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Old 06-27-2017   #1 (permalink)
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Tacos Arabes

Located on 32 Street between 5-10 Av. Great tacos! To the guys who tipped me off to this place on a previous thread, you guys were right on the money. They are big and tasty. My 17 year old son said that 1 of these equals 4 Don Sirloins and tastes better. He usually gets 8 Don Sirloins and it equals about 2 of these. Price is good considering everything. 30 pesos for regular, 35 with cheese. They accept credit cards. Service OK. Small place. Tuesday is "Buy 2, get 1 free" deal so we are probably going to get 30 in all for our hungry crew.
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Located on 32 Street between 5-10 Av. Great tacos! To the guys who tipped me off to this place on a previous thread, you guys were right on the money. They are big and tasty. My 17 year old son said that 1 of these equals 4 Don Sirloins and tastes better. He usually gets 8 Don Sirloins and it equals about 2 of these. Price is good considering everything. 30 pesos for regular, 35 with cheese. They accept credit cards. Service OK. Small place. Tuesday is "Buy 2, get 1 free" deal so we are probably going to get 30 in all for our hungry crew.
Sounds good!! (But I thought Tuesdays was Red's Tamales?)
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Sounds good!! (But I thought Tuesdays was Red's Tamales?)
I might need to try that place too! But I think our average score for Tacos Arabes was about 95/100 so will be hard to break away from that
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Gotta eat more than once a day
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iv been there before and its good
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I might need to try that place too! But I think our average score for Tacos Arabes was about 95/100 so will be hard to break away from that
You'll have to hurry - "Tuesday is Red's Tamales" was a staple of the California radio diet in the 70s-80s, and along with "We'll keep the light on for you" was one of those cultural surprises that stick around in the Theater the Mind for longer than I thought possible. I could use one of those fast-as-you-can-say-it 'twoallbeefpattiesspecialsaucelettucecheesepickles oniononasesameseedbun' thingies right about now in fact.

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You're right. We went there twice yesterday.
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If it is the place with the camel logo (I can't pronounce the name so I don't bother remembering it), they have another location on Ave. Colosio in front of Res. Santa Fe. We walk there. Kids love the hot BBQ. I usually go hummus with the yoghurt/garlic sauce. Drive a little further down Colosio towards Mision del Carmen and hang a left for some kick ass tacos at Tacos Gomez. A hidden treasure, IMHO.
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tacos chicharron con pelos are my favorite
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FYI, on Tuesday where you can buy 2, get one free, we ended up getting 21 total. But everyone in our party agreed that they were packed with less meat than when you pay full price on the other days. But still a great meal. Definitely going to the top of my list, although wife and brother's wife prefer the gringas and tacos from Don Sirloin. El Fogon came in third.
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We will try it out in November.

A big thank you to the Lebanese who immigrated to the Yucatan in the late 1800's and early 1900's for bringing food like this and like kibis!!
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Located on 32 Street between 5-10 Av. Great tacos! To the guys who tipped me off to this place on a previous thread, you guys were right on the money.
I am headed there for lunch today with a friend. Will let you know what I thought of their food.

EDIT: First, The name of this place is Bait Lajam Tacos Arabes. Also, there is a sign up saying that their prices will being going up July 1st.
The food was good. My friend and I both had a taco Arabe and a taco Oriental apiece. Lots of meat on both. The meat in my taco Arabe was a tad dry. Personally, I didn't love the 4 sauces provided. The price was right. It was 138 pesos for 2 tacos Arabe, 2 tacos Oriental, and 2 sodas.
With that said, I ordered a taco hummus but was served a taco Oriental. And yes, I would go back.

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We will try it out in November.

A big thank you to the Lebanese who immigrated to the Yucatan in the late 1800's and early 1900's for bringing food like this and like kibis!!
Watch out for mosquitos at night. We got all bit up and are scratching like crazy. That was the only area where we noticed mosquitos during our trip. They were very aggressive. Must like gringo blood.
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Watch out for mosquitos at night. We got all bit up and are scratching like crazy. That was the only area where we noticed mosquitos during our trip. They were very aggressive. Must like gringo blood.
We have high percentage DEET wipes and sprays. Maybe they will work.
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We have high percentage DEET wipes and sprays. Maybe they will work.
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