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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Tacos

June 10, 2013 1:05 PM

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(credit: World Street Kitchen Twitter Page)

(credit: World Street Kitchen Twitter Page)

There are a lot of traditional tacos in the Twin Cities. However, there is a different breed of tacos around town, called Nuevo Tacos. Think of tacos but chef-driven. Rebellious. Outrageous. All of the above. It’s more than meat, cheese and lettuce. So why not think outside the shell a bit and find some Nuevo Tacos and here are the Twin Cities’ best according to Dara!

Chino Latino serves cuisine from the hot countries in a red-hued room designed to make you feel warm and toasty. (Credit: chinolatino.com)

Chino Latino serves cuisine from the hot countries in a red-hued room designed to make you feel warm and toasty. (Credit: chinolatino.com)

Chino Latino
2916 Hennepin Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 824-7878
http://www.chinolatino.com/

House-made Chorizo and Potatoes in a taco? Yes, at the hip fusion restaurant in Uptown, you can order many things you may find unfamiliar including the taco. But Dara guarantees delicious in this one. Goes great with one of Chino’s fruity, summery drinks. Take your hunger to the hot-zones of the world and get a taco from Chino Latino!

(credit: Green Spoon Cafe Facebook Page)

(credit: Green Spoon Cafe Facebook Page)

Green Spoon Cafe
2600 Southeast University Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 208-0529
http://www.greenspooncafe.com/

It’s another fusion joint. This one near TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the U of M. But this one goes Korean. Here’s a new one for you, Bulgogi Tacos. What’s that you’ll be asking now? It’s Korean marinated BBQ, taco-style in tortillas with rice, mushrooms, peppers, onion, lettuce and crispy noodles. Yes, it’s still a taco! Just not the way you might be used to but wonderful all the same!

(credit: Barrio Facebook Page)

(credit: Barrio Facebook Page)

Barrio (3 Locations)
925 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 333-9953
http://barriotequila.com/barrio/

Barrio has all the Tequila you’ll ever want or need and some crazy cocktails using spices like Cayenne. But the tacos are really to die for there. From Cinnamon and Orange Pork Shoulder with Salsa Verde, Mahi-Mahi with a Cucumber Pico de Gallo, delicious Steak Tacos with Poblano and Onion and Shrimp with a Mint Salsa, Barrio takes the taco to a whole new level of flavors!

(credit: Crystal Grobe)

(credit: Crystal Grobe)

Sonora Grill
920 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 871-1900
https://www.facebook.com/SonoraGrill

In the Midtown Global Market stands a little place called Sonora Grill. They do so many things well, especially the taco. And a different kind of taco at that. Eggplant with Chimichurri Aioli, the Shrimp Taco with a Red Tempura Batter and much more make Sonora a taco-lovers dream.

(credit: World Street Kitchen Twitter Page)

(credit: World Street Kitchen Twitter Page)

World Street Kitchen
2743 Lyndale Ave. S, #5
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 424-8855
http://www.eatwsk.com/

He competed on Food Networks “Iron Chef”, he has one of the most original restaurants in the Twin Cities in Saffron, and his food truck is among the favorites of people looking for the best in street foods. What does Sameh Wadi do better than anything according to Dara? Tacos. And at his newest place at 27th and Lyndale, World Street Kitchen, you’ll find a mean taco! Here’s a taco for you: Charred Squash and Shitake Mushroom Taco with Pumpkin Seed Salsa. Interested yet? Caramelized Lamb Belly Taco, Jerk Beef Brisket with Mint Chimmichurri Sauce and more make this one of the most cutting-edge places to eat tacos in America!

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