The Design District Has a New Taco Stop

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This rich beefy broth is amped up with fresh cliantro and a lot of lime juice.
When we got notice of a new taco shop opening, we immediately considered our lunch plans solidified. Taco Stop, the new taco stand that opened this Monday in the Design District (1900 Irving), has a lot going for it with respect to Observer employees. For one, it serves tacos, which we've been known to indulge with great enthusiasm in the past, but more important, it's close to our office. Proximity is everything when you need a quick lunch. That it treats your previous evening's excess is an added bonus that seems perfectly tailored for City of Ate.

Hangover Helper is a warm cup of sustenance. Owner Emilia Flores cooks down beef shanks to make the rich broth, which she dresses up with freshly chopped cilantro and a big hit of lime juice. Its only fault is the tiny cup in which it's served. I wanted to take home a thermos with me. In fact, I'd bathe in that broth should a suitable vessel be made available.

Tacos come in breakfast and lunch versions, which we tired this afternoon. Rib-eye tasted of beef and bacon (onions added to the taco are cooked with pig), and sirloin was about what you'd expect: steak. Get the chicken alambre if you want a little chorizo to dress up your pollo, or the chicken little if you're adverse to swine. Vegetarians can enjoy a veggie taco filled with mushrooms, bell peppers and onions. There are also an assortment of sodas and aguas frescas.

Flavors were consistently good, though it's hard to follow an act as good as that warm cup of beef broth. The only fault we saw was the size of our meal. After spending $4.75 for three tacos with single-ply, store-bought tortillas, we left feeling a little hungry. Still, it will be interesting to see how Taco Stop settles in. I'll definitely be checking them out again.

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TacoStop

Thank you for your comments and write up.  We are reviewing portions, and would like to say that our tacos are made with angus rib eye and sirloin. Corn tortillas are made with ground corn at the factory where we buy, the texture and taste are different than other tortillas. Thank you, we are listening!

Alice Laussade
Alice Laussade

If you're listening, I second the "wow that was small" reaction to the tacos at this price point.

Loved the chicken alambre. Want more stuffed in (maybe a double?) corn tortilla.

David P
David P

Well I wish these guys the best but they are in a blue collar world on Irving Blvd. I got there at 6:15 am looking for some chow and was told “sorry we open at 7” well ever other place on the street is open.Was going to write a complain Yelp review but I won’t take the time to set them up Good luck and do some research marketing on your area before you hang a shingle  My 3 ½ cents     went to Whataburger

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

Cant we get a balance between store bought tortillas and hand made?  there must be better quality store bought, right?

GAA
GAA

Mercado Monterrey has amazing flower tortillas.  They almost taste like my mothers.

mark zero (Jason)
mark zero (Jason)

They almost taste like my mothers.

You must have been using soylent verde salsa.

Nick R.
Nick R.

That hangover helper was pretty awesome. 

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