Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Don't Judge a Korean Taco By Its Shell

En Hakkore is the place for Korean paratha tacos; Del Seoul is the place for Korean corn tacos; and La Tacorea, I discovered recently, is the place for Korean flour tacos. 
The set-up is similar to Chipotle, where the food assembler adds the ingredients you want as you move along the glass shield.  And similar to Chipotle, you can get your dish in the form of a bowl, burrito, or taco.  I ordered the Spicy Sweet BBQ Pork Bowl, and had all the available extras added: cilantro, lettuce, cheese, red onions, and hot sauce.  (For cilantro-haters who stay away from the cilantro lime rice at Chipotle, you can do without the cilantro!)  To drink, I had horchata--can't say that the other Korean taquerias have this.  I really liked my bowl, although the meat was slightly tough--perhaps I was anticipating a tender pulled pork.  I'll have to go back to La Tacorea for their other menu items--such as the Bi-Bim-Bop Burrito, Bulgogi taco, or the Kalbi taco.  Just don't go on Mondays because they are closed.  (I learned the hard way.)
La Tacorea on Urbanspoon