We decided on Macho Tacos because they were recommended by the Hungry Girl…and…drum roll please…they had fish tacos on the menu. And, their prices were on the very reasonable side.
They have hardly any seating and what they did have was all full. Emily and I got our food to go and walked down the street eating three fish tacos, one beef burrito, and one pork taco. I was definitely pleased and truly hope that Macho Tacos makes it here in Taipei. Emily and I walked back after we finished our food and ordered Horchata for dessert. It was excellent!
So now the question is not “can I get decent Mexican food in Taipei”, but “which restaurant do I like more: Macho Tacos or Oola Mexican Grill?” Oola isn’t bad but they are more expensive and they don’t have Horchata or Fish tacos on their menu. I’m a cheap expletive as my friends will tell you so I guess you know which one wins.
One of the things I crave, when I go to the States to visit, is Qdoba/Chipotle burritos. Those big, soft, stuffed full of goodness burritos were always something I wished I could have here in Asia. Sadly, the restaurants that serve burritos here in the Taipei area, yes there are a few, are expensive and pretty much not good. I might even go as far as to say their food is bu hao chi (不好吃), Chinese for bad tasting. This is of course exempting Eddy’s Cantina. However, Eddy’s is all the way up in Danshui so to go is quite a trek and not something that can be done spur of the moment; the way most of the trips Emily and I take to restaurants happen.
All this has changed however. Oola Mexican Grill has opened their doors just two MRT stops away from where we live! They’re logo is so similar to Qdoba’s part of me thinks they stole it right off of the Qdoba website. The burrito bar style is exactly the same, minus beans. The taste isn’t quite as good as Qdoba, but nonetheless it is the best Mexican food I’ve had in the city and I am far from complaining. Plus, they even have guacamole and very decent chips! And…drum roll please…the prices are very reasonable.
Please Taipei residents, please embrace this restaurant and don’t let it go out of business.