Tacos El Gordo

It’s easy to fall in love with Tacos El Gordo… the smell of grilled carne asada as you walk from the parking lot to the door, the hole-in-the-wall atmosphere, the amazing tacos… Yeah, I’ve fallen for this place just like many others have. Even though part of my heart still belongs to my first (taco) love, Los Parados. But, that place is long gone and I’m just glad I finally have El Gordo to fill the void.

The adobada tacos ($2 ea.) are every bit as good as everyone says they are. The best part of the pork were the pieces carved from the exterior of the pork on a spit. They had an amazing crispy, charred edge to it that added to the transcendent flavor and texture combinations of the tacos.

And, don’t forget about the carne asada tacos ($2 ea.). They’re some of the best I’ve had in town. The quality of the beef was outstanding. The only thing I wasn’t crazy about was the slimy green faux-guac sauce covering the meat. Next time I’ll just have to get the tacos plain, with nothing but onions and cilantro.

Everyone seems to love this place, as evidenced by the long lines that snaked through the restaurant during the peak lunch time. So, whether or not you love tacos or are a taco virgin, stop by Tacos El Gordo and you’ll be enthralled too.

5 Stars

1724 E Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 251-8226

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  1. We discovered Tacos El Gordo on our May vacation. We feasted on a quartet of adobada (spicy pork) tacos with pineapple and grilled scallions plus peppers at this popular eatery on Charleston Avenue. They offer complimentary grilled scallions and peppers in a separate line from the one where you order the tacos. We also ordered a cola (wife) and a delicious whipped pina colada (me). We both agreed that these were the best street tacos we have ever tasted. A discounted gift certificate may be purchased at local radio station KSHP.

    1. I love me some piña colada, but is it non-alcoholic? Great tip about the gift certificate. I’ll have to check it out because I know I’ll be going back for more adobada.

  2. Welcome to MPM! You’re doing great! Actually lotsa moms only plan M-F menus. Sometimes I do too. LOL Looks yummy! We’ll be having tacos this week too! mmm!

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