I continued my spring cheap taco roundup and made my way to El Taco Veloz just south of I-285 on Roswell Rd.; they have multiple locations, but this was the most convenient. WARNING – it looks really sketchy from the outside and their parking lot appears to have been bombed as there are 1-2 feet deep potholes everywhere and there is not an even piece of ground to be found, so be careful upon entrance and exit. Keep in mind, I’m here for the food, and can easily dismiss the faint smell of urine coming from the rear of the lot…
Tacos are thing here, but so are the off menu tamales that they crank out for around a $1.00. They have chicken and pork, but go for the pork as the chicken can sometimes be a little dry. The masa was extra moist and the filling steaming hot; pair it with some of their mild tomatillo salsa or get risky and go for some the light green, guacamole like salsa with a hint of habanero!
On the taco front, they have everything from carne asada, to lengua, to basic roasted pork and even a chili relleno taco! They are pretty bare bones; meat on two soft corn tortillas, but don’t fear there is a free condiment bar complete with four salsas, onion, cilantro, cabbage, lime and even grilled jalapenos! Keep in mind this is FREE; you’re paying $3 – $5 for these extras at most gringo joints…I’m looking at you Chipotle (don’t eat here unless you like being ripped off).
These pictures all look pretty similar but they are different and have vastly different tastes and textures.