Monday, September 8, 2014

Lunch at Taqueria Los Gueros in East Rutherford, NJ

Dan and I happened to be on Route 17 and were going to stop by Panera for lunch, when we noticed an unfamiliar looking taco place labeled as "authentic."  Inside was a pretty vast menu - tacos, tortas, fajitas, quesadillas, salads, bowls, etc.  And many different types of protein available - steak, pastor, carnitas, chicken, shrimp, fish,  chorizo, and possibly more I can't remember.  Dan and I both ordered Mexican tacos - four tacos (2 meat options) with pico de gallo and avocado on corn tortillas.  Somehow they messed up my order and gave me American tacos - 3 flour tortillas w/cheese and avocado.  Mine was actually still excellent as I prefer flour to corn tortillas, but the latter is the only gluten-free friendly one.  The meat was really good - between our two types we deduced pastor and chorizo were the best.  Definitely planning to come back.  Super cheap (like chipotle pricing) but many more options.  They also had a seriously spicy salsa buffet.  Too much for me but Dan loved it.  Also they had actual Mexican people working there.  All good signs.
4 tacos Mexicanos - two with carnitas and two with chorizo

3 tacos americanos - outside w/grilled shrimp and middle with pastor.  The pastor was amazing.  They have a huge spit of the pork which they carve per order, and the shrimp were nicely charred.  Not as flavorful but still tasty esp. covered in cheese and avocado

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