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Tacos De Juarez

1017 N 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ - (602) 258-1744
Posted By Dale Fine on 2/9/2014 7:44:00 PM
Approaching Tacos De Juarez in the hot Arizona sun, your eyes may at first deceive you. Murals of skulls and roosters may intimidate the typical "gringo" from entering, but walk right in and you'll find a warm welcoming interior with "old school" southwestern decor and furnishings.

Serving Sonoran comfort food, the menu at Tacos De Juarez includes soft and hard shell tacos, puffy gorditas, big burros bursting with red chili, enchiladas, horchata and even the hangover cure-all, menudo.

Meals begin with warm tortilla chips served with a very vibrant green and milder red salsa. All tacos are served on home made tortillas. The shredded beef tacos are moist and flavorful, heavy on the onions and cilantro, however they lacks the heat of it's New Mexican neighbors. If you dare, order the lengua (tongue), bathed in a peppery chipotle marinade or perhaps the cheese enchiladas topped with red chili and loaded with onions. Although combo meals are available, just about everything can be ordered a'la carte and come with refried beans, rice and oddly enough, lettuce and tomato with French salad dressing.

Although Tacos De Juarez may appear to be a little rough around the edges, it's a diamond in the rough for good cheap Mexican food in the heart of the barrio.

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3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Shredded Beef Taco and Cheese Enchilada
red and green salsa
Shredded Beef Taco, Lengua Taco and Gordita
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The best thing we ate here was the plump, crispy shelled chimichanga, filled with machaca.
"The best thing we ate here was the plump, crispy shelled chimichanga, filled with machaca."
Cliff Strutz





The flauta with the tough shell is filled with dried beef.  Good cheese enchilada, too.
"The flauta with the tough shell is filled with dried beef. Good cheese enchilada, too."
Cliff Strutz


Many of the menu items can be served a'la carte.
"Many of the menu items can be served a'la carte."
Dale Fine


The tostada ceviche is shrimp, onion, cilantro and tomato sitting on a thin crispy fried tortilla.
"The tostada ceviche is shrimp, onion, cilantro and tomato sitting on a thin crispy fried tortilla."
Cliff Strutz


All combo plates come with rice, refried beans and oddly enough, lettuce and tomato with french dressing
"All combo plates come with rice, refried beans and oddly enough, lettuce and tomato with french dressing"
Dale Fine


warm chips are served with a vibrant green and a milder red salsa
"warm chips are served with a vibrant green and a milder red salsa"
Dale Fine


The horchata here is on the thin side and is more cinnamon than sweet.
"The horchata here is on the thin side and is more cinnamon than sweet."
Cliff Strutz


The warm and inviting interior is furnished with 'old school' southwestern motifs
"The warm and inviting interior is furnished with 'old school' southwestern motifs"
Dale Fine


This sign hangs over the front counter.  Is that taco with a halo flying?
"This sign hangs over the front counter. Is that taco with a halo flying?"
Cliff Strutz


Don't let the exterior intimidate you.
"Don't let the exterior intimidate you."
Dale Fine


A diamond in the rough in the heart of the barrio
"A diamond in the rough in the heart of the barrio"
Dale Fine



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