As rigid and single-minded as I am with following a daily schedule (which I do attribute to more than a decade in competitive swimming) I do take great pleasure in the reckless abandon that variety offers, especially when it comes to food. Why just eat one dish, when you can knock out your senses cold with a medley of bites in one sitting?
No, we did not head over to one of those buffet places that The Husband adores, but we did try a local taco place, The Rusty Taco, which I’ve learnt here makes just that: tacos…but in different flavor permutations. Yum.
So I decided that we have a go trying as much flavors are we can in one sitting. Out of Rusty’s 13 handmade taco flavors available, we were able to try 9, which included the following:
- Roasted pork taco
- Beef fajita taco – The Husband’s favorite
- Chicken fajita taco
- Brisket taco
- Fish taco
- Baja shrimp taco – My favorite! There’s something about breaded fried shrimp and tangy, spicy mayo that floats my boat, so I ordered two of these.
- Rusty taco
- Fried chicken taco
- BBQ brisket taco
Oh, and not to forget the dessert taco: fried apple taco, dusted with cinnamon sugar. That makes it a grand total of 10 Rusty tacos!
And a party isn’t a party without alcohol, right? So in the middle of the lunchtime rush, I ordered a glass of frozen margarita just because this is my birthday party! Yeehaw! While The Husband, who was working later that afternoon, settled with an ice-cold bottle of Mexican Coca-cola. People here are crazy about the imported cokes! Do they really taste any different?
With the buzz from the margarita, the satiated taste buds from the taco tasting and the full stomach, I walked away from Rusty Tacos a happy birthday girl.
The Rusty Taco
8000 Coit Road
Open Sun-Thurs 7AM to 9PM and Fri-Sat 7AM to 10PM
Delirious about delicious,
P.S. Don’t expect authentic Mexican flavors at Rusty’s, but rather Mexican inspired flavors for the Texan palate. I deduced this because the serves and most clientele do habla very good ingles (with the exception of the cooks and the bus boy).