Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ricky's Taqueria

I often ask why places like Hacienda and Taco Bell are so popular when this area has great, authentic Mexican restaurants like Ricky's Taqueria. Ricky's is a small building in Elkhart located on Prairie Street (County Road 9), between Hively Avenue and Mishawaka Road, and is just close enough to my house to get me into trouble! They only have about three tables and a handful of counter seats inside, but for this warm weather, they have ample outdoor seating. Our lunch started with a basket of chips and some not too spicy, definitely not bland, delicious salsa. My hubby had the huge, jam packed torta with pastor (pork) for $4.99 sans onions, and while it was hard to eat, he reports that it was good, and since I tried his pastor, I have to agree, it was good! At $1.50 each, I ordered three tacos, one with asada (steak), one with chorizo (sausage), and one with barbacoa (shredded beef); the asada and chorizo tasted fantastic, and while the barbacoa had a great flavor, it was too spicy for my taste. I was disappointed to find they were out of pork tamales, but I guess that just gives me an excuse to go back so I can try them. We washed our lunch down with a couple of bottles of international coke, which blows the American stuff out of the water, and agreed we had found our new Mexican restaurant (we love Los Primo's in Goshen, but it just isn't as close). So next time you are craving a taco, pass by taco bell, and drive straight to Ricky's Taqueria, you won't be sorry! Oh, did I mention they were voted best burrito in the area?

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