I'm a traveler, writer, student, and teacher, currently living in Peoria, AZ.
Published October 8th 2017
Get your taco fix at one of the tastiest taco shops in town
One of the great things about being in Arizona is the abundance of authentic Mexican food restaurants. My favourites have always been little hole-in-the-wall shops that could seat 10 or so cosy people but all the food is made fresh every day. In Phoenix, one of the places I've found that reminds me of the flavours of those little shops is America's Taco Shop.
Though America's isn't quite so small, it is a family-owned business that started out with one restaurant in the the late 2000s and now has a number of them across the Valley. I've been to a few, but admit I'm partial to the original location on 7th St.
Covered outdoor seating is extra nice any time of year
America's menu covers all the basics. You have burritos, tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas and tamales. They can make bowls instead of burritos with all those great fixings without the tortilla, or pile on the toppings for some super tasty nachos. It's all so good I always have a hard time deciding. But what really makes the meal for me is the fresh guacamole and a tall cup of rich, flavourful horchata (with a free refill, of course).
The prices are middle-range with a couple of tacos, rice, beans and drink running you about $10 plus tax. Every day you can pick up a couple of street tacos for $2 each, or some ceviche if you are looking for some seafood. Regardless of what you choose, you won't be disappointed.
For those who need to have gluten-free fare, you can get corn tortillas in place of flour ones. There may be a chance of cross-contamination but check with the cashier. They can help you choose the right stuff with little trouble.
Various delivery services and catering at really reasonable prices. Be sure to check out their catering website here.
Buen provecho! (Bon appetit!)
America and her husband dreamed this great place into existence. Try out "The Greatest Carne Asada in the Valley!"