Pinches Tacos

Food & Drink
300 Hallman Hill E., Homewood, AL 35209 300 Hallman Hill E., Homewood Directions
+12055366511
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82% of 332 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Mexican
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
  • Price
    <$15
  • Cuisine
    Mexican
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • WiFi
    Yes
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91 Tips
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Report | 4 years ago
Good Food and Service!
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Report | 4 years ago
Great! Will be going again.
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Report | 4 years ago
Great place to dine for lunch or dinner. I don't feel heavy after I eat there even though we ordered a ton of food. Service is great and staff is extremely nice.
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Report | 4 years ago
We love sitting out on the patio and enjoying drinks with friends.
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Report | 4 years ago
did not have all items listed on menu.
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Report | 4 years ago
I had to get my order to go, and all $23 of it fit into a tiny brown bag. I think it would have been more impressive if I had been able to stay at the restaurant and get the complete presentation, but as it was, it seems like a lot of money for a small amount of food. That being said, the food itself was amazing.
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Report | 4 years ago
Small place, not for large groups
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Report | 4 years ago
The girl working the register during lunch on 1/31 does not seem to like her job or she was having a really bad day. I think it's crucial for any fast casual dining establishment to have someone who is nice, polite and chipper to work the register. After all, that person sets the tone for the entire dining experience and is often the only employee the customer has any sort of conversation with. The guy who delivered our food to the table was far more pleasant and he seemed genuinely happy to be there.
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Report | 4 years ago
One of the worst restaurant experiences I have ever had. When we got there the restaurant appeared to be fairly busy with a fairly short line to order the food. Although it was a short line it took a very long time to get there. Once there we knew why. Although we had prepared by reading the menu and deciding what we wanted to order, when we got there, we were told that something in the kitchen was broken and all we could have would be a beef or chicken taco or beef or chicken burrito. I could have gone to Taco Bell to get that. We ordered something. Then stood around for 10 minutes because there is no place to sit. Food was brought to us while standing. I won't go back.
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Report | 4 years ago
The owner was SOO PLEASANT & MEMORABLE!! He made such a positive lasting impression on us!! Awesome guy!!!
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From Our Editors

In today's chatter-heavy world, delicious secrets rarely last a day, let alone more than a century. Yet according to LA Teen Festival magazine, the Anaya family behind Pinches Tacos has managed to guard its coveted mole recipe for more than 120 years. The sauce's undisclosed ingredients have transferred from bough to bough of the Anaya family tree, passing through the generations alongside methods for hand making tortillas, marinating carne asada, and blindfolding tour groups that walk through the kitchen. The authentic eats have also made the trip from Mexico to California and Alabama.

The Homewood location is owned by Ty Taylor, whom befriended the Anayas while living in Hollywood and moonlighting as an actor. Running his own Pinches location brought him back home to his native Alabama after years out West in the restaurant and entertainment industry. “I love reconnecting with friends I haven’t seen in twenty years,” he told the Homewood Star last year. “Friends stop by weekly to say ‘hello’ and share a drink. It’s great to be back in a neighborhood surrounded by new and old friends.”

The Star also reports that the restaurant's name comes from the Spanish slang for cook, "pinche," which Pancho Villa would reputedly shout whenever he craved a taco meal. Today, the tacos on the Anayas’ menu would have made Pancho beg. They come cradling everything from slow-broiled and citrus-scented pork to shrimp and cactus, exploring the full possibilities of fresh ingredients and authentic Mexican combinations. Burritos, tortas, and sopes round out the list of street-food staples, carrying with them everything from Angus beef to oaxacan cheese.

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