From Our Editors
Chefs at Abuela's Tacos pair made-to-order tortillas with eight styles of meats to craft satisfyingly simple, authentic Mexican dishes. Abuela’s versatile tortillas transform into tacos (starting at $2.50), burritos (starting at $5.50), quesadillas ($4.50), or chips and salsa ($1.75). Any of Abuela's protein-based meal anchors can find respite in the restful wrap of a soft tortilla or the firm embrace of its toasted cousin. Abuela's tenderly grills its asada with perfectly measured seasoning to produce succulent, seasoned juices. Cooked for 3.5 hours, barbacoa challenges the world's best boyfriends with its tender disposition, smoldering charm, and unusually long primping time. Customers who color inside the lines can order grilled chicken or venture beyond the border with Abuela's popular lengua (cow tongue). The al pastor marinates in sweet spices and imparts its tender taste to saccharin-savoring teeth. Top-selling chicharron verde simmers on the stovetop for an hour before being swaddled in a tortilla, garnished with chili verde and plated. Breaded and fried fish or shrimp can festoon each of the three entree choices ($.99 extra on tacos or burritos). Bowls ($5.50) can substitute for tortillas where carbohydrates are not welcome.