There are few food items that satisfy the soul like a good taco. Sure, it’s not as classically American as a hamburger or as widely appreciated as pizza, but its every bit as delicious. If you value a good taco, check out these standouts.
1. Café Tango
Korean Beef Tacos. These unique tacos are packed with slow-roasted Korean-style beef, onions and jalapeños, housed in a corn tortilla. 910 Haddonfield-Berlin Road, Voorhees, (856) 566-3336
2. La Esperanza
Taco Lengua. You might think beef tongue tacos sound crazy—until you try them. This is an authentic taste of Mexico. 40 E. Gibbsboro Road, Lindenwold, (856) 782-7114
3. Buenos Mexican Cuisine
Tacos de Jaiba. Jumbo lump crabmeat seasoned with Mexican spices is stuffed into three shells for a unique take on the standard fish taco. 150 Route 70 N., Marlton, (856) 988-6688
4. La Guadalupana
Tacos al Pastor. One of our favorite styles of taco, and bound to become one of your favorites, too. Pork-packed shells are topped off with cilantro and pineapple pieces. 150 Haddon Ave., Westmont, (856) 858-1414
5. Los Amigos
Blackened Fish Tacos. Tuna and salmon come in fresh flour tortillas with Southwest-style coleslaw, avocado cream and delicately soft Mexican cheese. 461 Route 73 N., West Berlin, (856) 767-5247
Culinary news to chew on
The newly opened Marino’s of Mullica Hill is bringing the sustainable movement to a casual dining setting. Tapping area farms, Marino’s sandwiches, pizzas and salads will change seasonally and boast locally sourced ingredients. Executive chef Anthony Marino, who studied with such notables as Eric Ripert, will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. MarinosOfMullicaHill.com
Buzz-worthy Philadelphia chef Chris Scarduzio, who operates Mia in Caesars, will soon open his second A.C. eatery, Scarduzio’s, a massive 230-seat steakhouse at the Showboat. Look for an opening by mid-summer. Also, Luke Palladino, who formerly cooked at Specchio and Ombra at The Borgata, has unveiled an eponymous Italian restaurant at Harrah’s in town.
The 25th Annual Red, White and Blueberry Festival kicks off on June 26 in Hammonton. Expect food, crafts and live entertainment on the grounds of Hammonton High School. Admission is free. Call (609) 561-9080 for more information.
Mantua resident Bill “The Beerman” Watkins is taking his job as a beer vendor at Citizens Bank Park to new levels. In an effort to excel in service in this technological age, Watkins set up a Twitter account for thirsty Phillies fans. Message @PhilsBeerman with your seat location and he’ll deliver a cold one.
Cherry Hill’s Seasons 52 has welcomed John F. Piper as the new executive chef/ partner. Piper has cooked in kitchens from Philly to A.C. and is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.
Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 3 (June, 2011).
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