As the Crawl for Cancer ended last month, we quickly made our way to the parade of food trucks in the parking lot of Valley View Mall. Our first stop was Tin Star Taxi, which is a part of the Tin Star Taco franchise. Pop-up food truck parks are happening lots lately and we like it!
For about 42 seconds, this guy looked like he was on the verge of a massive freak out session. He calmly told the customer in front of us that the generator was down. The guy cheffing inside the food truck was extremely close to taking his last pre-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-breath before the experience took him… downtown. We were all rooting for them to pull through during their time of taco truck need. You can do it!
It wasn’t long before all was right in the world again. Generator fail be gone, for we now have tacos. With all the drama, there is simply no way details of this taco can be given. It has absolutely nothing to do with the beer chugging crawl having just been completed.
Some guy I was with ate a taco filled with very scary brisket. The same exact guy turned out to be SO SMART, as he is the reason we went to the mother ship, Tin Star Taco, the very next day.
Just because the door to Tin Star Taco is unlocked, does not mean customers have instantly been given the green light to waltz in and begin barking taco orders. We decided to exit the ordering area and take a look around, suddenly becoming way more excited about the chip station than any normal person should be.
Rice and beans are an option when ordering tacos at Tin Star. They also have regular & sweet potato fries or the always exciting cookie for 99 cents. Just in case anyone on the internet is curious, Tin Star Taco’s menu will convince all brains that every single item is not really one cent away from the next dollar. The ole’ $19.99 two a.m. infomercial brain clutter is in full effect.
French fries? That will NOT be $2.00 — These fries only cost … $1.99. Other menu items: $4.99 $7.99 $9.99. Hopefully marketing purposes play out perfectly, as commoners feel they are spending much less. My brisket eating guy friend fell for this challenging one cent charade — for sure.
The buffalo taco arrived with crispy chicken in a tangy hot sauce with crumbled bleu cheese, avocado ranch, carrots, and cilantro.
The grilled steak taco can be found surrounded by several different options. The executive is topped with shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, crumbled bleu cheese, and fried onion strings.
Egg taco torture began as this plate was pleasantly placed on the table. Exactly what are these mysterious small bits? Bacon? Seriously?
Sometimes it feels like demons from another galaxy have placed a massive bacon curse on me. Thinking of bacon eating makes me almost throw up , just a little. Why is there constant bacon drama? Living life as a grown up is hard enough without pork product plates appearing 3 times a month.
Just like magic, a new taco arrived. This breakfast taco finally achieved freedom from pork product prison. For this, clouds were dismissed and sunshine commenced.
A few breakfast taco menu standouts at Tin Star are bacon & spinach, bacon & potato, bacon & avocado, bacon & cheese, sausage & cheese AND the chorizo & egg taco, of course. Somehow feeling sorry for those living a noncarcass eating life, Tin Star managed to finagle the taco blanco onto the menu with egg whites, mashed black beans, and pico de gallo. Please & thanks.
Shrimp tacos have the ability to make everyone happy, even Dan, the angriest blog commenter — ever. If Dan took one bite of a shrimp taco, he would forget about disliking my grammar, thus forcing his blood pressure to quickly return to normal. Tin Can offers grilled or fried shrimp tacos with cole slaw, pico de gallo, and chipotle sauce.
The service was fast & friendly with a semi cozy covered patio out front. While not necessarily sky rocketing into the taco hall of fame, Tin Star’s effort is there. It’s hard to ooh & ahh when we’ve had others that are a zillion times better.
FIVE: High 5!
FOUR: Please & Thank You
TWO: Double Wow
ONE: Wow + Ouch = Wouch