La Paz, BCS. Taco total: 40

Mariscos El Toro Guero

I stopped into this open-air restaurant for lunch last week. I’d biked past it a few times when cruising around town, and it piqued my interest. It’s away from the tourist scene in La Paz, and it was packed with locals every time I rode by. A good sign.

I sat down and ordered a michelada with clamato. The tacos were the cheapest item on the menu at 90 pesos. An easy decision.

I settled for the shrimp “Tacos Gobernador.” Rich, smokey, and almost stew-like, these shrimp tacos were packed with flavor. Cooked with tomatoes, peppers, and a variety of herbs, I can imagine this as a perfect dish on a cool Chicago night.

As you can see, these tacos weren’t served a la carte: they came with a side of rice, mashed potatoes (wut), and a half-hearted salad.

Still, the novelty of the good Governor’s tacos was captivating (and tasty!) enough, so I’ll definitely seek these out in the future.