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$10 for $20 Worth of Authentic Mexican Food and Drinks
The menu includes crispy, fried, and soft-shell tacos ($2.19–$3.65) and burritos with chicharron, a crisp fried pork rind ($3.40). Traditional tamales ($2.15–$3.99) precede slices of tres leches cake with chocolate or coconut ($3.40).
El Taco Rey
A line winds across the sidewalk, with people curiously peering ahead to see who has just been let inside. The door opens, releasing not the pulsing of a nightclub, but the aromas of green-chili tamales steaming in cornhusks and chicharron frying. For more then 35 years, the Aguilar family has presided over the little brick building, and their cooking has gained a devoted following. In the kitchen, seasoned beef sizzles in a skillet like the decorations at a dragon’s surprise party, and cool slices of tres leches cakes steep in sweet sauce. As patrons snatch up lunchtime table space, they eye items such as the avocado-and-pork burrito, which the Colorado Springs Independent called “locally legendary.”