We finally have an authentic, affordable source of Mexican food in our little German city!
I couldn’t be more excited. Well, actually, I think Doc Sci has me beat. The man has decided we need to add a line item in our budget for burritos. No joke.
Well, an American expat (Geoff) and his wife have set up The Holy Taco Shack in a truck where they serve authentic tacos, burritos, and quesadillas… emphasis on authentic. If I wasn’t so cold, I would’ve done a little happy dance when I saw ingredients like tomatillos, cilantro, carnitas, cheddar cheese, and homemade corn tortillas on the menu.
Patrons can pick from three meals: tacos, quesadillas, or a burrito. The fillings include shredded chipotle chicken, carnitas (pork), and a vegetarian option. Dishes are topped with one of three salsas – mild salsa verde, Chili de Arbol salsa, and pico de gallo – and finished with a healthy dose of cheddar cheese, onions, and shredded lettuce.
We ordered two taco plates, one with pork and one with chicken. I don’t normally eat pork, but I thought the carnitas had great flavor. And the handmade corn tortillas? Wholy guacamole! I can’t remember the last time I tasted masa harina.
However, I must say that the burrito was our favorite. The gigantic portion almost puts Chipotle to shame. The flour tortilla was loaded with seasoned rice and creamy refried beans followed by an avalanche of chipotle chicken, pico, and cheese. I’ve never had Mexican food in our German city so delish outside of my own kitchen.
I was recently thinking how the presence of a decent Mexican joint might change my decision about whether or not to stay in Germany. I’m completely excited that the aforementioned Chipotle has decided to expand into Europe (more on that in a future post). But, I have to say, I never dreamed I’d be making regular trips to a taco truck for a fix. If my husband has his way, that will be our new reality.
Of course, we’ll need to make a few more visits… you know, for quality control purposes of course. And next time, we’re springing for the quesadillas! Who’s with me?
For locations and hours, check out The Holy Taco Shack website, or like them on Facebook. At the time of writing, burritos cost 5 euros, quesadillas are 4 euros, and tacos are also 4 euros for 3. I was not asked or paid to write this post – I just really, REALLY like the food. And you will too. So go!