Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Taco Me Crazy - Pastor Tacos
Location: Houston Food Park, 1311 Leeland
Date: March 6, 2015
Call me crazy, but I tried a food truck run by a chain restaurant. Taco Me Crazy is the Cadillac Bar's entry into the food truck scene. The trouble is if I had thought about it for a second is most food trucks are a little edgy on their items. Cadillac Bar is NOT edgy on its menu, so its pretty unlikely the food is edgy here. Feeding the masses usually involves appealing to the lowest common denominator. I walked up, perused the menu and chose the Pastor Tacos with a side of Crazy Rice. Add them up on the menu and its $8 + $1.99 should be $10 right. I was told $7. I tried to point out I was getting under charged. No dice, after arguing a minute I consented to $7 charge. Should have been my first omen, if the employee doesn't care that he's under charging me, does he care about the food he's serving? The tacos come with Crazy Rice anyway, I failed to get my side of rice. Just as well. The rice was flavorless, lacking even a little salt. I guess they call it Crazy Rice because you would be crazy to order it again. Anyway on to the tacos. Pastor is supposed to be spicy marinated pork finished on the grill. Mine looked good, the rich red color looked promising. The tortillas looked good, fluffy and thick. The tortillas were actually quit good, the high spot here. The color was not a good clue to the spiciness. It was ok but had no heat to it. I'm guessing the marinade is mostly annatto paste to get the color. There wasn't anything wrong with my food other than I had the expectation of something bolder than this, that left me disappointed. Synopsis: Call me crazy, but I don't think I will order this again.