Trying all the tacos we can in Connecticut brings us to Tacos Mi Nacho in Meriden.
This taco restaurant feels like a relic.
A taco restaurant that feels like it was ‘authentic’ in the 90s or early 2000s and hasn’t changed much since.
Everything is very plain and straightforward. Meat, onions, cilantro, on top of shells.
The tacos are single shelled, which is nice. Let’s try them.
Off to a poor start.
The chicken is cooked well but somewhat tasteless.
It really needs a salsa of some sort.
Thankfully, they give you four to try but the taco itself should really hold the flavor.
The Rating: Pollo taco
The beef flavor comes through with the sauce, which is nice.
Overall, it’s a bit too earthy, a flavor that just completely dominates.
The Rating: Barbacoa taco
Al pastor taco
These tacos are very light on pineapple, which is too bad.
They are also very light on pork flavor, which is a travesty.
It really just tastes chewy more than anything else
The Rating: al Pastor taco
Carne Azada taco
This taco has a nice flavor of grilled beef.
While nice, there isn’t anything else.
The Rating: Carne Azada taco
Best of the bunch.
Very nice pulled pork that is juicy.
It’s just, there isn’t much to it.
That’s the theme here, just fine tacos.
The Rating: Cochinita taco
Address: 550 Broad St, Meriden, CT 06450
Sunday 8am to 8pm
Monday to Thursday 11am to 9pm
Friday 11am to 10pm
Saturday 8am to 10pm