A tour of tacos at Rivas Taqueria.

There’s a certain charm in the pursuit of the perfect taco.

Today, our quest leads us to Rivas Taqueria, a local hub that promises authentic Mexican.

Let’s discover if it lives up to the hype.

Chorizo Taco

The Chorizo Taco at Rivas makes a decent first impression, yet it leaves us wanting more.

The chorizo is a bit on the dry side, offering only a hint of the spicy bite we’ve come to expect from this robust sausage.

The double shells, while traditional, seem to distract from the filling rather than complement it.

The sharp flavors are noteworthy, but nothing more.

The Rating: Chorizo taco


Birria Taco

The Birria Taco, unfortunately, does not hit the mark.

The presence of bones in the taco is a turn-off, and the flavor, while not unpleasant, comes across as fairly boring.

There’s an abundance of fat, but the depth of flavors we expect from Birria is missing.

The Rating: Birria taco


Carne Asada Taco

The Carne Asada Taco, on the other hand, offers a refreshing turnaround.

The addition of avocado lends a creamy touch that balances the robustness beef.

The beef, on the other hand, isn’t strong enough on its own.

A slightly meatier presence would have tipped the scales in this taco’s favor.

The Rating: Carne Asada taco


Pastor Taco

The Pastor Taco stands out with its unique balance of flavors.

The pineapple is heavier than usual, offering a sweet contrast to the savory pork.

The pork itself is nicely cooked and flavorful, blending well with the overall composition of the taco.

A solid taco.

The Rating: Pastor taco


Rivas Tacos

Address: 25 S Colony Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492
Hours: Sunday and Monday 10am to 5pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm