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MACHO TACOS is here to serve you the best Mexican food possible. We are oriented from the south of Cali; our flavors are unique to that region. We have a limited menu of burritos, soft and hard tacos, quesadillas, burrito bowls, nachos and chimichangas. Our goal is to keep our menu small and do a few things very well and not try to cover every item from Mexico. You will always get the freshest of items being that we daily make most everything on the menu. Would love to hear any feedback, new menu ideas, critiques or anything else.
we just opened our second shop in Shi-Da and would love for you all to check it out.
Having eaten there several times I can vouch for:
-quality of food
-quality of service
-and the extra mile they will go for you if you give them respect
Did an odd thing: had one order for here, one order for take out. They volunteered to hold the take out order and prepare it when I was finished with my first order and ready to leave. Also, they effing smile at you when they give you change.
If I could, I would put a ring on Macho Tacos. But I think there are laws in this country against that sort of thing.
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Is this place for real? I went to an "authentic Mexican" place in the Taipei area before that everyone was absolutely fckuing raving about and it was crap, I mean that literally, brown glop upon glop and in HUGE portions.
I would love some good Tacos, but I swear to god...
Eat the world.
I liked it well enough. Not well enough to make a point of taking visitors, but well enough to go out of my way. Even skated over with Sprout from north of the river one time.
If you're in the area and looking for something light, it's a good bet.
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I grew up in a small town in Ontario, Canada, so for many years, my idea of authentic Mexican food was Taco Bell.
I like Macho Tacos better. The fish tacos are delicious, and the quesadillas are fantastic as well. Authentic? I dunno. Good? You bet.
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The soft taco's are exactly like the little luch truck that drives around serving mexicans on the outskirts of dallas. It's traditional and cheap. I haven't had authentic MEXICAN in a long time. Since I lived in Dallas. I would say similar to Q doba (just a little different), if anyone has been there. I was happy to get a corona with it and an after lunch shot of Tequila. It's all fresh, high quality. Made a mistake on an order and they said keep what we gave you and we will bring the rest out quickly. I was impressed as this NEVER happens in Taiwan. It was a simple mistake, asked for 2 beef tacos and one chicken, gave us three chicken. Not upsetting at all and they were very apologetic. I have been there many many times. Love this place.
Well, I'm far from an expert on this kind of food, but I like Macho Tacos. The only thing I'd have to say is that their salsas aren't fantastic and the guacamole is, well, not it.
Apart from that I've enjoyed the food at both locations, although the new one near Shi-Da wasn't fully up and running when I went there with a bunch of friends, so the service was a bit off.
I don't think it's terribly expensive either and I'm not entirely sure what it's called, but they have something like a deep fried burrito that's really nice.
Macho Tacos is a great place for a fast, cheap, tasty lunch. I've been there twice in the last couple of weeks.
The steak nachos were great, but the toppings are generous, so it doesn't photograph that well:
The tacos are still my main reason for coming back. Pictured below is the steak taco (top) and the pork taco (bottom). My favorite tacos are the fish tacos, though. Must remember to take a picture of those!
And Macho Tacos loves the Taiwanease Card!
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I went to the one near where Yuma used to be. I won't be back. Unbelievably bad. Well, not "BAD" -- the ingredients were fresh, the tacos were crispy and the staff seemed friendly, but that was the end of the charm. A little chopped chicken in one, some kind of tough, dry ground meat in the other, with a sprinkle of iceberg lettuce and some chopped tomatoes -- DON'T tell me that is what you call salsa in SoCal?
Mine was bought to go, and they actually sellotaped the bag closed, so I wasn't aware of the calamity until I was already back at the car, otherwise I would definitely have demanded my money back.
I used to serve tacos in a Mexican restaurant and have eaten them in many another Mexican restaurant, and these were not any kind of tacos I've ever seen. Bland, bland, bland.
Did I mention bland?
My first thought was that they'd forgotten to add salsa or sauce of any description, that's how utterly lacking they were, to me.
A few weeks ago I swung by the Yanji location on a Friday, almost at closing time.
First of all, they had pretty much nothing I wanted, OK, well, it was almost closing time, but they were still open, and certainly didn't turn me away.
All they had were hard tacos, (I wanted soft) and the only filling they had was steak (I wanted chicken), but I got 3 anyway and some nachos.
The bag was was all sealed up.
When I got home and opened up the tacos, and I'm not exaggerating here, the fillings were so measly that the edges of the taco shells were stuck together along their entire edges, like some kind of dumpling.
The tiny little fistful of beef and lettuce buried deep within each taco shell was also pretty flavourless.
The nachos were OK, I guess, but they didn't change my life.
I felt like I'd paid for the privilege of cleaning out the bottom of the bins.
Not too impressed, I must say.
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Sorry dr Kurt. That's sounds awful. Pm me and I will certainly hook you up with a free meal of soft tacos. We actually deny delivery of hard tacos because they turn to soggy messes in transit. Those things are for immediate consumption only.
I recommend the pork always cause its so flavorful. We are always working to improve the meat flavor and all our dishes so don't give up on us yet. Sometimes the steam table suck the flavor out so we have been fresh cooking lots of the meats more often. When we started we didn't know how much those steamers toyed with the Flavors. That being said its a fine line cause we can't fresh cook every order because then people would start writing about how macho tacos is SO SLOW or whatever. So we have found a pretty good balance at this point of meat not resting in the steamers too long and getting our orders out in a timely fashion.
Try fish soft tacos, Cali pork burrito, jalapeño poppers. No way anyone could not like those items.
It's hard to keep everyone happy but we are always improving and working to add to the Taipei food scene.
So if anyone wants to let us know how we doing feel free to get at me
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