On the search for the best tacos in Connecticut brings us to Toro Loco in Farmington.
Concerned that this place would try to be fancy with the tacos, one is pleasantly surprised.
Almost all the tacos are single shelled and completely overloaded with meat.
Grilled Beef Carne Asada Taco
It’s like a whole can of chipotle in adobo sauce on top of beef.
The beef is well cooked and the pickled onions break up the flavor a bit.
But it’s a lot of chipotle adobo.
The Rating: Grilled Beef Carne Asada Taco
Maybe this could be better with a salsa of some sort.
They have one called ‘fuego’. A mash of habanero, jalapeno, and other peppers.
I really enjoy habaneros, but this is mostly just chopped habanero peppers.
It has a nice earthy taste, once you get past the heat.
The Rating: Fuego Salsa
Okay, back to the tacos.
Beef Barbacoa taco
Very meaty shredded beef.
It is somewhat sour, however. Which is nice.
The slaw on top provides a nice balance.
The Rating: Beef Barbacoa
Nachos with Chinga tinga
There is very little cheese on these nachos.
What cheese there is is the mild Oaxaca cheese.
The Chicken Tinga is in a sour, earthy sauce with a strong smoked chile flavor.
The sourness of the sauce almost becomes too much.
The Rating: Nachos
Rich beef, nice cheese.
Almost impossible to eat practically as it spills everywhere.
The cheese dusting on top helps soak up some of the runaways.
It’s incredibly juicy (as birria should be).
The Rating: Birria Taco
Al pastor taco
The star of the show.
Absolutely amazing char flavor on the fatty pork.
The fattiness and char is cut by the occasional pieces of pineapple.
Even the tiny bits of pickled carrot add freshness that balance everything.
The Rating: Al Pastor Taco
Address: 1274 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032
Hours: Sunday 12pm to 9pm
Tuesday to Thursday 3pm to 10pm
Friday & Saturday 12pm to 11pm