Taqueria Los Dos Amigos, Miami
kay, so Miami has plenty of beautiful places to dine by the ocean while placidly reflecting on life. But aren’t panoramic views of seemingly interminable azure waters just a little bit passé? The answer, at least for this martiniboy, is yes. It’s the recession people; do we really have the time or the money to indulge in this kind of lackadaisical pleasure? To this question, the answer is no.
At the same time, recession or not, we still want to eat out once in a while and we don’t want to feel guilty about it, which, admittedly, can be a tall order. Luckily, however, the folks behind the dining truck Taqueria Los Dos Amigos have all our needs covered. First off, said truck is situated smack dab in the middle of the Advanced Auto Parts parking lot … a location whose relationship to kinesis serves as a constant reminder that you are not, by any stretch or measure, relaxing. Secondly, the Mexico-city born boys who converted the old Lance Truck into a fully functional, taco-granting galley are simply not going to rip you off.
Proffering up authentic Mexican street food (without the accompanying runs), Taqueria Los Dos Amigos might just stop the Taco Bell from ever ringing again. The low ticket item — the taco — will run you a whole two dollars and it comes with the traditional Mexican topping of diced cilantro, raw onions, avocado, and is stuffed with your choice of pork marinated in a mild melange of chilis, chicken breast infused with garlic and orange, grilled tongue, or beef in a beer marinade. But, if you’re in the mood to splurge, go for the valet parking, in which case you’ll be dropping a whopping fiver on options such as tortas (Mexican sandwich), burritos, or quesadillas. Said high-falootin’ items are all available with the aforementioned meat options and served with sour cream and either a mild green salsa made with green tomatillas and jalapenos, or a deeper, spicier option made with tomatillos and dried red chilis.
The guys who made Judas Priest Parking Lot reinvented the parking lot for us Americans, I’m not sure it had anything to do with tacos, but reinvention is reinvention. Just sayin’…
Address: NW 27th Ave and NW 14th St, Miami, FL
Area: Little Havana
Hours: Wed. – Sun. 6:00pm to 3:00am
Price Range: $ (Budget)
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