Friday, March 11, 2011

Dining In: Durham, NC - Toledo Carniceria

After Taqueria La Vaquita was written up in the NYTimes, The Husband said that the line at the little outdoor establishment instantly tripled. The hype of La Vaquita certainly overshadowed many other taco-focused joints in Durham, NC. So I wanted to pay homage to a taco place that we recently discovered and love: Toledo Carniceria aka Toledo Butcher Shop.

One of the best parts is that they have lengua, which is one of our favorite taco meats. Yep, you heard me correctly. Cow. Tongue.

Half of the taqueria is a butcher shop and grocery, which likely sources all the food. 

They let us try their delicious quesadilla cheese at $5.70 per pound. We'll definitely be back for this next time. 

Start off the meal with free chips and salsa!

They also add sour cream, queso fresco, and avocado slices for free. Just remember to ask. 

Good to the last bite! 

This place is definitely your local, hole-in-the-wall taqueria with no-nonsense food. Tacos at $1.65 a piece is not a bad deal in this economy. 

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