Though coveting thy neighbor's wife or underground sprinkler system is beyond the pale, longing for a mouthful of their cuisine is an understandable desire. Today's Groupon satisfies desires to eat from the table of one of our nation's states: for $7, you get $15 worth of made-to-order Hawaiian cuisine at LA'AU'S taco shop's 830 North Tejon Street location.
Celebrated in the Colorado Springs Gazette for its novel synthesis of taco-based dishes and pan-Pacific fare, LA’AU’S taco shop woos taste buds with a simple menu that successfully strives for a singular taste. LA’AU’S products are made to order from the freshest possible ingredients, and its dining experience is reminiscent of Ford’s assembly line, except without the mandatory chants about how the Model T will win the war. First, you’ll choose your meal’s form, selecting from the initial options of three tacos, a bowl with rice and beans, a burrito, or a grilled-vegetable-filled salad. After that, a list of taco centerpieces, including steak ($6.55), veggies ($6.10), mahi-mahi ($7.50), and peanut miso huli chicken ($6.45) ensure the healthy heart and low-grade x-ray vision associated with protein. Choose from a myriad of styles such as mild mango, spicy aji de peru, or green papaya in the Hilo or Maui tradition to give your meal a flavor identity, not entirely dissimilar to the multiple flavors of Barbie dolls available for hungry children.
LA’AU’S offers a bevy of sides and beverages to complement its fulfilling, quickly constructed meals, so customers can drink coconut milk ($2.50) instead of freeze-drying it and pouring it into their enemies’ gas tanks when they run out of sugar and extra-thick cookie dough. LA’AU’S is an admirably sustainable business, using compostable to-go containers and partnering with Pikes Peak Urban Gardens. Great for fans of Hawaiian fare ready for a twist that isn’t simply the same menu items renamed for the demigods of Welsh mythology, LA’AU’S taco shop gives diners an edible amalgamation of two delicious cuisines.
Only valid at the 830 North Tejon Street location. Not valid for alcohol.
- Easily the best in all of Colorado Springs, the mahi mahi tacos star, twinkling brightly beneath tangy green papaya salad and either corn or mango salsa. Flavorful and juicy pork follows just behind, and pairs nicely with the hunter green aj Peruano. I also like the peanut-marinated huli chicken and the citrus-spiked Argentinean steak. – David Torres-Rouff, Independent
- …their fresh tacos, salads or plates are all worth a try and it's tough to go wrong with any of the meats or salsas. Vegetarian options are satisfying as well… – Jay Miller, Urbanspoon
Downtown Colorado Springs
830 N Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903Get Directions