Thursday, April 13, 2017
Yummm... Tacos.... Went to Taco Vino in Corvallis for the first time this week....
Corvallis has a bunch of great taquerias these days. A new one opened up recently and my wife and a friend who's my unofficial "over-eating partner" (we like to pig out at times) both wanted to go check it out. I thought I'd write a bit of a report.
Taco Vino is a slightly more upscale taqueria than most we have here. They feature hand made yellow corn tortillas and some unique offerings as far as fillers go. I'm pretty much a carnivore, but they offer jerked jackfruit and habenero tacos that I am going to have to try.
When we lived in Hawaii we had a long driveway and there were 3 or 4 rather scrawny jackfruit trees on our property by the local road/trail that serviced the neighborhood. in 14 years we never did eat those things. It took us two or three years to discover we had them (we were eating the mangoes and the avocados right off the bat) and when we finally discovered them we'd try to let them get up to size, but when they'd hit 8-10 pounds they'd disappear- likely our neighbors or people who'd scrounge the neighborhood for fruit. They are sort of like a very bumpy watermelon sized grenade looking thing filled with a fruit that apparently tastes kind of bubble gummy. I never tried it so I can't really describe it well. You should look it up, it's interesting.
Anyway, it was delicious. We went for the tacos, they run in the 3.50-4.50 range in price. They do have 8-10 micro brews on tap as well as a full bar, and more food than just tacos. Salsas are pretty much incorporated into the taco fixings, they do have some interesting house made sauces (you can barely see them at top of the photo above). I suppose I should mention where it is... It's downtown on the corner of First and Monroe.