CLOSED La Taco is serving up Mexi-Korean Food

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pulled Pork Tacos at La Taco in Samcheongdong
 La Taco in Samcheongdong
Lauren McPhate's last review of La Taco wasn't very exemplary. Here's a quote from the review: "My taco was very tasty, although I don’t think I would call it a taco.  It was a veggie wrap.  There were onions, lettuce, veggies, cheese and sour cream wrapped in a soft flour tortilla.  Very nice, but not quite a taco."

The restaurant owner, Maureen, was a tad upset and I went to talk with her to see what she was doing at the restaurant. She said that she didn't think the review was quite fair since she had many other items on the menu that she felt were much better.

When I went she presented me with a brand new Mexi-Korean concept. You could get moist pulled pork stewed in Korean red chili paste or spicy chicken barbecue with sides of fresh pickles, green chives, sour cream, and tortillas. It was a fusion of Korean tastes, table manners, with Mexican flair. I was intrigued.  
Pulled Pork Tacos at La Taco in Samcheongdong
The food tastes good and it is very fun to eat: you can mix the flavors that you'd like and the housemade gochujang taco sauce is great to pour over your meat and veggies.

Another great dish that she had was her Mexi-Korean Bibimbap. Here you get rice topped with a red bean and ground pork sauce and green chives. It's a great red bean and rice variation.

La Taco still feels a bit raw- it needs some time to get its groove, but it is truly trying to do something new. The menu is creative, the atmosphere is eclectic, and the staff has a bohemian feel.  

La Taco
Mexican Fusion/cafe/bar
Location: Samcheongdong
Directions: Go out Anguk Station Exit 1 and make a right at the first main intersection. Walk straight, make a left when the road veers. La Taco is on the left.
English Spoken
02-736-3272
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La Taco's Gochujang Sauce

 
Pulled Pork Tacos at La Taco in Samcheongdong
Pulled Pork Tacos at La Taco in Samcheongdong
Tacos at La Taco in Samcheongdong
Red Bean and Rice Bibimbap at La Taco in Samcheongdong
Spicy Chicken Tacos at La Taco in Samcheongdong
La Taco in Samcheongdong
Red Bean and Rice Bibimbap at La Taco in Samcheongdong
 La Taco in Samcheongdong

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