Yes, let me just get this out of the way, Chicas Tacos is a hipster central for tacos.
Cuz, I mean, where else do you get the privilege of paying $4.50 for a taco?
And where else do you get to eat a fish taco topped with Caesar salad?
Likewise, when do you ever have the privilege of enjoying a chicken taco topped with … feta?
Hardly ever, if at all. Cuz, only at Chicas are you eating not only “authentic” tacos, but tacos made from non-GMO, organic, and fresh (never frozen) ingredients. And where the chicken is “free range” and the fish are “wild caught.”
(And for what it’s worth, the tortillas are sourced from La Princesita, which I am not sure is a good or bad thing.)
Well, with that out of the way. I must say, I do like the food here. Do they taste like traditional tacos? No, and the tacos here would probably make Kogi’s creations seem downright homey Mexican.
But that fish taco with the Caesar salad topping may soon become a new addiction for me. The fish is lightly battered and perfectly fried so as not to be heavy or oily. The Caesar salad gives the entire experience a nice citrus-y, pungency flavor that’s unexpected but at the same time a very welcoming surprise. First time ever having croutons in a taco, too. It just all works in a strange way.
My second favorite taco here might be the pork tacos, which come with chicharones and caramelized onions. It’s a pretty rich mouthful, but not heavy nor greasy. But what makes this taco great is that the pork is both juicy and flavorful (with a good hint of heat).
Not sure I’m a fan of either the chicken or steak tacos. They seem so pedestrian in comparison to everything else.
Guac and chips are good, and only $4.
728 S Olive St (across the street behind the Whole Foods Market)