne Asada (Steak)
- & Barbacoa (Shredded Beef Brisket)
There are so many more fillings we could’ve spent breakfast and dinner there too trying to taste them all! Everything is super fresh and made to order, so even if we have to wait, the food is so worth it.
If you’re in town, absolutely check them out! They’re on 1004 W. Georgia Rd. Ste. B, in Simpsonville, SC.
*Side Story — When I was younger, we used to have Peruvian friends who had invited us to their house to have supper, and they made us arepas, which is the Peruvian version of the thicker corn tortilla pictured above. They added little bits of queso fresco to theirs before cooking, and I have made them that way ever since. One of these days I’ll recreate that recipe here too! See that here if you’d like to make our version yourself.