Tacos (Tinga, Asada, Carnitas)
For $2.75 each, not only are the soft tacos here at El Limon extremely good but they’re also are a great value. For an extra $0.25 each, you can upgrade them to supreme (lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and sour cream) but I wanted to cut out the extra fat in this meal so I stuck with the basic.
See I’m not a taco expert but I can honestly tell you that these tacos were the real deal. My favorite of the three tacos, to my surprise was the Tinga (marinated chicken). I have no clue what they did to that chicken but it was a combination of zesty and sweet. I would highly recommend that over the regular grilled chicken just because of the marinade. The carnitas were my second favorite, mostly because the meat was juicy and marinated in pineapples. Every bite had some meat and caramelized pineapple. That combo took my tastebuds straight to flavor town. The Asada had the least flavor but the meat was definitely good quality, especially for how much you are paying. All in all, these aren’t your taco bell tacos, these are legit and you don’t have to take my word for it. Go check on yelp and you’ll see why its rated 4/5 stars.
So when i got here, I wanted to find something on the menu that was high in protein but also lower in carbs. Though each of the tacos do come with 2 flour tortillas, I decided to eat each taco with just one of the tortillas. The amount of meat on the tacos was extremely generous, something that I love to see. Just using the eyeball test, i could tell you that just the three tacos alone could have upwards of 40-50 grams of protein. This meal is a great way to combine taste and flavor without killing your diet. If you want to go all out healthy, you could always do grilled chicken for the tacos, cutting out some of the oil used to cook them. .
🔅Presentation - 3/5 🔅Taste - 4/5
🔅Protein (estimate) - 45g for 3 tacos
🔅Nutrition - B
(I’ll explain my scale in the upcoming post)